The President’s Letter
First off, congratulations to Melinda and the Lokey
family as they added a new addition, Chase Allan Lokey, to
their family on September 19th. Melinda, we are all very
excited for you and the Chapter offers you our best wishes.
Our November meeting will be a joint meeting with our
friends at the Dallas Chapter of Association of Government
Accountants. The theme will be improving department quality.
Steve Goepfert, long time CAE of Continental Airlines, will
share his thoughts on value added auditing and Internal
Audit’s Role in Risk Assessments. Danny Goldberg of Tyler
Technologies will educate us on his SOFT approach to
auditing concept which appeared in the August edition of the
Internal Auditor Magazine.
Many of you attended the September meeting at Eddie
Deen’s and we think it was exciting to try a new venue. We
found it so exciting that we will be using another new venue
for our January joint meeting with ISACA. We will hold our
meeting at the Renaissance hotel in Richardson (at Galatyn
and Highway 75) and we are hopeful it will be as successful
as the Eddie Deen’s location was in September. Adding these
potential locations should allow us to have more variety in
our presentation experiences as well as offer locations that
might allow members across the Metroplex to attend more
I would also like to announce that we will be holding a
seminar on November 29th focused on Integrated Auditing
facilitated by Rod Scott. Rod and his team have been focused
on Consulting and Education Services related to IT audit and
Sarbanes Oxley. We are currently working out the location
and the final agenda and as we do we will send out a
separate message giving you this information.
Like Melinda mentioned last week, we are about 300
hundred members away from being the largest Chapter in
Texas. Now is the perfect time to help them achieve this
exciting goal as the IIA is running their annual
Refer-A-Friend Campaign. Until Nov. 1st, they’re
- A one-year membership for just $95, with no
application fee. Total, that’s a savings of nearly 40%
off standard pricing!
- And new audit groups that sign up receive an
additional 20% off already discounted audit group
- Plus, for each new member you refer, the IIA will
send you a US $5 gas card. Just think, you could be
cruising carefree through the streets just by sharing
your IIA experience with all your friends and colleagues
and encouraging them to check it out for themselves.
What could be easier? Wait there is more - The grand
This year, the IIA is giving away the biggest prize ever
in the history of the campaign. Each new member you refer
will enter you into the grand prize drawing for your choice
- A brand new Vespa
- Or, free gas for a year!
If you’d like to learn more, just visit
www.theiia.org/friend. You can get more information and
download the campaign application. Make sure that the new
member fills in your name, member ID, and Chapter to be
entered into this drawing.
2007-2008 First Vice President - Dallas Chapter IIA
Next Meeting - Thursday, November 1, 2007
Cityplace Conference Center
Improving Department Quality
Joint Meeting with the
Dallas Chapter of the Association of Government Auditors
Lunch Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm
Value Added Audits
Steve Goepfert, VP Internal Audit, Continental Airlines
The challenge for Internal Audit to be “value-added” is integral to
the success of the function in the post Sarbanes-Oxley era. In this
session you will learn some of the innovative approaches Continental
Airlines has implemented to create and add value to its
organization’s bottom-line. Mr. Goepfert will take you on a guided
tour of the best practices used by their IA Department to add value
and provide top-notch assurance services. This address will
highlight specific audit tools and techniques to add value
- Employee benefits exams
- Third-party vendor audits
- Construction audits
- Officer compensation and expense reviews
- Recruiting and retaining the best staff
- Using QARs to assess value-added practices
Steve Goepfert, CIA, CPA is the Staff Vice President - Internal
Audit (Chief Audit Executive) for Continental Airlines in Houston,
Texas. He has been the Chief Auditor since June 1989.
He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board for the Institute
of Internal Auditors, Inc. (IIA) for 2006-2007. He previously served
as Senior Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman – Professional Services
and is a past President of the Houston Chapter (1999-2000), and
served on its Board since 1994. Steve has held industry audit posts
including Chairman of the International Association of Airline
Internal Auditors (IAAIA) in 1996 and Chairman of the Air Transport
Association of America (ATA) Audit Panel in 2003.
