eNews - September 2014

The President’s Message

Greetings Dallas Chapter and welcome to the 2014-2015 chapter year!  We started out August with the Almost Free Seminar, at the University of Texas at Dallas, and it was a rousing success.  I hope that you have marked your calendar for our next meeting on September 4th at the Doubletree Campbell Center in Dallas.  The theme is “Hot Topics” and we have an interesting set of sessions and speakers for you.

Our pre-meeting session will feature a panel discussion, moderated by Courtenay Thompson (Courtenay Thompson & Associates), titled “Audit Experiences / Lessons from the Field.” Panelists will include Craig Davis (Equity Residential), Abe Paul (Kimberly Clark), David Price (CEC Entertainment), and Priya Sarjoo (Grant Thornton). The panel discussion will focus on learning from the experiences of others which is instructive and often less painful than personal experience.  Our panelists will share what has worked for them, their greatest audit successes, along with what has been frustrating.

Linh Truong, Director of Internal Audit at Kosmos Energy, will serve as our CAE spotlight speaker during the lunch meeting and will provide insight into the best practices, organizational structure and types of audits performed by an internal audit department within the oil/gas exploration and production industry.

Beth Hopkins, Diversity & Inclusiveness Leader of the Southwest Region at EY, will be our September lunch speaker. She will provide us with insights gleamed from the EY generational research study. EY includes generational differences among many of the cultural components related to building high performing teams.  The research is one way to better educate all professionals about "what is driving each generation."

Our post-luncheon meeting will feature Richard Stohl, President of QBA Consulting Corporation.  Richard’s topic is “Keys to Success in Auditing Health Benefits” and he will provide an overview of the health benefits administration process and its related risks and exposures. The presentation will also provide key suggestions for internal auditors in evaluating the oversight within their organizations and how to audit their claims administrator’s controls.

In addition to our September meeting, please remember to register for our Chapter’s 3rd Annual Super Conference.  The event will take place on October 24th and it will feature IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers and former Dallas Cowboy and US Air Force Pilot Chad Hennings.  Additionally, the event includes 8 different tracks and 32 breakout sessions. If you want to save money, please take advantage of the early registration period, which ends on August 29th.  Don’t miss out on this outstanding event!  Go to http://dallasiia.org/super/ for more details.

Sincerely,
Joseph Mauriello
2014/15 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

September 4, 2014

Hot Topics

Lunch Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch to be served at 11:40 am
Registration at 10:00am or 11:30 am

Generations
Beth Hopkins, Diversity & Inclusiveness Leader of the Southwest Region at E&Y

Objective: The objective of the session is to review the EY generational research study and its findings.  EY includes generation differences among many of the cultural components related to building highest performing teams.  The research is one way to better educate all of our employees about "what is driving each generation."

From the research, you will specifically learn about:

  • The generational management shift and related perceptions
  • In terms of the work environment, what do the different generations value?
  • Positive and negative characteristics of members of each generation

No prerequisites required.

With 17 years of experience, Beth Hopkins currently serves as the Diversity & Inclusiveness leader of the Southwest Region at EY.  Beth works across the 12 offices in the region with key stakeholders to create a strategy which fosters a diverse workplace culture where all EY people can achieve their potential.  She has a robust history in talent management, recruiting, organizational development, coaching and overall People matters.

Beth also serves as an executive coach for all levels and service lines.  Her focus includes individual/team coaching, assessments, workshops and more.  Beth emphasizes the professional and personal growth of each individual as a key component in achieving highest performing teams.

She serves EY external clients as an advisor, panelist and keynote speaker regarding People matters such as gender, flexibility and inclusiveness in the workplace.  In 2010, she was one of 12 Americas Chairman's Values Award recipients – an internal award highlighting individuals who are role models for the firm’s values.

Beth grew up in a small town in Southeast Arkansas; she graduated with honors from University of Arkansas and moved to Dallas in 1996.  She worked for a marketing firm and Information Technology recruiting firm prior to Ernst & Young.  She & her husband enjoy traveling, watching movies, taking walks with their dogs, and spending time with family and friends.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


CAE Spotlight
11:50 am - 12:00 pm
Registration begins at 11:30 am

Linh Truong
Director of Internal Audit, Kosmos Energy

Objective: The objective of this brief presentation is to provide Insight into the best practices, organizational structure and types of audits performed by an Internal Audit department within the Energy industry.

No prerequisites required.

Linh Truong, CPA, CIA is the Director of Internal Audit at Kosmos Energy, an oil/gas exploration and production company.  She has over 20 years of audit experience.  Prior to Kosmos Energy, Linh has worked at Alon USA, Hunt Oil, Xerox, Credit Suisse Group and KPMG, where she started her audit career.  Her audit career has provided her with the opportunity to travel (throughout the US, Canada, Europe as well as parts of Africa and the Middle East) and lived/worked in Germany and Switzerland for 4 years.

Linh has launched internal audit departments from ground zero and established first year SOX compliance programs as well as spearheaded an Enterprise Risk Management process for two separate companies.  She participates in various CAE Shareforums and Roundtables as well as founded an Energy CAE Shareforum that has over 20 member companies and meets twice a year.

Linh graduated from UTA in 1991 earning a B.B.A. in Accounting.  She is a CPA, CIA and is waiting for her CISA certificate to arrive in the mail.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and discovering new restaurants with her husband, and two daughters who are 6 and 9.  If she has any remaining time to herself, she enjoys working out at the gym.

No Continuing Professional Education provided.


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

Audit Experiences / Lessons from the Field – Panel Discussion
Panelists: Craig Davis, Equity Residential; Abe Paul, Kimberly Clark;
David Price, CEC Entertainment; Priya Sarjoo, Grant Thornton
Moderated by Courtenay Thompson, Jr., Courtenay Thompson & Associates

Objective:  In seeking professional excellence, experience can be a great teacher. Learning from the experiences of others is instructive and often less painful than personal experience. Our panelists will share what has worked for them, their greatest audit successes along with what has been frustrating. Join us as our panelists share topics such as:

  • What has worked well?
  • What are you proudest of and why?
  • Which of your experiences as an auditor didn’t work out? Why?
  • What work have you done that was the most valuable?
  • What would you do differently next time?

No prerequisites required

Panelists: 
 
Priya Sarjoo, CIA leads Grant Thornton’s Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution in the Central Region.  She has more than 18 years of experience in accounting, internal controls and business process improvement within a variety of industries including financial services, manufacturing, distribution, consumer and industrial products, government, not-for-profit, and hospitality. Priya has helped her clients with improving operational efficiencies, enhancing monitoring mechanisms, streamlining management reporting systems, developing and implementing internal audit functions and processes and evaluating internal controls environments.   Priya has also worked with clients to help improve usage of their information technology business systems.  She has identified inefficiencies and gaps in client processes and helped design processes which improved client use of existing technology.  She has also provided risk management and internal audit services including risk assessments; audit scoping, audit plan development, audit executing and reporting, to companies in a variety of industries.

