eNews - Summer 2013

The President’s Message

Greetings Dallas IIA Chapter Members and Friends! Let me start off by saying “Happy New Year”. We are about a month into our new Chapter year and are continuing the great momentum created last year under the leadership of Greg Estes. We accomplished a lot last year, including:

  • Launching our first annual Super Conference,
  • Deploying CVent to help manage registration activities for our events,
  • Increasing our membership by 5% over last year,
  • Strengthening our relationship with the UNT Accounting program,
  • Winning 1st place again for our Mobile Computing Research project,
  • Achieving platinum status.

Your newly elected Chapter Officers are genuinely excited about the new things we are going to bring your way this year – the first of which relates to the President’s Letter. Going forward the President’s letter will be delivered to you in video format (embedded in the eNews). We have also launched an aggressive social media campaign so if you haven’t done so already please friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We will share these and more events / activities with you at our first Chapter meeting of the year (Thursday, 5 September 2013).

Feel free to reach out to any Officer if you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions.

1st Vice President (Programs) – Joseph Mauriello
2nd Vice President (Community Service / Academic Relations) -  Chris Mowery
Treasurer – Mandi Church
Secretary – Teresa Lin

Yours in service,

Shakeya A. McDow
2013/14 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Chapter News

Don’t miss out on this highly anticipated event.  The 2012 inaugural conference was a resounding success. Many attendees said it was like a ‘mini-GAM’ with all the benefits and without the travel costs!

When: Friday, October 25, 2013

Where: Hilton Anatole, Dallas

Join us and be inspired by the sounds and words of Mike Rayburn!

Mike Rayburn is a captivating keynote artist with a presentation completely unlike any you've ever seen! Having been called “the World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso,” Mike uses his astounding guitar creations, uproarious songs, and veteran presentation skills to encourage, challenge, and inspire his audiences to leap beyond their perceived limitations. Mike draws from a wealth of life experience as an adventurer, business owner, comedian, world-class guitarist, author, philanthropist, husband, and father to deliver a presentation which is motivational, hilarious, and musically amazing!

Register now: http://dallasiia.org/super/registration.htm#cvent

Sign up now! Early registration ends August 16th:  
$25 per CPE hour for groups of 4+
$200 each for groups of 4 or more
$250 for IIA members / $300 for non-IIA members

Don't miss out on all of the great conference benefits!!

  • 8 hours of CPE from subject matter experts
    • Multiple learning tracks including:
    • IT Risks
    • IT Auditing Leading Practices
    • Continuous Monitoring
    • Emerging Risks
    • Corporate Governance
    • Managing Your Internal Audit Department
    • Driving Change-Delivering Results
  • 28 breakout sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Post-conference Networking Reception
  • Little to no travel costs

2013-2014 Dallas IIA Monthly Meeting Dates Announced!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming year’s monthly meeting dates! We look forward to seeing all of you this next year.

September 5, 2013
October 3, 2013
No November Meeting due to the 2nd Annual Super Conference
December 12, 2013
January 9, 2014
February 6, 2014
March 6, 2014
April 3, 2014
May date TBA

Locations and topics will be posted later this summer/early fall

Register Today for IIA Training in San Antonio & Save!!

San Antonio Seminar: Relevance, Excellence, Results

Beginning September 30, 2013, The IIA will offer the following courses at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio.. Plan ahead now to fulfill your CPE requirements for 2013.

Course Title
(click for course description)

Course
Code

Course
Level

Duration

Date

Auditor-in-charge Tools and Techniques

AIC

Intermediate

4

Sep. 30-Oct. 3

Beginning Auditor Tools and Techniques

TT

Basic

4

Sep. 30-Oct. 3

Building a Sustainable Quality Program

IQA

Intermediate

2

Sep. 30-Oct. 1

Communication Skills for Auditors

ECA

Basic

4

Sep. 30-Oct. 3

Construction Activity: Audit Strategies

EAC

Intermediate

2

Oct. 2-3

Corporate Governance: Strategies for Internal Audit

ACG

Intermediate

2

Sep. 30-Oct. 1

COSO 2013: Implementing the Framework  NEW!

