Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, October 17, 2003 or a $5 late fee will be charged. Those who register by the deadline and attend the Pre-Meeting will be able to pre-register for the luncheon from 10:00am until 10:25 am.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
Please mark your calendar for the balance of the 2003-2004 chapter year:
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting, the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for the next meeting. Any questions, contact Pamela Krakosky, 972-849-3440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.
|Date:||Thursday, October 30, 2003|
|CPE credits:||7 hours|
|Host Location:||JCPenney Company, Inc.
6501 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024
|Incredible Low Cost:||$99|
|Register:||Online at http://dallasiia.org/Access_Seminar.htm|
Register now because space is limited!
Access Unleashed: Use the powerful Data Analysis and Database functions of Microsoft Access to add value to your audits and audit administration
Do you want:
Here is your opportunity to learn more about:
Do you need to buy software to do all of the above?
Note: You dont need Access experience! Each student in the technical session will be given as a handout a copy of Marks book: Using Microsoft® Access for Data Analysis and Interrogation. The book includes data sets and Excel templates so that the tests in the book can be practiced on your own computer. (The retail-selling price for this book is $70! To learn more for this book, please visit http://www.nigrini.com/data_analysis_books/data_analysis_using_access.htm.)
Other Handouts: One copy of Using Microsoft Access in the Audit Function, 20 page handout on using database functions of Access. This handout might be posted on the Chapters website to control costs. Our goal is to also provide some files related to actual Access-based systems used at a major DFW area audit department. The files could be used as a template for your organization. If the department agrees to this then the files will be posted to a website for download.
About the Seminar leader
Mark J. Nigrini, Ph.D. was formerly on the faculty at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He is a Research Fellow at the Ernst & Young Center for Auditing Research and Advanced Technology at the University of Kansas. His current line of research addresses continuous audit and the detection of earnings manipulation.
In 1995 his data analysis work was publicized in The Wall Street Journal, Canadian Business, Technology in Government, Contingencies, The Globe and Mail, and CA Magazine, among others. His work has also been written about in publications such as The Financial Times, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Business Week, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Journal of Accountancy, and USA Today. He has presented numerous academic seminars and professional seminars for accountants in North America and abroad. He has published papers on Digital Analysis in academic journals such as The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and The Journal of Accounting Education, and in practitioner journals such as Internal Auditor, Journal of Accountancy, IT Audit Forum, The White Paper, and IEEE Potentials. Mark has also written four web-based seminars for the IIAs web-based seminars at www.auditlearning.org. At the time of writing, two of the seminars are up and running.
Mark J. Nigrini is the author of Digital Analysis Using Benfords Law: Tests and Statistics for Auditors and Using Microsoft Access for Data Analysis and Interrogation. To learn more about Mark and his books, visit his website at http://www.nigrini.com.
Dallas Chapter IIA members with an e-mail address on file should have received an announcement regarding the 2003 Member Directory. If you are a Dallas IIA member and did not receive this announcement and would like information on the 2003 Directory information, please contact Melinda Lokey, Chapter Secretary at email@example.com.
The member information contained in the Directory for the Dallas Chapter IIA (including the e-mail listing) is for use solely by IIA members in contacting one another. Use of the information is prohibited for commercial use or solicitation of products and services.
To serve those that may have job openings, there is an Employment Committee chaired by Fred Herman (firstname.lastname@example.org) that makes résumés available. The Advertising Committee, chaired by Kathryn Barton (email@example.com), should be contacted for placement of advertisements in the newsletter and on the Web site. If you have any questions or do not wish your personal information to be included in future directories, please contact Chapter Secretary Melinda Lokey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dallas Chapter IIA members who passed the May 2003 certification examinations and met the rigorous requirements of the IIAs Certification Program received their certificates at the Chapters September luncheon. In total, 29 designations for Certified Internal Auditor, Certification in Control Self-Assessment, and Certified Government Auditing Professional were earned by Dallas Chapter IIA members. Congratulations to the following chapter members:
Toyin Akisanmi, R. Kent Henderson, Michael Resch, Philip Baker, Steven Hunt, Robert Shipway, Piyavuth Bhutrakarn, Jennifer Isensee, Balraj Shori, H.L. Buffington, Barry Johnson, Shanna St. Martin, Francisco Cortez, Mark Johnston, Gregory Stone, Vanessa Dennis, Kristine Kuntzendorf, Cynthia Walker, John-Paul Font, Laurence Maguire, Gavin Wilson
Ted Domitrovich, Ester Jayme, John-Paul Font, Barry Johnson, Jennifer Isensee, Debra Moore
Kimberlyee Chappell, R. Kent Henderson
|Congratulations to New CIA's, CCSA's and CGAP's!|
The Institute of Internal Auditors and the Board of Regents congratulates the Dallas Chapter IIA on winning an Honorable Mention in the 2003 Certification Challenge. The Dallas Chapter is recognized for outstanding commitment to the profession of internal auditing by encouraging certification within our chapter. By meeting our percentage growth target for member certified professionals, we have taken an honorable mention in this competition!
During October, IIA will be sending our reward - certification pins by Shane Inc. These pins will be presented during our upcoming chapter meetings as prize drawings or special giveaways. The IIA congratulates the Dallas Chapter and appreciates the Chapter for setting an excellent example for other IIA affiliates!
