November 2008

The President’s Letter

Our next monthly meeting on November 6th we will be featuring former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller as she discusses the importance of businesses “going green”. She will be joined by Gregg Anderson of Crowe Horwath who will focus on corporate governance and enterprise resource management processes in uncertain times. Laura Miller will be preceded by John Promise, the Director of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). He will be speaking about the practices businesses and local governments are developing to sustain green initiatives. On a personal note, my non-auditing and non-accounting wife used to work for NCTCOG. By having John and Laura speak at this next meeting, she might be coming to the conclusion that I am the president of a pretty impressive organization after all.

I am pleased to let the chapter know we have had positive reviews of our first Core Audit Skills Track (CAST) meeting in October, which featured Lori Rainwater of Southwest Airlines presenting on Audit Standards. In November, John Morgan, Partner of Deloitte and Touche, will be presenting the art of report writing. I imagine he has read hundreds of audit reports in his career, so we should all benefit from his knowledge of the report writing process.

Lastly, I wanted to pass along a message from IIA Headquarters. IIA Headquarters is embarking on a certification challenge for all North America Chapters to reach 30,000 exam parts by the end of the year. The IIA is currently at 12,000 exam parts and needs everyone's assistance in helping the IIA achieve their goal of 18,000 additional parts in the next three months. Let’s help IIA reach this goal and encourage everyone we know to take on the CIA exam challenge, as it helps improve the profession as well as the careers of those who get certified.

Sincerely,

Jay Blanchard
2008-2009 President - Dallas Chapter IIA

Next Meeting - Thursday, November 6, 2008
Cityplace Conference Center

Sustainability: Auditing Green

Joint meeting with Dallas AGA

Luncheon and Extended Luncheon Meeting Information

Please note that for the November 2008 Meeting, we will have a special program agenda featuring dual Luncheon meeting speakers in place of the regular Post-Meeting.  Together, both speakers will provide a topical, combined presentation on this month’s theme of “Auditing Green”.  We will have a short break between speakers, so please plan to stay and take full advantage of our exciting program for November!  This meeting will begin during lunch, around 12:15 pm, and will last until approximately 2:15 pm.

Meeting 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Why Businesses Have No Choice but to Go Green
Laura Miller, Summit Power and Former Dallas Mayor

As recently as two years ago, American businesses could afford to ignore the new “going green” trend.  This is not the case anymore; the public wouldn't hear of it. The defining moment of change came in February 2007, when a United Nations panel of scientists from around the globe declared evidence of a worldwide warming trend was “unequivocal” and human activity has “very likely” been the driving force over the past 50 years. The panel warned that carbon emissions must stabilize by 2015 and decline after that to avoid hunger, disease, fiercer storms, coastal flooding, more frequent droughts, and the extinction of up to 70 percent of plant and animal species. The U.S. Supreme Court subsequently made its first global warming related decision, ruling 5-4 that the United States Environmental Protection Agency had not made a case for why it was unauthorized to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. From fighting coal plants to driving Priuses, American citizens want to do business with people who heed the call.  Businesses who understand this fact have the advantage.

Laura Miller served as the Mayor of Dallas from 2002 to 2007.  Due to her efforts as Mayor, Dallas realized the strongest real estate boom in its downtown core in 20 years, the city’s first non-discrimination ordinance based on sexual orientation, a long-term solution for the city’s growing homeless population, an award-winning redesign of the $1 billion Trinity River Project, a permanent resolution to the 30-year-old Wright Amendment dispute at Dallas Love Field Airport, and the passage of the two largest bond packages in city history.

She is most proud of her environmental accomplishments, which includes one of Texas' first smoking bans in restaurants and public spaces; a greatly expanded curbside recycling program; the city's first Urban Forest Advisory Board; and the formation of the Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition, made up of 36 cities, counties and school districts in Texas that Miller formed and then chaired to oppose the construction of 18 pulverized coal plants. The Dallas Morning News named her a 2006 Texan of the Year for this nationally recognized effort, which has been memorialized in a documentary film produced by the Sundance Preserve.

She is currently working with a Colorado-based company, Summit Power, to build the first IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) power plant with carbon capture and sequestration in the United States.

