The Dallas Chapter - September eNews

September 2008

The President’s Letter

I would like to thank the Programs Committee for handling a successful and well attended August meeting.  The August meeting is always a challenge for the team as they have to quickly get up to speed assembling the committee and planning the annual program schedule at the same time as getting ready for the first meeting.  All three presentations were very informative and the Plano Centre facility handled the event very well.  I am quite pleased the year has gotten off to a good start and I am confident we are set to continue this trend throughout the year.

For our September meeting, we will be back at good old Cityplace Conference Center focusing on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).  This is one of those topics that is becoming more and more important every year.  So if it hasn’t spread to your organization yet, this is a good time to get ahead of the game and understand what is sweeping the industry.  We will start the day with a presentation from Charles Westrin of Protiviti focusing on recent developments in ERM.  Then Lee Prillaman of Ernst & Young will focus on how the overall ERM process works and some practical implications.  We will conclude the day with a panel discussion featuring four very qualified and experienced audit professionals with different perspectives on ERM.

I would also like to announce an exciting new initiative that the Programs team will be starting in October called the Core Audit Skills Track.  This track will focus on crucial topics and skills that all auditors should comprehend and master to succeed in the practice of internal auditing.  Subject matter experts will present topics such as: the professional standards, building the audit report, closing conference strategies, audit evidence, etc.  Beginning at the October 4th meeting and continuing for about two years, the program will present a new topic every month, as a separate pre-meeting track.  Those who attend a majority of the sessions will get special recognition.  We are excited about this new initiative, so please join us for the first session on the IIA Standards presented by Southwest Airlines Vice President and Dallas IIA Board member Lori Rainwater on October 4th at 10:30.

Thanks,

Jay Blanchard
2008-2009 President - Dallas Chapter IIA

Next Meeting - Thursday, September 4, 2008
Cityplace Conference Center

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Lunch Meeting 12:00pm
Registration begins at 11:30am

Enterprise Risk Management: Beyond Internal Audit
Lee Prillaman, Ernst & Young

Lee plans to take us on a journey into the world of Enterprise Risk Management and address what is beyond Internal Audit.  During his time with us, he will address the following:

  • ERM – a COSO point of view
  • The new risk paradigm
  • Drivers of ERM
  • ERM roles and responsibilities
  • A practical approach to ERM
  • IT considerations in ERM

Lee Prillaman is the Southwest Area Section 404 Leader and a Partner in our Business Risk Services Practice. He has more than 25 years of public accounting experience, including extensive experience serving several large, multi-location defense contractors and various manufacturing and consumer products companies.  Lee was formerly the Managing Partner of the Fort Worth office before joining the BRS Global Center in Cleveland to work with the multidisciplinary team responsible for the development of the new Ernst & Young Risk Advisory Services Approach.  Lee is heavily involved in the development of Ernst & Young’s Risk Services Methodology and the related Risk Assessment training.  He has worked closely with Global BRS, IT and Tax leaders to validate and implement our integrated risk services methodology, technology and knowledge platform.

1 Hour Continuing Education


Pre-Meeting - 10:30am - 11:30am

Recent Developments in Enterprise Risk Management
Charles Westrin, Protiviti

Charles will discuss recent developments in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), including approaches companies are utilizing to better identify, assess, respond and communicate their highest priority risks.  Discussion topics will also include ways Internal Audit can assist companies in starting their own ERM journey, critical success factors for implementing ERM and common pitfalls companies should work to avoid.  In this group setting, you and your co-workers can enhance your knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management, the different roles an IA function can take in the ERM process, and have an opportunity to also learn what other companies are doing in this area.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a better understanding of the various roles an Internal Audit Function may play in an Enterprise Risk Management program for an organization.
  2. Identify critical success factors for an Enterprise Risk Management program.
  3. Gain a better understanding of the changes and emerging schools of thoughts about Enterprise Risk Management.

Charles Westrin is a Manager with Protiviti, Inc. who is dedicated to the Enterprise Risk Management practice. Since joining Protiviti, Charles has managed numerous Enterprise Risk Assessment (ERA) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) engagements for a wide range of international companies in the travel & hospitality, retail, energy, financial services, manufacturing/distribution, non profit and media industries. Charles assisted with the creation of Protiviti’s ERA & ERM methodology and has created and delivered multiple training workshops and online tutorials detailing Protiviti’s approach to ERM and ERA.  Prior to joining Protiviti, Charles worked in the Internal Audit practice of a Big 4 public accounting firm and as a Consultant for a large public utility in Australia.  Charles attended the University of Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration.

1 Hour Continuing Education


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

Panel Discussion: ERM Profiles in Practice
Glenn Onstad, Countrywide (Bank of America)
Michael Wilson, KPMG
Charles Westrin, Protiviti
Lee Prillaman, E&Y
Moderator - Clint McPherson, Protiviti

This panel of experts from Accounting Firms and Industry will discuss their organizational strategies as they relate to the use of ERM.  This will also include their experience as it relates to ERM successes, failures, and best practices.

Send the panel a question in advance

Glenn Onstad is a highly-respected, executive level finance and audit leader, with nearly 20 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies.  He has been a driving force behind establishing finance, risk assessment and internal audit best practices within Countrywide (Bank of America), Cadbury Schweppes, and PrimeCo (Verizon).   Currently, Glenn serves as Senior Vice President, within the Bank of America Countrywide Division. Recruited for his experience, vision, and work ethic, Glenn developed and launched several initiatives designed to improve the effectiveness of Enterprise Risk Assessment finance, strategic planning, internal audit and risk assessment functions.  Under Glenn’s direction, accounting, finance, and cost control processes and reporting metrics were developed and implemented, and processes for continual improvement of internal audit effectiveness were put in place.  Glenn continually expands risk assessment capabilities at Countrywide through leadership of a cross divisional risk management forum designed to proactively identify and mitigate emerging business risks – before they become issues.

