Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, September 19, 2003 or a $5 late fee will be charged.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
Please mark your calendar these meeting dates for the balance of the 2003-2004 chapter year:
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 Pamela Krakosky, 972-849-3440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.
|Date:||Thursday, October 30, 2003|
|CPE credits:||7 hours|
|Host Location:||JCPenney Company, Inc.
6501 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024
|Incredible Low Cost:||$99|
|Register:||Online at http://dallasiia.org/Access_Seminar.htm|
Register now because space is limited!
Access Unleashed: Use the powerful Data Analysis and Database functions of Microsoft Access to add value to your audits and audit administration
Do you want:
Here is your opportunity to learn more about:
Do you need to buy software to do all of the above?
Note: You dont need Access experience! Each student in the technical session will be given as a handout a copy of Marks book: Using Microsoft® Access for Data Analysis and Interrogation. The book includes data sets and Excel templates so that the tests in the book can be practiced on your own computer. (The retail-selling price for this book is $70! To learn more for this book, please visit http://www.nigrini.com/data_analysis_books/data_analysis_using_access.htm.)
Other Handouts: One copy of Using Microsoft Access in the Audit Function, 20 page handout on using database functions of Access. This handout might be posted on the Chapters website to control costs. Out goal is to also provide some files related to actual Access-based systems used at a major DFW area audit department. The files could be used as a template for your organization. If the department agrees to this then the files will be posted to a website for download.
About the Seminar leader
Mark J. Nigrini, Ph.D. was formerly on the faculty at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He is a Research Fellow at the Ernst & Young Center for Auditing Research and Advanced Technology at the University of Kansas. His current line of research addresses continuous audit and the detection of earnings manipulation.
In 1995 his data analysis work was publicized in The Wall Street Journal, Canadian Business, Technology in Government, Contingencies, The Globe and Mail, and CA Magazine, among others. His work has also been written about in publications such as The Financial Times, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Business Week, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Journal of Accountancy, and USA Today. He has presented numerous academic seminars and professional seminars for accountants in North America and abroad. He has published papers on Digital Analysis in academic journals such as The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and The Journal of Accounting Education, and in practitioner journals such as Internal Auditor, Journal of Accountancy, IT Audit Forum, The White Paper, and IEEE Potentials. Mark has also written four web-based seminars for the IIAs web-based seminars at www.auditlearning.org. At the time of writing, two of the seminars are up and running.
Mark J. Nigrini is the author of Digital Analysis Using Benfords Law: Tests and Statistics for Auditors and Using Microsoft Access for Data Analysis and Interrogation. To learn more about Mark and his books, visit his website at http://www.nigrini.com.
IIA International approved the 45th Endorsed Internal Audit Program during the June International meetings. The program has been designed to be unique in that it is geared towards graduate students of any area of emphasis. The program will leverage the strong technology background of the University and offer students an opportunity to learn controls and internal audit as part of any University program.
The International Committee who approved the program was impressed by the systems and multi-discipline approach and felt like this was the type of Internal Audit program for the future. The strengths of the program include:
Lots of various activities are planned for the new program including a student chapter starting this fall. A reception and open house is planned in the near future with invitation to all IIA members and those interested in audit. The first core course is offered this fall and is called "Business Process Design and Internal Audit". Students will be members of the IIA and attend many of the IIA and ISACA meetings during the semester. In addition, numerous guest speakers will be participating in the class along with a number of case study projects. Students will also be studying for the CIA exam as part of the course.
On September 4th, Dr. Glenn Sumners made a presentation to the class reviewing the LSU Endorsed Internal Audit program and explaining great career opportunities to the students in the class and over 40 guests. The presentation stimulated a lot of new interest in the program and had lively question and answer. Similar to the LSU program no pre-requisites are required to get into the EIAP, however the UTD program is at the graduate level only. The program is also designed to assist companies who are transitioning employees from other areas to a role in Internal Audit.
To learn more about the program visit http://citm.utdallas.edu/eiap or contact Director of EIAP, Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729.
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken over the summer if not previously reported. 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 September 20, 2003. Contact Magdalena Kovats (972-389-3344 or email@example.com) if you have any questions.
If you want your name removed from our reminder phone call list, go to the chapter website. Click on the "Members" tab and then click on "Opt Out."
