Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, August 27, 2004 or a $5 late fee will be charged.
Those who register by the deadline and attend the Pre-Meeting will be able to "pre" check-in for the luncheon from 9:25am until 10:10 am.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting, the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for the next meeting. Any questions, contact Melinda Lokey at 214-473-3823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.
IIA Research Foundation
The IIA Research Foundation has published a supplemental chapter, “The Pervasive Impact of Information Technology on Internal Auditing” to its 2003 report, “Research Opportunities in Internal Auditing.” The chapter helps researchers and practitioners better understand, evaluate, and promote why IT is important to internal auditing and how internal auditors can generate and use IT in innovative ways that provide value to their organizations.
This chapter can be downloaded free at http://www.theiia.org/iia/index.cfm?doc_id=4057.
The Research Foundation has recently published a book entitled Key Controls: The Solution for Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Control Compliance by Brad Vorhies. This book will assist you and your company in implementing a key controls process, which is an internal control evaluation and exception control process. The benefits of establishing such a process can include reduced risks related to internal control deficiency disclosures; minimizing costs related to the annual external audit of internal controls; and maximizing the benefit from your investment in developing an adequate internal control review process to comply with Sections 404 and 302 of Sarbanes-Oxley.
The author – Brad Vorhies – is a CIA, CISA, and CPA and works in Dallas at TXU. The book is in hardback form and totals 131 pages. You can order it online at – www.theiia.org/iia/bookstore.cfm?fuseaction=product_detail&order_num=489, or by calling toll free 1-877-867-4957. (Publication order # 489; IIA member price – $65; nonmember price - $75). I am sure that Brad will be happy to autograph the book for you.
University of Texas at Dallas Endorsed Internal Audit Program Expands After First Year
This year started out with a bang in more ways than one. If you missed the Chapter meeting on August 12, you missed the power outage at UTD in the middle of the Chapter lunch meeting. Fortunately everyone adjusted quickly and we were able to continue on with the presentation.
We were also able to recognize and present a certificate to those who completed the EIAP program at UTD this first year. I would also like to recognize them and their employers in this newsletter since they were all instrumental in the students taking officer roles in the Student Chapter.
They all completed at least the minimum of 12 credits of Internal Audit classes and sat for the CIA or CISA exams. We have about 20 students that started the program in the spring and another 20 during this fall semester.
The program is expanding this fall with the addition of new courses in Forensic Accounting Investigations, Ethics for Professional Accountants, and Corporate Governance and Accounting. We also plan on adding a course in Analytical Techniques and Audit Software which will start in the spring semester. All of these classes are at the graduate level and were designed with the internal audit practitioner in mind. They also provide an excellent source for continuing education. If you are interested in these courses, please refer to the programs Web site at som.utdallas.edu/eiap or contact Mark Salamasick.
In the second year we will be accelerating the recruiting process to begin in September and October for internships and full-time hires. Since both Internal Audit and IT Risk Management are offered in fall and spring, we will have students available for interviewing throughout the year. Similar to last year the Student Chapter will compile a resume book and offer resume information on-line.
We have a number of events that are in the planning phase. The UTD School of Management will be the site of a number of activities including the CIA Exam starting in this fall. Information on these events will be included in future newsletters.
If you need additional audit resources and would like to review the resumes, please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or email@example.com.
Please welcome our newest members:
Report Your Speaking and Writing
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken in August. 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 15, 2004. Contact Magdalena Kovats (214-777-0581 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Documenters and Testers
We are currently searching for several Documenters and Testers- Contract Positions-
Any internal audit background would be great as Internal Auditors will work the best for identification of controls
Combination of Internal Audit and Financial Operations would be the very best if they are good documenter
For immediate consideration for these
We are currently searching for several Internal Auditors- Full Time Positions-
For immediate consideration for these
We are currently searching for several Auditors- Direct Placement Positions-
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
For immediate consideration for these opportunities email your resume to:
This position is accountable for performing and documenting audits and special assignments. Verifies the adequacy of financial and operational procedures and controls and to determine their compliance with Corporate policies and good business practices. May make recommendations for improvements in the areas of control, efficiency and cost savings subject to review by audit management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Reviews and analyzes Company records and procedures. Identifies and defines operational problems and documents internal accounting/financial and operational controls for departments with or without written policies. Determines whether systems of financial and operating controls are functioning properly and are in compliance with established policies and procedures and if changes or definitions of policies and procedures are needed. Utilizes Company policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, good business practices, and generally accepted auditing standards to perform auditing functions. Provides suggestions for improvement and reviews them with the audit management.
