Reservations and cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 29, 2006.
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 Tom Keils at 214-880-3560 or email@example.com.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.
IIA Research Foundation
The Research Foundation has recently issued a report entitled Managing Strategic Alliance Risk: Survey Evidence of Control Practices in Collaborative Inter-organizational Settings. Firms are increasingly using collaborative organizational arrangements (e.g., joint ventures, strategic alliances, and strategic supply chains) to complete transactions that require a high level of inter-organizational involvement and coordination. The adoption of these organizational forms has created a need for new management control practices that comprehend the risks of transacting with self-interested parties when complete contracts cannot be written or when the cost of doing so is prohibitive. This study seeks to identify, categorize, and quantify:
This report is provided as a free download to members of The IIA. IIA members may reproduce and distribute copies for use within their organizations. The IIA Research Foundation, however, encourages individuals and organizations who find its resources valuable to make a tax-deductible contribution. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, formed to provide and expand research and education for the benefit of the internal auditor, the internal auditing profession, business and government communities, and the general public. As such, it relies on voluntary tax-deductible contributions to fund its projects and educational programs. The link to the publication is http://www.theiia.org/?doc_id=5490.
CARRYING ON A LEGACY – THE COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE 2006
The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) is committed to understanding how the practice of internal auditing is carried out around the world and using this knowledge to provide guidance to our more than 115,000 members. Today, this effort is taking a monumental step forward.
The IIARF is performing an ongoing research program, entitled the Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which will broaden our understanding of how internal auditing is practiced around the world. This comprehensive study will be updated every three years and will become a permanent program of The IIA Research Foundation.
What is the Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK)?
We anticipate the release of the survey in the third quarter of 2006. To learn more about CBOK, view project phases, sign up to participate in the survey or keep up to date on the project’s status, visit www.theiia.org/CBOK.
New CIAs, CGAPs, CFSAs, and CCSAs, that passed the May 2006 exam will receive their certificates and be honored at the November 7 meeting at Cityplace. The IIA will be mailing the certificates to the Dallas Chapter in October. If you are a new CIA/CGAP/CFSA/CCSA, you will get a free lunch for you and your guest! If you 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. Details on how to register for the November 7 luncheon will be e-mailed in October.
November 2006 Exams – Register by September 30!
Don’t forget to register for the CIA and other certification exams by September 30! The exams will be held November 15-16, 2006, at The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management (SOM) Building. Specific room locations will be posted at Room 1.502. For directions and a map, see the website at http://www.utdallas.edu/campusmap.html.
CIA Exam Times
Part I (11/15) and Part III (11/16)
Part II (11/15) and Part IV, and CGAP/CFSA/CCSA (11/16)
For other certification exams, see The IIA’s Web site at http://www.theiia.org/index.cfm?doc_id=12 .
Help! We Need Proctors for the November Exams!
Due to the large number of November exam participants, we need lots of proctors! You can proctor just one part, or even just help out with setting the rooms up and helping with registration before the exams start. If you give four hours, the IIA will buy your lunch and reimburse your mileage. You can even wear jeans!
If you’re interested, please contact Toni Messer at email@example.com, or 972-883-2693. Please consider giving at least four hours of your time back to the profession and to the Chapter.
Report Your Speaking and Writing
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken since September 1. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.
To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form by October 15, 2006. Contact Gwen Land firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Dallas Chapter Seminars
The Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors will be holding its SMART Conference 2006 - Seminar on Mastering Audit Real-world Techniques, on December 11-12, 2006 at the Cityplace Conference Center. The Chapter is offering a discount for members who register early.
If you register and pay by October 20, IIA members will receive a special rate of $300 and non-members will receive a rate of $400. After October 20, the rate will increase $50.
As you will recall, our Regional Conference held in 2004 was a great success and due to limited capacity we were forced to turn individuals away. Please register yourself or your staff early so you won't miss out on this great opportunity to receive two days of CPE with outstanding general session speakers, two tracks with great topic presenters, breakfast, lunch and breaks with refreshments for such a great price. If you would like to take advantage of this special offer please visit the Conference website at http://www.dallasiia.org/SMARTfor program and registration information. Please join us for this outstanding learning opportunity.
Intermediate ACL for Windows
JCPenney in conjunction with Pro-Info Associates, invites you to attend an Intermediate ACL for Windows class on November 28 – 30, 2006. This “hands-on” course will build upon the material and subject matter presented in the Introduction to ACL for Windows class. The course will begin with a brief review of concepts covered in the Introduction to ACL training class. Advanced ACL commands and data analysis techniques will then be introduced and explained. The advantages of “linking” files through establishing ACL data relations will be addressed through the use of real-world data and group exercises. Participants will learn efficient ways to filter or remove unwanted data from their ACL data files. ACL Group and Script commands will be presented as a means to enhance data analysis efficiency and effectiveness. The course will cover the use of advanced ACL Functions to simplify and automate various data analysis tasks. Data normalization techniques will be explained and their uses presented as a means to correct inconsistent data. Time permitting, Benford’s Law theory and its practical applications will be also presented.
