eNews - August 2009

The President’s Letter

I would like to congratulate Jay Blanchard on a great year as President.  Under his presidency throughout 2008/2009, the Chapter accomplished many great things, including achieving the Platinum Level designation from the International IIA.

I would like to introduce myself to you as the incoming President of the Dallas Chapter.  My name is Tom Keils and I am the Director of Internal Audit for Builder’s FirstSource.  I am excited about having the opportunity to serve as your Chapter President for the 2009/10 year.  I have been involved with the Chapter in many capacities over the years, and I can tell you every year this Chapter gets better and better.  You have a dedicated team of officers and volunteers that are committed to making this a successful year.  We still have many open opportunities if you are interested in joining the team.

I am pleased to announce a new registration process that I think will make signing in and attending the monthly meetings a more efficient process.  I am also pleased to announce a new seminar program through which we will be offering one and two day seminars at a very affordable rate.  These seminars are designed to bring top quality training locally so our members save on travel costs.  Our next seminar is “Audit Report Writing” on August 10th and 11th, and the cost is $300.00.

I am looking forward to the exciting year we have planned.  We are kicking off the year on August 6th at Cityplace with a great meeting focusing on Risk Assessments and their impact throughout an organization. Our luncheon will feature John Dorsam, Principal at AC Lordi, discussing SOX risk assessments and how ICFR can contribute to an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency.  The CAST meeting will focus on Risk Assessment and Audit Planning and will be presented by Al Bazis, DART Internal Audit Director.  The pre-meeting will spotlight Tax/Treasury Risk Assessment with Kristine Kuntzendorf of JCPenney.  Richard Stohl of QBA Consulting will wrap up the program with a presentation focusing on health benefit cost risk assessment.

I hope to see you at the August meeting.

Sincerely, 
Tom Keils
2009/10 President – Dallas Chapter IIA
president@dallasiia.org
214-880-3560

Next Meeting - Thursday, August 6, 2009
Cityplace Conference Center

Risk Assessment

Meeting 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Risk Assessments & SOX: Scoring ICFR for Effectiveness and Efficiency
John Dorsam, CPA - AC Lordi Consulting

ObjectivesDuring this session, John will discuss how to maximize efficiency in achieving SOX compliance by implementing a top-down, risk based approach.

Presentation topics will include the following:

  • Executing the top down approach to SOX
  • Structuring internal controls based on financial statement assertions
  • Risk assessment scoring to identify and stratify points of potential financial statement failure
  • Risk assessments driving the nature, timing and extent of control testing

John Dorsam is a Principal at AC Lordi Consulting, a leading national provider of accounting, internal audit and business advisory services.  His areas of expertise include Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, enterprise and business risk assessment and management, and building world class Internal Audit departments and functions.  John has been with AC Lordi Consulting for six years, and has thirty years of experience in corporate and operational accounting, financial reporting, business process control design, and internal auditing gained during his time spent in Corporate Controller and Director of Internal Audit roles for companies such as Rohm & Haas, Himont, and Hercules.  John is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from St. Vincent College.

1 Hour Continuing Education


CAST Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Registration begins at 10:00am

Risk Assessment and Audit Planning
Al Bazis - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Objectives: During this session, Al will discuss the merits of a risk based approach to audit planning and demonstrate a risk assessment methodology that has worked at Associates, Ford Motor, and DART. He will also discuss how the risk assessment results are applied to develop the audit plan.

After graduation from Creighton University, Al Bazis joined Arthur Andersen as an Audit Manager. After leaving Arthur Andersen, he joined Associates First Capital Corp. (now Citigroup) where he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Audit. He now leads the Internal Audit department at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) as the Internal Audit Director.  At both Associates and DART, Al has initiated COSO based audit approaches, using control self assessment (CSA) and a risk/control matrix approach as basic audit tools. Both the CSA and risk/control matrix approaches are interactive and begin with business objectives, proceeding to risks and objectives, risk ranking, and then to risk control. Al also focuses on using an annual risk assessment model as a basis of the annual audit plan.

