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October 2002

President's Letter

David Price, Chapter PresidentIt was great to see so many of you at our first monthly meeting of the year.

Congratulations to the new CIA's who received their certificates at our September meeting. Also, special thanks to Michael Kennedy and Scott Sullins, our CIA Co-Chairpersons, for their admirable administration of the CIA exam. If you are interested in attaining up to 16 CPE credits, please feel free to contact Michael Kennedy at (972) 431-5292 to be one of the proctors for the November CIA exam.

Our October meeting’s timely theme is Controls Are Everybody’s Business. The meeting includes presentations by experts in our field. In today’s world, it is increasingly important that we keep our skills up to date and sharp. This meeting will assist you and your audit team in meeting that goal. I encourage you to come to the meeting and stay for all three of the sessions. Please mark your calendar for October 15th and don’t miss your chance to learn and improve your audit skill set.

Pre-meeting (10:30 a.m.) - 10 Imperatives for a Post Enron World - We can all learn from John Copley, PWC, who will present the key points auditors and management must understand to help avoid and detect corporate misconduct.

Lunch meeting (check in begins at 11:30 a.m.) - Has your Audit department or Company management been talking about implementing an Enterprise Risk Management Framework? Many of us have thought about it, but few have actually successfully completed one. Cindy Speyrer led the charge to complete this exceptionally important initiative at TXU. Cindy will share the benefits of completing an Enterprise Risk Management Framework, as well as share tips on managing this massive effort and avoiding pitfalls associated with these reviews.

Post-Meeting (1:30 p.m.) - The majority of companies must effectively and efficiently move inventory in order to transact business. As a result, it is critical for auditors to understand the key controls and business concepts related to inventory logistics. Scott Sullins, Senior Audit Manager at JCPenney, will discuss Auditing the Inventory Distribution Process. This discussion will include highlights from his team’s role in the recent centralization and consolidation of JCPenney’s logistics/distribution network.

Also, as many of you know, we lost one of our profession’s pioneers in September, Mr. Lawrence Sawyer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

I am looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting on October 15, 2002.

David Price
Chapter President

Next Meeting

Tuesday, October 15, 2002
CityPlace Conference Center

Please note this month's
meeting is on TUESDAY!

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

Enterprise Risk Assurance

Since January 2001, TXU has been implementing its Enterprise Risk Assurance process; establishing a governance structure, embedding risk and control self-assessments, and identifying and reporting on top tier risks. Their current focus is on identifying and certifying key process controls. Based on critical components of an effective risk management program, the speaker will describe and discuss TXU’s approach to ERA.

Cindy Speyrer is a manager at TXU with Assurance Services’ responsibilities for TXU Energy - Retail. Assurance Services is the new brand name given to the Internal Audit function. She has over 12 years experience in professional services including financial support services and risk management advisory services to clients in the energy services industry. Cindy is also responsible for the development of the assurance processes for the North America region of TXU.

Cindy led the development and implementation of TXU’s risk and control self-assessment process utilized in North America. This methodology drives the identification, assessment, and management of enterprise-wide risk through advanced facilitation and communication techniques and represents only one component of the Enterprise Risk Assurance process. Current thought leadership initiatives include identifying key process controls and implementing a periodic certification process as part of the overall assurance plan for each business unit.

Cindy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPA’s. She speaks on the subject of developing an enterprise-wide Risk Assurance process in various forums. She is a graduate of The University of Dallas with an MBA in MIS and a 2 time graduate of TXU A&M - Commerce with bachelor degrees in Biology and Accounting.


Pre-Meeting 10:30am

Ten Imperatives for a Post Enron World

Enron's collapse, and the implications of serious control issues that accompanied it, are having a profound impact on how organizations view their corporate governance and control environments. Directors and executive management are rethinking their governance processes with a heightened zeal to ensure that problems now apparent in certain organizations don't happen in theirs. In the midst of this period of self-examination, PricewaterhouseCoopers believes organizations should take a critical look at their internal audit functions, including ten imperatives for internal audit to provide a strong foundation for success in a radically altered business environment.

