Reservations and cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 28, 2006.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting, the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for the next meeting. Any questions, contact Tom Keils at 214-880-3560 or email@example.com.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.
Certification News - CIA Review Course
The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam is scheduled for November 15-16, 2006. The deadline to register is September 30. For more information, please refer to http://www.theiia.org/?doc_id=27. Additionally, the Certification in Control Self Assessment (CCSA), Certified Governmental Accounting Professional, (CGAP), and Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) exams will be held on November 16, 2006. Refer to http://www.theiia.org/index.cfm?doc_id=12 for more information on those exams. All exams will be held at The UTD School of Management Building.
The Dallas Chapter will once again sponsor an interactive CIA review course to help prepare candidates. This four day course will be taught by Dr. Glenn Sumners, Director of the Center for Internal Auditing at LSU. Comprehensive printed study materials will be provided for the course. For more information about the review course, please see http://www.dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_F06.htm.
IIA Research Foundation
CARRYING ON A LEGACY – THE COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE 2006
The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) is committed to understanding how the practice of internal auditing is carried out around the world and using this knowledge to provide guidance to our more than 115,000 members. Today, this effort is taking a monumental step forward.
The IIARF is performing an ongoing research program, entitled the Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which will broaden our understanding of how internal auditing is practiced around the world. This comprehensive study will be updated every three years and will become a permanent program of The IIA Research Foundation.
What is the Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK)?
We anticipate the release of the survey in the third quarter of 2006. To learn more about CBOK, view project phases, sign up to participate in the survey or keep up to date on the project’s status, visit www.theiia.org/CBOK.
IIA Research Foundation Focus Group
If you are interested in earning two hours of free CPE and giving back to the profession, here's your chance. Dr. Glen Gray from California State University has been awarded a grant from the IIA Research Foundation to conduct a follow-up to his first Sarbanes-Oxley study. As a part of that follow-up, he will be in Dallas on Friday, August 4, to facilitate a focus group on SOX. It will be held at UTD from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. We will be looking for about 8 to 12 volunteers to participate in the focus group. The topic of the focus group is how was reality different than your expectations when you started your SOX activities? For the participants, he would prefer SOX auditors, but would accept some individuals with compliance or PMO experience at companies outside of audit. If you participate, you will receive two hours of free CPE. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Dave Hallo, the chapters Research Trustee, at DHallo@darlingii.com or 972-281-4494.
Volunteer Instructor Program
Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your profession? Would you like to share your experience and “know how” with your fellow internal auditors? Do you have an interest in earning free CPE for you and your organization? If you answered “yes” to these questions, The IIA has a program for you.
The IIA is always looking for volunteer instructors for their seminars. A prerequisite for becoming a volunteer instructor is membership in The IIA. The volunteer instructor must remain an IIA member as long as they are teaching for the Institute. The IIA also looks for a person with professional designations such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Chartered Accountant (CA).
How do you become a Volunteer Instructor?
What is the Instructor Development Course (IDC)?
What expenses are associated with attending IDC?
What happens during IDC?
In the afternoon, participants will have an opportunity to demonstrate their presentation skills while being video taped. During the course of the week, participants will deliver three presentations. After each presentation, participants will have a critique session with an IDC instructor. The purpose of these sessions is to help the participant determine areas for improvement and identify positive characteristics of that individual’s teaching style. The participants will need to prepare a 5-minute presentation related to internal auditing before the first day of class for their first delivery. The IIA provides course materials for the two other presentations.
What should I expect after IDC is over? Those participants who demonstrate the desired qualities and skills to instruct IIA seminar programs will receive a letter of congratulations within three weeks of the course completion. The IIA invites approximately seventy-five percent of the IDC attendees to become a seminar leader.
What will the IIA expect of me if I become a seminar leader?
How do I get free CPE?
If you have any questions, please contact Richard Gipson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-937-1319.
Global Research Foundation for Internal Audit Profession Selects University of Texas Student for Annual Scholarship Award
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.– The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Research Foundation has selected University of Texas (UTD) at Dallas student Tiffany M. Daykin as the recipient of the 2006 Esther R. Sawyer Award scholarship. It is presented annually to a college student submitting the most compelling manuscript relating to modern internal auditing.