Mike Wilson is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Certification in Control Self-Assessment. He has Masters degrees in Business Administration and Public Management, in addition to a BA degree in Economics from the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the IIA. Mike has 17 years of experience in providing advisory and audit services to organizations in a variety of industries.  Mike is the Southwest Lead Partner for KPMG’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) services.  He also has experience designing and assessing risk management programs, conducting risk and control assessments, conducting best practice/benchmarking reviews, and implementing control self-assessment programs.

Charles Westrin is a Manager with Protiviti, Inc. who is dedicated to the Enterprise Risk Management practice. Since joining Protiviti, Charles has managed numerous Enterprise Risk Assessment (ERA) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) engagements for a wide range of international companies in the travel & hospitality, retail, energy, financial services, manufacturing/distribution, non profit and media industries. Charles assisted with the creation of Protiviti’s ERA & ERM methodology and has created and delivered multiple training workshops and online tutorials detailing Protiviti’s approach to ERM and ERA.  Prior to joining Protiviti, Charles worked in the Internal Audit practice of a Big 4 public accounting firm and as a Consultant for a large public utility in Australia.  Charles attended the University of Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration.

Lee Prillaman is the Southwest Area Section 404 Leader and a Partner in our Business Risk Services Practice. He has more than 25 years of public accounting experience, including extensive experience serving various publicly-traded, multinational organizations, including several large, multi-location defense contractors and various manufacturing and consumer products companies. Lee was formerly the Managing Partner of the Fort Worth office before joining the BRS Global Center in Cleveland to work with the multidisciplinary team responsible for the development of the new Ernst & Young Risk Advisory Services Approach. Lee is heavily involved in the development of Ernst & Young’s Risk Services Methodology and the related Risk Assessment training. He has worked closely with Global BRS, IT and Tax leaders to validate and implement our integrated risk services methodology, technology and knowledge platform.

1 Hour Continuing Education


The $35 member price is for current Dallas IIA members only.  The only exception is when we have joint meetings with other organizations. We welcome members of other chapters and organizations.  However, if you are not a member of the Dallas Chapter, we request that you register as a non-member and pay the applicable fee.   If you are unsure of your chapter affiliation, please confirm The IIA’s records are current by logging into www.theiia.org or calling The IIA’s customer service line at 1-407-937-1111.   Thank you for your understanding and support of our programs.


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_0908.htm.

Contact:

Lori Cannafax

lcann3@jcpenney.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

Dallas IIA Members: $35
Non-Members: $45
Students: $25
Walk-ins/late registrations (members or non): $45

Reservations must be received by NOON on Friday, August 29, 2008. (Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday the 1st, we need to cut off earlier than normal on Friday.)

Registration Cancellation and No-Show Policy

  • The deadline to cancel your registration is 11:00pm on the Tuesday prior to the luncheon.
  • If you register for an event and do not cancel prior to the deadline, you will be charged for the event. If you did not pre-pay for the event, an invoice will be sent to you. You may alternatively send someone in your place.
  • To cancel your registration, 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 Abe Paul at abe.paul@tatumllc.com.

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

Chapter News

Call for IIA Volunteers

The Institute of Internal Auditors is currently seeking qualified members to serve in leadership positions for 2009-2010.

Volunteers provide essential leadership to and direction for The Institute through strategic planning, presentation of new ideas, development of programs, and accomplishment of specific tasks. The IIA Call for Volunteers seeks eligible and willing candidates for the following positions:

  • Members to serve on the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, or as District Representative
  • Members to serve on 18 International Committees

Go to the Call for Volunteers by clicking here: http://www.theiia.org/membership/get-involved/volunteers---the-heart-of-the-iia/call-for-volunteers/. All nominations must be received by The IIA by October 24, 2008. However, if you would like the Dallas Chapter Board of Governors to endorse your nomination, please submit your form to Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net.


The IIA Research Foundation - Donald E. Ricketts Research Award

Each year, The IIA sponsors a Research Competition for IIA chapters and institutes, and announces the winners at the International Conference. The Dallas Chapter has won first or second place for its research projects in nine of the last ten years!  http://www.theiia.org/research/research-reports/chapter-sponsored-research-list/

Each project is evaluated on (1) quality of work, (2) interest and practical value, (3) topic originality, and (4) basis for further research.  Please help the Research Committee by suggesting a topic for this year by sending your topic suggestions to survey@dallasiia.org.


September Review Course

Registration is open until August 27 for the next Dallas Chapter CIA Review course. The course is being presented by Dr. Glen Sumners and will be held on September 4-7, 2008. The course will be taught at the UTD School of Management (SOM) Room 1.502. A map with directions to UTD can be found at: http://www.utdallas.edu/campusmap.html. Lunch will be provided each day.

The course will be held according to the following schedule:

Part Date Time Covering
  I Sept. 4, 2008 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk, and Control
 II Sept. 5, 2008 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement
III Sept. 6, 2008
Sept. 7, 2008
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Business Analysis and Information Technology
IV Sept. 7, 2008 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Business Management Skills

Please note: CPE credit of 8 hours per part is available from the IIA but not the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Status Part I Part II Part III Part IV
Dallas Chapter Members $150 $150 $200 $100
Non members or other chapter IIA members $175 $175 $275 $125
Dallas Student Chapter members $30 $30 $30 $30

See the website at http://www.dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_F08.htm for more information.


Certification News - 2009 CIA Review Course Dates Set

CIA Review courses will be held in 2009 and taught by Dr. Glen Sumners of LSU.  Courses will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas.  Registration will be announced in November 2008 for the February courses and July 2009 for the October courses.