1 Hour Continuing Education


Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Registration begins at 10:00am

Tax & Treasury Risk Assessments
Kristine Kuntzendorf, CPA, CIA - JCPenney

Managing risks in the Tax and Treasury areas has become increasingly important in today’s economic environment.  Helping management to formally assess and document these risks as well as the controls and monitoring processes in place helps to ensure that all potential risks and exposures have been identified and addressed.

The objectives of this presentation include the following:

  • Understand why more detailed risk assessments in select areas, such as Tax and Treasury, are value-added and how they integrate into the annual risk assessment process
  • Learn about the Self Assessment approach used at JCPenney to complete these risk assessments
  • Share the results of the risk assessments as well as the benefits derived from the process

Kristine Kuntzendorf is a Senior Audit Manager in JCPenney’s Internal Auditing department, where she is responsible for audit projects within the Controller’s, Finance, Tax, Treasury, and Procurement areas at the Home Office in Plano, Texas.  Kristine has 15 years of internal audit experience at JCPenney, which includes assignments on various teams, including the Stores Auditing team and the Marketing Audit team.  She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of North Texas in Denton and is a CPA and a CIA.

1 Hour Continuing Education


Post-Meeting 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Risk Assessment of Organization’s Health Benefit Costs
Richard Stohl, CPA - QBA Consulting

Objectives:  The high cost of inefficiency, provider overcharge, payment error, and fraud and abuse in health benefits warrants more than casual oversight of health benefits administration.  Millions of dollars in savings can be achieved when internal auditors help their organizations “watch the store”.  Assisting in the control of health benefits cost has become an extremely high profile area where internal auditors can enhance their image as a value-added service to their organization.  One way internal auditors can achieve cost savings, recover overcharges, and minimize financial exposures is to familiarize themselves with methods for controlling health benefits cost in high exposure areas.  This presentation will cover risks and exposures in health benefits administration and will look at how and why things can go wrong.  The presentation will also provide suggestions for internal auditors in developing a risk assessment of selected exposure areas within their organizations and how to evaluate and test controls over the exposure areas.

Richard M. Stohl has extensive health benefits administration audit and cost control experience and is a recognized authority in the field.  He is the co-founder and president of QBA Consulting Corporation, which specializes in quantitative benefits administration audits, claims analysis, and consulting on cost controls and program stewardship.  He was formerly Auditor-In-Charge with the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Office of Personnel Management in Washington D.C., where he was responsible for auditing the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), the largest employer-sponsored health benefits program in the country.

For over twenty years, Richard has helped corporate, government and non-profit clients identify millions of dollars of cost overcharges, payment errors, and establish practical methods and procedures to reduce future problems.  Richard designed and implemented his company’s Medical Analysis and Review System (“MARS”), which evaluates claim adjudication system controls by identifying payment errors, overcharges, and other anomalies in the claim universe. He has written numerous articles and lectured on subject. He is the co-developer and instructor of the IIA’s Health Benefits Administration Auditing profession development seminar.

Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned the Health Insurance Associate (“HIA”) and Managed HealthCare Professional (“MHP”) designations from the Health Insurance Association of America (“HIAA”).  He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and The Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc.  He has a BA in Accounting from San Diego State University and a MS in Business Financial Management from George Washington University.  Richard served on the Executive Committee of the Texas HealthCare Anti-Fraud Association from 1991 – 1999.

1 Hour Continuing Education


New Online Registration Requirements

A few months ago, the Dallas Chapter made a change to the CPE process.  After attending an IIA meeting, an online evaluation is distributed via email.  When you click the link to the online evaluation, you can immediately prepare and print your CE certificate for that specific meeting.  We had an overwhelming positive response to this process improvement, and want to keep making improvements such as this to streamline our processes.

New this year, beginning with the August meeting, the Dallas Chapter will require payment prior to confirming your registration.  Almost 90% of our attendees already pay through PayPal, so this is not a change for them.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received prior to the meeting (see details below).  Our goal is to reduce the wait time at the check in tables, improve controls, and ease the reconciliation process on the back end.