COSO

Intermediate

2

Sep 30-Oct. 1

Critical Thinking for Internal Auditors - Deloitte Public Offering

CTA

Basic

2

Sep. 30-Oct. 1

Lean Six Sigma Tools for Internal Audit Fieldwork

SSF

Intermediate

2

Oct. 2-3

Lean Six Sigma Tools for Internal Audit Planning

SSP

Intermediate

2

Sep. 30-Oct. 1

Performing an Effective Quality Assessment

QAE

Intermediate

2

Oct. 2-3

Project Management Techniques

PMT

Intermediate

2

Oct. 2-3

Enjoy an additional Members-only discount when you log in and register before August 16, 2013, for the greatest savings. The lower pricing will be reflected during registration.

GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact Customer Relations at CustomerRelations@theiia.org or +1-407-937-1111 for details.

As an added bonus...

Attend the next Dallas IIA meeting and you may be eligible to win a free copy of The IIA’s CIA Learning System® Version 4.0, valued at US $895! The IIA’s CIA Learning System is an interactive print and web-based program that teaches the entire CIA® exam syllabus in an interactive and convenient format. It is the first CIA preparation program offering content and questions aligned with the IPPF. For more information or to try a free demo, visit www.LearnCIA.com.


The IIA Learning System Partners with Rice University for CIA Review

For more information click here.
 
Registration
 
Rice University is partnering with The IIA to offer the new three-part Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) program in a convenient online format using voice-over-IP technology. This is a live webinar CIA study program offered through Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies beginning in September. The audience for this program is working professionals who have not earned their designation and would like to study with a structured program that is also convenient.

Due to this partnership with the IIA and the IIA Learning System is part of tuition, Dallas IIA members can earn “Chapter Achievement Points” for members who sign up for the courses. The instructor is Vicki McIntire, who is one of the IIA’s national instructors. There are tuition discounts offered for early registration and for registering for all three courses in the same semester.

Who Should Attend: 

  • Auditors at all stages of their careers
  • Chief audit executives
  • Audit managers
  • Audit staff
  • Risk management staff
  • Students enrolled in a business or financial degree program

IIA Research Foundation

Every month, The IIARF Bookstore offers IIA chapters a special deal to pass on to their members — 20% off the Chapter Book of the Month.

THIS MONTH'S FEATURE:

Internal Auditing: Assurance & Advisory Services, 3rd Edition

This is the latest edition of the premier international textbook on the subject of internal auditing, used around the world. It’s a great addition to your chapter’s reference library and an excellent training tool for the beginning internal auditor.

Features in this 3rd edition of Internal Auditing: Assurance & Advisory Services include:

  • The latest release of The IIA’s IPPF and COSO’s Internal Control? Integrated Framework.
  • Emerging practices related to governance, risk management, and control.
  • The Three Lines of Defense model and the role internal audit plays.
  • Fraud guidance resulting from collaboration among The IIA, AICPA and ACFE.
  • Complementary generalized audit software packages from industry leaders ACL, IDEA, and CCH Teammate.

This third edition was written by the same team who collaborated on the 2nd edition in 2009, Internal Auditing: Assurance & Consulting Services, and sponsored in part by The IIA–Chicago Chapter.

Enter promotion code CHAPTER at checkout to save 20% on this title through July 31, 2013


2013-14 Membership Drive

When was the last time you renewed your IIA membership?
Have you been wanting to become an IIA member, but have been putting it off to some other time? Well there is no better time than now to become a member of the IIA! Each month during this entire Chapter year you will be entered into a drawing for Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars tickets if you renew your membership or join the IIA and you are a Dallas Chapter member. Wait, that’s not all – if you renew your membership or join the IIA and do not win tickets to the Mavericks or Stars then you will be entered into a drawing at the end of the Chapter year for a chance to win 1 of 2 $400 gift cards to NorthPark Center.

