Since our last meeting, the Dallas Chapter hosted an extremely
successful Southwest Regional Conference. Many Chapter
members played a role in organizing, volunteering, speaking at
various sessions and supporting the Conference through attendance.
Thanks to all of you who made the Conference go smoothly. Thanks,
also, to Al Bazis for taking on the role as Conference Chair.
The Dallas Chapter has a great meeting planned for October. We
will be recognizing new Certified Internal Auditors and awarding
the CIA certificates. Congratulations on obtaining your well
deserved CIA designation! It shows your dedication to the
Jeff Crilley from Fox News will be our October luncheon speaker
and will present, “When Bad News Happens to Good Companies.” We
should all be aware that our companies may be at risk for bad
publicity and be prepared to react quickly to minimize the
The Chapter needs your help making sure our Chapter Membership
information is current. Please review and update your profile at
www.theiia.org and click on
Update Profile. Your support in this effort will ensure that we
keep you informed of future Chapter events.
Look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Jeffrey E. Seutter
Dallas IIA 2004-05 President
Thursday, October 7, 2004
CityPlace Conference Center
Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm
When Bad News Happens to Good Companies
will provide guidance on dealing with negative publicity related to
our companies. Some points he will cover include:
- How to combat negative news
- What to say during an interview
- How to keep a bad story from killing your company
- Why "no comment" isn't an answer
- Lessons learned from Martha Stewart, Dan Rather and Bill Clinton
- How to get free POSITIVE publicity
Also, he will share points from his book on “Free Publicity.”
Crilley is an Emmy Award winning TV reporter in Dallas. During his 20
years in television news he has made hundreds of national news
appearances including CNN, CNN Headline News, FOX News, The Discovery
Channel, Good Morning America and The CBS Early Show.
He has been recognized by his peers with dozens of national and
regional awards including the Emmy, the National Headliners Award, the
Edward R. Murrow Award, the Thurgood Marshall Award and has just been
named by the Texas Associated Press, "The Best TV Reporter in the
As a general assignment reporter he covers a wide range of topics
from presidential elections to Spam cooking contests at the State
Fair. His day-to-day news gathering experience has given him special
insight into what the news covers and why.
When he is not covering the news as a reporter and anchor, he’s
teaching people how to get covered on the news.
Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Back to Basics
Helen Dickey, JeffersonWells
The roles of internal
audit in the new world of SOX and consulting are expanding. How does
this affect the concept of independence?
Post-Meeting 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Key Controls: The Next Sarbanes-Oxley Challenge
James Brady “Brad” Vorhies, Author
Due to time and cost constraints, changing rules and the penalty
for failure, most companies are building Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
compliance processes based on traditional external audit methods. The
next challenge for companies is to transform this compliance process
into an imbedded, ongoing, quality control process that is owned,
understood and supported
by the responsible organizations. Don't miss our speaker's
presentation as he explains how to meet this challenge by developing a
process that is focused on operational effectiveness, and maximizing
the company's return on its existing investment.
James Brady Vorhies, CIA, CISA, CPA, has a Bachelor of Arts
degree in economics from the University of Texas. He also has an MBA
in finance and a Master of Science degree in accounting from The
University of North Texas. He has extensive internal audit experience
for several firms and is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified
Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Public Accountant. In his
risk monitoring role, James reports directly to the corporate
controller of a Fortune 500 firm while also working extensively with
the firm’s chief audit executive. Over two years ago, James designed
and implemented a key controls process for the firm’s accounting
functions. In addition to the ongoing key controls processes, James
manages the quarterly review of his firm’s disclosure controls and
procedures and the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Sections 302 and
906 certification supporting processes. James is also responsible for
several key roles in developing his firm’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
process among which are designing and implementing the overall
business process and supporting automated and manual systems
meeting is being held at
Center, 2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204
The DART light rail station at CityPlace serves both the
RED and BLUE
lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare information at
The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the
web site at
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
|Meeting / Luncheon Fees:
Walk-ins (members or non): $30
Phone/Fax/E-Mail Fee: $2
Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, October 1, 2004
or a $5 late fee will be charged.
Those who register by the deadline and attend the
Pre-Meeting will be able to "pre" check-in for the luncheon from
9:25am until 10:10 am.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept
payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the
cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover,
American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards 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 Melinda Lokey at 214-473-3823 or
After you place your reservation online, you will see the
link to pay via PayPal if desired.