Rhonda McClinton is an Internal Audit Services Manager in PwC's Global Risk Management Services practice. An MBA in Internal Auditing from Louisiana State University, Ms. McClinton serves a variety of the firm's internal audit clients and regularly advises internal audit departments on strategic alignment and other issues.

John Copley is an Internal Audit Services Partner in PwC's Risk Management Services practice. A trustee and former vice president of the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation, Mr. Copley served as one of the IIA's representatives to the National Association of Corporate Directors' Blue Ribbon Commission on Audit Committee Effectiveness, and as PwC's Project Sponsor for its best practice studies on corporate governance and audit committee performance conducted for the IIA Research Foundation.


Post-meeting 1:30pm

Auditing the Inventory Distribution Process

The JCPenney Domestic Logistics network is an enormous operation. Every year, this network utilizes over 100 major transportation carriers to bring millions of units of product from thousands of suppliers, to nearly 1,100 stores in every state and Puerto Rico, as well as available home delivery for JCP Direct (Catalog) merchandise and furniture.

An efficient supply chain is critical to the success of any business that provides products to consumers. Because of the large investment that is required to build and operate this logistics network, in terms of facilities, technology, and people, and the direct transportation cost of flowing goods through the network, as well as the sheer volume of transactions, Auditors need to understand the risks in this part of a Company’s operation, and the best way to add value through improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Scott Sullins is a Senior Audit Manager with JCPenney. Scott and his team are responsible for the audit activities of JCPenney’s Logistics and Direct to Consumer Catalog businesses. Scott has over 17 years of auditing experience with JCPenney. Other members of the JCPenney team that will be involved with this presentation on Logistics auditing include: Jeff Seutter, Mike Kennedy, Vanessa Dennis, Lynsey McGlothlin, and Lesley Jeffcoat


Map to CityPlace Conference CenterCityplace Confernce CenterThis meeting is being held at 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:

The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve.htm.

Secondary Method:

An optional method is to use the telephone, fax, or e-mail. However, a $2 phone/fax/e-mail fee will be assessed to each reservation.

Contact:

Lori Cannafax
Phone: 972-431-5981
Fax: 972-431-5995
e-mail: lcann3@jcpenney.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

IIA Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Students: $15
Walk-ins (members or non): $30
Phone/Fax/E-Mail Fee: $2

Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, October 11, 2002 or a $5 late fee will be charged. Reservations will close promptly due to the Tuesday meeting.

We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."

Please mark your calendar these meeting dates for the 2002-2003 chapter year:

  • November 19, 2002
  • December 19, 2002
  • January 16, 2003
  • February 13, 2003
  • March 20, 2003
  • April 17, 2003
  • May 13, 2003

Chapter Seminars

Control and Risk Self Assessment
Facilitation & Implementation Skills

November 6, 7, & 8

Space is limited… register now

The Dallas Chapter of the IIA is presenting a 3-day seminar on facilitation skills for auditors taught by Joan Pastor, founder of Joan Pastor & Associates International, an international consulting company. Control and Risk Self Assessment Facilitation & Implementation Skills will teach you the responsibilities and skills of the auditor as facilitator and teacher of self-assessment methodology. This program has been carefully designed to integrate facilitation, leadership, and communication skills within the specific needs of the auditing profession. This program is also highly participatory, allowing all attendees the opportunity to practice, refine, and reinforce the facilitation skills you have learned.

You will learn:

  • Effective facilitation skills and the role of the facilitator in self-assessment auditing
  • How to deal with difficult audit clients and manage conflict
  • How to open and close self-assessment meetings
  • How to feel comfortable in front of a group
  • How to influence the group to cooperate with you and to work together as a team
  • How to keep yourself and the group energized through the self-assessment process
  • How to handle people of mixed authority levels in the same group

In addition,

  • Training fulfills facilitation requirements for CCSA
  • CIA candidates who have successfully completed the examination requirements for the CCSA are eligible to receive Professional Recognition Credit for Part IV of the CIA exam.For more information, go to theiia.org's certification page.
Date: November 6, 7, and 8
Location: JCPenney Home Office, Training 6501 Legacy Drive, Plano
Continuing Education: 24 hours (technical hours for CPA’s)
Cost:
  • Payment before or on October 8, 2002: $600 for IIA Members $750 for Non-Members
  • Payment after October 8, 2002: $700 for IIA Members $850 for non-members

Not a member? Become one!