This class will be held at the JCPenney Home Office – Training Room E1-099 on 6501 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75025. Course participants will earn 24 hours of CPE credit.
Please make checks payable to Pro-Info Associates. Space is limited for this training, so don't wait to sign up!
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, email@example.com.
Lennox International is a leading provider of climate control solutions for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets in over 100 countries. We are focused on three key businesses: Heating and Cooling, Service Experts, and Refrigeration. This position will test and audit design and operational effectiveness of internal controls, communicate results to auditee and management, and assist with training and education relating to control concepts and tools.
Bachelor’s degree is required with at least 4 years of experience in a public accounting firm, an internal audit department, or related accounting or finance role. CPA and/or CIA certification or candidates for certification required. A BPA Analyst must possess the ability to effectively understand and evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, must be familiar with the requirements of section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, must have the ability to develop and execute test plans, and a working knowledge of GAAP. The successful candidate must also possess a strong team orientation, and display effective oral and written communication skills. This position will require at least 50% travel.
Lennox International Inc. is a global leader in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, this $3.4B publicly traded company operates through three major business segments: Heating and Cooling, Service Experts, and Refrigeration. The company’s revenues are generated 87% from the Americas, 8% from Europe, and 5% Asia Pacific. Lennox seeks a skilled accounting analyst to join the finance team of this well regarded global manufacturing organization. Position Summary The Accounting Analyst II is responsible for supporting the Information Technologies (IT) organization in planning, accounting, tracking and costing for IT projects undertaken to support the three major business segments and the Corporate and Shared Service departments. The analyst will also be responsible for IT departmental budgeting, forecasting and analysis of key financial and operational metrics and data. Assistance in preparation of business cases for potential IT investments will also be required.
The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree and/or work experience in accounting, finance or business development and will have work related experience with project costing. Experience with IT type expenditures is preferable. The candidate should have experience with technology tools such as Excel, Word, SAP and Hyperion. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are essential to ensure the success of the candidate. The ability to work across various organizations is also critical to this position. The candidate should possess strong analytical skills and the ability to think out of the box. Reporting Relationships This position reports to the Director of Business Analysis and Planning and has a strong dotted line reporting relationship to the VP Information Technologies. The position has no direct reports.
Lennox International Inc. offers an excellent salary and benefits package including 401(K) and profit sharing plan. Our health benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance. Lennox also offers its employees basic life and AD&D insurance, a scholarship program and employee tuition reimbursement. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Apply through the website above or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lennox International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Holly Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer producing high-value products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. Holly operates through its subsidiaries a 82,000 barrel per stream day (“bpsd”) refinery located in New Mexico, and a 26,000 bpsd refinery in Utah. Holly also owns a 45% interest (including the general partner interest) in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., which through subsidiaries owns or leases approximately 1,600 miles of petroleum product pipelines in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma and refined product terminals in several Southwest and Rocky Mountain states. Holly owns 100% of Holly Asphalt Company which markets asphalt products throughout the Southwest.
Holly Corporation currently has two career opportunities for a Senior Auditor in the Internal Auditing Department of our corporate offices in Dallas, Texas.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Please visit us at http://www.hollycorp.com/about_opps.cfm to view and apply for current opportunities with Holly Corporation. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Holly Corporation is an EEO / Affirmative Action Employer.
Senior Internal Auditor – Job Opening
Children’s Medical Center Dallas is currently looking for a Senior Internal Auditor for our Internal Audit Department. Internal Audit reports to the Corporate Compliance Officer and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. This position will report to the Director of Internal Audit and will be responsible for the following:
The ideal candidate for this position will be a CPA with a combination of Big 5 public accounting and internal audit experience. Qualified candidates must possess the following:
Children’s Medical Center Dallas is one of the largest pediatric providers in the nation. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Children’s is the only academic hospital in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. Private and not-for-profit, Children’s is licensed for 406 beds, has more than 50 pediatric sub-specialty ambulatory programs and is the only pediatric hospital in the Southwest with a designated Level I trauma center. The 72-bed Children’s Medical Center Legacy is scheduled for completion in 2008 to better serve children in Collin County and the growing region.
