eNews - October 2013

The President’s Message

Greetings Dallas IIA Chapter Members and Friends!

Please enjoy the Chapter President's Video Blog (it will start automatically after loading; 91MB):

Yours in service,

Shakeya A. McDow
2013/14 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Social Media

Meeting 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch to start being served at 11:45
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Legal Implications of Social Media
Daliah Saper, Principal – Saper Law

Objective: As presented at the 2013 IIA International Conference, attendees will learn more about Social Media from the Legal Perspective.  Attendees will learn about the legal history, implications and where the law is going regarding Social Media.

No prerequisites required.

Daliah Saper is a member of the Illinois Bar and both the General Bar and Trial Bar of the U.S . District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  She has handled many high profile cases (including one she argued before the Illinois Supreme Court) and is regularly interviewed on national tv, radio, and in several publications including:  Fox News, CNBC, ABC News, The Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio, NPR, and a slew of smaller websites.  She has repeatedly received the honor of being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine (2009,2010,2011,2012,2013), is recognized as a leading Media and Entertainment lawyer by Chambers and Partners, featured on the cover of TheXemplar magazine, profiled by the Chicago Law Bulletin,  and has been nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. This year, Law Bulletin Publishing Company selected Daliah Saper as a “40 under 40,” an incredibly competitive list of accomplished attorneys compiled from over 1250 qualified nominations. (Read the detailed profile here.)

Daliah is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching a Sports and Entertainment Law course.  She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, teaching an Internet Law course.  She is on the faculty of PLI, Practicing Law Institute, and has been selected by Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society to be a member of Harvard’s new Online Media Legal Network (OMLN).  Daliah presented on this subject at the 2013 IIA International Conference.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


CAE Spotlight 12:20pm - 12:30pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Restaurant Industry
Robert Landers, Fiesta Restaurant Group

Objective: The objective of this brief presentation is to provide Insight into the best practices, organizational structure and types of audits performed by an Internal Audit department within the Higher Education industry.

No prerequisites required.

No Continuing Professional Education provided.


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

The Do’s AND Don’ts of LinkedIn
Danny M. Goldberg, Partner, Sunera

Objective:  LinkedIn is the most utilized business social media tool in the world; this leads to significant misuse.  This session will take attendees through how a user should optimize LinkedIn, what not to do and funny antidotal stories of misue.

No prerequisites required

Danny M. Goldberg leads the Professional Development and Executive Recruiting Practices at Sunera.  Prior to joining Sunera in January 2011, Danny founded SOFT GRC, an advisory services and professional development firm.  Danny has over 15 years of audit experience, including five as a CAE/Audit Director at two diverse companies.

Prior to founding SOFT GRC, Danny was the Director of SOX Compliance and Corporate Audit at Dr Pepper Snapple Group, where he led the Year One SOX Compliance efforts.  Prior to his tenure at Dr Pepper, Danny was the Chief Audit Executive at Tyler Technologies, a publicly traded technology company (Danny was hired to build the department from the ground up).

Danny is accredited as the professional commentator on the publication BNA Tax and Accounting Portfolio, Internal Auditing: Fundamental Principles (Accounting Policy and Practice Series), which is authored by renowned audit scholars Curtis C. Verschoor and Mort A. Dittenhofer – co-author of Sawyer’s Internal Auditing.  He is currently writing a publication on Crucial Communications:  Tools When the Stakes are High.  He has also published numerous articles in trade magazines, most recently the cover article for the Audit Report in June 2013 (Critical Thoughts on Critical Thinking).

Danny is a well-known speaker across the nation at numerous IIA and ISACA sponsored events.  He currently works with over 85 IIA and ISACA chapters around the world and numerous Fortune 1000 companies, assisting in their professional development efforts.

Danny is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, Certified in Risk Management Assurance, has obtained his Certification in Control Self-Assessment and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


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

Social Media Panel Discussion
Moderated by Danny M. Goldberg, Partner, Sunera

Background &Objective: Sticking with the theme for this month’s presentations, the afternoon session is a diverse panel of experts in their field.  We will discuss the new and burgeoning uses of social media for organizations, what to watch out for and what internal auditors should be concerned with. 