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 US$85 and no
application fee, a savings of $55. 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 October 31, 2004. To take
advantage of this opportunity, simply complete the
application. Feel free to pass this message on to your colleagues.
For additional information on IIA membership, please go to
www.theiia.org or contact Jo-El
LaBorde, AVP, Membership Development, at 407-937-1306 or
additional information on the Dallas Chapter, contact Carla Cashio at
P.S. This offer is available to persons who have not held an IIA
membership in the past 12 months. The IIA will not reimburse for dues
paid prior to September 1, 2004.
For all the benefits of IIA membership, please visit
Certified Internal Auditor Exam – And New Test
Certified Internal Auditor exam is scheduled for November 17-18, 2004,
at The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Building,
Rooms 1.502 and 1.517. See
http://www.utdallas.edu/campusmap.html for a map. The deadline to
register for the exam is September 30, 2004. For more information,
refer to The IIA’s Web site at
A CIA review course for the Chapter was held at the Southwest
Regional Conference on September 12-15, 2004. No other courses will
be offered by the Chapter for the November exam. A review course
for the May 2005 exam will be held in the spring. Watch the newsletter
for more information about the review course.
Congratulations To Our New Certified Internal Auditors!
New CIAs that passed the May 2004 exam will be honored at the
October 7 luncheon, and their certificates will be awarded. If you are
a new CIA and are unable to attend the luncheon, please contact Toni
Messer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 972-883-2693, to make arrangements to obtain your certificate.
IIA Research Foundation
The IIA Research Foundation has recently published a report
entitled: Auditor Role in Government Performance Measurement: A
Guide to Exemplary Practices at the Local, State, and Provincial
In the report you will learn how to improve the measurement,
management, and accountability of your entity. This research report
- An experience-derived framework of roles and practices you can
implement to add value to the performance measurement and management
of your organization.
- The principles, criteria, and audit steps you should follow in
- Details on major audit products, including citizen surveys and
public performance reports.
- Four case studies providing professional insight in the
evolution of these practices and the profession.
It is in paperback form and totals 179 pages. You can order it
online at –
www.theiia.org/iia/index.cfm?act=form.bookstore , or by calling
toll free 1-877-867-4957. (Publication order # 500; IIA member price –
$90; nonmember price - $100).
University of Texas at Dallas Endorsed Internal Audit Program
Google says we are “Number One!”
only one year the Internal Audit Program at UT Dallas has reached
“number one” status with Google. Enter “Endorsed Internal Audit
Program” into Google’s search engine, and see what hit is first. Our
goal for the Program was to make this one of the top internal audit
programs after one year and at least Google says we are! The reason I
bring this up is that I feel we need to market the Internal Audit
field as a viable career option. Even though I spend a lot of my time
explaining to students what internal audit is, I still find a large
percentage of accounting and systems students have no idea of what
internal auditors do.
That’s why in this next year we are emphasizing the need for
marketing internal audit programs. I’ve dedicated a teaching assistant
to design a comprehensive marketing plan for the Program. Who best to
do that than a graduate student in marketing who has no background in
Internal Audit? He has already made significant recommendations on
improving communication to students on career options.
As many of you know, the UTD Program was established to meet the
needs of students who are just starting careers in Internal Audit and
practitioners who are looking to update their skills. The Program
requires 12 credits of internal audit-related courses at the graduate
level and meets the needs of both groups.
We already have a number of guest speakers with the expansion of
the course offerings into the Forensic Accounting area. Guest speakers
included an Assistant District Attorney and our active Chapter
volunteers, Toni Messer and David Price. Upcoming events this month
include mock interviews, an MBA career fair and finalization of the
Internal Audit resume book. Coming later in the fall is a golf outing,
happy hour and internal audit site visits. Also, the Program will
complete the year by hosting the final Dallas Chapter meeting at UTD.