The Dallas Chapter is currently the 5th largest chapter in North America for membership and we want to be number 1.  Only the New York, Houston, Toronto and Chicago Chapters have more members than Dallas. Help us reach our goal by renewing your membership or joining the IIA today!

Welcome IIA Members:

http://www.theiia.org/membership/current-members/index.cfm?

Why Join the IIA??

http://www.theiia.org/membership/why-join/


CFO of the Year Awards Nominations

Dallas Business Journal's CFO of the Year Awards Nominations For some people understanding numbers just comes naturally. If you're like us, you see it as a great talent. Do you know someone who was born to be a CFO? Yes?! Then help us honor their skills and success by nominating them for this year's CFO of the Year Awards. Click here to nominate: http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/event/77301?ana=om_dal_cfo
 
What we're looking for:

  • A commitment to financial best practices
  • Success in overcoming significant business obstacles
  • Financial growth
  • Team leadership and management
  • Contributions to the community

Nominations must be submitted online by Monday, August 26
 
Event Information:
 
CFO of the Year Awards
Thursday, October 24
11am - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Dallas
 
Tickets go on sale August 1st! Event site (will be activated on Aug. 1):
http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/nomination/37741?ana=et_dal_cfo
 
All finalists will be recognized from stage, and the winners in each category will be awarded.


Report Your Speaking and Writing

Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour.  Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned.  Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.

To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the online form. If you have any questions, please contact Corinne Bryan at CAP@dallasiia.org.


Employment Opportunities

Southern Methodist University  (7/1/13)

Southern Methodist University

Senior Internal Auditor

This position is responsible for performing internal audit work throughout the University.  It is the policy of Southern Methodist University to provide an internal audit organization to serve as an independent appraisal activity for the review and evaluation of all operations of the University. The Internal Audit staff shall have full, free and unrestricted access to all University schools, activities, records, property and personnel.  This position reports to the Director of Internal Audit.

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with management to understand university operations and objectives;
  • Evaluate and assess business risks;
  • Assist in the development of audit plans;
  • Evaluate the overall system of control for the university;
  • Conduct special project reviews or investigations when required.

Apply Online at:  https://access.smu.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=900399&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Deadline to Apply: July 15, 2013


Texans Credit Union  (6/3/13)

Job Title: Internal Auditor Department: Internal Audits
Supervisory Role: No Exempt or Non Exempt: Exempt
Supervisor’s Title: Audit Manager  
Created or Updated On: August 2, 2012
Position Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of this position is to provide audit services to the Credit Union.  The employee performs independent reviews of credit union internal controls; reviews the effectiveness and efficiency of operations; tests the integrity of data; and reviews for compliance with organizational policies and procedures as well as regulatory requirements.

Major Duties and Essential Functions
  1. Perform branch audits, department audits, compliance audits and operational audits
  2. Perform audits of critical areas, exception items, and staff members’ accounts.
  3. Perform follow up audits to ascertain status / completion of resolution to audit findings
  4. Document audit testwork, formulate audit conclusions, and document audit findings
  5. Write audit reports to include findings and recommendations to Management
  6. Conduct special audits/projects as needed
  7. Interface with management, supervisors, staff members and members as needed
  8. Operate a computer and on-line system
  9. Handle confidential information
  10. Maintain independence and objectivity in performing audits
  11. Prioritize work and be detail oriented
  12. Be ethical and use good judgment
  13. Work independently, as member of team and be accountable for decisions
  14. Act with integrity and project professional image
  15. Other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the credit union and department

Positions directly supervised:  None

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position:
Broad to specific knowledge of Credit Union or financial institution operations; specific knowledge of accounting principles and audit standards; basic knowledge of regulatory requirements; ability to recognize areas of control risk; ability to recognize deviations from operation standards.
 
Education:  Accounting Degree or Bachelors Degree (business curriculum) with minimum 12 hours of Accounting.
           