Prior to being elected mayor, Miller served three and a half years on the Dallas City Council and worked for 18 years as an investigative reporter and newspaper columnist in Dallas, New York, and Miami. Miller, 49, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is married to Dallas lawyer and former Texas State Representative Steven Wolens. They have three children.

Sustainability, Governance and Enterprise
Risk Management in a Time of Uncertainty
Gregg Anderson, Crowe Horwath LLP

As the world addresses climate change, there will be new opportunities to create or destroy company value.  In this presentation, we will explore how effective corporate governance and enterprise risk management concepts will help organizations assess and respond to these new opportunities.

Participants will explore the following:

  1. A Risk Management Perspective on Sustainability
    1. Managing through Uncertainty
    2. Corporate Governance
    3. Enterprise Risk Management
    4. Internal Audit
  2. Applying Enterprise Risk Management Concepts as Part of a Green House Gas Management Program
    1. An Operational View of ERM
    2. Application of the Model to GHG
    3. The Role of the Internal Auditor
  3. Scenario Examples

Gregg E. Anderson, PMP, CIRM is currently leading Crowe Horwath's new product development efforts on sustainability by leveraging his 23 years of professional experience in compliance, operational and technology consulting, including program management, project management, IT strategy, process design, software evaluation, software implementation and application development.  Gregg applies his diverse program management expertise to assist clients in the development of Internal Audit, Sustainability and Enterprise Risk Management programs.

2 Hours Continuing Education


NEW Dallas Chapter Program!  Core Audit Skills Track (CAST)
The Dallas IIA is launching an exciting new initiative that will focus on critical skills necessary for all auditors to master and comprehend in order to succeed in the practice of internal auditing.  Subject matter experts will present topics such as the professional standards, building the audit report, closing conference strategies, audit evidence, etc.   The program will present a new topic every month as a separate track pre-meeting for approximately two years.  Those who attend a majority of the sessions will receive special recognition.

Concurrent Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am - CAST

Report Writing
John Morgan, Deloitte

This presentation will focus on developing a quality and consistent internal audit reporting process through alignment with a well executed audit process.  Building an accurate report throughout the reporting process is crucial.  John will discuss and share leading practices that will support the reporting processes and complement the audit execution process.

John R. Morgan, CIA, is the functional leader of the Deloitte Internal Audit practice in North Texas. In his role, he provides leadership in serving internal audit and risk consulting clients in Texas and Arkansas, as well as many national Enterprise Risk Services clients. He is also one of Deloitte’s national champions for the Deloitte Quality Assessment practice and serves on the Institute of Internal Auditors International Membership Committee.

John has more than 28 years of professional experience and has served in internal audit leadership roles for most of his career. Before joining Deloitte, John acquired a broad and diverse background in internal audit management, specializing in audits of operations, management practices, project management and construction, and various contract areas from his 20 years of electric utility experience. He has consulted with many internal audit organizations in the areas of risk assessment, audit technology and methodology. John has developed and taught innovative audit practices, implemented business controls training and control self-assessment programs, served extensively in national leadership roles for the IIA and as an industry thought leader, and has been a frequently requested speaker at audit conferences and forums. His extensive operating background and business control experiences provide him with a unique and flexible perspective to support your needs.

1 Hour Continuing Education

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Concurrent Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am

Sustainable North Texas: Many Shades of Green
John Promise, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Green is red hot!  Going green may sound easy, but businesses and local governments are encountering many questions as to what exactly they should implement in the way of sustainable programs and practices.  How green is green enough for a particular city or other entity?

To help local governments and others make sense of the complicated options for going green, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has launched “Sustainable North Texas,” an umbrella brand and website for NCTCOG initiatives in the areas of:

  • Sustainable Sites and Buildings
  • Sustainable Public Rights-of-Way
  • Sustainable Communities and Region

John will discuss each of these initiatives, including the private-public Vision North Texas partnership, and how the Dallas IIA can participate.

