The President’s Letter
How many of you know that there is an actual Ranch in downtown Dallas
(and it is not affiliated with the 1970’s series Dallas)? Raise your hand…..
Okay, it’s not an actual working ranch, regardless of what our Yankee
counterparts may think about Dallas. However, it is a 36,000 square foot
private event facility that hosts over 200 events annually.
It’s Eddie Deen’s Ranch and it is the site of our September 6 meeting!
As you have heard me mention, we are searching for additional venues for our
monthly meetings since the Chapter is growing and our current location is
reaching capacity. I encourage everyone to plan to attend this event to help us
decide if this is a venue we can use in the future. Your feedback is important
Here are some interesting facts about Eddie Deen’s:
- Eddie Deen & Company has catered BBQ to over 80,000 guests and friends
of President George Bush.
- Fed 14,000 guests in 45 minutes in 1995 and 15,500 people in 38 minutes
at Governor Bush’s 1999 Inauguration in Austin plus 22,000 guests at three
2001 Presidential Inaugural Balls in Washington, DC.
- During the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita disasters, Eddie Deen's catered
to over 100,000 evacuees for the American Red Cross and over 65,000 for TXU
in New Orleans and Lufkin, TX. Each guest received a beneficial meal during
this difficult time in our nation's history.
I hope to see you all there and look forward to your feedback!
2007-2008 President - Dallas Chapter IIA
Next Meeting - Thursday, September 6, 2007
Lunch Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm
Going beyond SOx compliance – Internal Control
Phil Samson, Principal & Maanasa Jain, Senior Manager
Internal controls optimization is a process of continuous improvement in controls that extends beyond financial reporting controls. As most organizations are mature in terms of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, management and compliance groups are now looking to understand if controls can actually result in tangible benefits both in terms of decreased costs and/or increased efficiencies. While Auditing Standard 5 (AS5) provides insight into company's controls structures and provides opportunity for improvement, without a sound methodology, it becomes difficult to glean the benefits. Each organization is unique, therefore controls optimization means something different to each.
Phil and Maanasa will share PricewaterhouseCoopers' point of view on controls optimization. They will share with you various drivers, potential business benefits and a high level approach that companies can consider. They will also discuss how Internal Audit and similar compliance functions can be strategic enablers of such a value added initiative within the company.
Phil Samson is a Dallas-based Principal in the Systems and Process Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has 22 years of auditing, consulting and IT experience in public accounting and industry. In his 18 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers he has lead projects to assess and/or implement IT and operational control environments as part of financial audits, internal audits, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 readiness / redesigns, and SAS 70 third party reviews. Phil's supports clients in the Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, Technology, and Financial Services industry sectors. Phil has a B.B.A. in Business Analysis and Research from Texas A&M University.
Maanasa Jain is a Dallas-based Senior Manager in the Systems and Process Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has over 11 years of combined experience in auditing and consulting within the business process and information technology fields. For the past four years, Maanasa has been focused on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts, both from an external audit perspective as well as serving in an advisory capacity for non-audit clients. She has led engagements to assist clients with Sarbanes readiness for multi-billion dollar companies. Maanasa has also assisted clients though major business changes including business process and IT controls redesign for several high-technology, retail and consumer products companies. Most recently, Maanasa has been speaking to several companies in the marketplace regarding AS5 and its impact on their organizations. She is one of the local market leads for internal controls optimization. She has a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University. She is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Auditing Standard 5 – Effective and Efficient SOx
Christopher Williams, Partner and Colby Ton, Senior Manager
Most companies have likely initiated the process of evaluating Auditing Standard No. 5, An Audit of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting That Is Integrated with an Audit of Financial Statements (AS 5). The goal of AS5 and the SEC interpretive guidance for management is on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the assessments performed by company's management and its external auditor. PricewaterhouseCoopers works closely with its clients to address the short-term and long-term impact AS5 has both on client Internal Audit/Compliance functions and management within the company.
Chris and Colby will share PricewaterhouseCoopers' perspectives on AS5 and the impact it has had on organizations. Their discussion will be centered on enabling a more effective and efficient audit as well as the opportunities AS5 provides to move towards controls optimization.