Abe Paul, CPA is the Director of Global Controls for Kimberly-Clark Corporation.  He is responsible for developing and implementing a Center of Excellence for the regional internal controls teams, ensuring an effective and efficient controls deployment throughout the enterprise.

Mr. Paul joined Kimberly-Clark in November 2012.  Prior to joining K-C, he served as the head of internal audit of Michaels Stores, Inc., an arts and crafts retailer. In that role, he was responsible for establishing the internal audit function, including implementing an enterprise risk management process.

Before joining Michaels, he was a director for Tatum, a national professional services firm, leading the Texas risk advisory practice, focused primarily on Sarbanes-Oxley and internal audit engagements. He started his career in New York as a CPA with a precursor of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Paul earned his bachelors and masters degrees from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Mr. Paul has been actively involved with the Dallas Institute of Internal Auditors for the past ten years, currently serving on the Board of Governors for the Dallas chapter.

David Price, CPA, CIA is the Audit Director at CEC Entertainment. He’s worked for over 20 years in leadership positions in Internal Auditing, strategic planning and consumer research.
He is a past president of the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has served on several international IIA committees.  Last summer, David re-joined the Dallas Chapter’s Board of Governors.

What about fun? David plays in a Dallas-based classic rock band called Poolside and he ran his second marathon this past February. Also, David is also learning more about horses than he ever thought he'd learn thanks to his wife and daughter's passion for riding and competition.

Finally, David is a proud Texas Longhorn.   Go horns go!

Craig Davis, CPA is Vice president of Internal Audit for Equity Residential.  He currently supervises and conducts construction and property operations audits for one of the largest residential landlords.  He also has responsibility for SOX testing.  Craig’s prior experience includes property and partnership accounting with a large real estate developer.  He is a CPA and a graduate of Texas A&M.

Moderator – Courtenay Thompson, Jr.
Courtenay Thompson, CPA provides training for managers, auditors and investigators in fraud-related matters.  He has designed and presented courses on fraud prevention, detection and investigation for business and government organizations worldwide.  Although best known for training auditors in effectively meeting the challenge of fraud, Courtenay also develops and conducts courses on improving audit effectiveness, audit interviewing, behavior and communication skills, and contract auditing.  He is the co-developer with R. L. Townsend, of a series of courses on audit and control of construction costs.  For 13 years, Mr. Thompson was editor of "Fraud Findings" in The Internal Auditor magazine.
 
Courtenay Thompson received his BBA and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant.  He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., the AICPA and TSCPA.  Visit www.ctassoc.com to learn more.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


Post Meeting
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RRegistration at 10:00am or 11:30am

Keys to Success in Auditing Health Benefits
Richard M. Stohl, CPA President, QBA Consulting Corporation

Objective:  Inefficiency, provider overcharges, payment errors, and fraud and abuse in health benefits warrants more than casual oversight of the program’s administration.  Internal auditors who effectively help their organizations to “watch the store” have yielded millions of dollars in savings.  Internal auditors have not only helped guide management in control of health benefits but also enhanced their image for adding value.    Internal auditors can achieve cost savings, recover overcharges, and minimize financial exposures by familiarizing themselves with methods for controlling health benefits cost in high exposure areas in claims administration.  This presentation will provide an overview of health benefits administration process and look at the risks and exposures in HBA.  The presentation will also provide key suggestions for internal auditors in evaluating the oversight within their organizations and how to audit the controls at their claims administrator.

No prerequisites required.

Richard M. Stohl, CPA has extensive health benefits administration audit and cost control experience and is a recognized authority in the field.  For over twenty-five years, Richard has helped corporate, government and non-profit clients identify millions of dollars of cost overcharges, payment errors, and establish practical methods and procedures to reduce future problems.  Richard designed and implemented his company’s system which evaluates claim adjudication system controls by identifying payment errors, overcharges, and other anomalies in the claim universe. He has written numerous articles and lectured on subject. He is the co-developer and instructor of the IIA’s Health Benefits Administration Auditing profession development seminar.  Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned professional designations related to health care and insurance.  He is a member of the AICPA and the IIA.  He has a BA in Accounting from San Diego State University and a MS in Business Financial Management from George Washington University.

1  Hour Continuing Professional Education.


Meeting Location

DoubleTree Campbell Centre - Dallas
8250 N Central Expressway; Dallas, Texas 75206


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May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

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

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

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 on Friday, August 29, 2014.

Registration Cancellation Policy

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

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

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This year is the Dallas IIA’s 65th Anniversary, and we encourage you to celebrate with us this year at our monthly meetings and conferences! Please use the hashtag #DIIA65 to post about this incredible anniversary. We encourage you to submit Dallas IIA photos, stories, memories, or anything else using the hashtag #DIIA65, so that we may celebrate together!

Look on our social media outlets for regular updates about internal audit hot topics, meeting registration, interesting information about our speakers, and updates about the 3rd Annual Dallas IIA Super Conference!

IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation has issued four research reports that are a free download for IIA members.  These include:

  • Evaluating Internal Control Systems: A Comprehensive Assessment Model (CAM) for Enterprise Risk Management
  • Internal Audit Around the World: A Perspective on Global Regions
  • Nine Elements Required for Internal Audit Effectiveness in the Public Sector.
  • The Value of Quality Assurance and Improvement Programs: A Global Perspective

The reports book can be downloaded free at the following links:

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Call for Volunteers: Will you answer?

The Dallas IIA Chapter is looking for volunteers to serve as Committee Chairs and Committee members. If you would like to get more involved, please reach out to Shakeya McDow (Shakeya.mcdow@ey.com) to discuss how we can get you immediately plugged in.

Your time and talents are needed to help us continue our long history of being an award winning Chapter within The IIA!

‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’ – Winston Churchill

We are looking for individuals to volunteer for the following committees:

  • Programs
  • Academic Relations
  • Community Service
  • Assistant Treasurers
  • Membership

  • Conference Highlights
    • 32 training sessions / 8 hours of CPE
    • Great networking opportunities
    • Minimal travel costs
    • 8 learning tracks:
      • Corporate Governance
      • Emerging Risks
      • IT Audit Best Practices
      • IA Leadership and Communication
      • Data Security & IT Risks
      • $ Impact Auditing
      • Data Analytics/Continuous Monitoring
      • IA Best Practices
  • Early Registration is open – register today!!!
  • Early Registration Benefits:
    • $225 each for groups of 4 or more
    • $275 for IIA members / $325 for non-IIA members

Keynote speakers

Richard Chambers, CEO and President of the IIA

Richard F. Chambers is president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors. The IIA serves more than 180,000 members in 190 countries and is the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications.