John Promise, P.E., serves as the Director of Environment & Development for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, an association of more than 200 local governments in the 16‑county Dallas-Fort Worth region.  He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and an M.S. in Governmental Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, and is active in many civic and professional associations.  John serves on several local boards, including AIA Dallas and the River Legacy Foundation.  He has chaired the National Association of Regional Council’s Environmental Policy Development Group, serves on the Texas Association of Regional Council’s Environmental Quality Committee, and has been active on several committees of the American Public Works Association, chairing its Water Resources Management Committee for several years.  Some awards received include the 1991 Public Works Leader of the Year in Texas by Texas Public Works Association; 1998 Local Official of the Year, South/Central Region, by the National Association of Home Builders; and 2004 Honor Award from American Institute of Architects Dallas.  He is married with two daughters, a grandson and a granddaughter.

1 Hour Continuing Education


A reward that you can feel.

Dallas IIA monthly meetings are rewarding in their own right – whether for the great line up of speakers, the CPE credit, to network with colleagues, or to hone your skills with the new CORE Audit Skills Track (CAST), there are plenty of reasons to attend each month. This year, the Membership Committee is sweetening the deal even more: each monthly IIA meeting you attend increases your chance to win an iPod touch that will be awarded during our May meeting.


Map to CityPlace Conference CenterCityplace Confernce CenterThis meeting is being held at Cityplace Conference Center,
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204

                            CityPlace Conference Center

The DART light rail station at Cityplace serves both the RED and BLUE lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare information at  http://www.dart.org/default.asp

Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_1108.htm.

Contact:

Lori Cannafax

lcann3@jcpenney.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

Dallas IIA & AGA Members: $35
Non-Members: $45
Students: $25
Walk-ins/late registrations (members or non): $45

Reservations must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 31, 2008.

Registration Cancellation and No-Show Policy

  • The deadline to cancel your registration is 11:00pm on the Tuesday prior to the luncheon.
  • If you register for an event and do not cancel prior to the deadline, you will be charged for the event. If you did not pre-pay for the event, an invoice will be sent to you. You may alternatively send someone in your place.
  • To cancel your registration, please send an email to CANCEL@dallasiia.org.

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 Abe Paul at abe.paul@tatumllc.com.

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

Chapter News

Update your IIA Profile!

Attention all IIA members - Please take a moment to update your IIA profile. Current contact information ensures you receive information from the organization.

To update your profile, go to the IIA website, www.theiia.org, log-in using your member ID and password, and navigate to your member profile. While you’re there, don’t forget to set your preference flags.


Dallas Chapter Leadership Roles

The Nominating Committee of the Dallas Chapter is in the process of identifying candidates to serve as Officers and Board of Governors for the Dallas Chapter.

Most Officers have previous volunteer experience serving as Officers and/or Committee Chairs/Members.  Board of Governors members are made up of past Chapter Presidents and CAE’s/Audit Directors/Senior Managers. 

Qualities of a successful leader include:

  • A passion for the profession
  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • A team builder with determination, vision, and strategic thinking
  • Available, willing, and committed to serve
  • Competent and professional experience in internal auditing
  • Committed to The IIA and Dallas Chapter objectives
  • Have integrity and lack any conflicts of interest
  • Support of employer
  • Reliable
  • Proven record of attendance and volunteering in The IIA or Dallas Chapter

If you have any questions or would like to discuss serving as an Officer or member of the Board of Governors, please contact Melinda Lokey, Nominating Committee Chair, at Melinda.lokey@tenethealth.com or 469-893-6722


Mark Your Calendar

IIA-DALLAS 60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
FEBRUARY 5, 2009

Our guest speaker for the event is Patricia K. Miller, Chairman, Board of Directors – IIA International. Plans for the day include an afternoon seminar with focus groups for students, audit professionals, and Chief Audit Executives and an evening mix and mingle event featuring the Audit Band.

If you have been a member of the Chapter for 20 years or more and have pictures or memorabilia from the Chapters past, please contact one of the committee members.  We would love to showcase leaders, events, and items from the Chapters past.

Committee members:
Corinne Bryan - Corinne.Bryan@ChasePaymentech.com
Lori Rainwater - lori.rainwater@wnco.com
David Shackelford - dshackelford@fossil.com
Melinda Lokey - Melinda.lokey@tenethealth.com


The IIA Research Foundation

Most auditors are aware of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) study that was conducted in 2006. However, you may not know that an electronic version of the study results is available as a free download at http://www.theiia.org/cbok. In addition, the Research Foundation produces a CBOK of the Month article to help members better understand CBOK findings. For free downloads of articles on topics such as audit committees, quality, and staffing, visit the entire archive library at http://www.theiia.org/research/common-body-of-knowledge/about-cbok/cbok-of-the-month/.