Upcoming 2009 CIA Review Courses:

February 6 - Part I, 8-5
February 7 - Part II, 8-5
February 8 - Part III, 8-5
February 9 - Part III, 8-5
February 10 - Part IV, 8-12

October 2 - Part I, 8-5
October 3 - Part II, 8-5
October 4 - Part III, 8-5
October 5 - Part III, 8-5
October 6 - Part IV, 8-12



New and Improved!

During these past two years the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) at the international and local level has done many things to advocate the profession, improve the curriculum and provide for an interchange among the internal audit program internationally.  This year will be the second year students from around the world gather in Orlando to share experiences and be recruited by some of the top companies worldwide.  Over 150 faculty, students, and practitioners will be there and this is the only forum where faculty from the best internal audit programs worldwide have the opportunity to compare best practices.

The Dallas IIA Chapter has been on the cornerstone to help in moving programs forward internationally, through participation on international committees, boards, advising other schools and chapters, and donations to the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund (IAAAF).  This chapter has been a true leader in supporting two schools locally while also working internationally to promote the profession.  We are now at the cusp of a movement that is gaining significant momentum and have an opportunity to move the profession ahead further.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to get involved in the movement, it isn’t too late. As our program continues to grow, we need more leaders, mentors, and coaches for students that are interested in pursuing internal audit careers.   Give us a call and we can get you involved in many different ways.

We have in place a number of methods to he employers meet students and explain the benefits of careers in internal audit.  The good news is there are avenues to recruit students, but you must recruit them early in their college careers.   I’ve noticed that offers to students for full time positions are getting to be a year to year and a half out at times.  A new batch of students starts every semester so reviewing the status of who is available every September and February is a good idea.  If you see students that are a little confused at chapter meetings, welcome the new students to the profession

To get involved or schedule a reception, site visit, interview or discuss some of the advocacy efforts at the international level, contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.  The student chapter will have resumes posted in early September and  interviews will begin the later part of September. The student chapter website is www.utdallas.edu/orgs/iia with the resumes posted. Contact Mark Salamasick for the user ID and password.


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. 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, 2008.

Seminars

3rd Annual Research Symposium
UTD – Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance

Earn three (3) hours of CPE at no cost by attending a stimulating symposium at UTD!

The Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance (IECG) at UT Dallas is presenting its Third Annual Research Symposium on August 22 and 23.  The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Corporate Governance: Achievements and Challenges Ahead”.  The symposium consists of two panel discussions on Friday with a reception following.  The panels feature notable academicians and prominent practitioners.  Saturday will be dedicated to the presentation of research papers.  Lunch will be provided.  Attend either or both days.

Please call Nikki Hamilton at 972-883-5945 for more information or to RSVP.

Date: Friday and Saturday, August 22-23, 2008
Time: Friday 2:00 PM until 5:30 PM Reception following
Saturday 8:30 AM until 3:15 PM.  Lunch served
Location: UT Dallas School of Management Executive Education Room 1.506
Cost: Complimentary to the Professional Community
CPE: Three (3) hours of credit on Friday
RSVP: Nikki Hamilton: (972) 883-5945 or nikkit@utdallas.edu

Career Opportunities

National/International Career Opportunities


Federal Reserve Bank  (8/11/08)

Federal Reserve Bank

Job Title:  Sr. IT Auditor

This position is responsible for auditing the processes, procedures and controls integrated within the Federal Reserve System’s IT infrastructure, reporting on the state of compliance with policies, procedures and standards, and liaising with business units.  This position will also interface with various levels of management, other Federal Reserve System auditors, and external parties.  This position reports to the IT Audit Manager and will require minimal travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute audit objectives/procedures to assess controls for new or existing IT assets/systems/processes, including developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence; identifying and defining issues; documenting work in compliance with standards; making sound recommendations to enhance controls and efficiency; and reporting on results.
  • Serve as auditor-in-charge of audit engagements and direct and review the work of other audit team members to ensure compliance with IIA standards.
  • Employ Federal Reserve endorsed risk assessment methodologies to gauge risks and drive work plans.
  • Review new and existing standards, regulations, guidance, best practices, policies and customer initiatives to maintain expertise and add business value.
  • Conduct data extraction, analysis, and security reviews utilizing software tools.
  • Interface with all levels of management to assess and communicate results.
  • Work with various groups to follow-up on issues until appropriately resolved.
  • Build business relationships and act as an audit subject matter expert in assisting business owners.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Accounting/Finance, or a related discipline.
  • Three or more years progressive experience in IT audit or equivalent experience.
  • Experience conducting risk assessments.
  • Experience conducting SDLC reviews.
  • Experience with current legal and regulatory requirements and guidance related to information security (e.g., SOX, COBIT, FISMA, NIST, NSA, FDCC, etc.).
  • Special Knowledge/Skills Required:
  • Proven ability to lead audit engagement teams, devise and perform complex analyses, and prepare documentation which establishes objectives, issues, options, and recommendations.
  • Strong understanding of system security (Microsoft Windows Server/AD/XP, Linux/UNIX, SQL, Oracle, and WebSphere platforms).
  • Strong understanding of network security (firewalls, routers, switches, IDS, crypto, PKI, VPN, anti-virus software, Internet).
  • Strong understanding of IT controls, vulnerabilities, and assessment tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills.
  • CISA, CISSP, MCSE, CPA, CIA or other related professional certification is a plus.

For career opportunities, please visit: http://dallasfed.org/careers/index.html

Search the Current Job Openings for the Eleventh District Jobs.


Dresser, Inc.  (8/11/08)

Dresser, Inc.