Chris Williams is a Dallas-based Partner in the Systems and Process Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He serves clients primarily in the consumer and industrial products industry. He has more than 14 years of combined experience in auditing and consulting related to business process and information technology controls. He has a B.B.A. in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Texas.
Chris has served on a team Systems and Process Assurance PwC professionals to lead the update of the PwC audit methodology relating to information technology risks and controls. He has also appeared as a speaker or a panel member on a variety of topics including Fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, and IT Controls for such organizations as Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). His experience and knowledge includes evaluation of risk assessments, reviews of automated business process controls and their linkage to information technology controls, process walkthroughs and controls evaluation using the PCAOB guidelines.
Colby Ton is a Dallas-based Senior Manager in the Systems and Process Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Colby has 10 years of combined experience providing companies with IT, financial, and operational auditing and consulting services. Colby’s primary responsibilities have included leading Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 readiness and optimization assessments, as well as external audits for national and international clients. Colby spent 19 months on a secondment in Europe where he was assisting PwC clients in Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Italy with the development and implementation of efficient and effective key controls in both the IT and business process domains. He is one of the local market leads for internal controls optimization.
Colby is a practicing Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He has been a key speaker on internal controls at the ISACA Chapter in Stockholm, Sweden. He graduated with a B.S. in Management Information Systems, and a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance in 2007
Kirk Tryon, Manager - Texas Instruments, Inc.
William Hibbitt, retired Partner - KPMG
Danny Goldberg, Director - Tyler Technologies
John Trampe, EVP - Countrywide Financial Corporation
This year the PCAOB and the SEC have both issued significant guidance for publicly traded companies governed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Many companies have evolved their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance processes over the years since it was first made effective in 2004. A panel made up of members of a variety of companies will be sharing how their companies are currently structured to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley section 404. They will also talk about how this process has changed since the early days of year one (2004 for accelerated filers) and the various lessons they have learned along the journey.
Kirk Tryon is a manager in Texas Instrument’s internal audit department. Most of Kirk’s career has been spent working in the Asia Pacific region. Kirk joined TI in 1991 as an internal auditor. His initial responsibilities were to conduct internal audits for TI Japan. Kirk became an audit manager in 1995 with responsibility for auditing TI’s businesses in the US, Canada, and Latin America. In 1999, Kirk was named audit manager for TI’s Japan and Asia regions and led a team of auditors from Taipei, Taiwan, and later, Shanghai, China. Currently, Kirk is an audit manager for TI’s Japan region and in the US for TI’s semiconductor business and other corporate functions. Kirk is also a member of TI’s Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance team, which is tasked with leading TI’s internal control testing processes. Prior to joining TI, Kirk worked for the Auditor General’s Office for the State of Arizona. Kirk graduated from Arizona State University in 1988, and is a licensed CPA in Arizona.
William "Bill" J. Hibbitt retired as an active partner in KPMG LLP in February 2006. During his 30+ year career with the firm, he served in various capacities, including Vice-Chairman of tax operations for KPMG’s U.S. tax practice and national partner in charge of expatriate services. Mr. Hibbitt a licensed CPA in New York and Texas and is a graduate of The University of Louisville, The University of Louisville School of Law and New York University School of Law. Mr. Hibbitt served on the Audit Committee of the Triad board of directors.
Danny Goldberg, CPA, CCSA is currently the Director of Internal Audit at Tyler Technologies in Dallas. Mr. Goldberg started the internal audit department at Tyler and also assisted in the establishment of the SOX compliance department at Tenet Healthcare. Danny began his career at Arthur Anderson and is a graduate (BS – Accounting, 1997, MS – Finance, 1998) of Texas A&M University. Mr. Goldberg serves on the board of directors of a non-profit organization and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the IIA, Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the Texas Society of CPA's. Mr. Goldberg’s article, “The SOFT Approach to Auditing” appears in the August 2007 issue of the Internal Auditor and discusses the positive affects AS 5 can have on internal auditors.