Chambers leverages almost four decades of internal audit and related experience to direct nearly 200 professional staff members at The IIA’s global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla., achieving the agreed-upon strategies and objectives on behalf of the North American and Global Boards of Directors.

During his five years as global CEO, Chambers has led The IIA to achieve record membership and launch of a number of valuable initiatives to benefit members and the internal audit profession at large, including the Audit Executive Center, Pulse of the Profession, AuditChannel.tv, Internal Auditor Online, Certification in Risk Management Assurance, COSO Resource Center, and American Center for Government Auditing.

Prior to assuming his current role in 2009, Chambers served as national practice leader in Internal Audit Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers and vice president of The IIA’s Learning Center. He spent the majority of his early career in public-sector auditing, including serving as Inspector General of the Tennessee Valley Authority; deputy inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service; and director, U.S. Army Worldwide Internal Review Organization at the Pentagon.

Chambers holds the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He earned Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from Georgia State University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.

Chad Hennings, 3 Time Superbowl Champion with the Dallas Cowboys, US Air Force Fighter Pilot and Current Dallas Entrepreneur

Although best known for his role with America's Team, Chad Hennings' successes began long before his professional football career. An accomplished lineman in high school, Hennings was offered full scholarships from universities across the nation. Instead, he chose to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he racked up numerous honors academically and on the gridiron. Named most valuable athlete at the academy, he earned defensive player of the year honors from the Western Athletic Conference and was named to the WAC's All-Decade Team. In addition, he received the 1987 Outland Trophy, given to the country’s outstanding lineman, and the most valuable player designation at the 1988 Freedom Bowl. A two-time Academic All-American as well, Hennings was inducted into the Academic All-American Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame.

His exemplary achievements put him at the top of many draft lists and earned him a spot on the Dallas Cowboys’ roster, but Hennings postponed his entry into the National Football League to fulfill his commitment to the U.S. Air Force. He entered the Euro-NATO program, a training program for top pilots, and soon found himself at the controls of the A-10 Thunderbolt.

During his four-year stint with the Air Force, Hennings flew 45 missions in support of Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, an effort that helped provide relief and humanitarian aid to Kurdish refugees. He received two aerial achievement medals, a humanitarian award and an outstanding unit award for his actions in the service.
After his discharge, Hennings joined the Dallas Cowboys, quickly earning a starting position as a defensive lineman. He spent his entire 9-year professional football career with the Cowboys, retiring in 2001 with three Super Bowl rings.

Chad is the president of Hennings Management Corporation and chief operating officer for Colt Ventures – a venture capital investment firm.  He continues to serve the community as an advisory board member of Christian Community Action.  He is on the board for the Dallas Gridiron Club and the advisory board for the Dallas Football Classic.  He is active in several veterans’ initiatives and speaks to both businesses and non-profits on the topic of commitment.

He is the author of the book, “It Takes Commitment” and the newly released “Rules of Engagement.”
Chad is married to Tammy and they have two children, Chase and Brenna.


Building Awareness Champion Award – 2014

We are excited to announce that we received the 2014 Building Awareness Champion award! This inaugural award recognizes our chapter’s commitment to advancing the internal audit profession by implementing and taking part in this year’s outstanding advocacy initiatives!

Read the entire letter from Richard Chambers, the IIA International President and CEO, as well as our key note speaker for the 3rd Annual Dallas IIA Super Conference!


All Star Conference – 2014
October 28-30, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

The All Star Conference is celebrating 10 years of encore presentations by top ranked conference presenters.

Strategies for Achieving Internal Audit Excellence

Now in its 10th year, the 2014 All Star Conference offers you more by featuring The IIA’s highest rated presenters from the past year of conferences, as evaluated by attendees.

Go beyond processes and controls to explore the essential role internal audit can play within the organization and hear insights that focus on the risks that matter. New this year, earn additional CPE and prepare to pass the 3-part CIA® exam with a pre-conference CIA Review Course.

Don’t miss “the best of the best” at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas this fall.

Choose from 32 concurrent sessions in 4 educational tracks and earn up to 18 CPE credits:

  • Track 1: Corporate Governance: Trends & Developments
  • Track 2: Fraud Awareness: Prevention, Detection, & Reporting
  • Track 3: IT Trends: Impact on the Audit Environment
  • Track 4: Managing Risks and Compliance: Current Trends

IIA members, visit www.theiia.org/goto/AllStar2014 and register now to save US$200!


Membership News

Welcome, New Members!

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in July 2014

July 2014 New Members

Allison Marr
Anum Mithani
Curtis Limerick
David Doyle

Devon Sullivan
Donna Powell
Jason Thompson
Kathy Perkins

Siying Li
Tevi Lawson
Tyler Peschka
Victoria Benson


Report Your Speaking and Writing

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 online form. If you have any questions, please contact Corinne Bryan at CAP@dallasiia.org.


Employment Opportunities

Accudyne Industries  (8/12/14)

USA Internal Auditor

Purpose

Primary auditor for USA based entities. Plans, performs, and reports on internal audits for USA entities. Provide support to Corporate Internal Audit office and other foreign based auditors (primarily remotely) as needed. Performs special projects and assists with investigations as needed. Reports to USA based Internal Audit Manager.

Required
  • 7+ years experience, including significant audit experience
  • Accounting, Finance, or related degree
  • Ability to travel 50% independently to USA entities and other entities as needed
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to complete assigned work accurately and completely by required due date
  • High integrity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Critical thinking and ability to multi-task
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well with audit clients and global audit team members from different cultures and nationalities
  • Confidence in presenting and discussing audit findings and recommendations for improvement with local Controller, General Manager, and other local Executive staff
  • Flexibility and adaptability in assisting in development of new internal audit department, rapidly changing new organization, and business environment
  • Detailed problem-solving ability to identify route cause and recommendations for improvement
  • Maintain composure at all times
  • Ability to quickly understand various client accounting systems and processes to identify areas for improvement
  • Full Professional English Fluency, verbal and written
  • Strives for continuous personal, department, and Company improvement
  • Promptly communicates significant issues and writes clear, concise, and complete audit reports
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, etc.

Strongly Preferred

  • CIA, CPA, CMA or other equivalent audit or accounting professional certification
  • Full professional French, Castilian, Spanish, Chinese, or Cantonese fluency, verbal and written
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience

Qualified candidates may forward their CV/resume to: David.Martinez@Accudyneindustries.com


Weaver  (8/5/14)

Weaver is a Texas-based regional accounting and consulting firm that has been in continuous practice for over 60 years. Weaver serves clients in all industries with comprehensive services, including audit, tax and advisory services.  Weaver's client base includes private and publicly held business enterprises, local governments, municipalities, nonprofits, wealthy families and executives.