As a friendly reminder and to provide clarification for our new members:

  • Registration cutoff is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).
  • Payment must be received by the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).  Your registration is not confirmed until paid.  We strongly encourage you to pay via PayPal to confirm your registration.  If you are mailing a check, the envelope must be post marked 8 days prior to the meeting (i.e., on Wednesday the week prior to the Thursday meeting) to ensure we receive your payment on time.  If the envelope is not post marked within the required timeframe and is received late, you will be notified by email that a) the meeting is sold out or b) an additional $10 late fee per person will be assessed.  Only registrations paid by PayPal will be accepted on Thursday and Friday prior to the meeting.
  • If you miss the deadline to register and space is available, you can attend the meeting as a walk-in.  Before coming to the meeting, please check the website to see if we are accepting walk-ins since our meetings tend to sell out.
  • The deadline to cancel your registration is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted) to receive a refund.  If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.  The substitute will be required to pay an additional $10 if they are not a member of the Dallas Chapter.
  • All walk-ins will need to register at a separate table before the start of the meeting.  The walk-ins will be required to complete an on-site registration form which will include name, company name, address, and email address and can pay with cash or check made payable to the Dallas Chapter of The IIA for the applicable amount.

The following are the current rates for our monthly meetings:

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas IIA Member $55
  • Other IIA Member or Non-member $65

NO WALK-INs will be allowed. Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions.

We will keep you posted as we continue to make improvements.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the officers of the Dallas Chapter.  Thanks for your cooperation!


Map to CityPlace Conference CenterCityplace Confernce CenterThis meeting is being held at Cityplace Conference Center,
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204

CityPlace Conference Center

The DART light rail station at Cityplace serves both the RED and BLUE lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare information at  http://www.dart.org/default.asp

 

Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_0809.htm.

Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas IIA Member $55
  • Other IIA Member or Non-member $65

NO WALK-INs will be allowed. Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions.

Reservations must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, July 31, 2009.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Current Cancellation date: 5:00p Friday, May 8, 2015

  • You can cancel online until the current cancellation date and receive 100% refund. If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.
  • The substitute may be required to pay an additional fee which would depend on their membership status (Member, Student Member or Non-Member). To cancel your registration after the cancellation date, please send an email to CANCEL@dallasiia.org .

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 web site.  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 the Chapter Treasurer at treasurer@dallasiia.org.

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

Chapter News

CIA Programs

Congratulations to our New CIAs, CGAPs, and CCSAs

Congratulations to the following for successfully completing their Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), and Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) exam requirements in January, February, or March 2009:

Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®)

Dawna Boone
Brandy Eleazar
America Legaspy
Charles King
Marquesa Washington
Kim Johnson

Hemal Ojha
Rainy Tate
Scott McKay
Barney Pearson
Jennifer Crawford
Seanda Westbrook
Magdalena Chambless
Angela Bedard
Jason von Holstein
Nathan Ferguson
Steven Riddiough
Lauren Jagers
Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®)
Lolita Stark  John Joswiak  
Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP®)
Brandy Eleazar    

The Dallas Chapter will honor these new CIAs, CGAP, and CCSAs at the August 6, 2009 meeting.  Honorees will be contacted via email with more specific instructions.  Questions can be addressed to Toni Messer at tmesser@utdallas.edu.

Mark Your Calendars!

The next CIA review course will be held September 25-28, 2009 and taught by Dr. Glen Sumners of LSU.  Courses will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas.  Registration details can be found at http://dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_F09.htm.

Check Out Our New CIA Web Page

For information about the CIA exam and review courses, see our new website at http://dallasiia.org/CIA.htm

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:      I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?

A:       The IIA will send out certificates to the Dallas Chapter each quarter.  The certificates for those taking and passing the exam and satisfying all requirements between April and June 2009 should be received by the Chapter in August 2009.  If you do not receive your certificate by September 2009, contact the IIA’s certification department:  certification@theiia.org, or call (407)937-1100.

Q:      How do I register for the exam?

A:       Exam registration can be completed via the following link: http://www.theiia.org/certification/certified-internal-auditor/certification-candidate-management-systems/


The Dallas IIA Chapter Membership Directory has been updated!