No prerequisites required.

Panelists

Daliah Saper, Saper Law

Jasmin Brand is the Chief Executive Officer for Brandpointe, a branding company she launched in 2007 that specializes in strategic planning, innovative branding concepts, and building continuous online and offline engagement using creative content, digital media and strategic events.

A former marketing executive with an extensive background in large scale campaigns, sales and consumer engagement, Jasmin is also passionate about creating and growing online communities. She serves as a social media consultant, collaborating with for profit and not profit companies. She was selected to speak at the 2011 TEDx event held at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the Arts District. Her talk, “What Social Media and Ike Turner Have in Common” compared the love/hate relationship between performers Ike and Tina Turner to that of the sometimes challenging relationship between social media and educators.

John Wauson, CPA, is a Senior Manager at Weaver and has more than seven years of public accounting experience with a practice emphasis in risk assessment, internal audit, business consulting and process improvement, SOC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance, IT general controls review, and outsourced accounting and financial reporting services.  He has experience with outsourced internal audit projects over financial reporting and operational issues, internal control design, implementation and effectiveness testing for both private and public sector clients.

Daniel Z. Davis is a Supervisor with Raytheon Global IT Audit. The Global IT Audit team is a part of Raytheon’s Corporate Internal Audit Department, and is responsible for assessing the IT related risks across all Raytheon business divisions and support functions. Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


Meeting Location

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel
900 E. Lookout Drive · Richardson, Texas 75082


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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, September 27, 2013.

Chapter News

Don’t miss out on this highly anticipated event.  The 2012 inaugural conference was a resounding success. Many attendees said it was like a ‘mini-GAM’ with all the benefits and without the travel costs!

When: Friday, October 25, 2013

Where: Hilton Anatole, Dallas

Register now: http://dallasiia.org/super/registration.htm#cvent

Sign up now! $350 for IIA members / $400 for non-IIA members

Don't miss out on all of the great conference benefits!!

  • 8 hours of CPE from subject matter experts
    • Multiple learning tracks including:
    • IT Risks
    • IT Auditing Leading Practices
    • Continuous Monitoring
    • Emerging Risks
    • Corporate Governance
    • Managing Your Internal Audit Department
    • Driving Change-Delivering Results
  • 28 breakout sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Post-conference Networking Reception
  • Little to no travel costs

Morning General Session Keynote –
Paul Sobel, Incoming IIA Chairman of the Board

Join us and be inspired by the sounds and words of Mike Rayburn!

Mike Rayburn is a captivating keynote artist with a presentation completely unlike any you've ever seen! Having been called “the World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso,” Mike uses his astounding guitar creations, uproarious songs, and veteran presentation skills to encourage, challenge, and inspire his audiences to leap beyond their perceived limitations. Mike draws from a wealth of life experience as an adventurer, business owner, comedian, world-class guitarist, author, philanthropist, husband, and father to deliver a presentation which is motivational, hilarious, and musically amazing!


Fall Events

http://som.utdallas.edu/iaepThe semester is in full swing at UTD as the IAEP program plans for a busy fall.  The student chapter welcomed many new members.  The chapter’s resume book is available, so please contact Mark Salamasick if you are interested in recruiting our talented members.

Eight UTD students are traveling to Orlando September 20th for the IIA IAEP Networking Event.  Students have a chance to join other IAEP students from around the world for a weekend of case studies and networking with industry and public accounting firms. Dallas based companies JC Penney, Southwest Airlines, Raytheon, Deloitte, and KPMG are taking part in the event.

October begins with the IRS Criminal Division is coming to UTD to host The Adrian Project!  This special event gives students a taste of white collar crime investigations.  Students will be sworn in as officers and have a fun-filled and exciting day of mock investigations by using forensic accounting techniques, surveillance, undercover work, warrants, and arrests. 

On October 16th, the Internal Audit class will be presenting group projects in which they are an audit team presenting an annual risk assessment to a mock Board of Directors.  We invite members of the Dallas IIA to be in the Board of Directors and assist in judging the groups.  It is a fun night of interesting topics and lively discussions.  Please contact Mark Salamasick at mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu if you are interested in judging.


Dallas IIA Toy Drive this Fall!

