eNews - October 2010

The President’s Letter

I would like to thank all of the Dallas Chapter’s great volunteers for all of their work behind the scenes to make our meetings and other training events run smoothly. Everything from this eNews to hundreds of details the day of each event has one or more volunteers hard at work making it happen. Like many non-profit organizations, we are managing to a very tight budget this year and we can only offer the great CPE, member and student support, research, etc. with the hard work of hundreds of volunteers giving back to the profession throughout every month.

In October, we will get an update on the significant healthcare and financial reform laws that were recently enacted in Washington. The healthcare act is not just a concern for our members in the hospital and medical insurance industries – It will impact every employer’s health plan. The Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act also has implications that extend to many industries including manufacturing and service companies. The presenters from PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as two law firms: Haynes & Boone and Andrews Kurth, will share insights on the healthcare and financial legislation and explain what your business should expect today and in years to come. In addition, the CAST session will discuss our own Internal Audit Professional Practices Framework, which is a continuously evolving body of guidelines that allow internal auditors to effectively conduct work that provides value to organizations.

I am also pleased announce the launch of our 2010-11 SMART Seminar Series with a “2+1” offering from Dr. Dan Kneer in December: choose the two day Advanced Analytics, one day Continuous Controls monitoring, or both for a reduced price! Registration is now open, but space is limited to 50 for each session.

Sincerely,
Marc Winandy
2010/11 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Next Meeting - Thursday, October 7, 2010
Cityplace Conference Center

Healthcare and Financial Reform Acts:  What's in Them For You and What's in Them to Get You?

Meeting 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Dodd-Frank: What You Don’t Want to Know but Probably Should
Bart Biggers, Winstead P.C., Corporate and Securities, Acquistions

double-dip recession, companies now find themselves on the receiving end of increased scrutiny and additional regulation. The Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act has extended the scope and reach of SEC authority, and provided whistleblowers and shareholders with increased power, protection, and status within a company.

The focus of this presentation will be to share insights into the financial legislation as it applies to corporate reform, and explain the implications for your business today and in years to come as the Act’s implementations unfold. The agenda topics are as follows:

  • Understanding the new climate of increased regulatory scrutiny and administrative responsibilities
  • New whistleblower protection rules
  • New executive compensation rules
  • Increased liabilities for corporations
  • Strategies for dealing with the new reforms

Bart Biggers is a shareholder in the corporate, securities/mergers & acquisitions practice group at Winstead P.C. Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas and is headquartered in Dallas. Mr. Biggers specializes in corporate securities/capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, general corporate matters and outsourcing transactions. Mr. Biggers focuses his practice on aviation and airline industry transactions, an area in which he has followed for more than a decade.

Mr. Biggers has worked closely throughout his career directly with both business units and in-house counsel in both large public companies and small private companies. This experience has provided him with the insight to anticipate the impact of financial and securities regulation on companies and effectively assist the smooth implementation of necessary changes in a manner that will be palatable for the business units within the company.

Mr. Biggers is a frequent author and presenter on securities topics and their interaction with executive compensation.

1 Hour Continuing Legal Education


CAST Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Registration begins at 10:00am

Overview of the Professional Practices Framework
Christopher Mitchell, Director of Risk Management, Assurance & Advisory Services, Whitley Penn

Objectives:  

The Professional Practices Framework is a continuously evolving body of guidelines that allow internal auditors to effectively conduct work that provides value to organizations.

This session will provide a forum for participants to discuss and share approaches to:

  • Requirements for the internal auditor
  • Methods for use and implementation of standards in daily work
  • Strategies for utilizing standards to enhance decision making and quality control

Christopher Mitchell is the Director of Risk Management for Whitley Penn’s Assurance & Advisory Services. Chris has over 15 years of risk management, finance and IT consulting experience. He has held the titles of Internal Audit Director, Senior Program Manager and Managing Consultant at various companies in industries including financial services, telecommunications, software development, manufacturing and government. Chris’ practice focuses on assisting clients with 404 implementations, Type I & II SAS 70s, leading internal audit teams and making cost-effective recommendations to enhance internal controls, maximize efficiency and minimize exposure to loss and regulatory risk.

Mr. Mitchell received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and an MBA in Information Technology from Touro University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Control Self Assessor.