John Trampe joined Countrywide in 2006 and leads the Retail Production Audit group. Before joining Countrywide, John was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Advisory Practice, specializing in Internal Audit Services. Before PwC, John was a Senior Vice President for Bank of America (NationsBank) in internal audit, risk management and on acquisition teams. John was also in public accounting with legacy Price Waterhouse and Ernst and Young, serving as a financial services industry specialist. John is a CPA, a CIA, and past president of the Dallas Chapter of the IIA. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Accounting.
meeting is being held at Eddie Deen’s – The Ranch
944 South Lamar
Dallas, Texas 75202
Eddie Deen’s Ranch is located behind the Convention Center in
Downtown Dallas at the corner of South Lamar and Canton. Please
find the website at
Directions to Eddie Deen's Ranch:
The Dart Red or Blue rail line to the Convention Center stop. Walk south on South Lamar to Eddie Deen’s Ranch.
Free parking will be provided to those attending the Dallas IIA
meeting in the surface lot adjacent to Eddie Deen’s Ranch.
(From the North)
N. Dallas, Richardson, Plano
Take Central Expressway (us75) southbound to I-30 west; take Ervay
street exit to the right; go straight on Ervay, which will become
Griffin Street; make a left on Canton Street – Eddie Deen’s Ranch
will be on your right on the corner of Canton and Lamar. After
turning right on Lamar, the parking lot will be on your right.
North Toll Way
Southbound I-35 to I-30 east (Texarkana) exit Lamar/Griffin street
take the Lamar street exit; go north (right) on Lamar; after you
cross over I-30 Eddie Deen’s Ranch will be on your right.
(From the south)
Take Stemmons (I-35 north to I-30 East (Texarkana); exit
Lamar/Griffin street take the Lamar street exit turn right on Lamar.
Eddie Deen’s Ranch will be on your right after you go over I-30.
(From the east)
Mesquite, Garland, Greenville
Take I-30 west to Dallas, from the left lane of the freeway, take
Ervay street exit, keep straight on Ervay which will become Griffin
Street, make a left on Canton. Eddie Deen’s Ranch will be on
your right at the corner of Lamar and Canton turn right on Lamar to
(From the west)
DFW Airport, HEB, Irving
Take state highway (I-183) to Stemmons (I-35e) southbound to I-30
east (Texarkana) exit Lamar/Griffin Street, take the Lamar street
exit turn right on Lamar you will see Eddie Deen’s Ranch on your
right after you go over I-30.
Arlington, Grand Prairie, Fort Worth
Take I-30 East (Texarkana) exit Lamar/Griffin street; take the Lamar
exit. Turn right on Lamar. You will see Eddie Deen’s Ranch on your
right after you go over I-30.
Place and confirm your reservation via the
web site at
|Meeting / Luncheon Fees:
IIA Members: $25
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,
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 block internet transactions, including PayPal;
be sure you enter the billing address associated with the card when prompted. 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 Marc Winandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the
link to pay via PayPal if desired.
Volunteer in the Spotlight
Danny Goldberg is the Director of Internal Audit at Tyler Technologies, Inc. and a volunteer assistant treasurer at our chapter meetings and will be one of the panelists at this month's post meeting. But Danny doesn’t stop there with his volunteer efforts. Danny wrote an outstanding article that is published in the August edition of Internal Auditor.
The SOFT Approach to Auditing is a brief description of how the PCAOB’s Auditing Standard No. 5 will greatly affect internal audit departments in a positive fashion, if the right audit approach is utilized. The SOFT Audit approach is a risk-based audit approach that intertwines the key and material pieces of several audit types into one to gain efficiencies. A SOFT audit brings together financial, compliance, and operational objectives. To read the article in its entirety, you can click
here, read your latest Internal Auditor, or visit Danny’s Web site:
Volunteers are Priceless!
Someone once said “Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” The Dallas Chapter of The IIA is very fortunate to have so many volunteers that are willing to give a little of their time. Without them and their company’s support, our chapter would not be the success that it is.
There are still a few opportunities to volunteer. The following committees currently have openings:
- Assistant Treasurer - help at the registration tables at the meetings
- Academic Relations - plan and help with student-related events
- Awards - assist the officers in the selection and procurement of awards for chapter volunteers
- Elections - hold election of officers and board of governors at chapter meetings
- Membership - help welcome members, handout name tags at the meetings, and perform other recruitment duties
- Social - help plan and organize the annual member social
If you are interested in one or more of these committees or just looking to get more involved in the Dallas Chapter, please contact the Dallas Chapter Volunteer Coordinator Pamela Krakosky at
IIA Research Foundation
The Research Foundation has recently issued a report entitled
What Have Organizations Done in Regard to External Quality
Assessments? Are you curious as to what other organizations
have done in regard to their external quality assessments? Are
you wondering how your organization measures up against other
organizations? The IIA Research Foundation's revived Emerging
Issues Series report entitled "IIA Standard 1312 - External Quality
Assessments: results, tools, techniques and lessons learned" can
help you answer these questions and more.