The Research Foundation has recently published the following reports:
The two publications above with order numbers can be ordered online at - www.theiia.org/iia/index.cfm?act=form.bookstore, or by calling toll free 1-877-867-4957.
The past few years have presented many opportunities and challenges for the internal audit profession. For many of us Sarbanes-Oxley has impacted our audit plan. What does compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 specifically Section 404 mean? We are attempting to organize a group to meet monthly to discuss Sarbanes-Oxley; we are in the process of surveying the interest level, the dates and times have not been established. If you would be interested in discussing your companys issues, progress, etc. and/or benchmark/sanity check against other companies on a monthly basis please contact Magdalena M. Kovats at email@example.com by Friday October 17, 2003.
The IIA has created a repository of ethics resources to help auditors promote and assess corporate ethics (http://www.theiia.org/iia/index.cfm?doc_id=4374). The repository includes Practice Advisories, reports, articles, books, surveys, various codes of ethics, and related Web sites. A discussion area is available where auditors can post general ethics questions.
As part of the fall kickoff for the new Endorsed Internal Audit Program at UTD, a student chapter was formed and has an office in the new School of Management. The chapter is open to all students interested in internal audit. Although the new program is geared for the graduate students they also welcome all undergraduate students. Officers were elected and attended training related to creating a new chapter. They will also be attending upcoming Dallas Chapter IIA meetings. One of the requirements is that they join IIA International. If you are interested in assisting the student chapter in any way, please contact Roby Singh at 972-943-9291 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Dallas Chapter is sponsoring this new organization so they are looking for opportunities to work closely with the chapter.
Students are also welcome to attend meetings including guest speakers during the new course in Internal Audit. This past month, David Price and Lee Gramly from JCPenney spoke on business process design and its relationship to Internal Audit. Students read the book The Goal which Lee covered and made the bridge to internal audit and how it applied. David gave great examples related to his own experience in audit showing the need to develop functional expertise very quickly and how they identified significant savings through a better understanding of the business process. He also discussed the successful careers at JCPenney of many of the individuals who were once in audit at JCPenney.
The new Endorsed Internal Audit Program is also designed to meet the needs of those employees transferring from other areas of the company to an internal audit role. The program also encourages audit practitioners who want to get current on audit techniques and prepare for the CIA exam. If you are have interest in such a program please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or to learn more about the program visit http://citm.utdallas.edu/eiap.
The Dallas Chapter is gearing up for the 2004 Regional Conference to be held September 12-15, 2004. Please mark these dates on your calendars and get ready for a first class conference right here in Dallas with the theme The Fine Art of Auditing.
In addition, we need volunteers. If you have a few hours and would like to get involved, please give Vickie Lyng or Al Bazis a call. We have many positions available and can find something for everyone.
Please visit http://iiadallas2004.org for more information..
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken in 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 20, 2003. Contact Magdalena Kovats (972-389-3344 or email@example.com) if you have any questions.
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."
The Presidents Corner has been updated!
Seth Kornetskys message, Building on Success, Managing the Challenges, adeptly addresses the development of ACUAs strategic objectives to build upon our successes and to proactively manage several of our challenges. It also provides an overview of our new committee structure. You can read the message at http://www.acua.org/organization/presmsg.cfm.
ACL Training Class Offered in December
Visit http://www.acua.org/events/aclinfo.cfm for information about our third ACL class. This class is offered at ACUA member only rates so make sure you follow the registration instructions to receive the significant member discount.
The Virtual Exhibit Center Provides Easy Access to Vendors
The Virtual Exhibit Center, http://www.acua.org/events/vec.cfm, allows for easy access to the companies and organizations that supported ACUAs annual conference. This section will be updated soon with photos from the conference.
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, give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.
Fred Herman, Employment Committee Chairman, 972-801-1208, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fortune 500 client experiencing tremendous growth has career opportunities for Audit Managers and Seniors. Be a part of a company affording a career path in audit or corporate operations. Great work/life balance with nominal travel.
For immediate consideration please forward your resume to:
www.accountingprincipals.com - Financial Staffing for the DFW Metroplex on a direct-hire, project consultant and contractual basis
IMMEDIATE DIRECT-HIRE NEED FOR DALLAS-BASED FORTUNE 500 MANUFACTURING COMPANY
E-MAIL RESUME WITH SALARY HISTORY/REQUIREMENTS TO:
Accounting Principals is the Financial Staffing Division of the MPS Group. The MPS Group (www.mpsgroup.com) is one of the world's largest providers of specialty staffing and business solutions in the disciplines of accounting and finance, e-business, engineering, executive search, healthcare, human capital automation, information technology, law, and work force management.
14911 Quorum Drive Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75254
The selected candidate will participate in audit and consulting projects to help our National Center and Affiliate management evaluate and minimize business risks, strengthen internal controls, and take advantage of operating efficiencies.
Qualified candidates must have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, and at least three (3) years experience in internal/external business audit consulting practices.
A CPA is preferred. Must also possess clear and effective written/oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of staff & volunteers in a consensus-driven environment. Travel (approximately 45% - 55%) is required.
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