The Dallas chapter of the IIA will be holding a toy drive this November and December at the monthly meetings! Be on the lookout for more details on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the November eNews!


Certification Programs

Ceremony to Honor New Certifications

The Dallas Chapter honored the Chapter members in attendance that had completed their certification requirements (CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP and CRMA) during the period of March 1 – June 30, 2013 at the September 5th meeting. 

Pictured above are the honorees recognized for receiving the CIA designation in attendance at the recognition ceremony on September 5, 2013.

Pictured above are the honorees recognized for receiving the CRMA designation in attendance at the recognition ceremony on September 5, 2013

Members recognized at the meeting for receiving their CIA certification include:
Benjamin Christensen, JoAnn Conway, Ernestine Davis, Birhanu Derara, Marilyn Eggers, Alberto Garza, Charles Kocian, Javier Robles and Katherine Sedgwick.

Bran Amend, Rebecca Brooks, Graham Cameron, Robert Dunbar, Nedra Ervin, Timothy Hediger, Benjamin Johnston, James Molzahn, Bridgette Montgomery, Gary Pankake, and Justice Rutanhira were recognized for receiving certification in Risk Management Assurance.

In total, 27 chapter members received CIA certification and 64 members received certifications in Risk Management Assurance.

Certification News from the IIA

  • 2013 CIA Exam Changes:  The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) and IIA Board of Directors have approved changes to the CIA exam structure.  The program will be reduced from four to three exam parts, eliminating the recognition credit for part four.  Content for the 2013 exam include: Part 1 – Internal Auditing Basics; Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice; Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements.  The PCB has developed a transition plan for those candidates who are unable to complete their certification before the new exam is launched.. Registration for the three-part exam is now open.  The four-part exam will cease on December 31. 2013.  Learn More.

  • IIA Global Certifications Option to Extend Exam Eligibility:  The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has approved a policy that allows candidates to extend the normal 180-day exam eligibility window for a period of 30 days one time for a US $50 fee. This new option allows today’s busy internal audit professionals to stay on course while enhancing their professional development. Interested candidates must log into the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) to complete the appropriate exam registration eligibility extension form.

CIA Designation Certificates

After completing the program requirements to earn your CIA designation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for ordering a certificate through the CCMS.  There is no charge to obtain your certificate unless you choose to upgrade your shipping option.

CIA Review Course

The Dallas Chapter is not currently providing CIA review courses.  There are several on-line study tools available, including the IIA’s CIA Learning System and Gleim’s CIA Review materials.  CIA Model Exam Questions are also available through the IIA.  For more information regarding study materials, please see the CIA Exam Preparation Resources on the IIA website.

This fall, the Dallas IIA Chapter will honor our members who completed their certification examination requirements. Honorees will be contacted via email on how to register. Certificates have or will be mailed by The Institute of Internal Auditors.

CPE Requirements

Practicing CIAs are required to complete a total of 40 hours of acceptable CPE every year.  The IIA accepts CPE credits from several areas including seminar/conference attendance, passing the CIA exam, other certification examinations passed, self-study programs and participation as an officer or committee member in a professional industry organization related to internal auditing.  For more information and a full list of acceptable CPE hours, please see the CPE Requirements for CIAs on the IIA website.

CPE Reporting deadlines are quickly approaching! Have you earned all of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits you need to fulfill your certification requirements? Keep in mind that the reporting deadline is December 31st and it is right around the corner! If you need credits, visit this site for some creative ideas on how to earn CPE hours before the deadline.

CPE Reporting is free for members of The IIA through the Certification Candidate Management System. Reports must be filed by Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, 11:59 p.m. ET.


Membership News

Do you want to become a IIA member but have been putting it off? When was the last time you renewed your IIA membership?

There is no better time than now to become a member of the IIA!  During the month when you join or renew your IIA membership, you will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local restaurant!!!

** Winners will be announced during the monthly meetings; you do not need to be present to win.

But that’s not it! If you join the IIA  or renew your membership and do not win at the monthly events, you will be entered into a drawing at the end of the Chapter year (May 2014) for a chance to win the grand prize of either:

  • NorthPark Gold
  • iPad Mini
  • Kindle Fire
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • Spa Day

Please make sure you vote for the grand prize! The poll was included as part of the September Meeting - CPE survey sent out Friday, September 6, 2013.

