The Dallas Chapter - August 2006 eNews

August 2006

The President’s Letter

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. We are kicking off the year with our first meeting at The University of Texas at Dallas, home of the fastest growing Endorsed Internal Audit Program in The IIA. We are grateful to Mark Salamasick and UTD for allowing us to have our meetings there when the University is not in session.

Our August theme is “Keys to Success.” We are pleased to have Steve Zipkoff of Zipkoff Solutions as our pre-meeting and luncheon speaker. Steve will share with us “life lessons” to be successful in your life (both professionally and personally) and how enhance delivery of customer service to the "delight" of your customers. We will wrap up our day with a presentation on lessons learned on Quality Assessment Reviews to allow for successful reviews in the future.

We have many exciting events planned for this year. In addition to our regular meetings, the Almost Free Seminar, and CIA Review Course, the chapter is having the SMART Conference on December 11 & 12. We are currently offering a very special deal for our Dallas Chapter members. All you need to do is pay for 3 registrations (at $350 each) and get the 4th registration free or get a $75 discount for a single registration. This special offer will only be made available through August 15, so make sure you register early.

The Dallas Chapter is now over 1,700 members strong and continues to grow. This is great news for The IIA, the internal audit profession, and the Chapter as more members come to our meetings. With our growth we have been challenged to comfortably accommodate our members at the monthly meetings when we have over 250 in attendance. You have probably noticed that over the past year we have been a little cozier than usual due to the large turnout at our meetings. In the past few months, we have looked at other locations to give us more space without having to raise our meeting fees. The main issue we have encountered is that in order to get a bigger meeting space we would have to go to a ballroom/conference center at a hotel. However, the hotels will not give us a confirmation unless we book room nights (which is not applicable to us) or guarantee a very high dollar amount for food which would result in an increase of $10 to $30 for meeting fees. We will continue to look for other venues in addition to CityPlace and UTD. If you have any suggestions or are aware of a location that would meet our needs, please let me know.

One minimal change this year is that we are raising the meeting fees for non-members, late registrants and walk-ins from $30 to $35. Also, please be aware that we reserve the right to bill members who do not show up and do not cancel their reservations. Please make sure you let us know if you register for a meeting and then are unable to attend to avoid being billed. Additionally, late registrations and walk-ins may be asked to wait until 12:10 p.m. before taking a seat at the lunch meeting to allow those that registered before the deadline to sit first. We are implementing these changes to help us better plan the meetings and to benefit those that register early.

I look forward to another successful year for the Chapter. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or another officer.

Sincerely,

Pamela Krakosky
2006-2007 President - Dallas Chapter IIA

Next Meeting - Thursday, August 3, 2006
UTD School of Management

Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Executive Education Dining Room

Registration begins at 11:30pm

Keys to Success

Client Delight - A Unique Strategy for Getting your Message Across!

Steve Zipkoff, Zipkoff Solutions

Delivering client delight is the quintessential tactical approach to deliver a
difficult message in a positive manner

Although many companies today espouse customer satisfaction and loyalty, few deliver on the promise. While the goal of ‘delivering enhanced customer service’ is moving up many corporate priority lists, few of their employees realize its importance and significance.

Join us for Steven Zipkoff’s thought-provoking presentation on “The Principles for Delivering Client Delight”. The program will:

  • Explore the value of internal customers & external clients.
  • Recognize the relevance of client needs.
  • Introduce the six principles (for delivering client delight).
  • Identify how the six principles can lead to improved performance, increased morale and a reduction of complaints.

What’s in it for YOU?

  • An understanding of how client delight can motivate employees.
  • Learn how the six principles can change your client relationship.
  • Discover the value of how a simplistic approach can benefit all employees.
  • See how a delighted client can be a client forever.

About the Presenter
Steve Zipkoff is the President of Zipkoff Solutions, a unique problem-solving, innovative, results-oriented management education company created to assist corporations in strategic and marketing planning, performance improvement and revenue rejuvenation…profitably.

Before founding Zipkoff Solutions in 1992, Steve spent over 20 years with world-famous corporations. Today his company has a “blue chip” client list for which Steve delivers a unique blend of “no-box” thinking and comprehensive creative abilities that transcends industries to improve overall business and employee performance. Some accomplishments include:

  • Developing the “We Do Chicken Right” marketing strategy for KFC.
  • Creating the “Value Menu” while at PepsiCo (Taco Bell)
  • Leading an Internet company (www.One-and-Only.com) to revenue growth a sustained profitability resulting in its outright acquisition for over $40 million.

Steve is the author of the book The Seven Stages of Successful Unemployment…From Hell to Hallelujah! He is a regular guest on Good Morning Texas and has been interviewed on a wide variety of television and radio talk shows. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Business Journal and Inside Collin County Business.

Steve is on numerous nonprofit Boards of Directors and teaches his customer delight program at Southern Methodist University through the Business Leadership Center.