Reservations: Please reserve your place as soon as possible. Space is limited to 24. Reservations can be made at http://www.dallasiia.org/CSA_Seminar.htm.

Make Checks payable to IIA Dallas Chapter and mail to:

Anthony Palmieri
6501 Legacy Drive
Mail Stop # 4321
Plano, Texas 75024-3698
apalm6@jcpenney.com

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given after October 8, 2002. Register today to save $100. Space is limited!


All About Joan

Joan PastorJoan Pastor is president of JPA International, Inc., an organizational consulting company with offices around the world. She acts as a consultant on the "people" aspect of business to corporations, and has been a professional speaker, trainer, seminar leader, and organizational development specialist for over twenty years. She has taken a number of organizations through complete redesign and company-wide change in order to be more efficient, competitive and proactive, especially in global markets. Joan has over 20 years of experience facilitating groups to determine, define and improve their work procedures and departmental processes, including projects and conferences associated with and involving the White House and very senior officials in our government and other governments around the world. She assists senior management groups regularly on their strategic planning efforts.

 

JPA's Expertise with the Audit Profession

Joan has been working with auditors around the world since 1987. In 1988, she traveled to Hong Kong and Japan on sponsorship from the Institute of Internal Auditors and Coopers and Lybrand. This project was to conduct interviews and gather specific research on cross-cultural comparisons between auditing in Asian Cultures as opposed to the United States. She worked extensively with the International Commission Against Corruption on innovative methods in interviewing techniques with personalities that are a high risk for fraud. Joan's work in the auditing field focuses on the consultative and value-added methodology in audit approaches, including Risk Enterprise Management (REM) and Control & Risk Self-Assessment (CRSA) methodologies, internal negotiations and communication skills, operational skills, quality and customer-service skills, and the presentation skills needed in the non-technical areas of their work. Joan has been a frequent speaker and seminar leader for a number of chapters and conferences for the Institute of Internal Auditors, as well as for the MIS Training Institute, the BIA, ICBI-Europe, AHIA, and the EDPAA. Besides Joan's work in BSA*, she and her associates have developed, and continue to provide, in-house audit training programs and consulting services to a number of internal auditing departments and accounting firms over the years, including: Ford Motor Co., Sempra Energy, Dresdner Bank, Pacific Telesis, Arthur Andersen, Compass Bank, and Levi Strauss. Joan's involvement with the Institute of Internal Auditors has been extensive.

Besides providing speaking and training services to many IIA chapters, she keynoted and provided breakout sessions at numerous IIA conferences, including:

1987 - 1999: Numerous IIA Regional Conferences in North America, including: Albuquerque, Dallas, New Orleans, Calgary, and Portland

1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2002 (upcoming) IIA International Conferences

1991, 1993 and 1999 IIA South Pacific Conferences in New Zealand and Australia

1992 IIA South Africa Conference

2000 IIA Middle East Conference, United Arab Emirates

1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 IIA Business Practices Conferences on Control Self- Assessment Experience with Risk & Control Self-Assessment Methodologies

At least 50 different organizations are using Joan's facilitation training, including: Walters Industry, State Farm Insurance, Virginia Commonwealth University, Boeing, Arco, Praxair and numerous IIA chapters. Joan worked with Airtouch Communications, Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Audit Departments to develop the first and best BSA facilitation and consultation skills training courses available, and JPA is now fully equipped to assist audit departments design and implement CRSA or other innovative risk-based approaches from beginning to end. Joan and her associates have assisted with, or overseen, the implementation of REM and CRSA in numerous organizations ranging from the University of California system to the Metropolitan Transit Authorities to the Lower Colorado River Authority. JPA also participated in the development of the CCSA exam for the IIA.