Daykin, who is slated to complete UT’s MBA program and Endorsed Internal Audit Program in May, 2007, authored a manuscript titled, The Role of Internal Auditing in Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Reporting. The paper addresses how social responsibility reporting by publicly traded companies has become an expected part of doing business on a global scale. It explored best practices for the role of internal auditing in this process and included case analysis of Nike and IBM.
“When I began researching this topic, I was surprised to find that there are no current standards for social reporting,” said Daykin. “The Endorsed Internal Audit Program at The University of Texas at Dallas provided support in many areas and has an active student chapter, which was a valuable resource.”
The Foundation presented Daykin with the award and $5,000 during The IIA's 2006 International Conference, held July 18-21, 2006 in Houston, TX. UTD will also receive a cash award to support its internal auditing program.
The award memorializes Esther Sawyer, the wife of Larry Sawyer, who is recognized as the "father of modern internal auditing." She supported her husband’s passion for internal auditing throughout his career and went on to serve as a gracious ambassador of the profession after he passed away. In addition to editing manuscripts, speeches, and textbooks on the subject, she was also an avid proponent of internal audit curricula in colleges and universities and encouraged young people to pursue a career in internal auditing. The Sawyer family funds the award through a generous contribution to The IIA Research Foundation.
Report Your Speaking and Writing
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken since June 1. 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 provided form by August 15, 2006. Contact Gwen Land email@example.com if you have any questions.
Dallas Chapter Seminars
The Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors will be holding its SMART Conference 2006 - Seminar on Mastering Audit Real-world Techniques, on December 11-12, 2006 at the CityPlace Conference Center. The Chapter is offering a discount for members who register early. If you register before August 16 there are two discounts available: For every four members of your group registered you will only be required to pay for three registrations. With the registration price of $350.00 for members this special "Four for Three pricing" results in a savings of $87.50 each off the full member registration price. If you wish to register as an individual you will receive a discount of $75 during this special discount period. The price will increase after August 16.
As you will recall, our Regional Conference held in 2004 was a great success and due to limited capacity we were forced to turn individuals away. Please register yourself or your staff early so you won't miss out on this great opportunity to receive two days of CPE with outstanding general session speakers, two tracks with great topic presenters, breakfast, lunch and breaks with refreshments for such a great price. If you would like to take advantage of this special offer please visit the Conference website at http://www.dallasiia.org/SMART for program and registration information. Please join us for this outstanding learning opportunity.
Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily? Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you in our resume database. We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match. We get calls for staff to director levels, IT to finance, local to out of town. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any questions, give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.
Fred Herman, Employment Committee Chairman, 972-801-1208, firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAFF/SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR
Required skills include:
Preferred skills include:
For more information please contact:
Michelle Griffin @ (817) 498-9938
Credit Union’s Make a Difference Every Day!
The Financial and Technology Resources Department at the Texas Credit Union League is growing and currently has a need for the following professionals:
Internal Audit Specialist
This position performs internal audit functions for credit unions, including reviewing policies and procedures and financial information. The Internal Audit Specialist is responsible for planning internal audit procedures; reviewing credit union policies, procedures, and documentation; preparing written reports and completing procedural documentation relating to internal audits; reviewing credit union internal controls and recommending necessary improvements; and communicating information to credit union staff and management. This position travels approximately 80% of the time.
A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is required, along with three years of similar or related experience. Knowledge of accounting practices, credit analysis, financial institution regulations and compliance is required. Credit Union or banking experience is a must.
The Texas Credit Union League currently has a position available for an Auditor. This position is responsible for performing general audit functions for credit unions around the state of Texas. Duties encompass, but are not limited to, performing ACH audits; determining compliance with accounting procedures and regulatory requirements; communicating findings with clients, committees, and Board of Directors; and preparing written reports. This position travels approximately 80% of the time.
A Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, and at least three years experience in an auditing capacity is required. Knowledge of accounting practices, credit analysis, financial institution regulations and compliance, and a willingness to travel extensively is essential. Credit Union or banking experience is a must.
Information Technology Consultant
The Information Technology Consultant is responsible for promoting, coordinating, planning, and performing various information technology activities. The IT Consultant is responsible for developing and/or evaluating credit union IT policies and/or IT plans; performing information security risk assessments; developing and/or evaluating credit union information security programs; performing electronic data processing system selection searches, which includes conducting needs analysis, requests for proposal generation and response evaluation, and non-legal contract review. Additional duties of this position include promoting, selling, and delivering IT products and services, and analyzing credit union policies and procedures for accuracy and compliance. This position travels approximately 80% of the time.