Pre-Meeting 10:30am

Life Lessons… How to Achieve Business & Personal Success
Steve Zipkoff, Zipkoff Solutions

After a 20+ year successful career with multi-billion dollar companies, Steve Zipkoff quit his job and took time out from his career to answer the very important question, “What do I want to do with my life when I grow up?” Six months later Steve had the answer to this question. He took a leap of faith and started his own business…Zipkoff Solutions.

During this time of reflection, he developed a series of “life lessons” that can help anyone become successful in their own business career and personal life.

Now after over 14 years on his own and a “blue chip” client list, Steve helps individuals and companies learn the intricacies of being successful.

These “life lessons” were so thought-provoking and helpful they were featured in an article about Steve’s career in The Wall Street Journal several years ago. These “life lessons” are extremely valuable today as the corporate environment becomes more fluid and the chances of individuals losing their jobs becomes more of a reality than make-believe.

As a matter of fact, to quote from Steve’s book, The Seven Stages of Successful Unemployment… From Hell to Hallelujah! “As companies restructure, reorganize, retool and reengineer they’re distributing more pink slips than Victoria’s Secret.”

Steve’s “life lessons” presentation will provide the impetus you need to evaluate your own life and career and then determine what it takes to move forward, faster in order for you to be successful in your own eyes. It is a program designed to get you moving so that success is within your reach.

It can teach you how you can “live well by living smart” and how negatives can be turned into positives. The presentation is insightful, entertaining and valuable.


Post-Meeting 1:30pm

Complying with the IIA's Quality Assessment Review Standards
TBD, Protiviti, Inc.

As the January 1, 2007 deadline draws near for companies to comply with the Institute of Internal Auditors' Quality Assessment Review (QAR) standards, trends are emerging that indicate not only is a new appreciation underway for improving QARs, but also a refreshed sense of "stakeholdership" and desire for driving improvement within internal audit functions. In this session, we will discuss some of these key trends, as well as, the some of the more common issues being noted during these reviews and key points of focus to consider as your organization prepares for its own QAR.


UTD School of Management This meeting is being held at University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management. UTD is at 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080.  The School of Management is at the corner of Drive A and  University Parkway.  A map to and around UTD is at http://www.utdallas.edu/pdf/campusmap.pdf.

Preferred Method:

The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve.htm.

Secondary Method:

An optional method is to use the telephone, fax, or e-mail. However, a $2 phone/fax/e-mail fee will be assessed to each reservation.

Contact:

Paula Whatley
Builders First Source
214-880-3564
paula.whatley@bldr.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

IIA Members: $25
Non-Members: $35
Students: $15
Walk-ins/late registrations (members or non): $35
Phone/E-Mail Fee: $2

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

We accept most major Credit Cards

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 tom.keils@bldr.com.

After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.

Chapter News

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)?

  • The most important research study the IIARF has ever undertaken
     
  • The first project funded by the William Bishop III, CIA Memorial Fund
    • We envision this project to be a living legacy of Bill’s passion for internal auditing
    • Bill was a tremendous supporter of internal audit research and CBOK will provide a fitting tribute to Bill’s contributions to the profession of internal auditing
       
  • A comprehensive survey that will capture the state of the internal auditing profession throughout the world including: • The knowledge and skills that internal auditors possess
    • The varying skill and organizational levels that practice internal auditing work
    • The actual duties performed by internal auditors
    • The structure of internal audit organizations
    • The types of industries which practice internal audit
    • The regulatory environment of various countries
       
  • CBOK will provide an understanding of the unique value-added role internal auditing has in organizations throughout the world
    • This understanding will enable us to better define the future of internal auditing and ensure that it remains a vibrant and relevant contribution to organizations
       
  • The results of CBOK will drive many crucial aspects of The IIA for the next 3 years, including:
    • Certifications and exams
    • Standards
    • Advocacy
    • Practice Advisories
    • Educational Programs
    • Educational Products
    • Publications
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
  • Visit the CBOK web site at www.theiia.org/CBOK and sign up to take the survey
  • Encourage your co-workers and staff to take the survey when it is released
  • Promote the survey within your organization, IIA chapter or affiliate and other professional groups

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?
The first step to become a volunteer instructor is to contact Richard Gipson at richard.gipson@theiia.org or 407-937-1319. You will need to send Richard a letter of interest and a brief resume/biographical history. Richard will then contact you for a telephone interview. Based upon the results of that interview, you may be invited to attend Instructor Development Course (IDC).

What is the Instructor Development Course (IDC)?
The IIA uses the expertise of internal audit professionals to deliver course material owned by The IIA. To ensure the highest quality standards for professional development, The IIA has developed a course to “train the trainer” in the accepted style of presentation for their seminar programs and determines who would complement the volunteer instructor staff for the seminar program. The course runs for 3 days and is lead by members of The IIA’s Educational Programs Department. The department schedules this course at least three times a year.