If you know of someone who wants to join, please click below:
www.theiia.org/membership/current-members/index.cfm

Why join the IIA?
www.theiia.org/membership/why-join

Welcome, New Members!

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in the Summer of 2013:

May - August 2013 New Members

Kim Adams
Luis Aguirre
Uwem Akpabio
Cydney Albert
Angela Alderson
Todd Baden
Christopher Beasley
Kyle Berghorn
Brandon Bergman
Raveeen Bhasin
Keith Boettiger
Amber Brakeville
Kathleen Burrow
Megan Catterton
Suwanna Chaiprasert
Kevin Cho
Beth Cobb
Angie Colley
Sandi Collier
Zach Courie
Anne-Marie Cowell
Kyle Crockett
Corey Eickenloff
Namra Farooq
Jorge Garces
Scott Gasikowski
Jackson Greenwood
Marie Gregory
Jon Grundy
Purushottam Guragai

Rupa Guragai Satyal
Lance Harvey
Kevin Henry, Jr.
Nicholas Hernandez
Elizabeth Hernandez Sosa
Sunnie Hodge
Sajia Hoque
Jungchan Hsieh
Julie Humphrey
Kenny Huynh
Buky Ibikunle
Tina Iregbu
Anne Johnson
Camille Johnson
April Kelsoe
Cynthia Kennedy
Andrew Kent
Debra Kessner
Chris Kim
Matthew Larscheid
Heath Lindley
Jennelyn Linton
Wayne Martin
Christina Martinez
Zeidy Martinez
Kate Melanaphy
Dusan Nguyen
Samarth Patel
Mario Perez
Noemi Rader

Adam Sabo
David Sanchez
Gene Scammahorn
Jill Schiavone
Lauren Schick
Kayla Seaton
Katherine Sedgwick
Trey Shermer
Tara Silver-Malyska
Michael Singleton
Mikhail Sterin
Aman Tara
Eduardo Teran
Nicola Thomas
Ken Tin
Serena Truman
Seth Turner
Julie Vanderslice
Stan VanHoozer
Nancy Vannucci
Justin Welch
Alex Wells
Sam Willson, IV
Garrett Wilson
Terri Wood
Shangzheng Yang
Krystalle Young
Daniel Zhi


Dallas Business Journal – CFO Awards

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/event/77301?ana=om_dal_cfo

Join the Dallas Business Journal in honoring the top CFOs in North Texas. Don't miss the chance to celebrate and network with these financial stewards! Winners in each category will be announced at the event on October 24.

When: Thursday, October 24, 2013,
11:00am-1:30pm 
 
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas TX 75207
 
Suggested Dress: Business


Call for Articles

Seeking News from Your Chapter and Members for IIA Today, IIA Connection, and Social Media.

As an organization comprising more than 180,000 members globally, The IIA wants to share the achievements, accolades, and initiatives of our members and chapters. From a member’s promotion to an innovative chapter event, we want to hear about it and share it through IIA Today, IIA Connection, and social media.

What can you submit? Anything you think is newsworthy.

  • Award Announcements
  • Member Promotions, Retirement, or Moves
  • Innovative/Successful Chapter Events/Programs
  • Community Outreach
  • Member/Chapter Achievements or Milestones
  • Advocacy Efforts

Please share this opportunity with other members!

Submit Your Member/Chapter News Online

Please submit details about your news online. We encourage each submission to include a photo. If you have any questions, please contact iiatoday@theiia.org or Chapter.Relations@theiia.org.


Chapter Book of the Month – A Chapter Benefit

CRMA® Exam Study Guide, 1st Edition 

The Chapter Book of the Month for September is CRMA® Exam Study Guide, 1st Edition. The study resource is designed to bring readers up to speed on the content covered by the Certification in Risk Management Assurance TM exam.

All chapter members get 20% off this title through the end of September with source code CHAPTER!
Post this flyer on your chapter website and share with your members at your next event. http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/content/book-of-the-month-1077.cfm.