Joan has two master's degrees and has practiced extensively as a psychotherapist. She has been a guest on a number of radio and television shows and has hosted her own radio show. Joan is the author of Women's Work and the recipient of numerous awards, including Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association, Outstanding Young Woman of America, and Who's Who is the East and West. She is a member of the Institute for Internal Auditors, the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


ISACA Seminar

The North Texas ISACA Chapter invites members of the IIA Dallas Chapter to its Fall Seminar "Introduction to IS Auditing" on October 28-30, 2002, presented by Bryan McAtee, ASA, CISA. For more information, visit www.isacantx.org/events.htm, or download the following flyers (PDF Documents):

Chapter News

Chapter Directory

The 2002 - 2003 Chapter Directory is now available.  The password was sent to the email ID's on file with the IIA and that are listed in the Directory. If you did not receive the email notification with the password, contact Chapter Secretary Pamela Krakosky (pkrakosky@aol.com). With the password, go to http://dallasiia.org/Members.htm.


It's MADNESS!!!!

It doesn't get any better than this....

For a very limited time, The Institute of Internal Auditors is offering non-members the opportunity to join for only $85 and no application fee, a savings of $50.  You will receive all the benefits and services of The IIA and opportunities for local chapter participation. This is a one-time offer being extended to you through the Dallas Chapter and must be acted on by November 15, 2002.  To take advantage of this opportunity, simply complete the application provided at http://dallasiia.org/Members.htm. Feel free to pass this message on to your colleagues.


Report Your Speaking and Writing

It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken during September, or earlier if not previously reported. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.

To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form by October 11, 2002. Contact Magdalena Kovats (972-389-3344 or magdalena.kovats@mckesson.com) if you have any questions.


CIA Exam

CIAIf you missed Dr Sumners' dynamically-led interactive live sessions or you just do better with personal study instead of group sessions, the Dallas Chapter has negotiated an alternative for you. We have arranged for a special discount for Dallas Chapter IIA members with MicroMash, a leader in PC-based self-directed exam preparation. You can study for the exam on your own PC, at your leisure, and let the savviest software ever guide you. You decide whether you study for the test in full or in part. This review method gives you total flexibility. For a demo of the software, checkout http://www.micromash.net/AccountingReviews/CIA/cia_frame.htm.

Chapter members will receive the complete course for $300 plus shipping. That is a 25% discount! To order, simply call 800-272-7277 and identify yourself as a Dallas Chapter IIA member. You will need to know the computer platform on which the software will be run (e.g. Windows, DOS or Macintosh).


Phone Call Opt Out

If you want your name removed from our reminder phone call list, go to the chapter website. Click on the "Members" tab and then click on "Opt Out."


IIAResearch Foundation

One of the Research Foundation’s newest publications is entitled Enterprise Risk Management: Pulling it All Together. The authors of this 163 page paperback publication examine the role of internal audit in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) implementation in five different types of organizations: the electric utility industry, manufacturing, retailing, oil and gas operations, and the public sector.

The publication’s objectives are to examine how the internal audit function partners with management to contribute to the ERM process, identify successful tools and techniques in ERM implementation, and provide examples of reporting structures used by internal audit to report ERM findings.

The publication is currently available (order number 456, price is $100 for IIA members and $125 for nonmembers). It can be purchased through the IIA Distribution Center (toll free in the U.S. 1-877-867-4957). Also, if you are interested in this publication you may also be interested in Enterprise Risk Management: Trends and Emerging Practices. You can save $50 if you order both publications.


Congratulations to New CIA’s, CCSA’s and CGAP’s

New CIA’s, CCSA’s and CGAP’s who passed the May 2002 certification examination and met the rigorous requirements of the IIA’s Certification Program received their certificates at the Dallas Chapter’s September luncheon. In total, 14 designations were earned by Dallas Chapter IIA members. Congratulations to the following chapter members.