Mr. Mitchell is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

1 Hour Continuing Education


Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Registration begins at 10:00am

Prospering in a Post-health Reform World:
New Challenges for Employers and Important Strategic Considerations
Benjamin Isgur, Assistant Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Health Research Institute

Objectives: Health care reform will be achieved through three mechanisms over the next decade: new coverage, new funding, and new regulations. To prosper in the post reform world, employers need to understand the potential impact of these mechanisms and reassess their current benefits strategies.

The focus of this presentation will be to share insights into the health care reform legislation and explain the implications for your business today and in the years to come as the law's implementations unfold.

This session will provide a forum for participants to discuss and share approaches to:

  • Understanding the new climate of increased regulatory scrutiny and administrative responsibilities
  • The new rules on coverage
  • Employer strategies

Benjamin Isgur is the Assistant Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Health and Research Institute. As Assistant Director, Mr. Isgur develops national and global thought leadership and research initiatives for the firm and clients. HRI is a dedicated research group that provides new intelligence, perspective, and analysis on major health-related business issues. He also consults with healthcare systems, trade associations, and policy groups on strategic planning, and industry intelligence and trends.

Mr. Isgur has worked extensively with health policy and industry associations including, American Hospital Association (AHA), Texas Hospital Association (THA), Indiana Health and Hospital Association (IHHA), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), Texas Institute of Health Policy Research (TIHPR), and the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF). Mr. Isgur has published numerous reports and spoken on health subjects such as, government health policy, workforce strategies, hospital charity care and community benefit, consumerism, and the digital hospital environment. Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP he worked in government relations, legislative and regulatory consulting, and policy analysis in Texas, Washington D.C. and internationally. Mr. Isgur is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

1 Hour Continuing Education


Post-Meeting 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Dodd-Frank: Am I too Big to Fail?
Peter Bogdanow, Andrews Kurth LLP

Objectives:  While regulation of the systemic risk posed by the collapse and/or decline of Bear Stearns, IndyMac, Lehman Brothers, Washington Mutual and AIG is the central focus of the Dodd-Frank Act (Act), the bill’s reach extends to insurance companies, investment funds, manufacturing companies and service companies, not to mention smaller banks and similar financial institutions.

This session will highlight the following areas of the Act:

  • Derivatives: Any company that uses derivatives to manage risk (such as currency swaps, interest rate swaps, fuel swaps and other similar instruments) may be required to clear and trade these instruments through a central agency and to register with the SEC or CFTC. The Act would also cause you to adopt new compliance programs and adhere to certain capital and margin requirements;
  • Investment Funds: Under the “hedge fund registration” title, the Act requires certain types of investment vehicles to register with the SEC. This presentation will discuss the new compliance officer role as well as new reporting requirements; and
  • Insurance: Dodd-Frank introduces an office of national insurance. Does this send us down the road of federal regulation of insurance?

Peter Bogdanow is an associate in the corporate and securities group at Andrews Kurth LLP. Peter has advised clients in a variety of industries (including financial services, manufacturing, technology, investments, energy, real estate and private equity) in their business development strategies. He has extensive experience with mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, fund formation, securities offerings and other forms of finance.

Peter is also a member of the Economic Recovery and Government Opportunities group, where he is responsible for analyzing the impact on his clients of financial regulatory reform. He has written and spoken extensively on the topic, including on the Dodd-Frank Act. Prior to joining Andrews Kurth LLP, Peter worked in two large legal practices in New York.

Peter received his bachelors’ degree, with honors, from Brown University in 1996 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

1 Hour Continuing Education


Online Registration Requirements

Last year, the Dallas Chapter made a change to the CPE process.  After attending an IIA meeting, an online evaluation is distributed via email.  When you click the link to the online evaluation, you can immediately prepare and print your CE certificate for that specific meeting.  We had an overwhelming positive response to this process improvement, and want to keep making improvements such as this to streamline our processes.

The Dallas Chapter now requires payment prior to confirming your registration.  Almost 90% of our attendees already pay through PayPal, so this is not a change for them.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received prior to the meeting (see details below).  Our goal is to reduce the wait time at the check in tables, improve controls, and ease the reconciliation process on the back end.