The 40th Anniversary of the CIA Continues:

Join in the celebration! Help us promote the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation during the anniversary year. Any candidate who achieves their CIA during this special period will receive a special 40th Anniversary notation on their certificate. 

If you missed seeing us at the International Conference, you missed the awe-inspiring video about the past, present, and future of the CIA. Click here to view that video now:

https://global.theiia.org/certification/cia-certification/Pages/CIA-Certification.aspx.


The IIA Releases New Guidance

A new Practice Guide, Selecting, Using, and Creating Maturity Models: A Tool for Assurance and Consulting Engagements, was released in July. In addition, two Practice Advisories were issued in June on Internal Audit Coverage of Risks to Achieving Strategic Objectives, and Continuous Assurance. Members are invited to log in to download all guidance for free from The IIA’s Standards & Guidance Web page.


Seeking IIA Leadership Candidates for 2014-2015

With more than 180,000 members in nearly 190 countries, The IIA provides dynamic leadership for the global profession of internal auditing. Volunteers play a key role and the contributions they make impact the day-to-day functions of internal auditors, as well as shape the future of the internal audit profession.

The IIA is seeking qualified members to serve in the following leadership roles:

  • Executive Officers
  • Board of Directors
  • North American Board
  • The IIA Research Foundation Board of Trustees
  • 15 Committees comprising 250 members
  • District Advisors and Representatives (North America only)

Candidates should have relevant expertise and the ability to participate in the leadership of The IIA. Nominations are accepted from IIA Institutes and chapters, IIA members who know of interested candidates, or candidates themselves. However, more weight is usually given to nominations endorsed by an Institute or chapter.
Nominations for 2014-2015 should be completed and submitted electronically by November 1, 2013. Forms received after that date will be considered for the 2015-2016 service year. If you are elected or appointed to serve, your term will begin in April 2014 or July 2014.

It is recommended that candidates have the support of their local chapter or Institute. Therefore, any self-nominations submitted will receive a confirmation e-mail that contains a link directly to your nomination. This link can be forwarded to other members and/or leaders that you would like to ask to support/endorse your nomination.

https://na.theiia.org/about-us/Pages/Call-for-Volunteers.aspx.


Report Your Speaking and Writing

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 online form. If you have any questions, please contact Corinne Bryan at CAP@dallasiia.org.


Employment Opportunities

Fluor  (9/16/13)

Senior Auditor

Under limited supervision and guidance of in-charge auditor or IA management, responsible for the planning, supervision, administration and performance of operational and financial audits from small and routine to complex in nature.  May assist with pre-acquisition and other special studies and reviews.

Some specific responsibilities and expectations include:

  • Direct the daily activities of assigned auditors, monitors work progress and instructs staff on proper audit techniques.
  • Review the reliability and integrity of financial and operational information and the means used to identify, measure, classify and report such information.
  • Document and evaluate the adequacy of the internal controls in place through the review of
  • written procedures, interviews and audit tests.
  • Prepare comments for inclusion in written reports detailing audit findings, recommendations and
  • auditee responses. Prepare written audit reports for review by IA management.
  • Review and summarize auditee responses.
  • Recommend revisions and/or expansions to audit program as necessary to ensure adequate
  • coverage of audit areas.
  • Provide functional and technical guidance to other IA team members by developing skills to identify business risks and the various approaches to audit them.
  • Analyze and understand the activities performed with respect to accounting theory and company
  • policy.
  • Maintain familiarity with company policies and procedures, knowledge of current audit
  • developments and a general awareness of areas affecting the company's business.
  • Demonstrate initiative, dedication, reliability and drive for assignments. Work independently
  • and provides proper feedback and follow through. Work to develop technical, analytical and
  • business risk identification skills.
  • Interface with other groups inside and outside the organization, project management, finance personnel and auditors.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of PC-based business applications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Fluor's ERM system and other financial systems.
  • Function in a highly professional and confidential manner, maintaining independence and objectivity from the areas audited, in compliance with internal auditing standards and ethics.
  • Require strong discretion, evaluation capabilities and independence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Job Requirements (Required qualifications)