This report is provided as a free service to members of The IIA.
IIA members may reproduce and distribute copies for use within their
organizations. Non-members are asked to make a tax-deductible
contribution to The IIA Research Foundation before downloading the
The link to the publication is
Certification News - CIA Review Course!
Upcoming CIA Review Courses!
The CIA review course registration information can now be found
on the Dallas Chapter Web site: http://www.dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_F07.htm
the dates are September 5-8, 2007
The next Dallas Chapter review courses, featuring live training
by Dr. Glen Sumners of Louisiana State University, will be offered
as follows at UT Dallas:
- March 28-31, 2008
- September 5-8, 2008
CIA and Other Specialty Exams – November 14-15 , 2007
CIA and other specialty exams will be held in the UTD School of
Management (SOM) Building, Room 1.502. For information on how to get
to UTD and nearby hotels, please see
http://www.utdallas.edu/visitors-index.html. Please plan to
arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the exam to allow time for
parking and room assignment. If you enter via the University Parkway
entrance, a guard will give you a parking pass and direct you to the
Reminder…New Computer-based Testing Begins February 2008
Visit the IIA’s Web site for more information:
The IIA Announces New CIA Exam Preparation Materials
If you are planning to take the CIA exam this year, now is the
time to begin preparing and there’s no better way than through The
IIA CIA Learning System. Orders will begin shipping April 1, so
place your order today. Visit
www.learncia.com or call +1-877-442-2425.
Internal Auditor Publication Links (1991-2007)
Have you ever
wanted to go back to an article you read in the Internal Auditor but
didn't know where to look for the lost publication? Thanks to
Kerry Bogard, a Dallas Chapter member who works at AAFES, has made
life easier for us. Kerry put together the links for Internal
Auditor for the past 16 years! Just click
or go to the Members tab of our website.
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 August 1
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, 2007.
On behalf of the IIA’s 2007 Southern Regional Conference
Coordinating Committee and the Austin Chapter, we’d like to invite
you to attend this year’s conference at the Omni Southpark Hotel in
We have a great conference scheduled, featuring four informative
Governance – “Tone at the Top”
Information Technology and Information Management
The CGAP review track is designed as a 16-hour review that starts on
Sunday afternoon, culminating with the option for you to take the
exam on site Wednesday morning. If you sign up for the review track,
you may also attend the Monday and Tuesday general sessions and
The “fun” activities start on Sunday evening with a pool-side
reception, and continue on to Monday evening when we will provide
transportation to either the downtown area for fine dining and live
music, or a family-style barbeque restaurant in the hill country.
Tuesday evening’s “gala” will be a “Texas-style” evening at the Bob
Bullock museum of Texas History. Along with a buffet and cash bar,
you’ll have access to three floors of exhibits and the Texas Spirit
Theatre, an interactive multi-media experience focusing on the
“stories of determination, perseverance, and triumph that have
formed the Texas spirit."
In addition to the conference, we are pleased to announce that The
IIA will present a free Internal Audit Educator’s forum on Sunday.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Sloan Foundation will offer a workshop
on Performance Measurement for a small additional fee.
We hope to see you in Austin!
Robert Cates, CIA Robert Elizondo, CIA, CGAP
Conference Co-Chair Conference Co-Chair
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, please contact Greg Dubis at 972-431-5946 or send him
an e-mail at
email@example.com. We look forward to helping you.
The world of JCPenney is exciting and fast-paced. It's a world of
stability and growth. A world where traditions established at the turn
of the century guide one of America's largest, most successful, and
technologically advanced retailers.
Today, JCPenney commands more than 100 million square feet of premiere
retail space - the majority of this in the nation's leading malls. The
Company generates double-digit sales in the billions, making it a
perennial leader among the nation's retailers.