An email notification was recently distributed to all active Dallas IIA members containing instructions on how to access the latest Dallas IIA membership directory information on the Dallas IIA website (http://www.dallasiia.org/Directory_09.htm).  If you did not receive that particular notification, then you may not be listed as an active Dallas IIA member and/or your profile may need to be updated. To update your profile, please log into the IIA website (http://www.theiia.org/) and select “Update your profile”.  It is important that you update your profile when your contact information changes.

If you received the notification but do not wish to be listed on the international or Dallas IIA directory going forward, please update your profile on the IIA website and select “yes” to the question “Do you wish to be included in IIA and local affiliate member directories?” when editing your personal information.  For guidance on how to transfer your membership or update your profile on the IIA website, please contact custserv@theiia.org or 407-937-1111.  For any specific questions related to the Dallas IIA membership directory, please contact the Membership Directory Chair at directory@dallasiia.org.


IIA Research Foundation

The IIA Research Foundation has issued in 2009 a report available for free download entitled XBRL: What's in It for Internal Auditors.  XBRL stands for “Extensible Business Reporting Language” and you may have heard that “it is coming”.  Well, XBRL is already here.  The report provides an overview of this new and important topic for internal auditors.  The report outlines the SEC’s XBRL filing requirements, approaches to implementation, and how internal auditors can be involved in the adoption and conversion process.

Filing financial statements in XBRL format has become a regulatory mandate for many companies across the globe.  Management and internal auditors should understand the value it brings throughout the entire compliance and reporting process — from the initial transaction at the business-unit level, to the release of the group financial statements or management report. For internal auditors, key areas of interest in the XBRL process could include:

  • The migration from manual to automated processes in key activities
  • The ability to more efficiently access and integrate entity wide data
  • The abstraction of business rules and controls that can be applied across a wide range of software applications
  • A lower cost operating environment

A comprehensive listing of XBRL resources and reference material are also included in the report.  The 2009 report can be downloaded free of charge from The IIA Web site at www.theiia.org/research/research-reports/chronological-listing-research-reports; however, a contribution is requested.


Membership Updates

More than 25 years of membership…

The following Dallas Chapter Members have reached a significant milestone, celebrating more than 25 years of membership! Congratulations on your commitment to our Chapter and the audit profession!

25 years or more of Membership

Courtenay Thompson, 45
Chuck Brown, 43
John Vaughn, 42
Wayne Furman, 41
David Haney, 41
Dick Hendrikson, 40
Charlie Pipes, 39
Elmer Strieker, 38
Bob Symon, 38
Otto Crumroy, 36
Thomas Gorman, 36
Denny Beran, 35
Sher Cord, 33
Rich Townsend, 33
James Williams, 33
Bobbie Adrian, 32
Paul Bowler, 32
Dan Stoffel, 32
Dave Walsh, 32
Gil Bellamy, 31
Alan Harris, 31
Wayne Rose, 31
Amador Adame, 30

Corinne Bryan, 30
Andy Gatewood, 30
Dave Hallo, 30
Bob Molyneux, 30
Michael Stearns, 30
Alan Oppenheimer, 29
Dave Sevcik, 29
Earl Willey, 29
Ron Romesberg, 28
Richard Warren, 28
Robert Bartzokas, 27
Jules Budny, 27
Penny Chapman, 27
Jesse Crawford, 27
Greg Dubis, 27
Bill Ducharme, 27
Jim Hughes, 27
Clinton Jenkins, 27
Magdalena Kovats, 27
Linda Linscott, 27
Janet MacAulay, 27
Micky McCulloch, 27
Dave Miller, 27

Debra Moore, 27
Van Nguyen, 27
Carol O'Neal, 27
Paula Price, 27
Mark Salamasick, 27
Jeff Seutter, 27
Scott Sullins, 27
Damon Ault, 26
Dan Gould, 26
David Lawson, 26
Gretchen McGinnis, 26
Tony Mueller, 26
Patrick John O'Mahony, 26
Lisa Rogers, 26
Randy Solomon, 26
Richard Stelluti, 26
Bridgette Wallace, 26
Scott E. Boydston, 25
Anita Helpert, 25
Ken McKee, 25
Gene Miller, 25
Debbie Townsend, 25
Jim Waldrop, 25