  • (Quantifiable; e.g. Three Years Experience, Bachelors Degree)
  • Must have a four-year accredited accounting/business/finance degree
  • Must have minimum of four years of related audit/IA/finance experience.
  • Other Job Requirements  (desired qualifications)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Must be able and willing to travel domestically and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications  (master’s degree, etc)

  • CPA or CIA certification or evidence of progress towards obtaining a certification desired (CPA preferred)
  • Bilingual candidates preferred(preferably Spanish)
  • Construction/engineering experience helpful

If interested please apply directly to Fluor’s career site at the following url:

http://www.fluor.com/careers/professional/pages/career_opportunities.aspx
Requisition Number: 57465BR


TXU Energy  (9/9/13)

It is the policy of Energy Future Holdings, Luminant, and TXU Energy to comply with all employment laws and to afford equal employment opportunity to individuals in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under the law.

This Analyst, Operations Controls & Compliance will have responsibility for the ongoing development, monitoring and maintenance of the Customer Operations control and compliance framework within TXUE.  The position operates in support of TXUE Customer Operations front and back-office functions and reports to the Manager of Controls & Compliance. Responsibilities will require an ability to effectively interface with cross-functional support teams across Customer Operations, Accounting/Finance, IT and Internal Audit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Other duties may be assigned.  Directly or through others, the incumbent will:
  • Be responsible for ongoing development of the operations control framework; including evaluation of new and existing processes for risk and associated controls 
  • Monitor the operations organization for timely completion of assigned control procedures and monthly review with senior leadership
  • Provide guidance to operations functional teams on key compliance activities, including PCI standards, SSAE16, adherence to delegation of authority, etc
  • Support operations functional teams in completion of internal audit follow-up action items, including serving as the interface between the internal audit team and the operations functional teams.  Includes providing guidance to the operations teams on how to best address internal audit findings and monitoring for adherence to the committed timelines.  Also includes periodic audit fieldwork/activities as requested by the internal audit team as appropriate when the Ops Controls/Compliance team has the expertise to perform the activity
  • Be responsible for a variety of special projects related to adherence with controls/compliance standards, including functional process reviews & associated improvement recommendations, internal fraud investigations, etc.
  • Support planning, coordinating and managing assignments to achieve customer satisfaction goals within established parameters.
  • Oversee the response and resolution of highly sensitive requests and inquiries from business/consumer customers.
  • Mitigate risks that inhibit achievement of organizational, regulatory and compliance objectives
  • Support the Operations’ Policy Administrator in policy development and the annual recertification cycle
  • Collaborate with EFH IT Security and the TXUE Controller group to manage SOD (Segregation of Duties) compliance in the CARE platform
  • Establish and maintain methodologies to ensure on-going accuracy and integration of Controls and Compliance processes
  • Implement and manage an effective change management process to ensure smooth transition of new or adapted processes
  • Identify process improvements to enhance TXU Energy effectiveness and efficiency
  • Monitor and assess day-to-day related issues to ensure business practices, policies and procedures are executed in an effective manner
  • Assess, analyze and prioritize new business proposals for operational viability and ensure alignment with stated business objectives
  • Create and maintain ongoing dialogue with strategic partner(s), internal personnel and TXUE Governance, to ensure a positive, valued relationship that has unambiguous alignment with business initiatives
  • Support the Manager of Controls and Compliance in the development and roll-out of awareness training and communication across TXUE
  • Serve as a key liaison with other Business stakeholders in the prevention, detection and reporting of data privacy
  • Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
The minimum education requirements are:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field strongly preferred
  • MBA or other related advanced degree beneficial
The minimum experience requirements are:
  • 3-5+ years of related Internal/External Auditing experience
  • 1-2 years experience with customer facing and project coordination/management methods required
  • General knowledge of Operations systems, policies, and procedures a plus
  • CIA and/or CISA certifications and SAP GRC knowledge highly desirable
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Requires the ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in the following environment:
  • Occasional long, irregular hours
  • Use of a PC, computer terminal and/or telephone over 4 hours a day
  • Occasional bending, twisting, crouching, pulling, pushing, and/or reaching to access job-related materials
  • Open workspace office environment
  • Operating in a fast-paced professional office environment
  • Some travel to vendor and supplier locations; occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Occasionally lifts/moves up to 40 lbs.
SCOPE LEVEL
Responsibility level:
  • Responsible for leading cross-functional work teams within TXU Energy, External Business Partners and Regulatory workgroups with the goal to greatly improve work processes related to TXU retail customer retention and growth.  Seeks minimal guidance/works under minimal supervision from Team Leads, Management, SME’s, etc.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES The following knowledge, skills and capabilities must be demonstrated at a proficient level:
  • Excellent negotiating, consensus building and conflict resolution skills
  • Extensive communication and teamwork skills with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Able to effectively contribute to and lead small work groups, process team and focus groups
  • Advanced Skill in using computer software applications such as MS Office products
  • Able to solve problems guided only by general organization objectives, policies, and goals
  • Strong analytical skills, including root cause analysis
  • Working knowledge of Internet and related emerging technologies used to effectively aggregate/analyze critical business data
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Skill in developing process flows