At Weaver, your career journey will be both exciting and challenging. Weaver offers competitive benefits, flexible schedules, top salaries, a business casual environment, and 7 great locations throughout Texas: Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Midland, and Odessa.

Risk Advisory Services – Experienced Associate

Position Summary:

The Experienced Associate is primarily responsible for execution of various engagement objectives within assigned areas and assists where necessary to complete the overall engagement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Learn and execute documentation initiatives in assigned areas using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) internal control framework
  • Develop an understanding of technical accounting literature within the GAAP and SEC hierarchies and is able to research issues and provide management with coherent information on routine, non-complex issues
  • Work closely with all experienced team members to identify and resolve issues encountered in performance of assignments through effective and timely communication
  • Consistently perform and take ownership of assigned areas, small projects, and small engagements under the supervision of more experienced team members
  • Assist with financial statements, workpaper preparation, and/or other reports
  • Keep supervisors apprised of engagement and scheduling issues on a timely basis
  • Work with direct report manager to develop an appropriate plan of professional development and take responsibility to ensure that plan is executed
  • Has the goal to progress professionally by working toward passing the CPA exam if not already certified
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the client’s operations and accounting system
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels
  • Maintain appropriate professionalism in client and team interactions
  • Has effective and clear workpaper and documentation techniques
  • Demonstrate mindfulness of budget and deadline considerations and strive for adherence
  • Adhere to the Firm’s policies and procedures, ACTION philosophy, demonstrate their importance to others, and provide input to management on suggested modifications to Firm policies and procedures as necessary
  • Understand and adhere to rules, regulations, and code of professional conduct as stipulated by the Institute of Internal Auditors
Qualifications:
  • Candidate should Possess a basic familiarity with GAAP, GAAS and IIA standards
  • CPA, CPA eligible, CIA, CIA eligible candidate preferred
  • 1-2 years or more experienced in public and/or industry experience
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required; Masters degree preferred
To Apply:

Visit https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WEAVERANDTIDWELL&cws=1&rid=786 to fill out an online application.

Email Jimmy Roberson for any questions relating to this position. jimmy.roberson@weaver.com 


Risk Advisory Services – Senior Associate I

Summary:

The Risk Advisory Services Senior Associate I will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of objectives on engagements.  This position is based in Fort Worth or Dallas, TX.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assume responsibility for assigned sections of audit engagements while supervising 1-3 Associate staff members
  • Assist in the planning of internal audit and other Advisory engagements
  • Work closely with Managers to identify and resolve issues encountered in the performance of internal audits and other Advisory engagements through effective and timely communication
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels
  • Develop effective and clear work papers
  • Assist with internal audit report preparation
  • Demonstrate mindfulness of budget and deadline considerations and strive for adherence
  • Work with group leaders to construct an appropriate plan of professional development and take responsibility to ensure that plan is executed
  • Assist in the professional development of Associates, including mentoring and fieldwork supervision
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Master’s degree preferred
  • CIA or CPA eligible (CPA preferred)
  • 2-5 years or more experience in public accounting, industry or a combination of both
  • Understanding of the COSO internal framework
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, GAAP, GAAS and IIA Standards is preferred
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills
  • Past experience supervising teams of at least 1-3 employees
To Apply:

Visit https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WEAVERANDTIDWELL&cws=1&rid=806 to fill out an online application.

Email Jimmy Roberson for any questions relating to this position. jimmy.roberson@weaver.com

 


AAFES  (8/1/14)

Vacancy Number C1-000894-2014
Job Title AUDIT TRAINEE
Exchange Location United States - Texas - AAFES Headquarters (Dallas)
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Career Area Audit
Job Description TRAINS TO PERFORM AUDITS OF ACCOUNTING AND STATISTICAL DATA WITHIN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS, AND LOCATIONS IN ORDER TO VERIFY ACCURACY AND COMPLIANCE WITH PLANS, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES PRESCRIBED BY MANAGEMENT. THIS IS AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION.
Major Duties COMPLETES ASSIGNED TASKS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF AN AUDITOR. ASSISTS WITH AUDITS; DOCUMENTS FINDINGS; COMPILES REPORTS; DEVELOPS PRESENTATIONS LEARNS AAFES POLICIES AND PROCEDURES; BECOMES VERSED IN AUDIT PROCESSES. ATTENDS MEETINGS, TRAINING, AND BRIEFINGS. PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
Work Challenges TDY - Extensive TDY required
TDY - Frequent TDY required
Job Qualifications

BACHELOR'S DEGREE REQUIRED WITH A MINIMUM OF 15 HOURS OF ACCOUNTING.
ABILITY TO TRAVEL 20 TO 30%.

MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST 80 HOURS OF CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION EVERY 2 YEARS IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS. AT LEAST 24 OF THE 80 HOURS MUST DIRECTLY BE RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AUDITING.

Degree (one of):
·  BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING - Required
·  BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Required
·  BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - Required
Major/Minor (one of):
·  ACCT/BUS ADMIN - Required
·  AUDIT - Required
·  BUSINESS MGMT - Required
·  ECONOMICS - Required
·  FINANCE - Required
·  MANAGEMENT - Required
Certificate/License (one of):
·  ACCOUNTANT (CPA) - Preferred
·  CERT INFO SYS AUDITOR - Preferred
·  CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER (CFE) - Preferred ·  CERTIFIED INTERNAL AUDITOR (CIA) - Preferred

Salary Minimum

$45,455

Removal Date

21-Sep-2014


Vacancy Number C1-000708-2014
Job Title AUDIT PROJECT MANAGER
Exchange Location United States - Texas - AAFES Headquarters (Dallas)
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Career Area Audit
Job Description PLANS, ORGANIZES, AND CONDUCTS COMPLEX AUDIT PROJECTS OF THE ACCOUNTING AND STATISTICAL DATA OF VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS AND LOCATIONS TO VERIFY ACCURACY. DIRECTS, COORDINATES AND ADMINISTERS ASSIGNED AUDIT PROJECTS WITHIN A GROUP OF AUDITORS TO CONDUCT COMPLEX AUDIT PROJECTS
Major Duties Defines project scope; audits accounting and statistical data, activities and functional responsibilities of various departments, divisions and locations to verify accuracy and compliance with plans, policies and procedures
Plans, develops and manages large scale audit projects; Evaluates and applies internal control systems to safeguard assets & ensure economical and efficient use of resources.
Reviews store operations for proper fiscal, internal & environmental controls; reviews work of other auditors.
Conducts financial audits to validate accuracy of financial statements, account balances, adjustments and payments; Determines proper accountability of assets through physical counts, inventories and confirmations.
Assists Audit Manager in conducting entrance/exit briefings with Senior Management on audit engagements; Provides oral and written briefings of audit results to all levels of management.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Work Challenges Travel required: approximately 25%
Job Qualifications BACHELOR'S DEGREE WITH A MINIMUM OF 15 SEMESTER HOURS OF ACCOUNTING COURSES REQUIRED AND 6 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN OPERATIONAL, COMPLIANCE, FUNCTIONAL AUDITING AND/OR PROGRAMS WITHIN THE LAST 10 YEARS AND/OR A MINIMUM OF 1 YEAR AT THE AUDITOR III LEVEL WITHIN THE LAST 3 REQUIRED..

MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST 80 HOURS OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION EVERY 2 YEARS IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS. AT LEAST 24 OF THE 80 HOURS MUST DIRECTLY RELATE TO GOVERNMENT AUDITING.

Degree:
·  BACHELORS DEGREE
Major/Minor (one of):
·  ACCOUNTING
·  AUDIT
·  BUSINESS
·  ECONOMICS
·  FINANCE
·  MANAGEMENT
Certificate/License (one of):
·  ACCOUNTANT (CPA)
·  CERTIFIED INTERNAL AUDITOR (CIA)
·  CERTERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITOR (CISA)
·  CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER (CFE)
Salary Minimum $84K-106K
Removal Date

17-Aug-2014

Interested candidates should apply at:
http://odin.aafes.com/EMPLOYMENT/EXCHANGE_EMPLOYMENT/

For additional information, contact:
Kevin J. Iverson, CIA, CFE, CGFM
Director, Audit Division
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
214-312-2465
iversonk@aafes.com


University of Texas Arlington  (7/24/14)

Internal Auditor IV

Those interested need to apply online: www.uta.edu/jobs
For questions, email: internalaudit@uta.edu or call Ken Schroeder at 817-272-2018

Annual Salary Range: OPEN

FUNCTION: Responsible for using advanced auditing skills to develop and conduct large and complex internal audit projects in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, State regulations, and University regulations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary accountabilities listed below are intended to be the general requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.

  • Performs all duties of Internal Auditor I, II and III;
    Plans and performs audits by surveying activities, developing risk assessments to evaluate internal control, developing audit objectives and programs, providing assistance to project supervisors in planning and organizing audits;
  • Determines the procedures to be used, including sampling techniques and the use of electronic data processing equipment;
  • Develops and follows the audit program, interviews appropriate personnel, accumulates, verifies, and analyzes available data; observes actual practices and evaluates functional operational techniques; identifies existing or potential problem areas;
  • Prepares acceptable working papers and audit reports to support procedures, results, findings, and recommendations and communicates effectively to all levels of management orally as well as in writing;
  • Identifies possible causes or contributing factors related to problems; designs tentative solutions; coordinates tentative solutions with supervisors, the Assistant Director or Director;
  • Assumes full responsibility on large audit projects including supervision of personnel if applicable;
  • Reviews work papers of assigned staff for clarity, accuracy, and completeness to ensure quality;
  • Develops and presents oral and written audit reports to management during  the audit and at the audit exit conference;
  • Demonstrates effective time management with project time budgets, scheduling, and multiple tasks;
  • Communicates audit status with the Assistant Director, the Director and clients through phone calls, meetings, correspondence, or by electronic mail.
  • Complies with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and the Code of Ethics adopted by The Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO: The Assistant Director of Internal Audit.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides limited supervision of Internal Auditors I, II, III and student assistants.

INTERNAL CONTROL: The incumbent is responsible for the execution, and effectiveness of a system of internal controls, which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded, financial information is reliable, and applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures are followed.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Position may require extended hours (daily), work on weekends (on occasion), occasional travel to Austin or other cities for meetings and/or for training sessions, workshops, etc.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A bachelor degree in accounting, finance, management or information systems;
  • A minimum of  four (4) years previous related experience in accounting or auditing position(s) to include at least one (1) year of experience supervising auditing and risk assessment within a public or private college or university, a state or federal agency, an accounting/auditing firm, or with a corporation;
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor;
  • High ethical standards and values;
  • Ability to organize and direct major work activities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills including the ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, and the public;
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting principles and practices, professional auditing standards and techniques;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
  • Ability to effectively use a personal computer and a solid working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software commonly used in a modern audit or business office, and the ability to use e-mail on a regular basis as a business communication tool;
  • Completion of a criminal background check.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Masters degree in business administration (MBA), accounting, management, information systems, or education administration;
  • Experience working with modern, sophisticated, computer-based accounting and financial reporting systems in a large, complex organization.

Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.

DATE:  July 22, 2014

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities of the person who occupies this position.  The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.  Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Management and Development of UT Arlington.


MoneyGram International  (7/21/14)

Money Gram

Overview

MoneyGram International (MGI) is an international, high-performance company, located in 200 countries and territories. We are committed to our employees. MGI promotes an environment that is both challenging and rewarding for employees. We understand the importance of career development, and provide many opportunities to learn and grow. We take pride in upholding a culture strongly rooted in our corporate values, and committed to the communities around us.

Job Summary

The Sr. Internal Auditor is responsible for executing audit tests under a defined audit program to evaluate the effectiveness of controls. Responsibilities include but are not limited to testing as a part of planned internal audits, Sarbanes-Oxley, assessment of the design of internal controls, financial statement audits, working with external auditors, and other projects, as appropriate.

Primary Responsibilities

Partners with business lines, and assists with the execution of testing included in the audit scope to provide objective and systematic evaluations and solutions for internal control risks, risk management gaps, and governance/compliance requirements.

Builds effective business relationships with process owners and other internal customers to optimize the audit process.

Examines and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of the information systems controls provided by the company to direct its activities and accomplish its objectives.

Provides input into the development of audit scope, objectives, and work plans for assignments. This includes the selection of appropriate audit tests, identification of key controls, executing audit plans, and drafting audit issues. Prepares and presents audit reports regarding findings and recommendations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements
  • BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance required
  • CPA and/or CIA preferred
Experience Requirements
  • 3 to 4 years of Audit experience in Audit in public accounting firm, or in Internal Audit department
  • Understanding of business processes and internal controls
Essential Skills
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/b8429tf


Essilor of America, Inc.  (7/18/14)

Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor), is the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of prescription lenses in the United States. Through its subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., (Essilor Laboratories), Essilor owns the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the United States. Learn more about EOA at http://www.essilorusa.com.

Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International, S.A., a publicly held company traded on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA).

We currently have a Senior Internal Auditor career opportunity located at our Dallas, TX location.