What expenses are associated with attending IDC?
The IDC course is tuition-free. Attendees (or their companies) are responsible for paying their own travel, room and board costs. The IIA provides lunch for the three full class days. The IIA does negotiate a special price for attendees with a local hotel. However, attendees are not obligated to stay there.

What happens during IDC?
Each morning, members of the Seminar Department provide education on how to instruct The IIA course material. Some of the information covered as part of The IIA curricula includes: The Seminar Leader’s Role, Motivation and Learning, Communication, Classroom Challenges, and Self-Preparation Techniques.

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?
Once an individual becomes a volunteer instructor, The IIA asks him or her to lead two courses a year. There are many classes available at various times and locations during the year. Twice a year volunteer instructors will complete a preference sheet indicating preferred locations and courses. The Public Seminars Manager will then schedule volunteer instructors to teach based on the need for a particular class. An acceptable level of participant evaluations and active support of the seminar program is required to remain a volunteer instructor. The IIA will pay all reasonable and actual expenses for travel and room and board when you are teaching for them.

How do I get free CPE?
To thank your company for allowing you to participate in the volunteer leader program, The IIA provides one credit hour for each hour taught to apply as an offset for the tuition of future seminars for yourself or other members of your staff. For example: If you teach Tools and Techniques for the Beginning Auditor, a 4 1/2 day class, you will receive 35 credit hours which your organization can apply in total or in segments towards another IIA seminar course. Leaders will forfeit all credits not used within two years of the teaching date.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Gipson at richard.gipson@theiia.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 gwen_land@jeffersonwells.com if you have any questions.

Seminars

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.

Career Opportunities

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, fsjnherman@aol.com.

National/International Career Opportunities


Griffin Consulting Group  (7/18/06)

STAFF/SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR
San Antonio, Texas
To $55k + bonus and Relocation Assistance Provided
4 Positions Available due to growth in Industry

Client Summary:
A top-ranked Fortune 200 energy company and leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products, operating six refineries in the Western United States and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Position Summary:
Depending on prior experience, this position may work independently on audit projects or supervise internal auditors and function as lead auditor on assigned projects. After 2 - 3 years, they encourage moving into the organization in a supervisor or manager role, but have advancement opportunities within the Audit department as well.
Key responsibilities may include:

  1. Determining the scope and theory to be followed on assigned internal audit projects;
  2. Preparing or assisting in preparing internal audit programs and internal audit questionnaires on assigned internal audits;
  3. Supervising and reviewing the Assistant and Associate Internal Auditor’s work or projects where functioning as lead auditor;
  4. Preparing or reviewing working papers to document data used to accomplish audit objectives;
  5. Preparing letters of recommendation to management on assigned audit projects;
  6. Appraising corrective action taken to improve deficiencies noted in internal audit reports; and
  7. Performing other duties as assigned
  8. Approximate travel of 30% may be required

Requirements:
The selected candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or in a related field. Pursuing CPA or Certified Internal Auditor Designation. SAP or other ERP system knowledge and Refining and/or Retail exp are a plus. Ideally will have 1+ yr exp but will consider sharp entry level.

Required skills include:

  1. Demonstrated understanding of accounting standards, procedures and policies;
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software products;
  3. Ability to communicate and interact effectively with internal and external contacts;
  4. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills.
  5. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; and
  6. Good understanding of internal control systems.
  7. Must be able to travel approx 30%

Preferred skills include:

  1. SAP or other ERP system knowledge; and
  2. Refining and/or retail experience.

For more information please contact:

Michelle Griffin @ (817) 498-9938
or email
mgriffin@gcsearchgroup.com


Texas Credit Union League  (7/12/06)

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.

Auditor

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
resumes@tcul.coop or fax to (469) 385-6530.

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 

EOE


Dal-Tile  (7/12/06)

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

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 jobs@daltile.com.

* Local Dallas candidates are being considered only at this time *

PLEASE INCLUDE SALARY HISTORY WHEN APPLYING IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED

Dal-Tile offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Benefits package including medical, dental and vision
  • Company paid life insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Associate discount on product
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

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.


Sirius Solutions  (6/29/06)

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

Responsibilities:

  • Remediation and operational effectiveness testing.

Requirements:

  • 4 year Degree
  • Sarbanes Oxley compliance experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • 10% domestic travel

Preferred:

  • CIA or CPA certification
  • Public Audit experience
  • Energy experience, preferably Exploration and Production experience

For immediate consideration, please email Resume as an MSWord attachment to Rhonda Croegaert at rcroegaert@sirsol.com or contact her at 713-888-7123.

 


Fossil  (6/28/06)

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.

Experience:

  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • 1-3 years previous internal audit work experience
  • SOX, Section 404

Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting required
  • CIA or CISA preferred

Please send resumes to Candice Hamlin at chamlin@fossil.com  or you may apply online at www.fossil.com.

Fossil is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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