Please welcome our newest members who joined over the summer:
|May 2003 New Members|
|Michael K. Dorn
John B. Mestayer
Melanie G. Seaman
Edward A. Leo
Nirav J. Patel
Ronald Joe Wilson
John F. Wilson
Dominick J. Gervasi
|June 2003 New Members|
|Max A. Belin
Susan Elizabeth Campbell
Hugh L. Goodpasture
Amanda M. Herring
Sin Leng Wong
John L. Hurt
Gina L. Moore
Robert R. Northrup
Luis R. Padilla
Michael R. Taylor
Vickie L. Tesmer
Barry E. Tillman
Robert M. Turner
|July 2003 New Members|
Jose Luis De La Torre
John B. McGinnis
Anthony R. Perez
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, we will have a table set up at the next chapter meeting, or 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.
Fishback Financial Corporation, a successful community bank holding company based in Brookings, South Dakota, has recently formed FFC Risk Management Solutions, a bank consulting company with expertise in areas such as internal audit and regulatory compliance. The early success of this venture has created an immediate need to expand our field audit staff.
We are currently searching for an Audit and Compliance Specialist who will perform field audits for bank clients with subprime lending programs conducted through third parties operating from hundreds of retail locations throughout the country.
The successful candidate must have a Bachelors degree and at least two years of experience in financial services audit or regulatory compliance. The individual must also possess an understanding of bank operations, principles of internal control, basic accounting, and federal compliance regulations. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently, are essential. Preference will be given to candidates holding one or more of the following certifications: CPA, CISA, CIA, CRP, or CRCM.
The position requires frequent overnight travel (approximately two weeks per month) throughout the southeast United States and is based in Arlington, Texas.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, life, and dental insurance, 401K, and onsite daycare.
To apply, send a resume to:
Doug Arrington, CPA, CISA
Audit Manager - National Products
501 E. Border Street
Arlington, TX 76010
email your resume to
Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or related field and a minimum 3-5 years experience in internal or external auditing, and/or relevant experience. Certification preferred (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA).
Strong knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, techniques, tests and sampling methods required. Ability and willingness to travel 50-60%. Experience with SAP a plus. Strong PC skills, including Word and Excel. Oilfield industry experience a plus. Strong technical, analytical and decision making skills. Self-motivated. Able to work independently. Good interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to interact with all levels of management. Commitment to customer service and ability to work in team-oriented environment. Good judgment - fair and objective.
Plan, organize and perform various audits worldwide, including financial and operational audits. Develop accurate and complete audit workpapers that adequately support audit findings and document work performed. Prepare audit points summarizing findings and recommendations and discuss them with auditee. Prepare draft audit report to division and senior management. Coach and train auditors on an as-needed basis. Participate on special projects and investigations on an as-needed basis.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in information systems or computer science and a minimum of 3-5 years experience in internal or external auditing, and/or relevant IT experience.
Reviews moderately to very complex business processes. Develops an in-depth understanding of the function to be audited, and uses business knowledge, analytical skills and experience in identifying control risks to improve efficiencies. Responsible for consolidating issues for management level review; developing clear and concise written recommendations, which require minimal editing; presenting recommendations and resolving issues with management. May supervise routine projects/audits and completes special projects as required.
Candidate should have
Plans, supervises and performs internal audits in accordance with GAAP and internal audit standards promulgated by the IIA. Internal audits consist of assessing the quality of earnings, the accuracy of financial statements, quality of internal controls, assessment of the risk profile of a division and efficiency and effectiveness of operating units.
Lone Star Technologies, Inc. is a holding company whose principal operating subsidiaries manufacture and market oilfield casing, tubing, and line pipe, specialty tubing products including finned tubes used in a variety of heat recovery applications, and flat rolled steel and other tubular products and services.
Please send resumes to Jill Graham, email@example.com
15660 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 500, Dallas TX 75248
National Consulting Firm
National consulting firm experiencing tremendous growth has a career opportunity for Audit Seniors in their Dallas office. The position will enable you to plan, supervise and execute internal audits. You will also be providing advice and execution on Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 implementation. Excellent career path to partner while avoiding the liability issues associated with a CPA firm.
For immediate consideration please forward your resume to:
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