If you would like to participate in the Program in any way or
sponsor an event, please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or
The Dallas IIA added new members in the months of X! As the Chapter
grows, so do the opportunities for networking and the sharing of
knowledge. Please welcome the following new Chapter members:
2004 New Members
Terry R. Espinola
Marc G. Wilson
C. David Mayer
Charles Robert Moffatt
Kimberly Diane Hogue
Andreia de Oliveira Pierce
Paul J. Smith
Navin P. Chatlani
Abiodun S. Amoo
Ronda C. Tubertini
Ruben C. Torres
|Andrew A. Cameron
Candace K. Brister
K. Angel Mosley
Douglas E. Sloan
Adam B. Stacy
Jose G. Zuniga
Sherman D. Coker
Lance Van Winkle
Royce G. Itschner
Idris Ismail Buhidma
Michael E. Keller
Jens G. Karkuschke
Roy J. Brooks
James L. McNutt
Report Your Speaking and Writing
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 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 15, 2004. Contact Magdalena Kovats (214-777-0581 or
if you have any questions.
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,
SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR – Internal Audit- (Salary commensurate with
experience and no travel is required) - This position will report to the
Director of Internal Audit and is responsible for performing
comprehensive analysis of financial and operational
activities/functions. Primary responsibilities include, but are not
limited to: assisting in the development of audit plans, evaluate the
overall system of control for the university, test compliance with
policies/regulations and their related effectiveness; conduct special
project reviews or investigations when required. A Bachelors degree in
accounting or related field (e.g. Business, Finance) with a minimum of
five years internal audit experience and at least one professional
certification (e.g. CPA, CIA or CISA) is required. Candidates must
demonstrate strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Must also have the ability to analyze details and concisely summarize
results. The successful candidate will possess experience or familiarity
with using audit software or report writers to perform audits and must
be comfortable making presentations. Knowledge in Microsoft Office (e.g.
Word, Excel) is highly desirable. Familiarity with PeopleSoft or have a
basic understanding of automated systems is strongly preferred. DEADLINE
TO APPLY: October 14, 2004. Please visit our website
to apply or submit resume and cover letter to: Search Committee -
051656, PO Box 750232, Dallas, TX, 75275-0232.
SMU offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement plan
with immediate vesting and tuition benefits for employees and their
SMU is an AA/EOE/Title IX Employer.
The Office of Internal Audits at The University of Texas at
Dallas is currently seeking applicants for a full-time Audit Manager. No travel is required, except to occasional training conferences and seminars.
Job Description: The Audit Manger will provide advanced auditing skills and manage audit teams for the purpose of evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s systems of
- Assist the Director in planning, coordinating, and managing the department.
- Conduct interviews with University personnel to use as evidence for audit work.
- Conduct tests to determine compliance with applicable policies, procedures, and internal controls.
- Analyze results of audit work.
- Prepare working papers to support conclusions, in accordance with Audit Standards.
- Communicate results verbally and in writing to client and management.
- Research audit issues.
- Assist in training and consulting with faculty and staff on internal controls and other issues.
- Conduct audit work using word processing, spreadsheet, and other software.
- Other projects and duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other business—related field.
- Six years auditing or accounting experience, with at least three years experience in auditing and in a supervisory capacity.
- CPA, CIA, CISA, or other relevant certification.
- University or government experience.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of work processing, spreadsheet software, excellent understanding of computers and terminology.
- Professional presence and attitude.
- Good professional judgment and an analytical mind.
- Work independently with minimum supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
Interested applicants must apply on-line, with a resume and cover letter attached, at www.utdallasjobs.com. UTD is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer.
Our growing internal audit group needs an experienced internal audit professional.
The Audit Supervisor is
responsible for independently assisting audit management in performing and supervising financial, operational and IT audits. Exercises working supervision over assigned audit project
including, planning, fieldwork and reporting.
- Prepare audit programs and procedures for conducting assigned audits with minimal guidance and direction from audit management
- Obtain and analyze data to provide an
objective, informed opinion on the accuracy and reasonableness of audited areas.
- Supervises, guides, trains, assists and reviews the work of audit team members within specific area.
- Communicate audit results and prepare formal written audit reports in accordance with department guidelines and discuss findings with affected management. Participate in and/or lead exit
- Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Accounting or equivalent.
- A minimum of three to five years’ audit experience.
- Proficient with
Word and Excel. ACL, Access, Audit Leverage skills desired.
- Professional Certification: CIA, CISA, CPA
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to travel 50% (domestic
Dallas based ACS has over $4 billion in revenue and is the leading provider of fully diversified, end-to-end business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology
(IT) solutions to commercial and government clients worldwide. With service delivery and global operations reaching nearly 100 countries, more than 40,000 employees, and a blue-chip client
list, ACS delivers comprehensive solutions for all segments of BPO and IT services.
For immediate consideration for this opportunity email or fax resume to