June 2009 New Members

Laura Anson
Nathan Barker
Neavis Bryant
Sandy Cable
Bill Carter

Benita Casey
Jeff Connell
Kevin Gonzalez
Todd Jones
Mehgan Klare

Alison Lange
Heather Million
Maria Pektessis
Kelly Ryan
Larissa Turner

Please look for the monthly eNews (electronic newsletters) as a source of information for future events within the Dallas Chapter and other internal audit related news. If you have any questions regarding your membership or need additional information about the Dallas Chapter, please feel free to contact the Membership Chair (membership@dallasiia.org). If you are looking to become more involved in the Dallas Chapter and help give back to the internal audit profession, please contact Jay Blanchard at jayblanchard@ti.com.

Seminars

2009 - 2010 Seminars
Updated 7/7/09

Dallas Chapter Seminars

The Dallas Chapter of The IIA is pleased to announce SMART Training Courses for the upcoming year and beyond.  Our goal is to provide high quality training at a low cost for our members (from $150 for 1 day courses up to $450 for technical 2 day courses).

We have been busy these past couple of months planning and organizing to bring you the following hot topics and outstanding speakers.  We are still working hard to finalize the schedule but we wanted to get this to you as soon as possible so that you could plan your training.

SMART Training Courses
(Seminars on Mastering Audit Real-world Techniques)
COURSE NAME INSTRUCTOR CONFIRMED DATES OR
EST. TIMEFRAME
DFW LOCATION
Audit Reports Today Sally Cutler August 10-11, 2009
Registration is
now open
Lennox International
ACL Intermediate (201) ACL October 1-2, 2009 Texas Instruments
Internal Audit for Fraud Deloitte October 15-16, 2009 Idearc
High Impact Audit Consulting Mark Salamasick, David Williams & Shawn Irving November (1 day) 7-Eleven
Windows Server and Active Directory TBD December (2 days) Rent-A-Center
Advanced Risk-Based Auditing IIA certified instructors January (2 days) Brinker
Auditing Oracle Applications TBD February (2 days) Southwest Airlines
Advanced Operational Auditing IIA certified instructors April (2 days) 7-Eleven
SQL TBD May (2 days) Sabre
We are able to bring these seminars to you for a low cost because IIA-member companies are providing their offices for the training sites.  If your company is interested in hosting a course and receive free registrations, please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net to find out more details.  And if you would like to recommend a course topic and/or instructor, please contact Pamela.

Audit Reports Today

Class size is limited to the first 60 paid registrants!

Date: August 10 – 11, 2009 (Monday and Tuesday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Monday check in begins at 8:00 am
Location:

Lennox International
2140 Lake Park Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75080

Cost: $300 and includes training materials, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages.  Payment is due at time of registration. We recommend that you pay through PayPal to confirm your registration.
CPE Credits: 14
Prerequisites: None
Experience Level: All levels
Objectives:
  • Writing smart: using preliminary documents to build the audit report
  • Focusing the documents on the readers
  • Using the five components of audit reporting as the underlying logic of the report
  • Writing executive summaries that focus on high-level issues
  • Using various formats for presenting information and ideas
  • Editing for clarity, conciseness, and readability
  • Controlling tone
  • Register: Online at Seminar_Reserve_081009.htm.  Please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net if you have any questions.
    Deadline: July 31, 2009 is the last day to register.  Payment must be received by this date or the Dallas Chapter reserves the right to deny entrance as we expect this seminar to sell out.
    Cancellation:

    There is a $50 cancellation fee per registrant on cancellations between July 27 and July 31.  Refunds will not be granted after July 31, however, substitutions are permitted by notifying Pamela Krakosky.

    Instructor

    Sally F. Cutler, President, Word-Wrights Incorporated
    Sally consults with internal audit functions on document design, standards, writer guidance, and consistency
    for reports and procedures.  She also designs and delivers customized writing-skills training for internal-audit, business-controls, and compliance executives, managers, and staff.

    Sally has provided seminar design and delivery for The IIA including Vision University for the Experienced Chief Audit Executive (Designer and Co-trainer, 2004 – present), Effective Writing for Auditors (Designer and Trainer, 2004 – present), Audit Report Writing (Designer), Tools and Techniques for the Beginning Auditor (Co-designer).