As a friendly reminder and to provide clarification for our new members:

  • Registration cutoff is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).
  • Payment must be received by the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).  Your registration is not confirmed until paid.  We strongly encourage you to pay via PayPal to confirm your registration.  If you are mailing a check, the envelope must be post marked 8 days prior to the meeting (i.e., on Wednesday the week prior to the Thursday meeting) to ensure we receive your payment on time.  If the envelope is not post marked within the required timeframe and is received late, you will be notified by email that a) the meeting is sold out or b) an additional $10 late fee per person will be assessed.  Only registrations paid by PayPal will be accepted on Thursday and Friday prior to the meeting.
  • If you miss the deadline to register and space is available, you can attend the meeting as a walk-in.  Before coming to the meeting, please check the website to see if we are accepting walk-ins since our meetings tend to sell out.
  • The deadline to cancel your registration is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted) to receive a refund.  If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.  The substitute will be required to pay an additional $10 if they are not a member of the Dallas Chapter.
  • All walk-ins will need to register at a separate table before the start of the meeting.  The walk-ins will be required to complete an on-site registration form which will include name, company name, address, and email address and can pay with cash or check made payable to the Dallas Chapter of The IIA for the applicable amount.

Registration: Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_1010.htm.

The following are the current rates for our monthly meetings:

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas IIA Member $55
  • Other IIA Member or Non-member $65

NO WALK-INs will be allowed. Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions.

We will keep you posted as we continue to make improvements.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the officers of the Dallas Chapter.  Thanks for your cooperation!


Meeting Location:

Cityplace Conference Center,
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204


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Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_1010.htm.

Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas IIA Member $55
  • Other IIA Member or Non-member $65

NO WALK-INs will be allowed. Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions.

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 1, 2010.

We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only

We accept most major Credit Cards

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 the Registration Chair at reservations@dallasiia.org.

After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.

Chapter News

CIA Programs

CIA Review Course

The Spring Review Course will be held April 8-11, 2011. For registration information on the September course, please see the website at  http://dallasiia.org/Certifications.htm.

Ceremony to Honor New CIAs, CFSAs, and CCSAs

The next ceremony to honor those members completing their examination requirements in April - June 2010 is will be held at the October 7th luncheon. Those receiving their certificates will be contacted via email for instructions on how to register.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:      I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?

A:       The IIA sends out certificates to a Dallas Chapter representative each quarter. Those passing the exam between April and June of 2010 should be received by August 2010. A ceremony honoring those recipients is tentatively planned for October 2010. 

If you do not receive your certificate by September 2009, contact the IIA’s certification department:  certification@theiia.org, or call (407)937-1100.

Q:      How do I register for the exam?

A:       For more information, please visit the IIA’s website at: https://i7lp.integral7.com/durango/do/login?ownername=iia&channel=iia&basechannel=integral7


IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation issues reports that are available for download from time to time. Thus far in 2010, there has been one report available for download – Behavioral Dimensions of Internal Auditing: A practical Guide to Professional Relationships in Internal Auditing. For a complete listing of all the reports available for download (dating back to 2003), please visit their website at http://www.theiia.org/research/research-reports/chronological-listing-research-reports/downloadable-research-reports/?C=2098. The reports are available free to members and can be purchased by non members.


http://som.utdallas.edu/iaep
A New Year Begins.

A new academic year has brought a whole new group of students to the UTD IIA Student Chapter. We also have a new set of officers and Teaching Assistants who will be at many of the Dallas IIA Chapter meetings. Many of the students will be wearing shirt’s representing the IAEP program at UTD so be sure to welcome them and tell them more about your audit group.

Following are a few short bios of the incoming officers. All plan to sit for the CIA exam starting in the Fall, 2010 and CPA starting in the Spring, 2011. All of them had an internship in internal audit during this past summer.

President Sean Strong is a graduate of Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science. He is currently working on his Master’s in Accounting. Sean did his internship at with the UTD Internal Audit Department.

Treasurer Jonathan Ragan is a graduate from UTD with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and is currently working on his Masters in Accounting. Jonathan did his internship at Lennox International.

Executive Vice President Jana Cain graduated from UTD with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. She is currently working on her MBA with a concentration in Internal Audit. Jana did her internship with Belo Corporation.

Vice President of Development Allison Britton graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s in Sports Management. She is currently working on her MBA and MS in Accounting with a concentration in Internal Audit. Allison did her internship with Parkland Hospital.

Vice President of Marketing Benito Juarez II graduated with a BS in Accounting from UTD and is now working towards his Masters in Accounting. Benito did his internship with SuperMedia.