Steve also serves on the Texas A&M and Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale Accounting Advisory Councils, and
previously served on a similar Council at the University of Texas at
A CIA and CPA, Steve graduated with highest honors from Southern
Illinois University. He started his career with the Big 8 firm of
Coopers & Lybrand, where he worked for over 5 years.
The SOFT Approach to Auditing - How Internal Audit Can Make the Most of AS No. 5
Danny M. Goldberg, Director of Internal Audit, Tyler Technologies, Inc.
In today’s current business environment, many internal audit
departments have been afforded the task of Sarbanes-Oxley testing.
At first, SOX was a welcome addition, putting the spotlight, in many
respects, on internal auditing. Over the past year, the stigma
behind this compliance testing has become somewhat negative and
thought to be very redundant. AS5 was passed in 2007 and can
rebalance the effort and time internal auditors have allotted to
pure Sarbanes Compliance.
In order to take full advantage of this changing landscape, audit
departments must become very proactive in grasping these new
initiatives. By decreasing Sarbanes auditing, IA departments can
refocus their energies on more value-added services, including
operational/financial auditing. Additionally, how can we integrate
audit approaches and gain efficiencies from the inherent synergies
in these audits? How can we combine the numerous audit approaches
into one integrated approach and can efficiencies from the synergies
between these audit approaches? An integrated S.O.F.T. (“SOFT”)
audit is an efficient vehicle where financial, compliance, and
operational objectives intersect and the most relevant and material
tests are completed based on a comprehensive risk and cost/benefit
Danny M. Goldberg, CPA, CCSA
is the Director of Internal Audit at Tyler Technologies in Dallas.
Mr. Goldberg started the internal audit department at Tyler and also
assisted in the establishment of the SOX compliance department at
Tenet Healthcare. Danny began his career at Arthur Andersen and is a
graduate (BS – Accounting, 1997, MS – Finance, 1998) of Texas A&M
Mr. Goldberg serves on the board of directors of a non-profit
organization and is a member of the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants, the IIA, Information Systems Audit and Control
Association and the Texas Society of CPA's. Mr. Goldberg's article,
"The SOFT Approach to Auditing," appears in the August 2007 issue of
the Internal Auditor and discusses the positive affects AS5 can have
on internal auditors.
Mr. Goldberg is currently scheduled to speak at seven IIA chapters
around the United States on this subject in 2007-2008. He has also
been invited to speak at the IIA’s General Audit Management (“GAM”)
Conference in Las Vegas from March 17-19, 2008.
Mr. Goldberg is accredited as the professional commentator on the
forthcoming publication, BNA Tax and Accounting Portfolio, Internal
Auditing: Fundamental Principles (Accounting Policy and Practice
Series). Mr. Goldberg is also commissioned to author the
anticipated portfolio, BNA Tax and Accounting Portfolio, Auditing
Internal Controls (Accounting Policy and Practice Series).
Risks Assessments - Internal Audit's Role
Steve Goepfert, VP Internal Audit, Continental Airlines
In this session, you will hear the steps IA at Continental Airlines
is taking to evaluate risk in its auditing environment. You will
cover points of vulnerability and how to effectively identify and
assess risk. You will learn the approach that Continental Airlines
uses in assessing risk in its corporate, field and systems areas and
how these are incorporated into its overall audit plan.
- Details the 8 risk factors identified for field
- Highlights the corporate risk factors’ “matrix” used by the IA
function to display corporate functional risks
- Identifies the
approach used to ascertain where in systems development and
applications review the department should concentrate
the results of the risk assessment approach and the “confirmation”
of its success in highlighting exposures in the organization
- Displays how the assessment is communicated to senior management and
the Audit Committee
The $25 member price is for current Dallas IIA members only.