Experience:  Minimum two years or more of similar or related experience in financial institutions.

All applications should go to www.texanscareers.com – job code (id) number is 13-0102 (Internal Auditor).



Job Title: Quality Control Analyst Department: Internal Audit, Compliance and Quality Control
Supervisory Role: No Exempt or Non Exempt: Non-exempt
Supervisor’s Title: Manager, Internal Audit, Compliance and QC    
May 31, 2013 May 31, 2013    
Position Purpose and Objectives

Under occasional supervision, this position performs quality control reviews of credit union processes specifically in relation to consumer (direct and indirect), home equity and mortgage loans.

The objective is to improve document accuracy, mitigate risk, maintain adherence to critical regulatory guidelines and internal credit union policies and procedures as well as reduce errors. Will provides quality customer service to internal and external customers that meets and exceeds Service Level Agreements. Additional duties include but not limited to assisting with pre-funding and post-funding audits of all loan products as required by management and Internal Compliance.

Major Duties and Essential Functions
  1. Performs the quality control review of credit union loans processed and funded in a timely manner to ensure policies and procedures are adhered to.  Document and report the results of each review to all lending managers, Chief Lending Officer and Audit Manager.
  2. Updates tracking spreadsheets daily with quality control results.
  3. Makes recommendations to improve the quality control process.
  4. Makes recommendations for process improvements based on the results of the Quality Control reviews.
  5. Prepares monthly management reports.
  6. May assist as directed with loan file reviews, including gathering documentation, providing loan funding and denial reports and cross train in loan underwriting analysis for assessment of quality loan decisions.  Identifies additional cross-selling opportunities previously not addressed.
  7. May assist in Audits and Examinations by gathering documentation and researching loan documentation exceptions.

Positions directly supervised:  None

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position:

Working knowledge of a variety of financial products and services including but not limited to indirect lending (dealer contracts), consumer and real estate loans; excellent member service skills; exceptional interpersonal and oral communication skills; basic computer and typing skills; good time management skills; ability to work independently with limited supervision.  Must be able to work with routine processes and procedures and utilize strong analytical reasoning.

  1. Understands and applies Federal Regulations in relations to consumer and real estate loans  including but not limited:
    1. FCRA - Fair Credit Reporting Act
    2. ECOA - REG B – Equal Credit Opportunity Act)
    3. RESPA - Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act)
    4. REG Z - Truth in Lending
    5. FACTA - Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act
    6. Graham-Leach-Bliley Act
    7. Home Mortgage Disclosure Act – REG C
    8. Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices – REG AA
  2. Familiarity with and understanding of roles by, including but not limited to:
    1. NCUA – National Credit Union Administration
    2. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    3. Texas Credit Union Department
  3. Understands and applies Texans policies and procedures

Education: Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent; Two years college preferred.

Experience: Minimum one or more years of similar or related experience.  Loan processing or underwriting skills preferred.

All applications should go to www.texanscareers.com –  Requisition No. 13-0104 – Quality Control Specialist


Essilor of America, Inc.  (6/3/13)

Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor), is the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of prescription lenses in the United States. Through its subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., (Essilor Laboratories), Essilor owns the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the United States. Learn more about EOA at http://www.essilorusa.com

Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International, S.A., a publicly held company traded on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA).
Research, product innovation and service to the eye-care professional distinguish Essilor from its competitors and characterize Essilor as the world leader in ophthalmic optics. Essilor is committed to the research and development of innovative products, and the company continues to set new standards within the industry.  Essilor International was recently ranked 25th on Forbes magazine’s list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies.”

In 2008, Essilor announced the creation of the Essilor Vision Foundation, a public, non-profit foundation based in Dallas, Texas. The Foundation strives to help people achieve better lives through better sight by creating and supporting activities that advance good vision and its benefits and offering special help to those who need it most.  Essilor International is the Official Worldwide Supplier of Ophthalmic Lenses to Special Olympics-Lions Club International Opening Eyes Program.  Essilor is the creator and founding member of the Think About Your Eyes public awareness initiative. Think About Your Eyes focuses on educating consumers about the importance of vision health and yearly comprehensive eye exams.