New Certifications

New CIA’s, CGAP’s, CFSA’s, and CCSA’s that have passed their exams since computerized testing began will be honored and receive their certificates at the November 6th IIA meeting. The IIA will be mailing the certificates to the Dallas Chapter in October. If you are a new CIA/CGAP/CFSA/CCSA, you will also receive a free lunch for you and your guest at the November meeting! If you are unable to attend the luncheon, please contact Toni Messer at tmesser@utdallas.edu or 972-883-2693 to make arrangements to obtain your certificate.


Certification News - 2009 CIA Review Course Dates Set

CIA Review courses will be held in 2009 and taught by Dr. Glen Sumners of LSU.  Courses will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas.  Registration will be announced in November 2008 for the February courses and July 2009 for the October courses.

Upcoming 2009 CIA Review Courses:

February 6 - Part I, 8-5
February 7 - Part II, 8-5
February 8 - Part III, 8-5
February 9 - Part III, 8-5
February 10 - Part IV, 8-12

October 2 - Part I, 8-5
October 3 - Part II, 8-5
October 4 - Part III, 8-5
October 5 - Part III, 8-5
October 6 - Part IV, 8-12


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, 2008.


 

Seminars

The Plano ISD has a few seats left for the following training event:

Quality Assurance Review Training

Several school districts in the Metroplex have joined together to contract for a 1 and 1/2 day Quality Assurance Training Seminar. We are pleased to offer seats to members of the Dallas and Fort Worth IIA Chapters. The seminar will be taught by Ms. Valarie Bartolai from Jefferson Wells. Ms. Bartolai is certified and experienced in
performing Quality Assurance Reviews. This training is being offered to familiarize internal auditors with the IIA Quality Assurance Review requirements and show how to perform the process using a peer review model. Registration includes the cost of beverage service both days and lunch on the first day.

Highlights

  • Understanding the Essential Guidance
  • Planning the Quality Assessment Review
  • Performing the Review
  • Communicating Results

Date - October 22-23
Location - Garland ISD Special Events Center
4999 Naaman Forrest Blvd
Garland, Texas, 75040
Cost - $115 per person
Start Time 08:00 a.m. October 22
End Time 12:00 p.m. October 23
CPE 12 Hours

Payment may be made the morning of registration. Please make checks payable to Dallas ISD. To reserve your seats, please contact:

Dan Clark
Phone: 469-752-0197
Fax: 469-752-0199
E-mail: dan.clark@pisd.edu

Career Opportunities
(Number of positions)

National/International Career Opportunities


Parkland Health & Hospital System  (10/8/08)

Parkland Health & Hospital System
Dallas, Texas

At Parkland, we care about our patients and our employees.  Parkland employs over 7,500 people and has full and part-time job opportunities throughout the 900-bed hospital and its community-based clinics. We have been recognized as one of Verispan’s 100 most integrated health networks and U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals”.

Internal Auditor

Description
In this position, you will conduct audits of specific operations throughout our hospital. This involves gathering and interpreting data, summarizing findings and presenting recommendations for improvement.

Requirements
We’re looking for a detail-oriented individual with solid communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business with 18 hours of accounting courses plus 2 years’ related experience in a healthcare setting.  Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Business with 18 hours of accounting courses and 4 years’ related experience in an internal audit environment will also be considered. Proficiency with spreadsheet, flow charting and word processing software is crucial.  The ability to prioritize multiple tasks is essential to success.

To apply: Please e-mail, mail or fax your resume to:
Parkland Health & Hospital System
5201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
Attn: Danilio Davila
E-mail: ddavil@parknet.pmh.org
Fax: 214-590-2767
www.parklandcareers.com

EOE


Children’s Medical Center Dallas  (9/30/08)

IT Audit Consultant
Job Posting

Children’s Medical Center Dallas is currently seeking an IT Audit Consultant for our Internal Audit Department.  This position will report directly to the Director of Internal Audit.