Job Position:

This position will perform internal audit and consulting engagements, as well as financial due diligence engagements within a foreign-owned global manufacturer and distributer of eyeglass lenses and optical products.  The successful candidate should have a diverse field of experience (including, but not limited to Accounting/Finance, Lab Operations, Procurement/Supply Chain, Manufacturing, etc.), as internal audits and consulting engagements can potentially cover any organization/process within the Essilor organization.  Key skill sets include: proven analytical skills, ability to identify risks and controls for a given process, strong team player willing to collaborate with highly skilled people on multiple levels, and strong interpersonal communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead, plan and execute multiple audits, including acquisition due diligence engagements, financial process and operational audits.
  • The audit team member is expected to competently review operational, financial, and technology processes to provide management with an individual assessment of business risk, internal control, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process.
  • Work closely with the business and audit department staff to develop risk assessments, implement opportunities, and recommendations regarding business and process optimization, profit improvement, internal control, and compliance.
  • Think strategically about Internal Audit Department enhancements and be able to embrace and manage change.
  • Develop an ongoing "trusted advisor" relationship and maintain active communication with audit clients and Internal Audit business unit colleagues to ensure timely and consistent controls advice
  • Mentor audit staff in developing and achieving goals and objectives for performance and professional development.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree.  Masters or MBA a plus.  CPA, CIA, or other relevant certification.
  • Three to eight years of progressive audit experience in public accounting or equivalent delivering internal or external audit services.
  • Experience with highly complex and integrated processing environments.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced interactive, results-based team environment.
  • Strong leadership, business acumen, recruiting, training, coaching and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Computer expertise including knowledge of audit-preparation software and an understanding of the impact of technology.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel on a regular basis to clients as required.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Acquisition financial due diligence experience is a plus.
  • Financial internal audit.  Information Technology audit experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated business knowledge and control related expertise.
  • TeamMate, ACL, and other related audit software skills.
  • Experience in an international team environment.
  • French and/or Spanish speaking is a plus

If you are interested in applying for this position please proceed through the link below or visit our website at: www.essilorusa.com

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ESSILOR&cws=1&rid=2835

As the worldwide leader in the ophthalmic industry, we are dedicated to growing our business and enhancing our customers’ quality of life.


Southwest Airlines  (7/14/14)

For all positions, apply online at Southwest.com  (Careers) or send inquiries or resumes to Phil.Jackson@wnco.com.


 IT Auditor II

Reports to: Audit Manager or Project Manager

General Purpose of Position:

Conducts audits to identify risks and evaluate the effectiveness of operational, financial, compliance and/or technology controls.  Responsible for the day-to-day execution of objectives on audit engagements including following the audit program and documenting work steps.  Usually works within a Team; however, may be asked to work independently on smaller engagements.

Work Activities/Context:
  • Professionally interviews Customers to become familiar with activities and controls within area to be audited.
  • Understands and is able to communicate internal control concepts.
  • Identifies risk factors and related internal controls for activity
  • Analyzes business processes to determine if they are effective and efficient.
  • Identifies Customer requirements and creatively adapts services to meet or exceed their expectations. 
  • Understands the relevancy and broader implications of exceptions identified during audit test steps.
  • Develops effective and clear work papers
  • Develops and effectively communicates feasible recommendations to identified business risks. 
  • Assists with internal audit report preparation
  • Demonstrates mindfulness of budget and deadline considerations and strives for adherence
  • Conducts themselves in such a manner as to promote confidence in the Internal Audit organization. 
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in approach and work style to changing demands and circumstances. 
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
  • Works with direct Leader to construct an appropriate plan of professional development and takes responsibility to ensure that plan is executed.
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leader.
Education:

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree. Preferred degrees include Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or other degree and equivalent work experience in Audit.

Experience:

Must have a minimum of 18 months of audit experience in public accounting or corporate internal audit or other business related experience.

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:
  • Must have the ability to identify and evaluate key technology, financial, and operational processes, risks, and controls
  • Must have experience testing Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) or similar IT General controls
  • Must have a basic understanding of financial and accounting principles
  • Must have planning, organizing, and problem solving skills
  • Must have a solid understanding of nature and purpose of internal controls.
  • Must be able to comply with the Company attendance standards as describes in established guidelines.
  • Must possess basic computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software. 
  • Must have the ability to type and/or use a computer keyboard with sufficient speed to meet demands of job. 
  • Must have judgment sufficient to handle and resolve tasks.
  • Must demonstrate and maintain an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
  • Must have the ability to work with all levels of personnel and management. 
  • Must be able to work with individuals in leadership positions inside and outside the Company
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills; must have the ability to communicate effectively in a tactful courteous manner
  • Must have the ability to work well individually or in Teams
  • Must have the ability to manage time and keep commitments and meet deadlines
Preferred Skills (not required):
  • CISA/CISSP/CIA/CPA/CMA/CFE or related industry certification preferred.
  • Active interest in the latest industry techniques and methods preferred
  • Knowledge of experience in SAP preferred.
  • Public accounting experience
  • Knowledge and/or experience with SAP
  • ACL, Tableau, or other data analytics tool
Other qualifications:

Some travel and extended hours are required.
Must maintain a well-groomed appearance.
Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Act of 1986.


Senior IT Auditor

Reports to: Audit Manager or Project Manager

General Purpose of Position:

Conducts audits to identify risks and evaluates the effectiveness of operational, financial, compliance and/or technology controls.  Responsible for the day-to-day execution of objectives on audit engagements including designing and executing work steps, reviewing workpapers, and directing the activities of the audit staff. Usually works within a Team; however, may be asked to work independently on smaller engagements.

Work Activities/Context:
  • Directs the activities of the audit staff.
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead others and develop Team members professionally.  Provides frequent and timely feedback.
  • Develops and executes audit plans to achieve audit objectives. Reevaluates the scope and objectives of audits when necessary.
  • Develops effective and clear work papers.
  • Identifies risk factors and related internal controls. Develops and effectively communicates feasible recommendations to identified business risks.
  • Professionally interviews Customers to become familiar with activities and controls within area to be audited.
  • Identifies Customer requirements and creatively adapts services to meet or exceed their expectations. 
  • Analyzes business processes to determine if they are effective and efficient. 
  • Understands the relevancy and broader implications of exceptions identified during audit test steps.
  • Prepares draft internal audit reports.
  • Demonstrates the ability to successfully manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Fosters, generates, and encourages new ideas by embracing a variety of thoughts, actions, and beliefs.
  • Understands and is able to communicate internal control concepts.
  • Conducts themselves in such a manner as to promote confidence in the Internal Audit organization.
  • Demonstrates mindfulness of and strives for adherence to budget and deadline considerations for self and Team members.
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in approach and work style to changing demands and circumstances. 
  • Works with direct Leader to construct appropriate goals for professional development and takes responsibility to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leader.
Education:

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree.  Preferred degrees include Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or degree and equivalent work experience in Audit or airline operational experience.