    Also, Sally has the following publications:  Designing and Writing Message-Based Audit Reports (The Institute of Internal Auditors, Handbook Series, 2001), Audit Committee Reporting: A Guide for Internal Audit (The Institute of Internal Auditors, Handbook Series, forthcoming 2009, and “A Few Good Words” (quarterly column) in New Perspectives, (Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors).

    Sally has a Master of Arts, English (Writing) from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts, awarded summa cum laude, from State University of New York, The University at Albany.

    Seminar Topics
    • Task Analysis
      • Understanding the readers and uses of audit reports
    • Organization
      • Organizing information by using five components: criteria, conditions, causes, effects, and recommendations and/or action plans
      • Organizing to deliver key messages
    • Report Structure
      • Exploring best practices for report structure
        • Executive Summaries: Objectives, Scope, Opinions, and Whole-Report Ratings
        • Observations and Observation Ratings
        • Additional sections: Background, Methodology, and Appendices
      • Exploring various formats for Observations
    • Writing Quality
      • Revising for conciseness and readability
      • Revising for clarity using sentence metrics
      • Controlling tone
      • Proofreading for final document quality

    Location:

    Lennox International
    2140 Lake Park Blvd.
    Richardson, TX  75080


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    Employment Opportunities

    AmerisourceBergen  (6/16/09)

    FINANCIAL AUDITOR

    Position Description Summary:

    Under general direction of the Internal Audit Director, responsible for performing audits at the distribution centers and various other audits within specific functional areas in order to ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements and standards.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Performs reviews, evaluations, and makes recommendations for the correction and/or improvement of internal, operational, and management control systems and organizational performance.
    2. Interacts with all levels of company associates and outside contact with client representatives, vendors, and other business-related representatives.
    3. Performs financial balance sheet reviews and application audits utilizing audit software tools such as ACL.
    4. Assists in planning work on assigned segments of the audit.
    5. Assists in determining records or activities to analyze, the extent of tests to apply and appropriate paperwork to prepare.
    6. Recommends the means of obtaining, analyzing and evaluating the evidentiary data.
    7. Reviews transactions, documents, records, reports, and methods for accuracy and effectiveness.
    8. Prepares acceptable working papers that record and summarize data on the assigned audit segment.
    9. Audits business applications; reviews disaster recovery plans.
    10. Holds preliminary discussions of apparent deficiencies with function/business unit management to verify and to obtain explanations of and reasons for each apparent deficiency.
    11. Reports audit findings on the results of the review of the assigned segment of the audit and makes recommendations for the correction of unsatisfactory conditions, improvements in operations, and reductions in cost; conducts closing conferences with management.
    12. Prepares reports integrating business data files using ACL software.
    13. Must be willing to travel extensively; overnight travel up to 50%.
    14. Performs related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Experience and Education Requirements:

    Requires broad training in fields such as business administration, accountancy, sales, marketing, computer sciences or similar vocations generally obtained through completion of a four year Bachelor's Degree program, technical vocational training, or equivalent combination of experience and education. Normally requires a minimum of four (4) to six (6) years directly related and progressively responsible experience. CPA, CIA, CISA or MBA with industry experience in public accounting.

    Minimum Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements:

    1. Knowledge of operational auditing, process flow reviews and trial balance audits
    2. Working knowledge of audit software packages such as ACL
    3. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    4. Strong interpersonal skills
    5. Ability to work independently; self-starter
    6. Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
    7. Ability to implement processes resulting in satisfactory audit practices
    8. Strong computer skills in order to operate effectively with company systems and programs

    Please submit resumes to: https://amerisourcebergen.tms.hrdepartment.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=7145&lcid=en-US


    DFW International Airport  (6/10/09)

    Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 134 domestic and 37 international destinations worldwide.

    Senior Auditor

    SUMMARY:  Senior Auditors perform professional-level audit work to assist the Board of Directors and management.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; three years of professional-level auditing experience (Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or Certified Information System Auditor certification may substitute for one year of work experience); and possession of a valid Class C driver's license.

    DESIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:  Excellent organization, project management, interpersonal, and writing skills.  Financial audit experience and certification as a Certified Public Accountant—or some parts passed.