It's a world worth exploring - where dedication, persistence, and
teamwork are encouraged...and rewarded. Where do you fit in? Take a look
and see. JCPenney may be just the place you need to be ...a world of
JCPenney is currently seeking an HR/Benefits Auditor who will be
responsible for coordinating and conducting audits as assigned,
including specialized activities with a high degree of professional
competence and technical HR, Payroll and Benefits expertise.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Determines and/or recommends the scope and objective of specialized
audits utilizing professional resources and technical tools/techniques
most appropriate and productive.
- Analyzes complex HR and Benefits Plan administrative processes in
relation to the regulatory requirements stipulated by the IRS, DOL,
ERISA and/or other Federal and State related laws to determine
compliance within both manual and automated processes.
- Participate as consultant in the development, testing and implementation
of mission critical HR, Payroll and Support Services systems, as well as
post implementation verification of operating control for newly
automated processes. Participate in the development of requirements for
enhanced or additional outsourced services with the third party benefits
- Documents findings to fully substantiate recommendations for changes and
improvements to HR/Benefits processes, systems, controls and/or
procedures. Communicates audit concerns and findings to the appropriate
levels of operating and senior management.
- Identifies and recommends new and/or improved technical audit
techniques, and provides technical assistance and training in specified
methods to the Department and external auditors.
- Assists Audit Manager in preparing and establishing priorities based on
specialized knowledge of key risks and exposures, and participates in
developing the schedule of audit assignments and audit plans. Maintains
a high degree of knowledge about HR/Benefits practices and related
regulatory requirements that directly impact the Company, as well as
maintains fundamental knowledge about the business and remains aware of
trends in the industry.
- Communicates overall summary of audit results to operating management on
a regular basis and alerts management to unusual or high-risk situations
requiring immediate action.
Qualified candidates will possess:
- Bachelor's degree with 3 – 4 years of Human Resource and/or
Benefits Administration auditing.
- Two years of project management for large, complex projects with
significant dollar impact at the Senior Auditor level or its equivalent.
- Understanding of ERISA requirements for qualified retirement plans and
Federal requirements for basic employment practices.
- Possess basic data mining/query skills of HR, Payroll and Benefits
related data using PeopleSoft, Queryman, Access and/or ACL.
- Familiarity PeopleSoft HR/Payroll, Workbrain and Oracle Incentive
Compensation Systems. Ongoing education and/or self-study of
changing employment practices and regulatory requirements for HR,
Payroll and Benefits plan administration.
- CIA and CEBS certification is desirable.
To apply, please go to our website at:
Home Office > Home Office Support > Finance & Accounting > HR/Benefits
An exciting opportunity to advance your career with the World’s Most
Admired Telecommunications Company, AT&T. As a Corporate Auditor you
will be responsible for planning and performing reviews of business
operations and evaluating internal controls that result in
cost-effective, value-added audits. Additional challenges include
developing innovative audit plans based on risk analysis, testing and
evaluating key business controls and communicating audit results to
various levels of management. This position allows exposure and
potential transition to other business units within AT&T across a wide
range of operations and locations. There is 10-20% travel associated
with this position.
Qualified candidates have a minimum of 2 years
experience in Public or Industry audit along with a functional business
understanding in some of the areas of sales, finance, procurement,
billing, inventory management, risk analysis, information systems,
network, marketing, customer service and operations. The selected
candidate will have strong critical thinking and analytical skills
coupled with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication
expertise. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel along with the
ability to adjust to a constantly changing environment are necessary in
this role. The final candidate will also possess a Bachelors degree in
Accounting, Finance or Business; however, a CPA, CIA, or CFE is most
At the AT&T family of companies, our success depends on the
determination and dedication of our employees, and it's important that
our employees know we value them. We recognize that work is just one of
many important things in your life and your needs may change over time.
So we've designed a benefits package that allows our employees to plan
for their future, offering protection and value today and tomorrow.
Not only does the AT&T family of companies offer excellent compensation
packages, but we also have outstanding benefits (medical/dental/vision
insurance, education assistance, family care benefits, pension, savings
plan), and an environment conducive to personal and professional growth.
If interested, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference
Dallas, TX Corporate Auditor position.
