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eNews Update - November 2000

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A joint meeting with the DFW Chapter of the
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

BRING YOUR COMPLIANCE OFFICER
TO THE MEETING

In addition to welcoming members of the DFW Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, all members are encouraged to bring your Company’s Compliance or Security Officer. We have some great speakers lined-up and it will also provide an excellent networking opportunity!

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING - First Hand

Photo of Becky Oliver, Fox 4 News

Lunch session presented by Becky Oliver of
Fox 4

November 16, 2000, 12:00 Lunch Program

11:30 Registration

Becky Oliver, investigative reporter with the FOX 4 I-TEAM, will share some stories and provide some insight on how she not only covers the news -- she uncovers it. During the past eight years at FOX 4 she’s helped put more than two dozen people in prison, she’s helped change laws, she’s closed down businesses, and she’s helped hundreds of people get their money back. It's been a lot of hard work, sometimes taking months, even years to develop a story. And her peers have recognized this, as the I-TEAM won dozens of local, state, regional and national awards!


Pre-meeting 10:30 am

Post-meeting 1:30 pm

Conducting Internal Investigations

Presented by Bert Lacativo, Managing Director FTI/Kahn Consulting. CityPlace’s Turtle Creek I. Bert will facilitate both the pre and post meeting sessions. Drawing on his extensive forensic auditing experience, including a stint with the Federal Bureau of Investigations as a special agent, Bert will offer practical insights into conducting internal investigations.

Don’t miss it!


Map to Citypalce

All Meetings are at CityPlace Conference Center, 2711 North Haskell at Central Expressway in Dallas. NOTE: This month's meeting is on the 42nd floor.

Preferred Method

The best method to confirm your reservation is via the website at DallasIIA.org/Reserve.htm.

Secondary Method

An optional method is to use the telephone, fax, or e-mail. However, a $2 phone/fax/e-mail fee will be assessed to each reservation.

Contact

Gina Bailey, TXU
Phone: 214-812-5937
Fax: 214-812-6676
e-mail:gbailey1@txu.com

Luncheon Fees:

Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Students: $15
Phone/Fax/E-Mail Fee $2

Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, November 10, 2000 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."

Meeting Dates for the 2000-2001 Chapter Year
December 12, 2000
January 18, 2001
February 15, 2001
March 15, 2001
April 19, 2001
May 15, 2001

The program calendar is now on the web now. Go to http://dallasiia.org/Events.htm for details.


IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation is currently conducting two online surveys. The first one is on fraud and the purpose is to find out how fraud and related issues are addressed by internal auditors and their respective organizations. The second online survey is on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). The topics in this survey includes ERM implementation, organizational structures, process frameworks, measurement tools, and best practices. To participate in either of these surveys, please see the IIA website (www.theiia.org).


CIA Exam Proctors

Needed: CIA exam proctors. Here's a chance to serve the Internal Audit Profession and support the certification process. We need CIA exam proctors for either November 15th or 16th or both. The exam will be given at Park Central in the conference rooms on the 13th floor. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Scott Sullins (ssullins@jcpenney.com or 972-431-5990) or Mike Kennedy (mjkenned@jcpenney.com or 972-431-5292). CPE credit is available for serving as a proctor.

Note: The 16th is also the date of the November IIA luncheon meeting.


Career Opportunities

New Career Opportunities are being posted to the web site. Visit DallasIIA.org/Employ.htm for the latest job postings. Here are this month's opportunities:

Cingular Wireless

Job Posting

Cingular Wireless, the joint venture between the wireless units of SBC and BellSouth, serves more than 19 million customers and approximately 190 million potential customers in 38 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories. Cingular Wireless serves 42 of the nation's top 50 markets. The company will have approximately $12 billion in annual revenue and is one of the 150 largest companies in the country. Cingular offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Our internal audit department is in need of the following:

Technical Systems Auditors

As a Technical Systems Auditor, you will work as part of a team to evaluate Cingular's information systems and technologies to determine whether or not procedures and controls are in place that will ensure the integrity of computer operations. This may include developing automated tools to support audit teams, performing data forensics to determine the reliability and integrity of data extractions, and reviewing system and network security to ensure compliance with all rules, guidelines and standards.