Internal Control Manager

Job Duties:
Maintain corporate-wide documentation that supports compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements.  Select and maintain central Sox control database and software needed to ensure adequate retention and documentation.  Manage the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, including participation in the testing of internal controls and tracking of issues and action plans globally.  Ensure that controls are documented, communicated, and operated in compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements.  Ensure consistent documentation efforts across business units.  Serve as the Corporate Subject Matter Expert (SME) related to Sarbanes-Oxley regulations and requirements.  Work with IT and Business Units to assist in the identification of weaknesses and the definition of solutions and corrective actions.  Analyze trends and issues with data collected and effectively communicate to appropriate personnel.  Support internal and external audit processes related to testing of internal controls.  Assist in the development of IT internal control strategies which address technical infrastructure, information security, and application controls.  Assist in the development and rollout of policies & procedures related to internal controls.  Present findings to Senior management and/or board of directors periodically.  Manage one Corporate-based resource and provide leadership and dotted-line oversight over business segment Sox resources.  Additional responsibilities as assigned. 

Required Skills/Education:
The Internal Control Manager must have a strong technical understanding of internal controls, management information systems, and financial reporting requirements.  Candidate must have the ability to set and manage priorities, meet deadlines within compressed timeframes and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.  10 – 15 years of relevant experience with Sarbanes-Oxley reporting or internal controls auditing.  Direct and indirect Supervisory experience.  Prior experience in Accounting, Finance in a public multi-national company.  Demonstrated knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory and documentation requirements.  MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).  Strong managerial skills.  Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.  Knowledge of SOX software and database tools.  Strong presentation skills.  Ability to use influence and persuasion to achieve department goals and objectives.  Ability to work effectively in a multi-culture environment.

Desired Skills:
CPA or CPA Candidate 
CIA or CISA certifications
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or MBA
Experience in the energy industry or manufacturing field 

Contact Information:
Cara Smith
Corporate Recruiter Dresser, Inc.
zz-cara.smith@dresser.com


Multi-lingual Internal Auditor

Job Description: 
Establish and define the responsibilities, authority, reporting relationships, requirements, duties, and performance standards for an Internal Auditor at Dresser, Inc.

Manage the planning, execution and documentation of internal control testing.  Secondary responsibility is to perform special projects as requested by the Director of Internal Audit.  Provide independent assessment of financial and operational processes to management.  Review processes, develop and execute test plans, which includes determining what items to sample and sample sizes, requesting and testing sample items in light of policy, procedure, and standard business practices.  Make process improvement recommendations and provide guidance to assist with the implementation of corrective actions.  Review for company policy compliance across operating units.  Estimated travel required for this position is approximately 80% annually.

Required:
Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting
Bi-lingual in English and one of the following:  French, Italian, Spanish and/or German
2-3 Years Audit Experience
Proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with minimal or no supervision

Preferred:
MBA
CPA or CIA

Contact Information:
Cara Smith
Corporate Recruiter Dresser, Inc.
zz-cara.smith@dresser.com


Sr. Internal Control

The Internal Control Senior is primarily responsible executing the assessment of corporate compliance Sarbanes-Oxley (Sox) compliance.  The Internal Control is also responsible for designing the company-wide documentation and assessment processes which ensure SOX compliance, while continuously improving their effectiveness and efficiency. 

Job Duties:
Maintain corporate-wide documentation that supports compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements. Maintain central Sox control data base and software needed to ensure adequate retention and documentation.  Assist in managing  the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, including participation in the testing of internal controls and tracking of issues and action plans globally.  Ensure that Corporate Headquarter Key controls are documented, communicated, and operated in compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements.  Serve as an additional Corporate Subject Matter Expert (SME) related to Sarbanes-Oxley regulations and requirements.  Work with IT and Business Units to assist in the identification of weaknesses and the definition of solutions and corrective actions.  Analyze trends and issues with data collected and effectively communicate to appropriate personnel.  Support internal and external audit processes related to testing of internal controls.  Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Required Experience: 
5 – 7 years of relevant experience with Sarbanes-Oxley reporting or internal controls auditing.  Prior experience in Accounting, Finance in a public multi-national company.  Demonstrated knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory and documentation requirements.  MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).  Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.  Knowledge of Sox software and database tools.  Strong presentation skills.  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

Preferred Skills/Education:
CIA or CISA certifications desired
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or MBA preferred

Please Contact:
Cara Smith
Corporate Recruiter Dresser, Inc
zz-cara.smith@dresser.com

Dresser, Inc.


City of Garland  (7/31/08)

City of Garland

Sr. Audit Analyst

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the complex analysis of policies, procedures, financial documents and contracts to ensure accuracy of expenditures, maximization of revenues, efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and compliance with federal, state and local regulations and laws.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform operational and administrative review of techniques used to direct and control of services and products provided through the City's assets and resources.  Review procedures and controls related to operations and assets disposition.  Review the system of management controls in place to ensure that vendors and customers are in compliance with contracts.  Review the cost control procedures used for operations expenditures.  Review the revenue monitoring procedures used for operations revenues.  Develop computer data retrieval reports to support analysis. Train Staff auditors in appropriate business procedures and internal controls

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Four-year college degree and 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Knowledge of principles and practices used in governmental accounting processes and generally accepted auditing principles.  Ability to identify and locate appropriate sources of information, and establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and peers in agencies outside the City.  Ability to evaluate documents for accuracy and appropriateness, be objective and unbiased, determine if errors are present in formulas or documents, prepare and present complex written and oral reports,  and communicate effectively.  Four-year college degree in governmental accounting or similar field of study; and 4-5 years experience in government auditing is preferred.  Master’s degree preferred.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Valid Class C Texas Driver's License and CIA or CPA certification required.

PHYSICAL TASKS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards, but the nature of the position may require travel to various sites.

Application can be made by applying at www.ci.garland.tx.us.