The only exception is when we have joint meetings with other organizations. We
welcome members of other chapters and organizations. However, if
you are not a member of the Dallas Chapter, we request that you
register as a non-member and pay the applicable fee. The non-member
and walk-in fee is close to our actual cost for the meetings, except
for special meetings like our first time at Eddie Dean’s in
September where we took a planned loss on all attendees in order to
try the facility. Your chapter affiliation record is maintained by
The IIA and is separate from your individual or department
membership status. If you are unsure of your chapter affiliation,
please confirm The IIA’s records are current by logging into
www.theiia.org or calling The
IIA’s customer service line at 1-407-937-1111. Thank you for your
understanding and support of our programs.
meeting is being held at
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204
The DART light rail station at Cityplace serves both the
RED and BLUE
lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare information at
Place and confirm your reservation via the
web site at
|Meeting / Luncheon Fees:
Dallas IIA Members: $25
Dallas AGA Members: $25
Walk-ins/late registrations (members or non): $35
Reservations and cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday,
October 26, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Awards - assist the officers in the selection and procurement of
awards for chapter volunteers
Elections - hold election of officers and board of governors at
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
Dallas Chapter Leadership Roles
The Nominating Committee is in the process of identifying
candidates to serve as Officers and Board of Governors for the
Dallas Chapter for the year beginning June 1, 2008. 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:
- Passion for the profession
- Team builder with determination, vision, and strategic
- Available, willing, and committed to serve
- Competent and professional experience in internal auditing
- Committed to The IIA and Dallas Chapter’s objectives
- Have integrity and lack of conflicts of interest
- Have support of the employee
- Proven record of attendance and volunteering in The IIA or
If you are interested in serving in a Dallas Chapter leadership
role, simply complete the online Candidate Information Form at
http://dallasiia.org/Candidate_Information_07.htm. The deadline
to complete the online form is December 31, 2007.
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
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:
- Members to serve on the Board of Directors, Board
of Trustees, or as District Representative
- Members to
serve on 18 International Committees
Go to the Call for Volunteers by clicking here:
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
by October 31, 2007.
IIA Research Foundation
The Research Foundation has two reports that are scheduled to be
released prior to year end. A brief summary of these include:
A Global Summary of the Common Body of Knowledge 2006 – This is
the largest and most comprehensive global study ever conducted about
the internal auditing profession. It will provide an
all-encompassing look at the study's findings which provide a basis
for understanding, guiding, and shaping:
- Compliance to and adequacy
of The International Standards for the Professional Practice of
- The current status of the internal audit activity
- The actual activities and types of audits that
are being performed.
- Tools and techniques used by internal auditors.
- Skills and knowledge possessed by internal auditors
Auditing Human Resources - This handbook is an essential tool for internal auditors
to examine the technical and practical dimensions of the HR function
and to create a comprehensive system that adds value to the
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
1 meeting at Cityplace. 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
972-883-2693, to make arrangements to obtain your certificate.
Details on how to register for the November 1 luncheon were e-mailed
to everyone passing the exam. If you did not receive an e-mail,
please contact Toni Messer.
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:
- February 15-18, 2008
- September 5-8, 2008
*** Please make special note of the Spring 2008 dates as they were
mis-communicated in a previous eNews. ***
CIA and Other Specialty Exams – November 14-15 , 2007
The exams will be held at the UTD School of Management Building,
Room 1.502. For directions, see
Reminder…New Computer-based Testing Begins February 2008
Visit the IIA’s web site for more information:
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.
The 2007-2008 Member Directory is now available on the chapter web site for
download. Members, you should have received an email from the chapter on September 27 with the password to the file.
Contact Abe Paul at email@example.com for password help.
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 October 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 November 15, 2007.
Mark your calendars:
Spring CIA Review with Dr. Glenn
Sumners will be held February 15-18, 2008 at UTD-SOM.
Annual Fraud Seminar will be held
March 28, 2008 at a site TBD.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you.
Internal Auditor needed for $200mm+ private Real Estate Services Company.