You may also participate in major system development projects to help ensure that they are designed with adequate controls and audit trails and that the projects follow a structured, controlled and approved system development life cycle.

Requires graduate or undergraduate degree in Computer Science and proficiency in at least one programming language (preferably C or C++). Detailed knowledge of at least one operating system is required (MVS, VM, UNIX, Novell, etc). Experience with JAVA or other Internet application programming is a plus. This position also requires the ability and desire to travel domestically approximately 35% per year.

Location: Dallas, Texas or Atlanta, Georgia

Contact:  Tina Brown
IT Director
Cingular Internal Audit
1155 Peachtree Street, Room 8F07,
Atlanta, GA 30309

FAX: 404-249-3957
Email: tinag.brown@bellsouth.com

Operational Auditors

As an Operational Auditor, your role is to improve the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the Company’s operations. Using a consultative approach, you will work in teams to define business objectives, perform risk assessments, evaluate controls/processes and make recommendations for improvement. You’ll have the opportunity to travel domestically up to 35% per year.

This position requires excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills. The position also requires an undergraduate degree and 2 – 4 years of audit and/or telecommunications experience. A graduate degree and/or certification is a plus.

Location: Dallas, Texas or Atlanta, Georgia

Contact:  Mike Howard
Audit Manager
Cingular Wireless
1155 Peachtree, Room 8F07
Atlanta, GA. 30309

FAX: 404-249-3957
E-mail: michael.howard@bellsouth.com


City of Carrollton
Performance Improvement Project Manager
Up to Mid-50’s DOQ

Selected individual will be responsible for the coordination of overall performance improvement efforts for the entire City. Responsibilities include: developing benchmarks and analysis for comparing City service levels to other jurisdictions, coordinating and compiling quarterly reporting for performance measurements, and conducting cost-of-service studies or operational reviews, including writing recommendations and assisting with the implementation of those recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, or related field and two years experience in management analysis, audit or consulting OR Masters Degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, or related field with one year of experience.

City of Carrollton Send resume by
November 8, 2000 to:
Refer to Job Code DMN 1801

City of Carrollton
Human Resources Department
1945 E. Jackson Road, Carrollton, TX 75011-0535
FAX: (972) 466-4789 Job Hotline: (972) 466-3376
E-mail: jobs4you@ci.carrollton.tx.us
Website: www.ci.carrollton.tx.us

EOE “Success through Service”


Federal Home 
    Loan Bank logo

Senior Auditor

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas has an immediate opportunity for an individual at our Irving, Texas office.

Selected individual will conduct independent, complex audits; evaluate results; review, appraise, and evaluate soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other operating controls in existing and new systems; and prescribe methods to improve these controls. Develop audit programs, prepare audit workpapers which document audit procedures performed, conduct system reviews and audits of computer applications, assist Bank’s CPA firm in their annual examine as assigned, and assist in the preparation of written reports to be submitted to the auditee by the Internal Audit Director.

Qualified candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting (a business related degree may be substituted provided the candidate has completed at least 18 hours of accounting courses and 3 or more hours of computer science courses), professional certification (CPA, CIA, or CISA) is highly preferred. 3-5 years experience in all types of audits including financial, operational and IT/EDP, or significant financial services industry experience. Excellent computer skills with advanced skills working with spreadsheets, intermediate skills in operating systems and utility programs with knowledge of flowcharting and audit software and database packages preferred. Excellent communication and analytic skills required.

We offer an outstanding benefits package and competitive salary. Please forward resume to:

SR Human Resources Advisor
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
8500 Freeport Parkway Ste 100
Irving, TX 75063
Fax: (214) 441-8152
E-mail: molly.ritter@fhlb.com
EOE


Looking for a career change or companies seeking employees? Let the Dallas IIA Employment Committee help you. Individuals seeking positions can send an updated resume to:

Greg Dubis
JCPenney Company
P.O. Box 10001
Dallas, TX 75301-4321
Phone: (972) 431-7121
Fax: (972) 431-7195
E-mail: gdubis@jcpenney.com

Resumes will be kept on file and forwarded to Companies and Recruiters seeking to fill positions.

This service is offered to members at no charge. Also, any Company desiring to advertise a job opening in the Monthly eNews and on the web site may do so for a small fee. Contact Laura Haeussler at (214) 209-9865 for more information.


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