Valero Energy Corporation  (7/17/08)

ValeroAt Valero, you will have the chance to work with a talented team of individuals to complete challenging and rewarding tasks and also work at a company that is recognized as one the best managed and best companies to work for in the country. Recent recognitions include:

  • #1 on Fortune Magazine's Best Big Companies to Work For
  • #1 on Forbes Magazine's annual listing of the Platinum 400 – The Best Big Companies in America
  • #67 on Fortune Magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • One of Forbes' Best-Managed Companies in America

Internal Auditor (2 Positions)
San Antonio, TX

Responsibilities:
Assists Internal Audit Management in the optimization of profits, safeguarding of corporate assets and ensuring the reliability and accuracy of financial data by making an examination and appraisal of financial and operating controls and procedures to provide suggestions for improvements and recommendations concerning activities reviewed. Examines activities of all areas of the Corporation to determine the extent of compliance with policies, plans, and procedures and rules of regulatory agencies. Evaluates to the extent possible, through the audit process, managerial effectiveness in the attainment of objectives. Assists in audit project planning including initial client interviews, preparation of audit planning memorandums and risk matrices. Assists in the development of audit program procedures to address risks identified in the approved risk matrices. Executes audit program procedures, clearly and concisely documents testing performed and findings. Keeps audit in-charge informed of execution issues and findings. Develops practical recommendations which will be accepted by management. Advises audit in-charge of the need for subject matter expertise to ensure the efficient execution of the audit, including the need for IT audit involvement. Assists in the preparation of written reports of audit results and the follow up of audit recommendations made to ensure implementation. Assists Internal Audit management in discharging administrative responsibilities as needed.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field required. Minimum three years of internal auditing, public accounting, or general accounting experience required. Microsoft Office applications and database application experience required. Strong analytical, communication and human relations skills preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with internal and external contacts required.  Ability to work under time constraints to complete the annual Audit Plan and to assist our independent public accountants on annual audit assignments. Previous experience with refining, manufacturing, or contractor compliance audits desirable.

CANDIDATES WITH GREATER QUALIFICATIONS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR A HIGHER LEVEL POSITION.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT http://valerojobs.ats.hrsmart.com/iia4358


IT Audit Specialist
San Antonio, TX

Responsibilities:
Assists with the planning and delivery of audit related services including risk assessments, system development reviews, integrated operational reviews, and general control reviews over a wide range of information technology areas. Assists in the execution of traditional audits over a variety of applications and platforms, requiring specific technical expertise in some cases. Suggests new or improved procedures and techniques related to the testing and monitoring of internal controls over systems and technology to secure access to Company data and assets and enhance the overall profitability and efficiency of the Corporation. Assists in the planning and execution of audit work, including work paper review and project oversight.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MIS, or related field required. Minimum 5 years of internal auditing public accounting experience, or information services required, including at least three years of Information Technology (IT) auditing. Experience in auditing Application Specific controls (e.g., SAP controls, etc.) and/or Information Security concepts strongly preferred. General Computing Control audit experience is strongly preferred. Understanding of Audit principles including control framework concepts and the practical application of such concepts within the Corporation's information systems is required. CISA, CIA, CISSP, and other applicable certifications are desired. Specific experience in the refining and marketing business preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required, with proficiency in database management software tools, data query tools (ACL or IDEA), and SAP strongly preferred. High degree of initiative and creativity required because each audit assignment will require a different approach. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required in order to facilitate effective and efficient interaction with internal and external contacts. Ability to deliver work products under time constraints to complete the annual Audit Plan, particularly while assisting our independent public accounts as a part of the annual external audit process.

CANDIDATES WITH GREATER QUALIFICATIONS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR A HIGHER LEVEL POSITION.

Please apply online at http://valerojobs.ats.hrsmart.com/iia2360

Valero


Parkland Health & Hospital System  (7/15/08)

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Internal Auditor
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Dallas, Texas

At Parkland, we care about our patients and our employees. Parkland employs over 7,500 people and has full and part-time job opportunities throughout the 900-bed hospital and its community-based clinics. We have been recognized as one of Verispan’s 100 most integrated health networks and U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals.”

Internal Auditor

Description
In this position, you will conduct audits of specific operations throughout our hospital. This involves gathering and interpreting data, summarizing findings and presenting recommendations for improvement.

Requirements
We’re looking for a detail-oriented individual with solid communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business with 18 hours of accounting courses plus 2 years’ related experience in a healthcare setting. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Business with 18 hours of accounting courses and 4 years’ related experience in an internal audit environment will also be considered. Proficiency with spreadsheet, flow charting and word processing software is crucial. The ability to prioritize multiple tasks is essential to success.

To apply:
Please e-mail, mail or fax your resume to:
Parkland Health & Hospital System
5201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
Attn: Danilio Davila
E-mail: ddavil@parknet.pmh.org
Fax: 214-590-2767
www.parklandcareers.com

EOE


Capital One  (7/1/08)

Audit Associate II

Be Valued. Be Valuable. Be Here!

At Capital One, we value passion, innovation, and out-of-the-box thinking. Our associates’ daily actions translate into creative products and can-do service, generating value for our customers, coworkers and communities. Come be a part of the future, as Capital Ones uses its Values of Excellence and Do the Right Thing to become one of the world’s greatest financial leaders.

So what does this mean for you? How about the chance to excel in our supportive, team-oriented environment? To be challenged to advance your skills alongside the brightest talent in the business, and to take on important responsibility from day one while building a rewarding career – all with a fast-growing industry leader.

Capital One is seeking an Audit Associate II to join our Corporate Audit Services team at our newly built location at Legacy in Plano, Texas. This position will be responsible for performing professional internal auditing work that involves conducting financial, operational, Sarbanes-Oxley, and compliance audit projects and providing input to the development of the annual audit plan. An Audit Associate II maintains all organizational and professional ethical standards and works under limited supervision, with certain latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 1 year of internal or external auditing or compliance experience identifying risks and controls
  • Proficient in Word and Excel

Capital One Bank offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including: medical, dental, disability, cancer, vision, 401(k), paid vacation and holidays, EAP, MBA educational assistance and many opportunities for advancement. EOE/AA.