Internal Audit reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and administratively to the VP Governance and Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conducting annual  IT audit risk assessment
  • Developing and executing the IT audit plan 
  • Representing Internal Audit in all major IT implementations
  • Partnering with IT to provide collaborate value-added recommendations to mitigate risks and improve internal controls
  • Supervising IT auditor and co-sourced resources
  • Developing and growing an IT audit function

Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or Accounting required.
  • 5-8 years IT audit experience with supervisory responsibility
  • CPA, CIA or CISA certification required
  • Ability to plan and complete audits in accordance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, within established deadlines.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of management.
  • Ability to step back from details and consider the "big picture."

Children’s Medical Center Dallas is a private, not-for-profit hospital that is the only academic healthcare facility in North Texas dedicated to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the medical/dental staff at Children’s conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies, and greater understanding of pediatric diseases. 

Children’s is licensed for 411 beds, has more than 50 subspecialty programs and is the only pediatric hospital in the Southwest with a designated Level I trauma center. To better serve the region’s growing pediatric population, the 72-bed Children’s Medical Center Legacy will open in 2008 in Plano, Texas. Children’s enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States.  The Joint Commission awarded Children’s an “outstanding” ranking, and both U.S. News & World Report and CHILD magazines have named Children’s as one of the nation’s top pediatric providers.  In 2006, the Dallas Business Journal recognized Children’s as a “Best Place to Work.”  Children’s makes life better for the patients it sees during more than 340,000 visits each year.

Please apply on line at www.childrens.com.  The position is No 9097.

Equal Opportunity Employer


CHAN Healthcare Auditors  (9/4/08)

Imagine working for a company that is driven by its Mission, Vision and Core Values; a company that asks "WHAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO?”  

Imagine, too, that you have:

MORE BALANCE: We believe it's important to balance our work and personal lives; with few exceptions, travel is minimal.

MORE AUTONOMY: At CHAN, you will apply your valued healthcare audit knowledge as you work independently with executives and governance, all while receiving industry-leading support and technology.

MORE GROWTH: Through our reputation for bleeding-edge expertise, quality and results, CHAN continues its remarkable growth for the 12th straight year, affording unique and abundant opportunities for our Associates.

MORE PERSONAL SATISFACTION: At CHAN, you will be able to experience the impact your work has on your client’s day-to-day healthcare operations in service to the community.

AUDIT MANAGEMENT at CHAN

Currently in 38 states, growth fuels our need to expand our workforce.  We are looking for exceptional, experienced and accomplished Audit professionals who can provide the level and quality of service for which we have become known.

Through a risk-based and consultative approach, we work autonomously on-site with senior staff, including the CEO, CFO and Governance, to identify and evaluate risk, as well as develop and execute the internal audit function for the organization.

Successful applicants will have the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related concentration
  • A minimum of 8 years of audit and/or healthcare finance experience
  • A demonstrated history of success in similar positions
  • Self-motivation, high standards, executive presence, and excellent communication skills
  • Certification as a CPA, CIA, or CISA is preferred

Because we are continually adding new positions throughout the U.S., and because we offer solid relocation packages, qualified professionals from all geographies are encouraged to apply. 

Qualified and interested individuals should contact us today at:
recruiter@chanllc.com

And, a wealth of additional information can be found at:
www.chanllc.com


Dr Pepper Snapple Group  (10/6/08)

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

IT Audit Manager

Purpose

Ensure that IT internal controls are operating effectively within the Company and that the Company is in compliance with best practice and regulatory compliance requirements. Assist in changing IT environment and be able to functionally perform IT testing while also having the appropriate knowledge base to interpret financial and operational risk inherent in the current environment. 

