Reservations and cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2007.
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 web site. 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 Marc Winandy at email@example.com.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.
Help Yourself. Volunteer.
The following committees currently have openings:
Assistant Treasurer - help at the registration tables at the meetings
Academic Relations - plan and help with student-related events
Awards - assist the officers in the selection and procurement of awards for chapter volunteers
Elections - hold election of officers and board of governors at chapter meetings
Membership - help welcome members, handout name tags at the meetings, and perform other recruitment duties
Social - help plan and organize the annual member social
If you are interested in one or more of these committees or just looking to get more involved in the Dallas Chapter, please contact the Dallas Chapter Volunteer Coordinator Pamela Krakosky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dallas Chapter Leadership Roles
In the near future, the Nominating Committee will begin the process of identifying candidates to serve as Officers and Board of Governors for the Dallas Chapter.
Most Officers have previous volunteer experience serving as Officers and/or Committee Chairs/Members. And members of the Board of Governors are made up of past Chapter Presidents and CAE’s/Audit Directors/ Senior Managers. Some of the attributes that make a successful leader are:
If you have any questions or would like to discuss serving as an Officer or member of the Board of Governors, please contact Pamela Krakosky, Nominating Committee Chair, at email@example.com or 972-849-3440.
Call for IIA Volunteers
The Institute of Internal Auditors is currently seeking qualified members to serve in leadership positions for 2008-2009.
Volunteers provide essential leadership to and direction for The Institute through strategic planning, presentation of new ideas, development of programs, and accomplishment of specific tasks. The IIA Call for Volunteers seeks eligible and willing candidates for the following positions:
Go to the Call for Volunteers by clicking here: http://www.theiia.org/membership/get-involved/volunteers---the-heart-of-the-iia/call-for-volunteers/. All nominations must be received by The IIA by November 10, 2007. However, if you would like the Dallas Chapter Board of Governors to endorse your nomination, please submit your form to Pamela Krakosky at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2007.
IIA Research Foundation
With much fanfare and a rollout for the Dallas Chapter, The Research Foundation has recently issued a book entitled Internal Auditing: Assurance and Consulting Services. It was co-written by one of our own – Mark Salamasick. This contemporary, state-of-the-art textbook provides the fundamental knowledge needed to succeed as entry-level internal audit professionals. This collaborative effort by educators and practitioners will reflect 21st century real-world auditing. Contents will include internal auditing theory, concepts, and applications – all intended to help users to begin to think like auditors.
In addition to classroom use, this textbook is perfect for in-house training, custom seminars, and IIA chapter and affiliate programs. Free International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing on CD with purchase.
The book can be ordered online at – www.theiia.org/index.cfm?act=form.bookstore, or calling toll free 1-877-867-4957. (Order number 1023, IIA member price - $75, non member price - $105.)
Certification News - New Certifications
New CIA’s, CGAP’s, CFSA’s, and CCSA’s, that passed the May 2007 exams will receive their certificates and be honored at the November 1st 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 email@example.com or 972-883-2693, to make arrangements to obtain your certificate. Details on how to register for the November 1st luncheon will be emailed in October
Mark your Calendars
The next Dallas Chapter review courses, featuring live training by Dr. Glen Sumners of Louisiana State University, will be offered as follows at UT Dallas:
CIA and Other Specialty Exams – November 14-15 , 2007
CIA and other specialty exams will be held in the UTD School of Management (SOM) Building, Room 1.502. For information on how to get to UTD and nearby hotels, please see http://www.utdallas.edu/visitors-index.html. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the exam to allow time for parking and room assignment. If you enter via the University Parkway entrance, a guard will give you a parking pass and direct you to the SOM building.
Reminder…New Computer-based Testing Begins February 2008
Visit the IIA’s web site for more information: www.theiia.org.
The IIA Announces New CIA Exam Preparation Materials
If you are planning to take the CIA exam this year, now is the time to begin preparing and there’s no better way than through The IIA CIA Learning System. Orders will begin shipping April 1, so place your order today. Visit www.learncia.com or call +1-877-442-2425.
Recruiting Season-Internal Auditors Available!
Hopefully this caught your attention as the shortage of talented internal auditors is getting worse. We keep hearing that internal audit groups are looking for internal auditors and having difficulty finding them. In the fall of 2005 in this newsletter it was stated:
“Never before in history has the demand for qualified internal auditors been greater. I don’t think anyone will dispute that statement, but the question that comes up periodically is will this trend continue. My belief is that the gap between the supply and demand will only get larger in future years.”
Since that time the prediction has held true and the gap is getting wider around the world. Also, since that time we can also say that it has become much more difficult to attract and recruit students into internal audit. The fact that young people have many options for careers and they don’t know what the profession is about doesn’t help. We have about 100 students in the student chapter now and want that number to grow to over 200 by May 2008.
We have in place a number of methods to help employers meet students and explain the benefits of careers in internal audit. So the good news is there are avenues to recruit students, but you must get them early. A new batch of students get involved every semester so reviewing the status of who is available every September and February is a good idea.
To schedule a reception, site visit, interview or just peruse resumes contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The student chapter will have resumes posted after September 11 and interviews start September 20th. The student chapter web site is www.utdallas.edu/orgs/iia with the resumes posted however contact Mark Salamasick for the user id and password.
The 2007-2008 Member Directory will be available on the chapter web site for download by September 30, 2007. Members, look for an email from the chapter in the coming days with the password to the file.
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 October15, 2007.
On behalf of the IIA’s 2007 Southern Regional Conference Coordinating Committee and the Austin Chapter, we’d like to invite you to attend this year’s conference at the Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin, Texas.
We have a great conference scheduled, featuring four informative tracks:
The CGAP review track is designed as a 16-hour review that starts on Sunday afternoon, culminating with the option for you to take the exam on site Wednesday morning. If you sign up for the review track, you may also attend the Monday and Tuesday general sessions and luncheons.
The “fun” activities start on Sunday evening with a pool-side
reception, and continue on to Monday evening when we will provide
transportation to either the downtown area for fine dining and live
music, or a family-style barbeque restaurant in the hill country.
In addition to the conference, we are pleased to announce that The
IIA will present a free Internal Audit Educator’s forum on Sunday.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Sloan Foundation will offer a workshop
on Performance Measurement for a small additional fee.
Robert Cates, CIA Robert Elizondo, CIA, CGAP
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, please contact Greg Dubis at 972-431-5946 or send him an e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to helping you.
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