Audit Associate III

Be Valued. Be Valuable. Be Here!

At Capital One, we value passion, innovation, and out-of-the-box thinking. Our associates’ daily actions translate into creative products and can-do service, generating value for our customers, coworkers and communities. Come be a part of the future, as Capital Ones uses its Values of Excellence and Do the Right Thing to become one of the world’s greatest financial leaders.

So what does this mean for you? How about the chance to excel in our supportive, team-oriented environment? To be challenged to advance your skills alongside the brightest talent in the business, and to take on important responsibility from day one while building a rewarding career – all with a fast-growing industry leader.

Capital One is seeking an Audit Associate III to join our Corporate Audit Services team at our newly built location at Legacy in Plano, Texas. This position will be responsible for performing professional internal auditing work that involves conducting financial, operational, Sarbanes-Oxley, and compliance audit projects and providing input to the development of the annual audit plan. An Audit Associate III maintains all organizational and professional ethical standards and works under limited supervision, with certain latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 2 years of internal or external auditing or compliance experience identifying risks and controls
  • Proficient in Word and Excel

Capital One Bank offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including: medical, dental, disability, cancer, vision, 401(k), paid vacation and holidays, EAP, MBA educational assistance and many opportunities for advancement. EOE/AA.


We are eager to meet you!

In order to be considered for either position, please apply to the position and submit a resume by visiting our website and searching for reference number 603288 www.capitalonebank.comcareers

Or you may send an email to jamie.busler@capitalonebank.com for additional information. EOE/AA


Dr Pepper Snapple Group  (6/5/08)

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

Sr. Corporate Auditor

Purpose

The Senior Corporate Auditor will execute corporate audit assignments and assist with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance throughout the company. Assist in providing recommendations that improve internal controls, add value and/or create greater efficiencies with respect to operations and financial reporting. Work with key audit resources to complete assigned projects on schedule.  There will be some exposure to senior management throughout the organization

Accountabilities
  • Assist the Manager of Corporate Audit in performing company-wide annual risk assessments and preparation and execution of the annual audit plans
  • Responsible for executing complex audits; assist in the performance of critical project management duties including the planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of audit teams; and providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements, and information technology skills
  • Execution of assignments related to operational auditing, financial auditing, and SOX compliance
  • Maintain corporate audit independence and objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and value-adding business partnerships
  • Assist in the developing and executing of corporate audit procedures, schedules, priorities and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals
  • Preparing audit reports using sound writing skills
  • Participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the Manager of Corporate Audit and management
  • Ensure that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by management and that a subsequent audit report is issued promptly
  • Ensure that all agreed recommendations are subsequently implemented;
  • Stay abreast of best practices and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company
Prerequisites
Experience: 
  • Three or more years of accounting and auditing experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience, with a minimum of two years of public accounting and/or internal audit experience; large public company experience preferred.
  • Experienced with SOX and risk assessment methodologies;
  • Information systems audit experience a plus
Education:
  • Bachelor or Masters degree with an emphasis in accounting or finance.
  • CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, MBA, and/or MS Finance preferred.
Skills: 
  • Demonstrated team skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
  • Takes accountability for scope of control
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action;
  • Project management experience strongly desired;
  • Ability to influence business partners and key stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in all types of environments from manufacturing plants and distribution centers.
  • Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 50%);

Manager SOX Tools Reporting

Purpose

Provide executive reporting and change leadership for all aspects of the SOX program. Develop and implement training programs across DPSG around internal controls. Maintain the compliance tool(s) used for documentation, self-reporting, and testing of internal controls. Facilitate planning and execution of Business Unit and Corporate monitoring and self-assessment processes.

Accountabilities
  1. Provide executive reporting and change leadership for all aspects of the SOX program:
    • Effectively transition the organization through changes necessary for compliance effectiveness, leveraging an understanding of how to transition individuals through phases of change.
    • Provide guidance on the steps in the compliance process, including project deadlines and how to use compliance tools.
      Monitor and communicate the progress of the compliance effort. Facilitate periodic informational meetings, conference calls, and web-casts with key stakeholders, process owners, and control owners.
    • Oversee all communications regarding the SOX program. Create and maintain a communications matrix which identifies key stakeholders, key program events, and recommended communication media and frequency.
    • Prepare executive presentations for key meetings, including Disclosure Committee, Audit Committee, and SOX Steering Committee.
    • Assist with designing standardized processes and controls and related documentation where DPSG policies do not exist.
  2. Develop and implement training programs across DPSG around internal controls:
    • Provide process and system training to new control owners or other stakeholders across Business Units and functional departments.
    • Provide regular training that ensures that management and process owners are conversant with the Company’s internal controls policies, procedures, and new regulations, as well as changes related to evolving organizational and technology landscapes.
  3. Maintain the compliance tool(s) used for documentation, self-reporting, and testing of internal controls:
    • Lead a project team to evaluate, purchase and implement a compliance software solution.
    • Maintain updates to the SOX controls framework, organizational hierarchy, and user access profiles in the compliance software solution. Maintain a change control process to ensure changes to key documentation are approved and up to date.
    • Gather user requirements for determining and creating reporting mechanisms and dashboards.   Serve as a subject-matter-expert for evaluating and developing solutions for complex metric and analysis gathering.
    • Open system support tickets for problem resolution and follow up to ensure agreed upon service levels is met. Provide second level user support for system problem resolution.
      Serve as liaison between users, software vendors and IT to resolve complex issues.
    • Create and maintain the Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance intranet site and project database.
  4. Other Accountabilities:
    • Perform numerous special projects, research assignments, and financial analyses and financial model creation as directed by the Director, SOX Compliance.
    • Participate in key meetings on the behalf of the Director as needed.
    • Leader for the SOX Tools and Reporting Team. Manage career development and ongoing training of direct reports.
Prerequisites
Experience:
  • 8+ years related experience, internal audit and/or public accounting background preferred
  • Proven knowledge of sound internal control principles along with demonstrated ability to provide solutions to control issues. 
  • Proven ability to work individually and within a team environment, build strong relationships and maintain rapport with cross-functional Business Unit and Corporate teams.
  • Experience leading organizational change is strongly preferred.
Education: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business discipline or Information Systems. MBA preferred.
  • Ideal candidate will have professional certifications in Accounting/Audit (CPA, CIA, or CMA), Project Management (PMP), or Human Resources (PHR).
Skills:
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Ability to influence/persuade senior managers, business partners and key stakeholders
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management abilities.
  • Ability to manage details on multiple concurrent tasks while meeting various deadlines.
  • Takes full accountability and effectively identifies and drives problem solving opportunities
  • Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of programs.
  • Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 20%).