New CIA's:

Kathryn Armey, Chris Burns, Sherry Fincher, John Harris, Christopher Mitchell, Joseph Molina, Joy Reed, Colleen Taylor, Andrew Timberlake, Sathya Vardhana, Jeffery Weaver, Jennifer Winn

New CCSA:

Christopher Mitchell

New CGAP:

Steven Shepherd


IIA      The University of Texas at Dallas

The IIA and The UTD School of Management To Host a Roundtable Discussion on Auditing Vendor Relationships

Interactive discussion will address the special issues facing auditors of outsourced functions

The Educational Products division of the International Institute of Internal Auditors along with The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management will hold a forum discussion October 25, 2002, on the issues related to auditing vendor relationships. The Institute of Internal Auditors produces a handbook series that provides audit practitioners with practical advice on conducting internal audits and the various risks and special factors associated with those audits. The format of this forum will provide content for the handbook by allowing local audit practitioners to participate in the issue development stage of the research.

The forum will be facilitated by Mark Salamasick M.B.A., C.I.S.A., currently a faculty member at UTD in the Accounting Department and Senior Vice President of E-Business Standards and Services at Bank of America. Chris Linsteadt, M.B.A. , M.S. will also participate in the facilitation process for the forum. Chris is a former Account and Risk Manager for the FDIC.

Outsourcing of various business processes has become very popular over the last decade with more and more companies looking for ways to cut costs and focus on their core competencies. The purpose of this forum and handbook is to develop guidance for auditing the processes that have been turned over to outsourcing partners. A great deal of attention has been paid to analyzing the need for and the benefits of outsourcing. Many researchers have developed models and checklists to assist in the creation of outsourcing agreements, but little attention has been paid to the assurance process of those services once they are bargained for by the organization. This forum will assist in the research phase of the handbook by providing valuable insight from experienced auditors and managers.

Sponsored by The IIA and the UTD SOM, the forum will take place at the UTD Campus in Room ECSS 2.415 of the Engineering South building from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. A luncheon will also be provided for the participants.

For additional information and to register, please contact Chris Linsteadt at ac120@attbi.com.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's Web site at www.utdallas.edu.

Career Opportunities

Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily? Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you in our resume database. We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match. We get calls for staff to director levels, IT to finance, local to out of town. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any questions, we will have a table set up at the next chapter meeting, or give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.


Eagle Global Logistics

Senior Internal Auditor

Eagle Global Logistics is a $1.6 billion NASDAQ-listed (symbol EAGL) non-asset based freight forwarder and logistics provider. EGL has operations in 100+ countries with over 7,000 employees and is currently seeking a Senior Internal Auditor.

Position Description

Reporting to the Director of Internal Audit and Advisory Services, the Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for planning and performing risk-based operational and financial audits and assisting the Audit and Advisory Services Department in meeting its objectives. A good understanding of GAAP is required as is experience reviewing financial statements and testing internal controls to ensure that financial statements are presented accurately.

Audit results will reflect value-added recommendations, process improvements, strengthened internal controls, compliance with Company policies and procedures, and assessments/evaluations of business objectives and results. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and performing audits of field and corporate operations, including conducting audit fieldwork, identifying and gathering support for issues, recommending solutions, communicating audit results to management, and drafting audit reports.
  • Testing internal controls in the financial reporting process and reviewing financial statements for accuracy.
  • Assisting management in implementing corporate policies and procedures and in identifying areas of unmitigated business risk and opportunities for improvements in business processes.
  • Partnering with the operating units to ensure adequate controls to increase the likelihood of achieving business objectives and Company goals.
  • Assisting in developing/implementing automated monitoring techniques to identify areas for review.

Compensation for this position consists of a base salary, commensurate with experience, plus bonus. In addition, the company has a comprehensive benefits package including a discount stock purchase plan.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have/be:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and CPA required. CIA, CMA and/or CISA are pluses.
  • 3-5+years experience in audit with some public accounting experience.
  • PC Skills - Microsoft Office. Knowledge of ACL or other audit software is a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% domestically or internationally.
  • Knowledge of the transportation industry or at least one foreign language a plus.
  • Willingness to stay in the position for up to three (3) years before assuming another role within the company.