Experience:

Must have a minimum of three years of public accounting or internal audit experience or other business related or airline operational experience.

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style
  • Must have experience testing IT General controls and application-level controls
  • Must have a basic understanding of financial and accounting principles
  • Must have planning, organizing, and problem solving skills
  • Must have a solid understanding of the nature and purpose of internal controls.
  • Must have the ability to work with all levels of personnel and management inside and outside the Company.
  • Must have the ability to work individually or in Teams.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; must have the ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Must have judgment sufficient to handle and resolve tasks.
  • Must demonstrate and maintain an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.
  • Must possess basic computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
  • Must have the ability to type and/or use a computer keyboard with sufficient speed to meet demands of job.
  • Must have physical abilities sufficient to work in the vicinity of ramps, terminals, hangars, etc., and be able to move quickly as necessary.  Must be able to maneuver in jetways and stairways in airports.
Preferred Skills (not required):
  • CPA/CISA/CIA/CISSP/CMA/CFE or related industry certification preferred.
  • Experience in leading projects
  • Public accounting experience
  • Experience in auditing SAP
  • Experience in auditing UNIX operating systems
  • Experience in auditing Oracle databases
  • ACL, Tableau, or other data analytics tool
  • Active interest in the latest industry techniques and methods preferred.
Other qualifications:

Some travel and extended hours are required.
Must maintain a well-groomed appearance.
Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Act of 1986.


Auditor II (Finance/Operational)

Reports to: Audit Manager or Project Manager
 
General Purpose of Position:

Conducts audits to identify risks and evaluate the effectiveness of operational, financial, compliance and/or technology controls.  Responsible for the day-to-day execution of objectives on audit engagements including following the audit program and documenting work steps.  Usually works within a Team; however, may be asked to work independently on smaller engagements.

Work Activities/Context:
  • Professionally interviews Customers to become familiar with activities and controls within area to be audited.
  • Understands and is able to communicate internal control concepts.
  • Identifies risk factors and related internal controls for activity
  • Analyzes business processes to determine if they are effective and efficient.
  • Identifies Customer requirements and creatively adapts services to meet or exceed their expectations. 
  • Understands the relevancy and broader implications of exceptions identified during audit test steps.
  • Develops effective and clear work papers
  • Develops and effectively communicates feasible recommendations to identified business risks. 
  • Assists with internal audit report preparation
  • Demonstrates mindfulness of budget and deadline considerations and strives for adherence
  • Conducts themselves in such a manner as to promote confidence in the Internal Audit organization. 
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in approach and work style to changing demands and circumstances. 
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
  • Works with direct Leader to construct an appropriate plan of professional development and takes responsibility to ensure that plan is executed.
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leader.
Education:

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree. Preferred degrees include Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or other degree and equivalent work experience in Audit.

Experience:

Must have a minimum of 18 months of audit experience in public accounting or corporate internal audit or other business related experience.

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:
  • Must have a solid understanding of nature and purpose of internal controls.
  • Must be able to comply with the Company attendance standards as describes in established guidelines.
  • Must possess basic computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software. 
  • Must have the ability to type and/or use a computer keyboard with sufficient speed to meet demands of job. 
  • Must have judgment sufficient to handle and resolve tasks.
  • Must demonstrate and maintain an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
  • Must have the ability to work with all levels of personnel and management. 
  • Must be able to work with individuals in leadership positions inside and outside the Company
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills; must have the ability to communicate effectively in a tactful courteous manner
  • Must have the ability to work well individually or in Teams
  • Must have the ability to manage time and keep commitments and meet deadlines
Preferred Skills (not required):
  • CISA/CISSP/CIA/CPA/CMA/CFE or related industry certification preferred.
  • Active interest in the latest industry techniques and methods preferred
  • Knowledge of experience in SAP preferred.
Other qualifications:

Some travel and extended hours are required.
Must maintain a well-groomed appearance.
Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Act of 1986.


Senior Auditor (Finance/Operational)

Reports to: Audit Manager or Project Manager

General Purpose of Position:

Conducts audits to identify risks and evaluates the effectiveness of operational, financial, compliance and/or technology controls.  Responsible for the day-to-day execution of objectives on audit engagements including designing and executing work steps, reviewing workpapers, and directing the activities of the audit staff. Usually works within a Team; however, may be asked to work independently on smaller engagements.

Work Activities/Context:

  • Directs the activities of the audit staff.
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead others and develop Team members professionally.  Provides frequent and timely feedback.
  • Develops and executes audit plans to achieve audit objectives. Reevaluates the scope and objectives of audits when necessary.
  • Develops effective and clear work papers.
  • Identifies risk factors and related internal controls. Develops and effectively communicates feasible recommendations to identified business risks.
  • Professionally interviews Customers to become familiar with activities and controls within area to be audited.
  • Identifies Customer requirements and creatively adapts services to meet or exceed their expectations. 
  • Analyzes business processes to determine if they are effective and efficient. 
  • Understands the relevancy and broader implications of exceptions identified during audit test steps.
  • Prepares draft internal audit reports.
  • Demonstrates the ability to successfully manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Fosters, generates, and encourages new ideas by embracing a variety of thoughts, actions, and beliefs.
  • Understands and is able to communicate internal control concepts.
  • Conducts themselves in such a manner as to promote confidence in the Internal Audit organization.
  • Demonstrates mindfulness of and strives for adherence to budget and deadline considerations for self and Team members.
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in approach and work style to changing demands and circumstances. 
  • Works with direct Leader to construct appropriate goals for professional development and takes responsibility to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leader.
Education:

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree.  Preferred degrees include Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or degree and equivalent work experience in Audit or airline operational experience.

Experience:

Must have a minimum of three years of public accounting or internal audit experience or other business related or airline operational experience.

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style
  • Must have planning, organizing, and problem solving skills
  • Must have a solid understanding of the nature and purpose of internal controls.
  • Must have the ability to work with all levels of personnel and management inside and outside the Company.
  • Must have the ability to work individually or in Teams.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; must have the ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Must have judgment sufficient to handle and resolve tasks.
  • Must demonstrate and maintain an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.
  • Must possess basic computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
  • Must have the ability to type and/or use a computer keyboard with sufficient speed to meet demands of job.
  • Must have physical abilities sufficient to work in the vicinity of ramps, terminals, hangars, etc., and be able to move quickly as necessary.  Must be able to maneuver in jetways and stairways in airports.
Preferred Skills (not required):
  • CPA/CISA/CIA/CISSP/CMA/CFE or related industry certification preferred.
  • Experience in leading projects
  • Public accounting experience
  • Active interest in the latest industry techniques and methods preferred.
Other qualifications:

Some travel and extended hours are required.
Must maintain a well-groomed appearance.
Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Act of 1986.