Title:  Senior Internal Auditor – Latin America                                                                      
Department:  Dallas Finance Shared Services – Audit & Consulting Services       
Reports to:  Director of Internal Audit
 
Job Position:
This position will perform internal audit and consulting engagements within a foreign-owned global manufacturer and distributer of eyeglass lenses and optical products.  The primary area of responsibility of this position will be focused in Latin America.  The successful candidate should have a diverse field of experience (including, but not limited to Accounting/Finance, Lab Operations, Procurement/Supply Chain, Manufacturing, etc.), as internal audits and consulting engagements can potentially cover any organization/process within the Essilor organization.  Key skill sets include: fluency in Spanish and English, proven analytical skills, ability to identify and assess risks and controls for a given process, strong team player willing to collaborate with highly skilled people on multiple levels, and strong interpersonal communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead, plan and execute multiple audits, including financial process and operational audits, compliance reviews and special investigations.
  • The audit team member is expected to competently review operational, financial, and technology processes to provide management with an individual assessment of business risk, internal control, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process.
  • Work closely with the business and audit department staff to develop risk assessments, implement opportunities, and recommendations regarding business and process optimization, profit improvement, internal control, and compliance.
  • Think strategically about Internal Audit Department enhancements and be able to embrace and manage change.
  • Develop an ongoing "trusted advisor" relationship and maintain active communication with audit clients and Internal Audit business unit colleagues to ensure timely and consistent controls advice
  • Mentor audit staff in developing and achieving goals and objectives for performance and professional development.
Qualifications:
  • Ability to understand the Latin America culture and business environment, as well as effectively communicate and build relationships within complex emerging markets.
  • Bachelors degree.  Masters or MBA a plus.  CPA, CIA, or other relevant certification.
  • 3 to 7 years of progressive audit experience in public accounting or equivalent delivering internal or external audit services.  Progressive business experience within the Essilor Group entities will also be considered.
  • Experience with highly complex and integrated processing environments.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced interactive, results-based team environment.
  • Strong leadership, business acumen, training, coaching and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Computer proficiency, including knowledge of audit-preparation software and an understanding of the impact of technology.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel on a regular basis to clients as required.
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%, as needed, into Latin America, as well as domestic travel within the US and other international destinations.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Acquisition financial due diligence experience is a plus.
  • Financial internal audit.  Information Technology audit experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated business knowledge and control related expertise.
  • TeamMate, ACL, and other related audit software skills.
  • Experience in an international team environment.
  • Spanish language fluency required

If you are interested in applying for this position please proceed through the link below or visit our website at: www.essilorusa.com

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ESSILOR&cws=1&rid=2556

As the worldwide leader in the ophthalmic industry, we are dedicated to growing our business and enhancing our customers’ quality of life.


Hunt Consolidated  (4/22/13)

Senior Auditor

A recognized leader in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, real estate, power, and investments seeks a full time Senior Auditor to join the Internal Audit department located in Dallas, Texas.  For the right candidate we offer an exceptional opportunity in a dynamic, stable company with a family oriented work environment and great people.

The selected candidate will:

  • Lead operational, compliance, financial and information systems audits
  • Conduct and assist in planning work on assigned audits
  • Verify and analyze information while conducting reviews of organizational and functional activities
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls
  • Report audit findings and make recommendations for improvements
  • Participate in special projects, as needed.

Requirements:

  •  4+ years internal audit experience
  • Oil & Gas, Utilities and Capital Projects audit experience; preferred but not required
  • Information systems audit experience, helpful
  • Bachelor degree in either Audit, Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CIA certification and/or Big 4 experience helpful, but not required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, SAP/BW and ACL a plus
  • Ability to work independently with little day-to-day supervision
  • Excellent work ethics and interpersonal skill
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • Up to 40% travel required, including international locations.