AT&T Communications Inc. is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive full
and fair consideration for employment.
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet
communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing
innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to
create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
We are currently seeking an Internal Auditor to be based in our North
American Headquarters location in Plano, TX.
- Help define scope of assigned audits and prepare audit program,
- Prepare engagement letters, information requests and other
- Conduct audits in accordance with the approved audit program and
in accordance with auditing standards,
- Add value to the organization by identifying improvement
opportunities and providing clear recommendations,
- Make oral and written presentations to auditee during and at the
conclusion of the audit,
- Prepare formal written audit reports utilizing standard
- Reviews audit work papers and oversees preparation of audit
- Strong experience in the use of PC software as audit tools,
- Experience with ERP systems such as SAP/R3
and audit tools (e.g.: ACL),
- Proficient user of Microsoft Office
Applications; strong analytical abilities,
- Excellent written and oral communication
- High level of SOX knowledge,
- Works well individually and with others;
- Ability to travel international/domestic
- High integrity and ethics.
Bachelor degree in Business Administration or equivalent with a minimum
of 3 years audit experience (including some combination of
internal/external financial, operational and information system audit
experience) or 3 years experience in Ericsson's operations. Professional
Read more at www.ericsson.com and
apply at www.ericssonusjobs.com.
Reference job #11420.We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We
maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance
Ratliff Associates (7/24/07)
Fortune 100 Financial Auditor
Ratliff Associates, recruiters of Accounting and IT professionals, is
immediately seeking a Financial Auditor with a minimum of four
years experience for the following opportunity. Client is a Fortune 100
company. Excellent benefits (valuable stock options and matching 401k)
The Financial Auditor will conduct integrated financial, operational and
basic IT audits throughout multiple business units in order to identify
risks and controls that may impact the integrity of reported financial
information and/or the achievement of business objectives. The role will
require strong analytical and presentation skills.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct Financial Audits relating to all P&L Balance Sheet
Accounts, Inventory etc.
- Consult with and advise internal clients on the development and
implementation of effective and cost efficient internal controls to
manage business risks and improve their business processes.
- Following COSO guidelines determine organizational
compliance with Company standards, policies and commonly accepted
business and IT practices.
- Identify opportunities for increasing efficiency of business and
- Continually monitor compliance with the existing system of
internal controls and make recommendations for change as
- Develop an open and positive relationship with all levels of
line and executive management based on mutual trust and respect and
a focus on common business objectives.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Bachelors Degree required (Accounting, Finance or Business)
Masters in Business Administration (MBA ) is Preferred
- 4-7+ years Audit experience required
- Certification (CPA, CIA) is STRONGLY preferred
- Previous Public Accounting experience preferred
- Previous experience with field level controls in a large
corporate manufacturing and distribution environment of packaged
- Exposure to COSO guidelines preferred
- Strong communication skills are required (both written and
- Highly Analytical and Organized
- 50% travel required (mostly domestic)
- Target salary: $70-$80k negotiable based upon experience and
past earnings history
Candidates must be within commuting distance to North Dallas and be a
US Citizen or Permanent Resident as no relocation or sponsorship
assistance will be offered. Qualified candidates, please forward your
Senior Audit Analyst
Ratliff Associates, recruiters of finance, accounting and IT
professionals in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, is immediately seeking a
senior audit analyst with a minimum of one year experience using Audit
Command Language (ACL) for the following fulltime opportunity. Local
client is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Excellent
benefits, employee friendly environment!
- Continuously monitor audit data and business processes to assure
that compliance mandates are met
- Using ACL, gather, analyze and present data to assist the audit
- Interpret trends and recommend systems and procedures
- Interface with auditors, process owners and management
- BS in Accounting or related degree
- Minimum two years of internal audit and SOX experience
- Demonstrated, expert level ACL (preferred) or other analysis
tools such as Approva, SAS, Netmap, Matlab, or i2/iBase
- Strong written and verbal skills is a must
- Travel requirement is zero to 10%
Negotiable based upon experience level. Target $55k-$75k negotiable
based upon experience and earnings history.
Qualified candidates, who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents,
please forward your confidential resume to
Southwest Airlines (6/7/07)
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