For all positions, apply online at Southwest.com  (Careers) or send inquiries or resumes to Phil.Jackson@wnco.com.


UT Southwestern  (7/14/14)

Senior Internal Auditor

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area.

A Master’s degree or professional certification is preferred; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Five (5) or more years professional auditing experience is required, preferably with some public accounting or consulting experience.

Healthcare or higher education industry experience is highly desirable.

Job Duties

Conducts audits of assigned departmental, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate crediting standards and prescribed departmental standards.

Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and determines compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.

Develops and reviews audit programs and reports, including audit findings and recommendations for specific action.

Provides working supervision to assigned auditors, including performance evaluations at completion of each audit.

Prepares and reviews work papers as basis for supporting work performed, conclusions drawn, and findings and recommendations included in audit report.

Remains abreast of current developments in auditing.

Conducts or assists in investigation of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations, determines cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.

Conducts information technology audits.

Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.

Assists in performing special reviews and analyses.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Apply online at  http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/careers

For questions about the position, contact Tim LaChiusa tim.lachiusa@utsouthwestern.edu


JumpVine  (6/13/14)

Regional Accountant / Internal Auditor, 65 - 85k plus 5% bonus and company car

Would you like to work for a profitable, stable company in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area?  Would you rather be a "big fish in a small pond" rather than simply a cog in the machinery of corporate America? Our client is a very profitable, established building supply distribution company with an employee-oriented family type of environment.  The Regional Accountant / Internal Auditor position is open due to growth of the company and the incumbent has been promoted!

The Regional Accountant / Internal Auditor role is a key position and is ideal if you are looking for a dynamic position with a wide diversity of duties.  Will be a key advisor to multiple divisions and you will be involved in all aspects of business operations to help with profitability, internal controls, accurate reporting and much more! There are many potential advancement paths from this position.  Company provides a company car and gasoline card and there is no penalty for personal usage of your company car!

The primary responsibilities of the Regional Accountant / Internal Auditor are to provide accounting oversight for multiple subsidiaries. This requires traveling to different locations to conduct reviews of accounting activities and operational processes that effect accounting. The job requires a detailed understanding of accounting and IT systems. The candidate must have strong analytical and communication skills.  The position will entail travel and you will receive a company car and gasoline card which can be used freely for personal usage as well.

Detail Description:

Initial primary areas of responsibility would be Texas and Louisiana.   The following cities would include but not be limited to:   Dallas, Ft. Worth, Tyler, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Laredo, Shreveport, and Texarkana.  Job will entail annual average of (40-50% travel).  Reviews include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise and review the overall accounting functions of subsidiary locations and their branche
  • Review and establish internal controls
  • Review and implement controls over the computerized accounting system
  • Verification and reconciliation of account balances
  • Compare actual results with projected and/or established guidelines
  • Perform analytical review of financial statements to ensure their integrity
  • Perform quarterly financial and operational reviews of subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP and company guidelines
  • Assist or prepare year end work papers and client assistance package for external auditors at year end
  • Assist or prepare monthly journal entries in the financial statement closing process in accordance with GAAP and company guidelines
  • Assist or prepare tax returns in accordance with federal and state laws
  • Train new accountants at the subsidiary level in all aspects of financial and accounting reporting in accordance with GAAP and company guidelines.  Provide additional training to subsidiary personnel regarding order entry, purchase orders, inventory control, A/R, A/P, payroll, customer management, etc.
  • Act as liaison between subsidiaries and Corporate office in Atlanta GA regarding accounting and computer functions
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget
  • Coordinate and perform sales and use tax audits
  • Assist in the preparation of yearend audit work papers for external auditors
  • Interact with region and subsidiary managers using written and oral communication skills
  • Assist with Internal Audits outside of the designated Region
  • Assist with special projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • 4 year accounting degree.
  • 2+ years of audit experience (Either Public Accounting or Internal Audit).
  • CPA preferred, but not required.  Must be CPA candidate

Interested candidates should contact:
Brad Wolff
bwolff@jumpvine.net
JumpVine
678-229-2413
www.jumpvine.net


Dex Media  (6/5/14)

Job Title/Description Senior Auditor
Department Internal Audit
Division Finance
Job Code Senior Staff Consultant – Internal Audit
Reports to  Sr. Manager – Internal Audit
Supervises  None
Other Major Relationships  None
Objectives:

Responsibilities: This section captures the primary responsibilities performed in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties but instead reflects roughly 70% to 90% of the type of work.

  • Support the Sr. Manager and the AVP – Internal Audit in the execution of the SOX program and its related activities to include planning, coordinating, and reporting of the annual SOX 404 audit engagement. 
  • Ensure management’s control self-assessment meets documented standards. 
  • Follow up on management’s action plans to address remediation efforts as required.
  • Perform risk assessment, sample testing and analysis related to the SOX 404 audit engagement. 
  • Manage the SSAE 16 process as it relates to SOX.
  • Manage the quarterly SOX certification process.
  • Facilitate management discussions and provide advice related to risks, controls, and mitigation activities. Typically deals with all levels of management including senior leaders.
  • Special projects for management or internal audit.
  • Perform assignments in accordance with standards for the audit engagement.  Ensure conformance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: This section captures the competencies required for the position. Please list typically required skills and knowledge for the position.

  • Strong working knowledge of accounting or operational processes. 
  • Strong knowledge of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of internal Auditing, and working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  Knowledge of Generally Accepted Audit Standards (GAAS) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards as they relate to work performed on behalf of / in support of the company’s external audit firm.
  • Ability to document a business process flow and identify risks and key controls.
  • Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions.
  • Applies internal control concepts in the corporate setting and appropriately assesses risk to the organization and the exposures resulting from ineffective or missing control practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent planning, organization, analysis, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.

Minimum Qualifications: This section captures minimum requirements for education and experience to successfully perform the position responsibilities. Differentiate required and preferred qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study such as Accounting or Finance. 
  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CFE, or CISA).
  • 3-5 years of internal audit, internal controls assessment, and/or SOX 404 evaluation and testing.
  • Prior experience in internal audit and/or SOX 404 projects is preferred.
Disclaimer

The information contained in this description has been designed to identify current essential job function, required knowledge and critical skills, and the level of work required to be performed by the employee. All job functions and other duties and responsibilities may be modified. This job description will be reviewed and revised as needed.  The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, As Amended.

To apply:    http://bit.ly/1lVXgyX


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