Bachelor’s degree required. Prefer 2-4 years internal audit experience and professional
certification or parts passed. Opportunity to travel 50-75% to subsidiary companies throughout
United States. Salary $40-$50k, depending on experience. Email cover letter and resume to
Global Inc. (10/15/07)
Enjoy extraordinary growth with a 70-year-old company in San Antonio.
Their value- based operating philosophy, teaching and use of positive
reinforcement create a workplace for employees, customers and community
that are respected as vital shareholders in their success.
This is an exceptional growth opportunity for the individual ready to
make a difference, utilize his/her leadership abilities and exceptional
accounting/audit skills to lead this team of professionals!!
Responsible for leading the internal audit
function for the Company. Special emphasis on the design and
implementation of audit processes and procedures, as well as monitoring
audit initiatives. Will also be responsible for assisting in the
prevention of losses through ongoing development and improvement of
auditing techniques. Must keep up with emerging trends and best
practices in the internal audit field and assist in identifying areas of
potential profit enhancement and increased cost efficiency within the
This position requires a
self-motivated, well-organized, energetic, detailed individual with
excellent analytical and people skills, who works effectively with staff
and internal customers.
Education: Degree in Accounting with a minimum
of 10 years auditing experience.
Experience: Both public and industry
auditing. Minimum - 3 years experience in an audit management position
required. Experience with fully integrated ERP systems (such as SAP,
J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft and/or Oracle) required. Experience with high
volume, multiple cost centers and multiple locations a plus.
Certifications: CPA required & CIA a plus.
Judy Rawley, CPC
11010 Coachlight St., Suite 202
Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 340-2092 fax
Resumes may be
emailed to: email@example.com
||Manager / Senior Manager – Internal Audit Services
||Dallas / Fort Worth
|Type of Company:
||Banking and financial services
SolomonEdwardsGroup (SEG) is a leading business consulting and
accounting services provider, delivering proven solutions to complex
business issues in areas such as corporate performance management,
enterprise risk management, internal audit, regulatory compliance,
transaction services, system integration support, SEC advisory services
and business process improvement.
SEG is a high-growth, private company that has expanded into the Dallas
/ Fort Worth market and continues to build our local team. We are
seeking to hire a Manager / Senior Manager for our Enterprise Risk
Management (ERM) practice.
Our ERM practice focuses in the following
- Internal Audit Outsourcing and Co-sourcing
- Compliance, Financial,
Operational and Information Technology audits
- Sarbanes-Oxley Advisory
- External Assessments of Internal Audit Departments
Ideal candidates are currently or have served as audit managers
with banking/financial services experience. Big 4 experience is a plus
but not a requirement. The candidate's audit experience must include
both financial and operational audits. Our strategy is to target
high-caliber candidates and offer them the ability to continue
developing their career as a key member of our high performing team with
competitive salary and benefits while offering increased work / life
balance and the ability to have an impact on our clients and our
organization. These positions qualify for a stock option grant and
- Bachelors Degree in Accounting,
Finance, or Business; advanced degrees are highly desirable
- CPA experience a strong plus
- Financial services,
especially banking or lending experience
- Strong analytical,
interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Send resume to
LLC (SEG) is a national CFO services firm built to support all of the
non-attest finance, accounting, audit and consulting needs that
typically fall within the scope of the CFO and their organization. We
recognize in today’s finance and accounting environment that resources
are limited and risk and responsibilities are never ending. Our model
and expertise uniquely bring talent, perspective, and action to address
your most pressing challenges related to talent management, accounting
and finance operations, risk and regulatory compliance, and strategic
performance. SEG Business consulting and advisory (BCA) services
include SEC advisory, complex transaction research, Sarbanes-Oxley
compliance, corporate governance, regulatory risk and control, internal
audit co-sourcing, IT audit, fraud and forensic services, financial
process optimization, business decision support, close acceleration,
planning, budgeting, consolidations and management reporting design
enhancements, and system implementation support and data validation
Founded in 1999, SEG has nine offices across the country
including its corporate headquarters in suburban Philadelphia, Atlanta,
Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, North New
Jersey, and Washington, D.C.