As we get into the fall semester the students are putting together their resumes and we anticipate having the new resume book available by September 15.

If you are interested in recruiting on campus or assisting the program in any way, please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu. We are always looking for additional site tours and always welcome sponsors for our Wednesday receptions. There are a number of students available for full-time and internship opportunities and a website is available with student resumes at www.utdallas.edu/orgs/iia. Contact Mark Salamasick for password access to the resumes.


Membership Updates

New Ways to Network

The Dallas IIA launched a Facebook and Linkedin group.  Brought to you by the membership committee, these tools will allow you another avenue to grow your online network, communicate with other Dallas IIA members, and stay on top of current chapter events.  Linkedin is geared to professional networking; Facebook is used for both professional and social networking

 

  • If you already have a profile at either one of these websites, you can join the Dallas IIA group by searching for it.
  • If you don’t have a profile but would like to set one up, visit www.linkedin.com and / or www.facebook.com and follow the instructions.
  • If you have questions contact membership@dallasiia.org

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in August 2010:

August 2010 New Members
Hatem Eldegwy
Erick Munoz
Ivan Barragan
Mary Jacobs
Chrissie Ruspino
Stephen Davis
Darwin Flores
Joe Monaco
Kristen O’Bryant
Valerie Hedrick
Anthony Abermathy

As a member of The IIA, you already know the value you receive, and now we’re giving you an incentive to tell your friends and colleagues about it!

With the new, year-round Recruit-a-Colleague membership program from The IIA, the more friends and colleagues you recruit to become members, the more chances you have to win free training and professional development! For complete program details, visit www.theiia.org/Recruit.


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 August 1, 2010. 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 September 30, 2010.

2010 - 2011 Seminars
Updated 9/9/10

Dallas Chapter Seminar Series

The Dallas Chapter of The IIA is pleased to announce SMART Training Courses for the upcoming year.  Our goal is to provide high quality training at a low cost for our members.  We are continuously planning the next courses so please make sure to check back here often for any updates.

SMART Training Courses
(Seminars on Mastering Audit Real-world Techniques)
COURSE NAME INSTRUCTOR CONFIRMED DATES OR
EST. TIMEFRAME
DFW LOCATION

Advanced Analytics

Dr. Dan Kneer December 8-9, 2010 Texas Instruments

Continuous Control Monitoring

Dr. Dan Kneer December 10, 2010 Texas Instruments

Risk Based Auditing: A Value Add Proposition

TBD February 17-18, 2011 American Airlines

Advanced Operational Auditing

TBD May (2 days) JCPenney

We are able to bring these seminars to you for a low cost because IIA-member companies are providing their offices for the training sites.  If your company is interested in hosting a course and receive free registrations, please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net to find out more details.  And if you would like to recommend a course topic and/or instructor, please contact Pamela.

Dr. Dan Kneer's
Advanced Analytical Procedures &
Continuous Controls Monitoring

Class size is limited!

Date: December 8 – 10, 2010 (Wednesday through Friday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Thursday check in begins at 8:00 am
Location:

Texas Instruments
Texins Activity Center
13900 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75234

Cost:

Early Bird by October 31, 2010:
  $800 Advanced Analytical Procedures and Continuous Controls Monitoring
  $550 Advanced Analytical Procedures (December 8 -9, 2010)
  $350 Continuous Controls Monitoring (December 10, 2010)
 
After October 31, 2010:
  $900 Advanced Analytical Procedures and Continuous Controls Monitoring
  $625 Advanced Analytical Procedures (December 8-9, 2010)
  $375 Continuous Controls Monitoring (December 10, 2010)

Price includes training materials, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages.

Payment is due at time of registration. We recommend that you pay through PayPal to confirm your registration.

CPE Credits:

Up to 24 credits:
  16 credits for Advanced Analytical Procedures
  8 credits for Continuous Controls Monitoring

Prerequisites: No advance preparation is required
Experience Level: All levels
Objectives:

Advanced Analytical Procedures: 

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Apply multiple types of analytics.
  • Reduce audit costs by performing analytics ($0.05 test) versus tests of controls ($1 test) or substantive tests ($4 test).
  • Apply Promulgated Standards.
  • Adhere to the IIA Red Book and the GAO Yellow Book.
  • Run regression, hands-on, in Excel.
  • Introduce efficiency AND effectiveness into the audit process.
  • Learn why 99% of the Analytical Procedures used ay auditors are DOOMED TO FAILURE.
  • Assign a statistical confidence or reliability to our analysis.
  • Identify the business rules for core processes, and quantity the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Demystify terms such as “curvelinear.”
  • Recognize the value of correlation analysis.
  • Utilize the Analysis ToolPak.
  • Understand multivariate regression.