Equal Opportunity Employer
INTERNAL AUDITOR – P25Aug – 052848 (Reference#499) – President’s Office/Internal Audit – (Salary commensurate with experience) – This position is responsible for performing internal audit work throughout the University. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: performing routine or planned reviews; performing investigations; special projects; attending meetings; writing reports and following up previous audit write-ups. A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in accounting or related field (e.g. Finance) A minimum of two years audit experience is required. Professional certification is desirable or expected to be obtained. Candidates must demonstrate strong oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills. Must also possess a general understanding of accounting and a working knowledge of audit concepts. Candidates must possess a strong understanding of control procedures, methods, and philosophies. Must also possess strong organizational skills, with an ability to persevere, work under pressure, and adapt easily to changes. Candidates must possess the ability to work independently or in a team environment. A working knowledge of generalized automated tools (Excel, Word, and etc) and audit software tools is essential. No audit-related travel required. Priority consideration will be given to submissions received by: September 11, 2006. DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 25, 2006. Please visit our website www.smu.edu/employment to apply. SMU is AA/EO employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Job title Information Systems Auditor
Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, management, or information systems. Certified Systems Auditor (CISA) designation. 5 years information technology auditing experience. Working knowledge of the principles and practice of accounting and auditing.
Preferred qualifications: Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor. Experience in information technology auditing. Experience with a public or private college or university, state or federal agency or auditing firm.
Purpose of position: To provide information systems auditing on large and complex computer applications and technological issues. To work in direct support of the Audit Manager and Director of Internal Audit in carrying out information technology audits.
Essential functions: Performs information technology audits applying techniques to review and test information systems and evaluate internal controls and information technology security measures. Applies various audit procedures including preparation of internal control questionnaires, preparation of audit programs, preparation of working papers, and audit reports. Plans and conducts audit work on assigned audits including compliance, financial, and operational audits which may not be directly associated with information technology. Effectively communicates audit results both orally and in writing. Complies with the IIA Standards for the professional practice of Internal Auditing, reviews draft reports and working papers of assigned audit staff, and completes work assigned independently or as part of a team. Assists in the development of audit staff assigned to audit projects by review and documentation of staff performance measured against pre-set audit/project goals.
Working conditions: Security Sensitive; criminal background check conducted. Position requires occasional travel and extended hours.
TO APPLY: Applicants MUST apply online at www.uta.edu/jobs. If you need assistance or need to use a computer with Internet, you can come to our office at 140 West Mitchell Street, B200, Arlington, TX 76019 (Monday-Friday, 8AM to 4PM). For questions and assistance, call 817-272-3461. This job may close at any time. Please check www.uta.edu/jobs for a list of currently open positions. UTA is an EO/AA employer.
For over a century, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has been known for providing world-class service to our members and the motoring public. We value our employees' contributions and make every effort to meet professional goals and aspirations.
In this position you will perform financial, operational, compliance, and investigative audits primarily in Texas, with potential assignments in Southern California, New Mexico, Northern New England, and Hawaii for the various business units of the Auto Club and its family of companies (travel approximately 15-20%). You will perform risk and control appraisals and work with operational management in a consultative role. You will perform investigations of alleged internal fraud and wrongdoing. You will present findings to management and executive management.
We are seeking an individual with excellent skills in financial analysis and accounting. You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong analytical skills with ability to analyze business risks and make cost-effective recommendations to mitigate risk or improve efficiencies and effectiveness. You should have a minimum of 4-5 years experience. You must have BA/BS degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics or a business related field. Previous property and casualty insurance experience is a plus, as is certification such as CIA or CPA. Experience using the ACL software tool to extract and analyze information from corporate databases is also a plus. The position is located in Irving, Texas.
AAA Texas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Send resume and cover letter to Debbie Welch.
Refer to job number, position titles and location. Welch.email@example.com or fax: 469-221-6024
USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with significant operations in Plano, TX, is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government and healthcare sectors. USA Mobility offers traditional one-way and advanced two-way paging via its nationwide networks covering over 90% of the U.S. population and with roaming partners in Canada and Mexico. In addition, the company offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint, Nextel and Cingular including BlackBerry and GPS location applications. The company's product offerings include wireless connectivity systems for medical, business, government and other campus environments. USA Mobility focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supplies mobile connectivity solutions to over two-thirds of the Fortune 1000.
1) Internal Audit Manager
Location: Plano, TX
Reporting to the Senior Director the Internal Audit Manager is responsible for assisting in planning and executing activities involved in the auditing of financial, operational and/or information technology functions of the organization. This includes the definition of audit scope, control evaluation, testing activities, reporting, and issue resolution and risk assessment for assigned objectives. Assists the Senior Director in communicating findings, conclusions, and recommendations to management.
Please send resumes to June Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2) Senior Internal Audit Analyst
Location: Plano, TX
Responsible for planning and executing activities involved in the auditing of financial, operational and/or information technology functions of the organization, as directed by the Senior Director of Internal Audit, including definition of audit scope, control evaluation, testing activities, audit reporting, issue resolution and risk assessment for assigned audit objectives. Responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating business processes, internal controls and Company financial data, applying appropriate accounting principles and auditing standards, to ensure the integrity and accuracy of all financial data and efficiency of operations.
Assists in the communication of findings, conclusions, and recommendations to management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Please send resumes to June Taylor at email@example.com .
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