Please mail, e-mail or fax resumes and salary history to:

Eagle Global Logistics
15350 Vickery Drive
Houston, TX 77032
Internal.audit@eaglegl.com
Fax: (832) 601-5634
EOE M/F/V/D

Candidates only. No recruiters or phone calls please.

Please visit eaglegl.com


AUDIT MANAGER

Citigroup, the largest public corporation and most profitable financial services firm in the world, is committed to providing our staff with a work environment that never ceases to be challenging and rewarding. Citigroup is, by nature, diverse and expansive - globally, ethnically and intellectually. In addition, we are proud to be recognized as one of the 100 best companies for working mothers (Working Mother) and one of the top US companies for Asians, Blacks and Hispanics (Fortune).

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in all aspects of assessment in accordance with ARR standards and any government and regulatory statutes.
  • Proactively trains and develops others in the application of various audit and risk assessment techniques and accounting principles.
  • Independently assesses the effectiveness of controls and determines the potential impact of any control failure and the corrective actions required.
  • Displays the ability to evaluate materiality of issues/sees big picture.
  • Identifies risks to appropriate corporate levels.
  • Assists in bringing relevant parts of the audit plan and report to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Prepares quarterly monitoring reports that highlight any key developments and recommends course of actions.
  • Consistently develops, documents, and adheres to best practices.
  • Provides guidance, support, and constructive feedback to team members to enhance their capabilities.
  • Uses technology to appropriately improve processes.
  • Acts as lead reviewer.

SCOPE & COMPLEXITY

  • Exhibits strong understanding of the corporation and regulatory policies and their business implications.
  • Develops and executes the Audit Plan for assigned business.
  • Identifies emerging industry issues and assesses their implications for the corporation.
  • Manages the review process and business partnership when acting as a lead reviewer.
  • Has supervisory responsibility for review or project teams as a lead reviewer.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Strong working knowledge of audit/risk assessment techniques and principles.
  • In-depth knowledge of the businesses and products.
  • Sound judgement and strong decision making skills.
  • Able to structure solutions to complex problems.
  • Demonstrates the ability to successfully coordinate and direct team members.
  • Can work on multiple projects.
  • Presents self in a confident and professional manner.
  • Models and motivates others to take initiative and use intuitive thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • Typically has 8 years of relevant work experience.
  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification would be a plus.

Resumes should be forwarded to:

Larry Helms, Human Resources
Citigroup Inc.
Citigroup Corporate Center - Dallas
250 East Carpenter Freeway
Carpenter One
Irving, TX 75062
Fax Number: 972-652-7420
E-Mail: larry.helms.jr@citigroup.com

An equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D

Please visit www.citigroup.com

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Citigroup, the largest public corporation and most profitable financial services firm in the world, is committed to providing our staff with a work environment that never ceases to be challenging and rewarding. Citigroup is, by nature, diverse and expansive - globally, ethnically and intellectually. In addition, we are proud to be recognized as one of the 100 best companies for working mothers (Working Mother) and one of the top US companies for Asians, Blacks and Hispanics (Fortune).

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages all aspects of reviews in accordance with ARR standards and any government and regulatory statutes.
  • Proactively advances integrated auditing concepts and use of technology.
  • Develops effective senior line management relationships and has a strong understanding of the businesses.
  • Participates in major business initiatives and pro-actively advises and assists the business on change initiatives.
  • Responsible for business monitoring, reporting findings, and recommending appropriate interventions where needed.
  • Proposes creative and pragmatic solutions for risk and control problems. · Is a recognized leader in training and developing others.
  • Actively participates in the development of the global audit plan.
  • Acts as lead reviewer for all types of reviews, including the most complex.
  • Has responsibility for recruiting staff, developing talent and building an effective team.