If you are interested in working in a challenging environment for a stable company that offers competitive salary with an excellent comprehensive benefits package please visit our website at www.huntoil.com and select the Career Opportunities link to find the appropriate position. You can "Apply for this Position" or if you are already registered use your email and password and select "Add to my Jobs" to be considered for this opportunity.
For more details visit us at www.huntoil.com, ‘About Hunt Oil.’

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.


Auditor

A recognized leader in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, real estate, power, and investments seeks an Auditor in our Dallas, TX office.  For the right candidate we offer an exceptional opportunity in a dynamic, stable company with a family oriented work environment and great people.

As an Internal Auditor, the selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Perform operational, compliance, and financial audits
  • Conduct and assist in planning work on assigned audits
  • Verify and analyze information while conducting reviews of organizational and functional activities
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls
  • Report audit findings and make recommendations for improvements
  • Participate in special projects, as needed.
Requirements:
  • 1-4 years of audit experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: Oil & Gas, Utilities and Capital Projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in Audit, Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CIA certification and/or Big 4 experience helpful, but not required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, SAP/BW and ACL, a plus
  • Excellent work ethics and interpersonal skills
  • Spanish language skills, a plus
  • Up to 40% travel required, including international locations
  • Valid US Passport

If you are interested in working in a challenging environment for a stable company that offers competitive salary with an excellent comprehensive benefits package please visit our website at www.huntoil.com and select the Career Opportunities link to find the appropriate position. You can "Apply for this Position" or if you are already registered use your email and password and select "Add to my Jobs" to be considered for this opportunity.
For more details visit us at www.huntoil.com, ‘About Hunt Oil.’ Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH08/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HUNTOIL&cws=1&rid=688


University of Texas at Dallas  (5/6/13)

Audit Manager

The University of Texas at Dallas is seeking an Audit Manager to provide advanced auditing skills to provide management with objective assurance and consulting activities and to assist the chief audit executive, conduct audits, and manage audit teams in accordance with The Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics, UTS 129 (Internal Audit Activities), the Texas Internal Auditing Act, and other applicable policies, procedures, and regulations.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or other business-related field and at least six years of auditing or accounting experience, with at least three years of experience in auditing and in a supervisory capacity is required.  University or governmental audit experience is preferred.  One year of experience may be substituted with a Master’s Degree. At least one certification is required:  Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or other relevant certification relevant to the job responsibilities.

Required skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software as well as audit software, such as TeamMate.  Good understanding of computers, computer assisted audit techniques, and terminology. 
  • Thorough knowledge of internal auditing standards and techniques.  Professional presence and attitude. 
  • Good professional judgment and an analytical mind. 
  • Work independently with minimum supervision and work well with a team. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer service orientation.
  • Demonstrated project management, time management, and organization skills.
  • Work well under pressure and able to handle multiple projects and priorities.
  • Able to maintain positive team relationships by demonstrating and supporting initiative, willingness to learn, flexibility, respect, cooperation and commitment to the success of the Internal Audit Department.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Apply Online at:  www.utdallasjobs.com


Investigative Auditor

The University of Texas at Dallas is seeking an Investigative Auditor to conduct forensic accounting investigations, hotline reports, special projects, fraud risk assessment, and fraud detection in accordance with applicable professional standards and policies and procedures. Also, to help design and maintain a fraud prevention program including awareness and training for university employees.

Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related, information technology or criminal justice field is required.  Require at least five years of investigations experience.  University or governmental forensic accounting experience is preferred.  One year of experience may be substituted with a Master’s Degree.  Certification required in at least one of the following:  Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (preferred), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or other relevant certification to the job responsibilities. experience with TeamMate and IDEA software; PeopleSoft.  Security sensitive position.