Construct management dashboards for Continuous Monitoring.

Continuous Controls Monitoring:  Upon completion of this course participants will be able to

  • Cite and discuss the current literature regarding CCM.
  • Review the new COSO for Monitoring (2009) and new CobiT for Application Controls (2009).
  • Explain the necessary components of CCM.
  • Define and operationalize CSFs and KPIs.
  • Recognize the vast opportunities of embedded controls.
  • Differentiate between controls “placed in operation” and controls “operating effectively.”
  • Identify the embedded hooks in major applications (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft).
  • Realize the importance of “asking the right questions” to Business Unit Managers as regards to computerized controls.
  • Understand the resource requirements to get CCM off the ground.
  • Anticipate the potential obstacles to CCM.
  • Design continuous control monitors.
  • Determine that WE ALREADY HAVE most of the capabilities we need to facilitate CCM.
  • Explain why the necessary components of CCM are a 1-2 punch.
  • Discuss business cases of the 1-2 punch.
  • Consider CCM tactical and practical implementation options.
  • Review actual CCM “wins” and determine the low hanging fruit to go after.
Register:

Register at Seminar_Reserve_120810.htm

Please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net if you have any questions.

Overview:

Advanced Analytical Procedures (Intelligent Data Analysis for Fraud, Waste, Abuse, Process Improvement  and Audit Efficiency):  Audit practice and research has validated, over and over, that Advanced Analytics are 2000% cheaper than Tests of Controls and 8000% cheaper than Tests of Details. Yet, auditors rarely perform ADVANCED Analytical Procedures, merely using ratio analysis (which doesn’t really work). This seminar shows you the # 1 rated Advanced Analytical Procedure, useful for finding Fraud/Waste/Abuse, process improvement and reducing your work by 90%. And Advanced Analytics forms ˝ of the 1-2 punch of Continuous Assurance. Oh, by the way, this tool is ALREADY on your laptop!  This is hands-on training so make sure to bring your laptop and any version of Excel.

Continuous Controls Monitoring (Embedded Process-Level Controls in SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc.):  HOW to DO IT…Tactical and Practical. Everyone tells you to do monitoring, but no one shows you HOW to do it. Well it is not that hard! We will cover embedded application controls and modeling business rules, developing a Continuous Assurance/Continuous Monitoring system to reduce business risk, find fraud/waste/abuse and improve the control environment.  Your laptop is not required for this seminar.

Instructors: Dr. Dan Kneer:  http://www.dankneer.com/bio.htm
What to bring:

Advanced Analytical Procedures - You will need to bring a laptop with any version of Excel.

Continuous Controls Monitoring – laptop is not required

Deadline:

November 30, 2010 is the last day to register.  Payment must be received by this date to confirm your registration.

Cancellation:

There is a $50 cancellation fee per registrant on cancellations between November 20 and November 30.  Refunds will not be granted after November 30 however, substitutions are permitted by notifying Pamela Krakosky.


Location:

Texas Instruments
13900 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75234


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Employment Opportunities

Parkland Health & Hospital System  (9/2/10)

Parkland Health & Hospital System is seeking a new Internal Auditor to conduct routine audits of specific operations requiring the development of data, interpretation of intangible or unusual factors, summarization of findings and presentation of recommendations and suggestions.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field is required.
  • Must have two years of previous operational & financial audit experience in a healthcare environment; OR,
  • Must have four years of progressively responsible experience doing operational and financial audits in an internal audit environment.
  • May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be a good listener, be flexible, be able to balance multiple projects, and possess good business and negotiation skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to write a finding in a clear and concise audit report.
  • Must have strong analytical skills and be detail oriented.
  • Must be proficient with Personal Computer, spreadsheet, communications, flow charting and word-processing software.
Responsibilities:
  • Assists in determining the direction and approach of assigned audits; writes the audit program.
  • Conducts limited scope, less complex, or portions of larger scope audits.
  • Prepares work papers and documents each step, validates all information through whatever sources are available using an automated system.
  • Using the workpaper application, enters project related milestones, maintains project related data and an accounting of project time.
  • Participates in meetings throughout the audit to discuss plans, findings, and assist in developing agreed-upon recommendations.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with all hospital functions to ensure the   fulfillment of auditing responsibilities.
  • Prepares a clear, concise audit report detailing the findings and recommendations; incorporates the responses from the function with the specific steps planned to implement agreed upon recommendations and time frames; performs follow-up audits.
  • Assists with special projects and/or serves on various interdisciplinary committees as assigned.
  • Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field.
  • Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines.
About Parkland Health & Hospital System