Manager SOX Framework Testing

Purpose

Leads a major portion of the DPSG Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance efforts by owning the controls framework and coordinating the annual and ongoing testing approach. Responsible for the evaluation of internal controls testing results, and reporting the results to senior management. Coordinates the SOX efforts of Business Unit internal controls leadership, process owners, PMO team members, Internal Audit across the Company.

Accountabilities
  1. Develop and manage the SOX controls framework and the annual SOX compliance plan:
    • Develop, implement, and communicate the Company’s annual SOX compliance plan. 
    • Coordinate appropriate changes to the Controls Framework process with all appropriate constituents – including Internal Audit, external auditors, Business Unit leadership, external consultants, and corporate management.
  2. Coordinate the annual and ongoing testing approach, and evaluate testing results:
    • Collaborate with Internal Audit to plan and schedule independent testing for all in-scope locations (including entity, Corporate, Business Units, Information Systems, Shared Services, and BPO controls).
    • Implement the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley testing and evaluation plan and develop ongoing procedures for maintaining records of testing results. Provide metrics that measure effectiveness these of initiatives. 
    • Oversee the remediation and re-testing of DPSG’s internal controls for all locations. 
    • Ensure all quarterly validation processes for SOX controls company-wide (including testing, checklists, & self assessments) are aligned, coordinated, and actively managed.
    • Respond to all internal control matters identified in Internal Audit reports and Deloitte management letters and field procedures.
  3. Coordinate SOX-related process improvement initiatives with key stakeholders across the Company.
    • Document business processes, related controls, and key roles and responsibilities through process narratives (collaborate with process owners). Recommend enhancements where policies do not exist.
    • Develop internal controls best practices initiatives and proactively investigate control deficiencies associated with business operations throughout the Company. 
    • Recommend and implement manual and system process improvements, which result in greater internal control efficiencies and effectiveness.
    • Incorporate key learning’s from audit reports and testing results, as well as from SAS70 reports and other external SOX best practice/guidance documents.
    • Work closely with internal and external auditors for synergies and coordination of ongoing improvement to the Controls Framework and SOX testing programs.
  4. Other Accountabilities:
    • Perform numerous special projects, research assignments, and financial analyses and financial model creation as directed by the Director, SOX Compliance.
    • Participate in key meetings on the behalf of the Director as needed.
    • Leader for the SOX Framework and Testing Team. Manage career development and ongoing training of direct reports.
Prerequisites
Experience:
  • 8+ years related experience, internal audit and/or public accounting background preferred
  • Proven knowledge of sound internal control principles along with demonstrated ability to provide solutions to control issues. 
  • Proven ability to work with individually and within a team environment, build strong relationships and maintain rapport with cross-functional Business Unit and Corporate teams.
  • Experience leading process redesign/process documentation projects is preferred.
Education:
  • Accounting or Finance degree required. MBA preferred.  
  • Ideal candidate will have professional certifications in Accounting/Audit (CPA, CIA, or CMA)
Skills:
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Ability to influence/persuade senior managers, business partners and key stakeholders
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management abilities.
  • Ability to manage details on multiple concurrent tasks while meeting various deadlines.
  • Takes full accountability and effectively identifies and drives problem solving opportunities
  • Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of programs.
  • Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 20%).

Internal Controls Specialist – Framework Testing

Purpose

Responsibilities include analyzing, designing, documenting, monitoring, and maintaining an effective and efficient Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) internal control environment in accordance with company policies and procedures.   This position requires effective project management, recommendation of process improvements, and proactive follow-through and coordination with key stakeholders across the enterprise.

Accountabilities
  1. Lead process design, documentation and improvements:
    • Provide appropriate guidance for internal controls compliance and related process improvements for process owners, control owners, and other stakeholders
    • Assist with designing standardized processes and controls and related documentation where DPSG policies do not exist.
    • Develop action plans for ongoing maintenance and monitoring of internal controls in accordance with established company policies and procedures and regulatory requirements, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
    • Recommend and implement process improvement solutions, which result in greater controls efficiencies and effectiveness.
    • Develop associated communication, education and training to advance the ability of our user community to leverage these improvements.
    • Provide consolidation, analysis and report preparation of results for senior management.
    • Provide enhancements, process documentation, training and awareness materials and communication vehicles.
    • Assist with the design and implementation of internal controls training for control owners and audit staff.
    • Conduct walk-throughs of processes and develop control guidance documentation materials.
    • Respond to internal control matters identified in internal and external audits.
    • Serve as a knowledgeable resource for internal controls, providing guidance and instruction to ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and methodology, including requirements for SOX compliance.
    • Ensure that all compliance and process improvement activities follow the appropriate change management, governance, and documentation requirements.
    • Execute implementation plans for new tools and processes for internal controls compliance, which allows achievement of compliance objectives in an effective and cost-efficient manner.
  2. Other Accountabilities:
    • Perform numerous special projects, research assignments, and financial analyses and financial model creation as directed by the SOX Manager.  
    • Facilitate key meetings with process owners and other stakeholders as needed.
Prerequisites
Experience:
  • 5+ years related experience, internal audit and/or public accounting background preferred
  • Proven knowledge of sound internal control principles along with demonstrated ability to provide solutions to control issues. 
  • Proven ability to work with individually and within a team environment, build strong relationships and maintain rapport with cross-functional Business Unit and Corporate teams.
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business discipline or Information Systems. MBA preferred.
  • Ideal candidate will have professional certifications in Accounting/Audit (CPA, CIA, or CMA),
Skills: 
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Ability to influence/persuade senior managers, business partners and key stakeholders
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management abilities.
  • Ability to manage details on multiple concurrent tasks while meeting various deadlines.
  • Takes full accountability and effectively identifies and drives problem solving opportunities
  • Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of programs.
  • Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 20%).