SCOPE & COMPLEXITY

  • Develops and executes a robust Audit Plan, by reviewable entity, for assigned businesses.
  • Coordinates with Directors and Managing Directors to develop approaches for addressing broader corporate emerging issues.
  • Typically responsible for significant size business and/or complex products or diverse businesses.
  • Could report to a Director or Division Head.
  • Typically manages a team and other resources.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Comprehensive knowledge of audit/risk assessments techniques and principles.
  • Makes sound decisions and is consulted often by others for advice and opinions.
  • In-depth understanding of the inter-relationships of business and support units throughout the corporation and how they impact the overall control environment and the audit approach.
  • Recognized expert in one or more of the corporation’s businesses and leverages this knowledge into a leadership role in one or more review teams.
  • Recognized leader in successfully advancing the team concept within the department.
  • Recognized as a leadership role model exhibiting initiative and intuitive thinking.
  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Excellent communicator coupled with strong judgement and political astuteness.
  • Typically has over 10 years of specialized business experience.
  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification preferred.

Resumes should be forwarded to:

Larry Helms, Human Resources
Citigroup Inc.
Citigroup Corporate Center - Dallas
250 East Carpenter Freeway
Carpenter One
Irving, TX 75062
Fax Number: 972-652-7420
E-Mail: larry.helms.jr@citigroup.com

An equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D

Please visit www.citigroup.com

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SENIOR AUDITOR

Citigroup, the largest public corporation and most profitable financial services firm in the world, is committed to providing our staff with a work environment that never ceases to be challenging and rewarding. Citigroup is, by nature, diverse and expansive - globally, ethnically and intellectually. In addition, we are proud to be recognized as one of the 100 best companies for working mothers (Working Mother) and one of the top US companies for Asians, Blacks and Hispanics (Fortune).

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in all aspects of assessments, in accordance with ARR standards and government and regulatory statutes.
  • Assists in training and developing others in audit and risk assessment techniques, accounting principles.
  • Understands and accurately evaluates risks and controls as they relate to business objectives.
  • Identifies risks to the lead reviewer and recommends appropriate corrective action.
  • Understands key audit issues and works with the businesses in evaluating and strengthening their self-assessment programs.
  • Assists the lead reviewer in drafting audit reports that clearly support audit objectives and efficient work plans.
  • Documents and adheres to best practices.
  • Assists in the preparation of quarterly monitoring reports that highlight any key developments.
  • Begins to develop strategic thinking.
  • Uses available technology to appropriately improve processes.
  • Could act as a lead reviewer on smaller, less complex audits.

SCOPE & COMPLEXITY

  • Demonstrates an understanding of regulatory and financial impacts on the organization.
  • Develops the Audit Plan for assigned businesses in conjunction with the lead reviewer.
  • Develops an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the business and takes the initiative to acquire greater knowledge of the products and processes.
  • Acts as a team member and works under direct supervision of more senior audit staff.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Good working knowledge of audit/risk assessment techniques and principles.
  • General knowledge of the businesses and products.
  • Solid judgement and decision making abilities.
  • Able to structure solutions to complex problems.
  • Demonstrates success in working independently and within a team environment.
  • Presents self in a confident and professional manner.
  • Demonstrates initiative and intuitive thinking; looks for ways to improve processes.
  • Typically has 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
  • BA/BS or equivalent.

Resumes should be forwarded to:

Larry Helms, Human Resources
Citigroup Inc.
Citigroup Corporate Center - Dallas
250 East Carpenter Freeway
Carpenter One
Irving, TX 75062
Fax Number: 972-652-7420
E-Mail: larry.helms.jr@citigroup.com

An equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D

Please visit www.citigroup.com

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SENIOR REVIEWER

Citigroup, the largest public corporation and most profitable financial services firm in the world, is committed to providing our staff with a work environment that never ceases to be challenging and rewarding. Citigroup is, by nature, diverse and expansive - globally, ethnically and intellectually. In addition, we are proud to be recognized as one of the 100 best companies for working mothers (Working Mother) and one of the top US companies for Asians, Blacks and Hispanics (Fortune).