Parkland Health & Hospital System serves as a safety net provider for Dallas County's indigent population. Parkland serves every citizen in Dallas County as a Level 1 Trauma Center and regional burn center. 62 percent of trauma cases in Dallas County are treated at Parkland. The Parkland Burn Center is the second largest civilian center in the U.S. and is regarded as among the best. Our staff developed the world-renowned standard in burn care – “The Parkland Formula.” Parkland is dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to its care.

Qualified candidates should apply online at www.parklandcareers.com or contact Darrel Bell at DBELL@parknet.pmh.org. Parkland Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


MetroPCS (9/2/10)

Senior IT Auditor
(or Mountain Climber)
Your talent will literally take us to new heights.

Technology is critical to our business. Which is why you’re so critical to our future. At MetroPCS, we’re expanding our services faster than ever. That means we need people like you with the talent and expertise to keep us a few steps ahead of what’s next.  Are you ready for the climb?

MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. was formed in 1994 to provide an affordable, simple to use wireless service for customers in metropolitan areas seeking an alternative to traditional landline or wireless service.  We seek a Senior IT Auditor be responsible in leading and participating in engagements with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities:
  • Identify significant risks impacting the organization's objectives, operations or resources for input to the development or revision of the annual audit plan
  • Keep department management informed of organizational and technology changes discovered during engagements and networking with personnel
  • Monitor budget to actual performance and project milestones on assigned engagements
  • Ensure department management is informed of any issues that could impede timely completion of an engagement or the audit plan as a whole
  • Lead and participate in engagements to ensure compliance with department policies and procedures, professional standards, and to ensure work is completed according to the stated engagement objectives and within the expected timeframes
  • Conduct a preliminary assessment of the risks relevant to the activity under review and incorporate the assessment results in the engagement objectives
  • Develop an audit program to record the engagement scope, objectives, and timing of procedures including budgets, milestones and target completion dates
  • Execute assigned audit program sections according to the planned procedures
  • Obtain prior approval for any procedural deviation from an Audit Senior/Supervisor/Manager
  • Evaluate audit evidence and make proper judgments as to the necessity for additional procedures
  • Review working papers to ensure they adequately support the audit findings and conclusions and to provide reasonable assurance that the work was performed objectively
  • Provide written review notes to auditors assigned to engagements to ensure work complies with department and professional quality standards
  • Ensure oral and written communications clearly and effectively convey engagement objectives, evaluations, conclusions, and recommendations such that a non-technical uneducated reader could understand the control weaknesses and related risk exposure
  • Communicate audit findings to the audit client and work with management to identify potential corrective action
  • Develop and maintain productive client, staff, and management relationships through individual contacts and group meetings
  • Monitor the disposition of results communicated to management and perform follow-up on audit findings to ensure corrective action is taken as agreed
  • Complete audit plan assignments efficiently, within budget and estimated target dates while still maintaining a high level of effectiveness
  • Maintain technical competency by keeping current with internal audit, internal control, regulatory, general business and technological developments, and pursuing opportunities for professional development for self and the department
  • Assist the Internal Audit Managers and the Staff VP of Audit & Compliance Services in conducting special investigations, special projects and administrative projects
  • Perform, or direct the performance of, investigative work
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and integrity related to investigative matters

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, Accounting, Finance or related field; will consider a non-business degree with the appropriate audit experience, or equivalent related experience/education.

Requirements:
  • 5 years of internal audit experience
  • Possesses one or more professional certifications (i.e., CISA, CISSP, CIA, CPA, CFE)
  • Retail audit and telecommunications industry experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience with an automated work paper system (TeamMate, Paisley GRC, etc.) and data analysis software (ACL, IDEA, etc.) is strongly preferred

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