    For more information and to apply online, visit our website at www.dfwairport.com.  Click on the Careers link.


    General Electric  (6/10/09)

    Company Name: General Electric
    Title: Senior Auditor
    Type: Full Time
    Duration: Permanent
    Education: Four Year Degree
    Experience: 5-10 Years
    Location: Dallas, Texas, USA, 75014

    Responsible for internal control evaluation activities with a major focus on ensuring all bank assets managed by their organization remain regulatory compliant

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Internal Lead and conduct independent testing to evaluate the effectiveness of controls through the analysis and testing of business processes and procedure
    • Understand bank policies and procedures and ensure their businesses/COE are compliant with regulatory requirements.
    • Identify, assess and document key risks and related controls through walkthrough and process owner interviews
    • Develop and implement testing routines coordinating with Bank Control Officer
    • Prepare and review audit work papers for accuracy and completeness.
    • Complete audits within pre-established time budgets and schedules.
    • Ensure audit adherence to Bank regulatory requirements.
    • Lead exit meeting and review identified deficiencies and disposition with area management
    • Identify gaps and recommend process changes and improvements to the process owners.
    • Monitor corrective action plan (CAP) to ensure gap closure in agreed time period with process owners.
    • Upon completion of CAP, develop test plans, test for gap closure, report out and submit for Bank approval. Recycle process, if gaps still exist.
    • Establish and maintain effective business relationships with operating management in assigned areas and functions
    • Participate in Change management process for their respective area.
    • Interface with Quality, IT and process teams to ensure that all projects or process changes are reviewed, and determine if bank approval is required.
    • Test changes for control effectiveness, request bank approval where required and update documentation.
    • Coordinate audits between their respective business/COE and internal/external audit teams.
    • Identify initiative or automation opportunities that will drive productivity and strengthen internal controls.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • 4-year degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
    • Minimum 2-years experience in audit, accounting or equivalent experience
    • Understanding of SOX regulations, & GAAS (auditing) principles
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with Bank Regulators and Senior Management

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must submit application for employment through COS (internal candidates) or www.gecareers.com (external candidates) to be considered for this position.
    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
    • Must be willing to comply with pre-employment screening, including but not limited to drug testing, reference verification, and background check.
    • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time.

    Desired Characteristics

    • CPA or Masters in accounting or Finance
    • Proven ability to manage teams across multiple locations and operations
    • Ability to effectively work with all levels of the organization
    • Excellent analytical/technical skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work and make decisions independently
    • Six Sigma training.
    • FDIC or bank regulatory experience

    For U.S. employment opportunities, GE hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. GE will require proof of work authorization. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    How to apply:  Please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar:
    http://appclix.postmasterlx.com/track.html?pid=ff80808120ff30bd0121b0e70bda5c05&source=iiadallas


    Essilor of America, Inc.  (6/4/09)

    Essilor of America, Inc.
    Senior Internal Auditor
    Job Description

    Essilor is the global leading manufacturer of optical lenses and the market leader in progressive, high-index and anti-reflective coated lenses.  A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic lenses, Essilor employs more than 9,000 people throughout North America. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the Varilux®, Crizal®, DEFINITY®Thin&Lite®, and other Essilor brand names. Essilor Laboratories of America (ELOA) is the largest, and most trusted, optical lab network in the U.S. and offers a wide choice of services and lens brands, including Essilor premium lenses, to eye care professionals across the nation.  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).
     

    Title:
    Reports To:
    Location:

    Senior Internal Auditor
    Internal Audit Director
    Dallas, TX

    Dept.:
    Status:
    Hours:

    Finance
    Full-Time permanent
    8:30 to 5:30

    POSITION PURPOSE:
    Perform internal audit and consulting engagements within a $1.6B foreign-owned manufacturer and distributor of eyeglass lenses.  The successful candidate will have strong technical knowledge of accounting and auditing as well as experience in creating audit programs and performing internal audit engagements independently.  Demonstrated ability to develop testing criteria based on audit objective; to consider business impact in the evaluation of test results; formulate practical recommendations is required.  Must be able to work independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Contribute to departmental efforts individually or as part of a team, in either a lead or support role.
    • Perform audit, consulting and acquisition due diligence engagements.
    • Assist with the LSF self-evaluation program for the North American zone (French SOX). 
    • Create or execute audit programs and tests to address specific business functions and situations.
    • Apply internal audit methodology to evaluate financial and procedural controls in a variety of business environments.
    • Develop solutions, with operations personnel, to address internal control and operating deficiencies.
    • Communicate audit findings and prepare audit reports.
    •  Participate, as part of a team, in Company-wide or Finance department projects or initiatives.
    •  Perform special projects as needed.
    • Perform administrative duties as required.

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree with a course of study in Accounting or Auditing.
    • Three to seven years internal audit or public accounting experience required.
    • Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CMA) or MBA are pluses.
    • Comfortable in an integrated audit environment, incorporating financial, operational and IS procedures.
    • Demonstrated understanding of internal controls and operational procedures in a growing, dynamic organization.
    • Ability to quickly develop conclusions from vast but incomplete data.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing and distribution operations.
    • Knowledge of financial due diligence procedures relative to acquisitions of small companies.
    • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley or control self-assessment procedures,
    • Familiarity with IFRS, foreign company exposure and international auditing experience are pluses.
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite of applications.
    • Knowledge of Oracle, MS Access and Monarch are desirable.
    • Conversational ability in Spanish within a business setting is also a plus.
    • Willingness to travel up to 40%.

    Please e-mail resumes and contact information to Kendra Peters Ross at: kpeters-ross@essilorusa.com


    Federal Home Loan Bank  (5/22/09)

    EXEMPT JOB DESCRIPTION

    Title: SENIOR AUDITOR

    BASIC PURPOSE

    Under general supervision, performs professional auditing work of considerable difficulty and
    complexity, planning and leading audits, and providing lead and work direction to other
    professional auditors.

    PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

    1. Plans, supervises and conducts audits, which are frequently complex in nature, of financial, compliance, operational, and IT areas to determine if operating units are in compliance with Bank policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations and GAAP.
    2. Establishes, with limited supervision, audit objectives, time estimate, plan of work, and supervises or performs data collection and documentation and evaluates results.
    3. Prepares audit workpapers which document audit procedures performed according to the departmental guidelines.
    4. Prepares written audit recommendations and presents them to the auditee.
    5. Prepares written audit reports and discusses them with the auditee.
    6. Assists other staff auditors when assigned.
    7. Provides consulting service to clients on matters relating to internal controls, operations or accounting matters.
    8. Determines if appropriate corrective action has been taken on deficiencies noted during audits and examinations by testing corrective action and reporting the results to management.
    9. Assists Bank's CPA firm in their annual examination when assigned.
    10. Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting.  A business related degree may be substituted provided the candidate has completed at least 18 hours of accounting courses and 3 or more hours of computer science courses.
    2. Professional Certification  such as CPA, CIA or CISA is required.
    3. 3-5 years experience in all types of audits including financial, operational and IT/EDP, or significant and related bank accounting experience of a comparable nature.
    4. Excellent Microsoft Office skills including advanced skills with Excel and Word.  Intermediate skills in operating systems and utility programs, with knowledge of flowcharting software preferred.
    5. Working knowledge of audit software preferred.
    6. Excellent communication, project management and interpersonal skills.
    7. Strong detail orientation and excellent analytical skills.

    TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT THE BANK EMPLOYEMENT SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE AT http://www.fhlb.com/about.html#Bank_Employement


    University of North Texas  (5/22/09)

    Internal Auditor III Positions

    The UNT System Internal Audit Department is actively recruiting for two Internal Auditor III positions, one located at the UNT Denton campus and one located at UNTHSC in Fort Worth.

    UNT Denton - Internal Auditor III - requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or related subject; four years of auditing experience and professional certification required - Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

    UNTHSC - Internal Auditor III – requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or related subject; four years of auditing experience; Healthcare Industry experience and professional certification required - Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

    For additional information on these positions and to create an online application, go to https://jobs.unt.edu

    UNT is AA/EOE/ADA


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