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages all aspects of reviews in accordance with ARR standards and any government and regulatory statutes.
  • Proactively advances integrated auditing concepts and use of technology.
  • Develops effective senior line management relationships and has a strong understanding of the businesses.
  • Participates in major business initiatives and pro-actively advises and assists the business on change initiatives.
  • Responsible for business monitoring, reporting findings, and recommending appropriate interventions where needed.
  • Proposes creative and pragmatic solutions for risk and control problems.
  • Is a recognized leader in training and developing others.
  • Actively participates in the development of the global audit plan.
  • Acts as lead reviewer for all types of reviews, including the most complex.

SCOPE & COMPLEXITY

  • Develops and executes a robust Audit Plan, by reviewable entity, for assigned businesses.
  • Coordinates with Directors and Managing Directors to develop approaches for addressing broader corporate emerging issues.
  • Typically responsible for significant size business and/or complex products or diverse businesses.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Comprehensive knowledge of audit/risk assessments techniques and principles.
  • Makes sound decisions and is consulted often by others for advice and opinions.
  • In-depth understanding of the inter-relationships of business and support units throughout the corporation and how they impact the overall control environment and the audit approach.
  • Recognized expert in one or more of the corporation’s businesses and leverages this knowledge into a leadership role in one or more review teams.
  • Recognized leader in successfully advancing the team concept within the department.
  • Recognized as a leadership role model exhibiting initiative and intuitive thinking.
  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Excellent communicator coupled with strong judgement and political astuteness.
  • Typically has over 10 years of specialized business experience.
  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification preferred.

Resumes should be forwarded to:

Larry Helms, Human Resources
Citigroup Inc.
Citigroup Corporate Center - Dallas
250 East Carpenter Freeway
Carpenter One
Irving, TX 75062
Fax Number: 972-652-7420
E-Mail: larry.helms.jr@citigroup.com

An equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D

Please visit www.citigroup.com

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The University of Texas at Dallas

INTERNAL AUDITOR II-75%-$14.74/hr
(INTERNAL AUDITS)-JOB CODE CVT03-34

The Office of Internal Audits at The University of Texas at Dallas is seeking applicants for a 75% time staff auditor position (30 hours per week). This position will be responsible for working primarily on basic to intermediate level financial, compliance, operational, and business process audits. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a business-related field, at least one year experience in audit or accounting, excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, knowledge of computers, a professional presence and attitude, good professional judgment, and an analytical mind. No travel is required. Security Sensitive Position. Indicate job title and job code. Please forward your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to The University of Texas at Dallas, Office of Human Resources, P. O. Box 830688 AD35, Richardson, TX 75083-0688; by e-mail at jobs@utdallas.edu, by fax at 972-883-2156, or in person. For more information about other job opportunities at The University of Texas at Dallas, please visit us online at Jobs at UTD.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Official offers of employment will be made by the Office of Human Resources and are contingent on the candidate providing an original Social Security card and a picture ID, proving identity and employment eligibility. Aliens must also have employment approval from the US INS. Males ages 18 through 25 must provide proof of Selective Service System registration or exemption. Employment in security sensitive positions is subject to Texas Education Code § 51.215. Starting salaries for positions may be negotiable based on qualifications, experience and funding.


Assistant Vice President of Audit Services

OmniAmerican Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the U.S., is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented and analytical Assistant Vice President of Audit Services. Qualified candidate has at least two years relevant experience in an auditing position with a financial institution and excellent written and oral communication skills. Responsibilities include preparing and implementing annual audit plan, networking with external auditors and examiners, presenting findings and reporting to executive management. Directs and conducts audits to assess effectiveness of internal controls; verifying compliance and accuracy of accounting practices, reporting systems and financial records. Recommends corrective measures based on findings to ensure consistency with the organization's goals and objectives. Must possess a Bachelor degree or equivalent education and work experience. A CPA and/or CIA and CFSA certifications a plus. We offer competitive compensation and superior benefits. Fax resume and salary history to 817-367-2786, or email recruiting1@omniamerican.org.

Please visit www.omniamerican.org

Omni American Credit Unions


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