Internal Controls Specialist – Tools Reporting

Purpose

Responsibilities include analyzing, designing, documenting, monitoring, and maintaining an effective and efficient Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) internal control environment in accordance with company policies and procedures.   This position requires effective project management, recommendation of process improvements, and proactive follow-through and coordination with key stakeholders across the enterprise.

Accountabilities
  1. Lead process design, documentation and improvements:
    • Provide appropriate guidance for internal controls compliance and related process improvements for process owners, control owners, and other stakeholders
    • Assist with designing standardized processes and controls and related documentation where DPSG policies do not exist.
    • Develop action plans for ongoing maintenance and monitoring of internal controls in accordance with established company policies and procedures and regulatory requirements, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
    • Recommend and implement process improvement solutions, which result in greater controls efficiencies and effectiveness.
    • Develop associated communication, education and training to advance the ability of our user community to leverage these improvements.
    • Provide consolidation, analysis and report preparation of results for senior management.
    • Provide enhancements, process documentation, training and awareness materials and communication vehicles.
    • Assist with the design and implementation of internal controls training for control owners and audit staff.
    • Conduct walk-throughs of processes and develop control guidance documentation materials.
    • Respond to internal control matters identified in internal and external audits.
    • Serve as a knowledgeable resource for internal controls, providing guidance and instruction to ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and methodology, including requirements for SOX compliance.
    • Ensure that all compliance and process improvement activities follow the appropriate change management, governance, and documentation requirements.
    • Execute implementation plans for new tools and processes for internal controls compliance, which allows achievement of compliance objectives in an effective and cost-efficient manner.
  2. Other Accountabilities:
    • Perform numerous special projects, research assignments, and financial analyses and financial model creation as directed by the SOX Manager.
    • Facilitate key meetings with process owners and other stakeholders as needed.
Prerequisites
Experience:
  • 5+ years related experience, internal audit and/or public accounting background preferred
  • Proven knowledge of sound internal control principles along with demonstrated ability to provide solutions to control issues. 
  • Proven ability to work with individually and within a team environment, build strong relationships and maintain rapport with cross-functional Business Unit and Corporate teams.
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business discipline or Information Systems. MBA preferred.  
  • Ideal candidate will have professional certifications in Accounting/Audit (CPA, CIA, or CMA),
Skills:
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Ability to influence/persuade senior managers, business partners and key stakeholders
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management abilities.
  • Ability to manage details on multiple concurrent tasks while meeting various deadlines.
  • Takes full accountability and effectively identifies and drives problem solving opportunities
  • Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of programs.
  • Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 20%).

To apply to any of the positions above, please send resumes to: Rhonda.Merchant@dpsg.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V

Dr Pepper Snapple Group


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler  (5/21/08)

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Senior Auditor
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

A Senior Auditor provides customers with professional risk assessment and auditing skills while participating in engagements of assigned organizational and functional activities to evaluate management control over those activities.

Responsibilities

  • Determines whether organization units are performing their planning, accounting, custodial, and/or control activities in compliance with management instructions, applicable statements of policy and procedures, consistent with both University of Texas System and UTHSCT objectives and administrative practice standards.
  • Plans and executes complete reviews of limited audit assignments, or conducts portions of reviews of extensive audit assignments, in accordance with accepted professional standards.
  • Determines or assists in determining the direction, theory, scope, and procedures utilized for the proposed audit program.
  • Identifies key control points of the systems reviewed.
  • Obtains, analyzes, and appraises evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion of the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and the efficiency of the performance of the activities being reviewed.
  • Makes presentations to management during and at the conclusion of the examination, discussing deficiencies and recommending corrective actions to improve operations and reduce cost.
  • Assists in preparing or prepares formal written reports, as requested, expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and efficiency with which activities are carried out.
  • Appraises, or assists in appraising, the adequacy of the corrective action taken to improve deficient conditions.
  • Performs or assists in the performance of special reviews at the request of management.
  • Directs the activities of team members when assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related areas of study preferred but will accept bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines with four (4) years or more of auditing experience.
  • Three (3) years of internal auditing experience in an academic medical institution or healthcare organization preferred or four (4) years of general internal/external auditing experience required.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
  • A successful candidate without certification will be required to demonstrate positive progress towards obtaining at least one preferred certification.

Compensation

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler offers a competitive salary and state benefits package to include medical/dental/eye care plan (including family coverage), state retirement, life insurance, cafeteria plan for childcare and medical, disability benefits, excellent vacation accrual, sick time, and state holidays.  Relocation assistance is available for candidates moving over 100 miles.

Contact Information

Interested candidates may apply on-line via the web at www.uthct.edu.  Find the “Careers” link, then go to “Start Job Search”, select “Career Opportunities”, and in the drop down menu on the next page find the listing for Senior Auditor.

For more information contact The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler:

Human Resources Main Line:  (903) 877-7740
Human Resources Fax:  (903) 877-7729

Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.  The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D.


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