Accountabilities
  • Assist with the development of the risk/control profile of the IT organization and help develop the annual IT audit plan
  • Plan and direct the timely execution of audits of information systems risks and controls, including SOX and other compliance initiatives
  • Act as Liaison for external auditor IT testing and projects
  • Participate in system development and implementation projects, including third party application software to ensure appropriate controls are implemented during the development and implementation process
  • Oversee major components of audits and may lead audit of diverse business units, or performs components of audits
  • Perform risk assessments by analyzing business activities and potential exposures and the materiality of loss.
  • Design and perform audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting auditee processes and procedures
  • Carry out any special IT audit and consulting projects as requested
  • Ensure accurate and timely identification and reporting of audit issues, issue resolution and delivery of high quality audit services
  • Design and execute internal control testing for standardized operations of moderate complexity with more than one component
  • Plan, perform and lead audit tasks of high-level difficulty, demonstrating the degree of audit experience needed to effectively supervise the work of other auditors
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the broader context and implications of the various types of risks affecting the business (e.g., financial, compliance, reputation, etc.)
  • Effectively identify and understand changes in a higher complexity risk environment, and adapts the audit testing as appropriate
  • Demonstrate flexibility in responding to changes in assignment and job responsibility.
  • Draft audit reports, memorandums or other presentations to communicate results and recommendations from reviews
  • Travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada as applicable (estimated 30%)
Prerequisites
Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in business, accounting, computer science and/or other appropriate academic major
  • CPA, CISA, CIA, CISM or CISSP Certification is desired
Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a similar capacity
  • Strong technical understanding of IT systems development and processes
  • Strong understanding of CoBIT and SAP systems a plus
  • Strong background in process and controls and understanding of the operating business environment from a controls and compliance perspective
Skills: 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to successfully develop relationships among various groups, such as IT management, corporate management and external auditors
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated team skills, initiative and drive for results
  • Takes accountability, ability to influence business partners and key stakeholders
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment

To apply please send resumes to: Rhonda.Merchant@dpsg.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V


Dresser, Inc.  (8/11/08)

Dresser, Inc.

Internal Control Manager

Job Duties:
Maintain corporate-wide documentation that supports compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements.  Select and maintain central Sox control database and software needed to ensure adequate retention and documentation.  Manage the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, including participation in the testing of internal controls and tracking of issues and action plans globally.  Ensure that controls are documented, communicated, and operated in compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements.  Ensure consistent documentation efforts across business units.  Serve as the Corporate Subject Matter Expert (SME) related to Sarbanes-Oxley regulations and requirements.  Work with IT and Business Units to assist in the identification of weaknesses and the definition of solutions and corrective actions.  Analyze trends and issues with data collected and effectively communicate to appropriate personnel.  Support internal and external audit processes related to testing of internal controls.  Assist in the development of IT internal control strategies which address technical infrastructure, information security, and application controls.  Assist in the development and rollout of policies & procedures related to internal controls.  Present findings to Senior management and/or board of directors periodically.  Manage one Corporate-based resource and provide leadership and dotted-line oversight over business segment Sox resources.  Additional responsibilities as assigned. 

Required Skills/Education:
The Internal Control Manager must have a strong technical understanding of internal controls, management information systems, and financial reporting requirements.  Candidate must have the ability to set and manage priorities, meet deadlines within compressed timeframes and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.  10 – 15 years of relevant experience with Sarbanes-Oxley reporting or internal controls auditing.  Direct and indirect Supervisory experience.  Prior experience in Accounting, Finance in a public multi-national company.  Demonstrated knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory and documentation requirements.  MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).  Strong managerial skills.  Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.  Knowledge of SOX software and database tools.  Strong presentation skills.  Ability to use influence and persuasion to achieve department goals and objectives.  Ability to work effectively in a multi-culture environment.

Desired Skills:
CPA or CPA Candidate 
CIA or CISA certifications
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or MBA
Experience in the energy industry or manufacturing field 

Contact Information:
Cara Smith
Corporate Recruiter Dresser, Inc.
zz-cara.smith@dresser.com


Multi-lingual Internal Auditor

Job Description: 
Establish and define the responsibilities, authority, reporting relationships, requirements, duties, and performance standards for an Internal Auditor at Dresser, Inc.

Manage the planning, execution and documentation of internal control testing.  Secondary responsibility is to perform special projects as requested by the Director of Internal Audit.  Provide independent assessment of financial and operational processes to management.  Review processes, develop and execute test plans, which includes determining what items to sample and sample sizes, requesting and testing sample items in light of policy, procedure, and standard business practices.  Make process improvement recommendations and provide guidance to assist with the implementation of corrective actions.  Review for company policy compliance across operating units.  Estimated travel required for this position is approximately 80% annually.