City of Denton (9/24/07)
City of DENTON
INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT
IS SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:
The City of Denton is a full service government with a $300million
budget, including a fully integrated electric utility. The City Auditor
seeks a highly motivated professional with at least 10 years audit
experience, in either government, the electric industry, or both. The
successful candidate will be challenged with a wide variety of
assignments, including financial, operational, compliance and
technical. Duties include assisting the City Auditor in assigning
tasks, reviewing work and reports for completeness and accuracy, and
supervising or leading the more complex assignments. The Audit shop’s
philosophy is to add value to the organization.
Certification required – CIA or CPA. Master’s degree preferred.
This position requires a self-motivated professional with good
communication skills and a creative approach to problem solving.
215 E. McKinney
Denton, TX 76201
Phone: (940) 349-8996
Fax: (940) 382-7923
Closing Date: October 8, 2007
Salary: To $75,000
TRAVEL is going to the north side of town.
Defined benefit retirement package.
An exciting opportunity to advance your career with the World’s Most
Admired Telecommunications Company, AT&T. As a Corporate Auditor you
will be responsible for planning and performing reviews of business
operations and evaluating internal controls that result in
cost-effective, value-added audits. Additional challenges include
developing innovative audit plans based on risk analysis, testing and
evaluating key business controls and communicating audit results to
various levels of management. This position allows exposure and
potential transition to other business units within AT&T across a wide
range of operations and locations. There is 10-20% travel associated
with this position.
Qualified candidates have a minimum of 2 years
experience in Public or Industry audit along with a functional business
understanding in some of the areas of sales, finance, procurement,
billing, inventory management, risk analysis, information systems,
network, marketing, customer service and operations. The selected
candidate will have strong critical thinking and analytical skills
coupled with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication
expertise. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel along with the
ability to adjust to a constantly changing environment are necessary in
this role. The final candidate will also possess a Bachelors degree in
Accounting, Finance or Business; however, a CPA, CIA, or CFE is most
At the AT&T family of companies, our success depends on the
determination and dedication of our employees, and it's important that
our employees know we value them. We recognize that work is just one of
many important things in your life and your needs may change over time.
So we've designed a benefits package that allows our employees to plan
for their future, offering protection and value today and tomorrow.
Not only does the AT&T family of companies offer excellent compensation
packages, but we also have outstanding benefits (medical/dental/vision
insurance, education assistance, family care benefits, pension, savings
plan), and an environment conducive to personal and professional growth.
If interested, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference
Dallas, TX Corporate Auditor position.
AT&T Communications Inc. is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive full
and fair consideration for employment.
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet
communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing
innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to
create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
We are currently seeking an Internal Auditor to be based in our North
American Headquarters location in Plano, TX.
- Help define scope of assigned audits and prepare audit program,
- Prepare engagement letters, information requests and other
- Conduct audits in accordance with the approved audit program and
in accordance with auditing standards,
- Add value to the organization by identifying improvement
opportunities and providing clear recommendations,
- Make oral and written presentations to auditee during and at the
conclusion of the audit,
- Prepare formal written audit reports utilizing standard
- Reviews audit work papers and oversees preparation of audit
- Strong experience in the use of PC software as audit tools,
- Experience with ERP systems such as SAP/R3
and audit tools (e.g.: ACL),
- Proficient user of Microsoft Office
Applications; strong analytical abilities,
- Excellent written and oral communication
- High level of SOX knowledge,
- Works well individually and with others;
- Ability to travel international/domestic
- High integrity and ethics.
Bachelor degree in Business Administration or equivalent with a minimum
of 3 years audit experience (including some combination of
internal/external financial, operational and information system audit
experience) or 3 years experience in Ericsson's operations. Professional
Read more at www.ericsson.com and
apply at www.ericssonusjobs.com.
Reference job #11420.We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We
maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance
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