Other required skills and essential job functions are listed in the job posting at www.utdallasjobs.com.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Apply online at:  www.utdallasjobs.com


Flowserve  (5/1/13)


Corporate Audit Services

Flowserve is a leading manufacturer and aftermarket service provider of flow control products and services for the world's most critical applications. Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 17,000 employees operating in 50+ countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence. We are committed to such fundamentals as supporting the communities where our employees and customers live and work with monetary contributions and volunteer efforts, as well as the focus of ensuring that we act with transparency and with the highest ethical standards across our business.

Flowserve Corporate Audit Services (CAS) is looking for energetic, motivated future business leaders to join their international audit services team. This opportunity affords individuals the chance to work for a successful Fortune 500 company and gain critical business experience by getting to travel internationally and learn about the financial/operational internal controls for a large manufacturing company. CAS is looking for highly ethical individuals with either a strong accounting/finance or IT background who are quick learners and work well in a team environment. This opportunity is perfect for individuals who want to leverage not only their accounting/IT skillsets, but also hone their business acumen, including learning and using continuous improvement and lean-manufacturing techniques.

Senior Internal Auditor

Range of Responsibility:  The Senior Internal Auditor will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Performs complex, value added professional internal auditing work.  Work involves leading or supporting the planning and execution of operational, compliance and financial audits; providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff; providing key input to the development of the annual audit plan; and providing training and supervision to Internal Audit staff. 
  • Leading or assisting a team of controls analyst in the design and effectiveness testing of internal controls of the company’s key business controls as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program.
  • Candidate must be able to function independently under general supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment.
Other essential duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assists and/or leads as required in the planning, organizing and execution of financial, operational and compliance audits.
  • May assist internal audit management with the development of a risk-based audit approach (including standard audit procedures) which focuses on significant business risk exposures, improvement opportunities, as well as financial and compliance risks.
  • Performs and leads the execution of audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures.
  • Conducts interviews, reviews documents, develops and administers questionnaires, composes summary memos, and prepares detailed working papers.
  • Identifies, develops, and documents audit issues and recommendations to enhance internal controls, maximize efficiency and minimize exposure to loss and regulatory risk using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed. Drafts audit comments and report issues to support findings identified during field work. Obtains management agreement on control issues and commitment to implement recommendations.
  • Assists corporate and site personnel with the ongoing design, maintenance and assessment of controls, including the creation and maintenance of process walkthroughs and controls documentation.
  • Perform and lead periodic testing/assessment of controls.
  • Provide Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls training to corporate and site personnel.
  • Develops and maintains productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.
  • Provides or assists in providing training, coaching and guidance to Internal Auditors/Control Analysts in conducting audits, the usage of tools, and other audit-related issues.
  • Performs other related work as assigned by audit management.
  • As requested, may represent Internal Audit on organizational project teams at management meetings and with external organizations.
  • Be available to travel 40%-50%, including international travel where visas may be required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
  • Accounting or Finance degree required, MBA a plus.
  • 5 or more years of full-time experience in auditing, accounting or business analysis. 
  • Prefer at least 1 or more years of supervisory or project management experience.
  • CPA, CA, CIA, CISA certifications highly preferred.
  • Experience in industry auditing and accounting. (Manufacturing/inventory experiences a plus)
  • Foreign language(s) a significant plus: Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, etc.
Must also have the following demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Considerable knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Awareness of requirements related to internal controls over financial reporting as set forth by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002.
  • Knowledge of the COSO controls framework
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
  • Considerable skill in planning, project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Advanced skills in collecting and analyzing complex data, analyzing and evaluating information, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Advanced skills using Excel, databases and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries and other analyses.
  • Experience in negotiating issues and audit observations as well as in resolving problems with client personnel.
  • Possess effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skills in presenting findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to motivate and lead staff to the successful execution of an audit project.
  • Advanced skills in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products.
  • Knowledge of or at least a familiarity with fraud, forensics, and other detection techniques and concepts.
  • Familiarity with information systems terminology, concepts and practices.
  • Excellent people skills and is flexible in adapting to fast changing situations.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and re-prioritize issues and tasks easily.
  • Skills and experience in the use of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAAT’s), such as IDEA and ACL.

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