2. Documents the results of audits, special assignments, and research activities and reviews them with audit management. After completing audits, drafts report using a personal computer to perform word processing, spreadsheet analysis, and develop graphs for areas examined. Details areas needing improvement and recommends corrective action. Assists other department staff members by gathering data or performing other assignments as directed and works with or in lieu of the Corporation's external auditors as required. Performs all functions of the job within the established time deadlines and schedule constraints.
3. Interacts frequently with the audit management to receive assignments, discuss specific areas assigned, and discuss adequacy of work paper documentation. Also interacts with all levels of personnel within the various departments in the Company when performing audits, special assignments, and research and advisory projects. May present audit findings to company officers and directors during close meetings. External contacts include external auditors when participating in interim and year-end audit activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Job requires a Master’s degree or equivalent in Accounting with six hours of computer science course work and two to five years of audit or accounting experience in order to understand generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), audit techniques and testing and financial/operations controls. Experience in public accounting is desirable. Must be a CPA or be actively pursuing exam.
2. Must have good computer skills and knowledge of various word processing, spreadsheet and graphics software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. in order to prepare audit reports and presentations.
3. Must have good communication, time management, and strong interpersonal skills to effectively secure information from various departments to perform audits and present findings to management.
4. Must be willing to travel 15 to 30% depending on department requirements.
5. Proficiency in foreign language(s) preferred but not required.
Please forward resume to:
Fax to (972) 687-1609
Or e-mail to email@example.com
Children’s Medical Center Dallas is currently looking for a Senior Internal Auditor for our Internal Audit Department. Internal Audit reports to the Corporate Compliance Officer and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. This position will report to the Director of Internal Audit and will be responsible for the following:
The ideal candidate for this position will be a CPA with a combination of Big 5 public accounting and internal audit experience. Qualified candidates must possess the following:
Children's Medical Center Dallas is a private, not-for-profit facility dedicated to making life better for children. Children's offers a competitive benefits package and a superb working environment. As the pediatric teaching hospital for the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the physicians on the Children's medical staff are known for their expertise in areas such as pediatric heart disease, childhood cancers, critical care, organ transplantation, kidney disease and many other childhood diseases. We anticipate sustained growth through the next decade and beyond. We invite you to join us and help shape the future of Children's Medical Center as we enter the 21st Century.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Number: 421085289
Description Accountabilities of an Audit Specialist include planning and directing a wide range of complex audits of TXU's policies, procedures, and business processes using advanced audit expertise. Frequently, this position will utilize sophisticated audit and risk management techniques to perform required duties. This position will typically serve as the Auditor-In-Charge (AIC) of an audit project team, with responsibilities that include: developing audit programs, planning and directing audits, preparing audit reports, briefing all levels of management, and preparing accurate and complete audit work papers. In addition, this position will be required to identify business risks and provide advice and consultation to management on internal controls to manage these risks.
Additional accountabilities include:
Qualifications Are you ready for a challenge and changing environment? Want an opportunity to expand your auditing skills and learn a regulated and deregulated utility industry? TXU is the place for you. TXU manages a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy businesses in North America, primarily in Texas. TXU is looking for an auditor that can bring experiences and knowledge to an ever changing environment.
Relocation assistance may be available for selected candidate, per manager discretion.
Sarbanes-Oxley / Internal Audit Consultants
Due to rapid growth, Weaver and Tidwell’s Risk Assessment and Sarbanes-Oxley Solutions Group needs motivated, energetic, and enthusiastic contractors to consult with clients from a variety of industries. Internal audit engagements include:
We are seeking consultants with:
Consultants must be willing to travel throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Please visit our website at www.weaverandtidwell.com/services/raso-solutions.shtml to learn more about this dynamic service group. We look forward to receiving your resume!
Please submit resumes to: Glory Meyer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Human Resources Fax: 972-702-8321
Do more than just survive – thrive. If you’re a forward-thinking, resourceful individual who is equal parts team player and individual achiever, you just may find that Verizon can help you experience progress on a completely different level. The following positions are currently available in our Irving, Texas location. (Check corporate website or inquire for other available locations.)
Internal Audit - Specialist
The Audit Specialist is responsible for analysis of financial reports, trend, and opportunities. Responsibilities relate to developing and implementing company audit programs; reviewing accounting and statistical data throughout the organization; and reviewing activities of the organization for compliance with plans, policies, and procedures.