A Bachelors degree in information systems or related field is required, along with three years of operations, auditing, or financial experience working in a technical capacity, ideally in a systems administration, systems engineering, or technical support role. Possession of a SSCP, CISSP, Security+, Cisco, or Microsoft certification is preferred. Familiarity with the credit union or banking environment is a definite plus.
The Texas Credit Union League provides a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k), educational assistance and more.
Salary requirements must be included for consideration.
Send resumes to
The Texas Credit Union League is the official state trade association serving credit unions in Texas. Organized in 1934, the Texas Credit Union League provides credit unions with valuable resources, products, services and programs to meet present and future challenges. The League provides education and training, advocate activities, regulatory/compliance assistance, technical assistance, research and new product development, marketing ideas, and public relations resources.
Credit unions are not-for-profit, member-owned, volunteer-directed cooperatives that promote the economic well being of all people, including those of modest means. The Texas Credit Union League represents more than 600 of the state's credit unions - which in turn are owned by over 7 million members. For more information, visit www.tcul.coop
Join an industry leader! Dal-Tile is a $1.7 billion division of Mohawk, Industries making us the largest floor covering company in the world. Dal-Tile manufactures, distributes and markets high-quality ceramic tile and natural stone products. We currently operate ten manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, over 220 Sales Service Centers throughout the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, four Regional Distribution Centers and employ over 9,000 associates.
Currently we have an opening for a Senior Internal Auditor. This position is located at our corporate headquarters – 7834 C F Hawn Freeway, Dallas, TX 75217.
Performs site visit financial and operational audits for compliance with company policy at SSC and plant locations.
Participates in RDC cycle count annual reviews.
Performs Sarbanes-Oxley testing for primary controls at various DT locations.
Prepares and analyzes monthly SSC control panels to assess risk and identify areas for review.
Documents and updates various controls and processes.
Supports technical projects as defined by Dal-Tile and Mohawk management.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, preferably with some Audit classes or training towards certification (CPA, CIA, CISA).
5 or more years of accounting experience and previous audit experience.
Ability to communicate well at all levels of an organization (written and verbal), work well in group situations and on individual assignments, have knowledge of audit testing and risk assessment, and be able to learn new systems to extract data using MS Access and other company systems.
Please submit resumes to email@example.com.
* Local Dallas candidates are being considered only at this time *
PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY HISTORY WHEN APPLYING IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED
EEO/M/F/D/V. We are an Affirmative Action Employer.
In addition to joining an industry leader you will enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package, career opportunities, and an environment of creativity and growth.
SARBANES OXLEY CONSULTANTS
Sirius Solutions began its operations in 1998 and maintains a client list that includes leading global corporations. Sirius has over 250 experienced professionals having significant management experience with Fortune 500 corporations and “Big Four” accounting firms.
Sirius’ professionals average more than 15 years experience in their respective fields: accounting and finance, information technology, risk management, internal audit, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate taxation.
Sirius has been recognized as one of the top 100 small businesses in Houston. Its services include: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Internal Audit Support, Financial Reporting Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology Solutions, and Risk Management Consulting.
Sirius Solutions has an immediate need for two Sarbanes Oxley Consultants in Dallas, TX
For immediate consideration, please email Resume as an MSWord attachment to Rhonda Croegaert at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her at 713-888-7123.
Fossil is a design, development, marketing and distribution company that specializes in consumer products predicated on fashion and value. The Company's principal offerings include an extensive line of fashion watches sold under the Company's proprietary and licensed brands. The Company also offers complementary lines of small leather goods, belts, handbags, sunglasses, jewelry and apparel. The Company's products are sold in department stores and specialty retail stores in over 90 countries around the world, in addition to the Company's e-commerce website at www.fossil.com.
Fossil is searching for an Internal Auditor to join their growing team! This star candidate will assist in coordinating, tracking, and project managing as well as reporting on all global activities relating to compliance with Section 404 of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He/she will help develop and execute test procedures to validate control design and operating effectiveness and will make recommendations and provide feedback to management on findings, focusing on strengthening internal controls, quality and efficiency. Other responsibilities will include working with management on special projects involving new products and process changes.
Fossil is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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