Please apply at txu.com: Analyst III, Operations Controls & Compliance (#8141)


Southside Bancshares, Inc.  (9/5/13)

Internal Auditor

Southside Bancshares, Inc., a publicly traded community bank holding company, headquartered in Tyler, TX, is seeking an experienced person to join their Internal Audit team.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Performing audits of assigned areas including financial, IT and operational business activities.
  • Interviewing employees of various business units to gain an understanding of work flow and applications used.
  • Documenting business processes.
  • Identifying and testing key internal controls for business activities as well as application controls.
  • Evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Reporting audit findings and making recommendations for improvements.

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • BBA/BS degree in Accounting, Information Systems or related field.
  • CPA, CIA or CISA certification preferred (or sitting for).
  • 3+ years external or internal audit experience.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment.
  • IT Audit and data query experience.
  • Sarbanes Oxley experience a plus.
  • Experience with financial institutions a plus.

Apply online at www.southside.com/careers


Lehigh Hanson  (8/29/13)

Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Senior Internal Auditor. This position will reside at the corporate office in Irving, Texas.

Position Summary

The position of Senior Internal Auditor will provide support to the Area Audit Director to accomplish objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest suppliers of heavy building materials to the construction industry in North America. Our companies produce a broad range of building materials, including cement, aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready mixed and precast concrete, asphalt, concrete pipes, tiles and clay bricks.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global market leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities. The Group employs around 52,500 people at 2,500 locations in more than 40 countries.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks
  • Prepare operational audits and structure audit objects
  • Identify interfaces and relevant technical /economic data
  • Understand means and targets of processes, analyze related risk and identify requirements for internal controls
  • Identify relevant external/ internal regulation
  • Determine an (micro-) audit strategy (audit plan)
  • Provide guidance to Internal Auditors as needed
  • Manage audits - project timing, identify involved personnel, and ensure communication with management
  • Conduct process analysis
  • Carry out planned tests and elaborate them based on found results
  • Assess whether found controls are adequate & effective
  • Provide straight forward, precise & user-oriented reports to the Managing Board and Senior Management
  • Prepare quality audit report with sound supporting facts and reasonable recommendations with support of Internal Auditor as appropriate
  • Sufficiently document the audit work
  • Review the audit strategy and ensure that efficient test methods are applied in future projects
  • Track agreed actions, analyze related feedback from auditees, and identify items that need specific follow-up review
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (or national equivalent) in related field
  • CPA required, CIA or other certification a plus
  • Five (5) years of functional experience as an operational internal auditor or in a relevant financial or operational position in the building material industry
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, SAP and/or Oracle
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong business acumen
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Ability to work independently and with limited guidance
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel (up to 40%)
  • Valid passport required
Competencies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work closely with all levels of the organization, team player
  • Project management and operational experience outside of audit an advantage
  • Inquisitive mind, goal oriented, excellent analytical skills
  • Sound business sense, quick thinking
  • Leadership qualities, ability to work independently, without direction and guidance
  • Commitment and engagement through high level of work ethic and utilization of abilities for the best of the company
  • Demonstrated openness to change, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Persuasion and negotiation skills
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bilingual language skills is a plus (English/German)

To apply, please visit our website at www.lehighhanson.com –Requisition ID 1068BR-Senior Internal Auditor.


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