• 2- 4 years public or internal auditing work experience or 3-6 years related work experience. • BS in Accounting, Finance, at least a 3.0/4.0 overall GPA or equivalent. • Demonstrated effective leadership and interpersonal skills; excel in a team environment. • Demonstrated creative and innovative solutions to strategic business issues. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to travel 50% (domestically). • Proficient in PC skills (preferably with the Microsoft Office suite of products). • CPA or pursuing CPA
For immediate consideration for these opportunities email or fax resume to email@example.com .
Internal Audit – Analyst
The Audit Analyst 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. The position is responsible for consolidating issues for management level review; developing clear and concise written recommendations, and presenting recommendations and resolving issues with management. Also will have opportunities to supervise routine projects/audits and complete special projects as required.
For immediate consideration for these opportunities email or fax resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT Auditor – Irving
The IT Auditor will be responsible for reviewing moderately to very complex business processes. The candidate will develop an in-depth understanding of the function to be audited, and use business knowledge, analytical skills and experience in identifying control risks to improve efficiencies. Also responsible for consolidating issues for management level review; developing clear and concise written recommendations, presenting recommendations and resolving issues with management. Will also be responsible for supervision of routine projects/audits and completion of special projects as required. Also, assists in orienting new team members.
It is our goal at Verizon to make progress every day – progress in strengthening our position as a communications leader, and progress in advancing the individual careers of our people. Verizon offers an aggressive, outstanding benefits package and opportunities for career advancement inside and outside of internal audit.
For immediate consideration for these opportunities email or send resume to:
John Maley Search Consultant Verizon Account Team email@example.com Fax: 214-200-0745
Our search firm has an outstanding opportunity in Dallas for someone with at least five years of operational or finance experience to join the Audit group of a major multinational company.
Primary Responsibilities: Audit financial and operational processes and review those processes to determine whether risks are properly controlled.
Management/Organizational Skills: The internal auditor is primarily an individual contributor, working on teams with other auditors. At times, the internal auditor will be responsible for leading audit projects and other times will participate as a member of the audit team. Over time, as the auditor demonstrates the ability to lead projects, successfully completes them on time, and performs appropriate risk assessments, project lead opportunities will become more frequent.
Complex Tasks: The most significant challenge as an internal auditor is the initial learning curve. Every six to eight weeks the internal auditor will be assigned to a new audit project auditing a different business or process. Auditors are expected to quickly analyze and understand the areas they are auditing, identify key process risks, and test the effectiveness of internal controls. Deadlines are critical for each project in order for the department to complete its plan for the year. The next most significant challenge is for the auditor to have a healthy skepticism, which requires an auditor to challenge conventional processes and policies. The third most critical challenge is learning to write in a concise and succinct manner the critical information necessary to analyze a process.
Technical Abilities: Technical skills and abilities include a fundamental knowledge of SAP/Oracle and how to extract information from SAP/Oracle through standard reporting functions from other electronic storage media. Good business writing and analytical thinking skills are very important.
If qualified and interested, please email your résumé, including daytime phone, in confidence to Stephen Preston, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: July 2004
The senior internal auditor will: plan and direct audits related to the companies’ policies, procedures, information technology (IT) systems, and business processes; develop audit programs, prepare reports, briefs all levels of management, and maintain high standards for workpaper accuracy and completeness; and identify business risks and provide advice and consultation to management on internal controls to manage their business risks.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as accounting or
Please fax resumes to 972-699-6102, or email Debi Piper at Debi.Piper@kaneb.com.
About Our Companies
Xanser Corporation (NYSE: XNR) provides technology-based and technical services worldwide. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Xanser’s operations consist of an information technology company, Xtria, and an international technical services firm, Furmanite. Xtria provides information technology solutions and services in three distinct markets: healthcare, financial and insurance, and agencies of federal, state and local government. Furmanite, one of the world’s largest specialty technical services companies, delivers a broad portfolio of engineering solutions that keep facilities operating. Furmanite’s diverse, global customer base includes offshore and land-based drilling operations, pipelines, refineries and power generation facilities, steel mills, automotive manufacturers, pulp and paper mills, food and beverage processing plants, semi-conductor manufacturers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Kaneb is a single business represented by two separate publicly traded entities. Kaneb’s business is focused on mid-stream energy assets – refined petroleum products and fertilizer pipelines, and petroleum and specialty liquids storage and terminaling facilities. Kaneb is a major transporter of refined petroleum products and other commodities via pipeline in the Midwest. Kaneb is the third largest independent liquids terminaling company in the United States and one of the largest in the world. Worldwide operations include facilities in 29 states, Canada, the Netherlands Antilles, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Its publicly traded entities are Kaneb Services LLC (NYSE: KSL) and Kaneb Pipe Line Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KPP).
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