Required:
Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting
Bi-lingual in English and one of the following:  French, Italian, Spanish and/or German
2-3 Years Audit Experience
Proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with minimal or no supervision

Preferred:
MBA
CPA or CIA

Contact Information:
Cara Smith
Corporate Recruiter Dresser, Inc.
zz-cara.smith@dresser.com


Sr. Internal Control

The Internal Control Senior is primarily responsible executing the assessment of corporate compliance Sarbanes-Oxley (Sox) compliance.  The Internal Control is also responsible for designing the company-wide documentation and assessment processes which ensure SOX compliance, while continuously improving their effectiveness and efficiency. 

Job Duties:
Maintain corporate-wide documentation that supports compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements. Maintain central Sox control data base and software needed to ensure adequate retention and documentation.  Assist in managing  the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, including participation in the testing of internal controls and tracking of issues and action plans globally.  Ensure that Corporate Headquarter Key controls are documented, communicated, and operated in compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements.  Serve as an additional Corporate Subject Matter Expert (SME) related to Sarbanes-Oxley regulations and requirements.  Work with IT and Business Units to assist in the identification of weaknesses and the definition of solutions and corrective actions.  Analyze trends and issues with data collected and effectively communicate to appropriate personnel.  Support internal and external audit processes related to testing of internal controls.  Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Required Experience: 
5 – 7 years of relevant experience with Sarbanes-Oxley reporting or internal controls auditing.  Prior experience in Accounting, Finance in a public multi-national company.  Demonstrated knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory and documentation requirements.  MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).  Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.  Knowledge of Sox software and database tools.  Strong presentation skills.  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

Preferred Skills/Education:
CIA or CISA certifications desired
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or MBA preferred

Please Contact:
Cara Smith
Corporate Recruiter Dresser, Inc
zz-cara.smith@dresser.com

Dresser, Inc. 


Valero Energy Corporation  (7/17/08)

ValeroAt Valero, you will have the chance to work with a talented team of individuals to complete challenging and rewarding tasks and also work at a company that is recognized as one the best managed and best companies to work for in the country. Recent recognitions include:

  • #1 on Fortune Magazine's Best Big Companies to Work For
  • #1 on Forbes Magazine's annual listing of the Platinum 400 – The Best Big Companies in America
  • #67 on Fortune Magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • One of Forbes' Best-Managed Companies in America

Internal Auditor (2 Positions)
San Antonio, TX

Responsibilities:
Assists Internal Audit Management in the optimization of profits, safeguarding of corporate assets and ensuring the reliability and accuracy of financial data by making an examination and appraisal of financial and operating controls and procedures to provide suggestions for improvements and recommendations concerning activities reviewed. Examines activities of all areas of the Corporation to determine the extent of compliance with policies, plans, and procedures and rules of regulatory agencies. Evaluates to the extent possible, through the audit process, managerial effectiveness in the attainment of objectives. Assists in audit project planning including initial client interviews, preparation of audit planning memorandums and risk matrices. Assists in the development of audit program procedures to address risks identified in the approved risk matrices. Executes audit program procedures, clearly and concisely documents testing performed and findings. Keeps audit in-charge informed of execution issues and findings. Develops practical recommendations which will be accepted by management. Advises audit in-charge of the need for subject matter expertise to ensure the efficient execution of the audit, including the need for IT audit involvement. Assists in the preparation of written reports of audit results and the follow up of audit recommendations made to ensure implementation. Assists Internal Audit management in discharging administrative responsibilities as needed.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field required. Minimum three years of internal auditing, public accounting, or general accounting experience required. Microsoft Office applications and database application experience required. Strong analytical, communication and human relations skills preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with internal and external contacts required.  Ability to work under time constraints to complete the annual Audit Plan and to assist our independent public accountants on annual audit assignments. Previous experience with refining, manufacturing, or contractor compliance audits desirable.

CANDIDATES WITH GREATER QUALIFICATIONS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR A HIGHER LEVEL POSITION.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT http://valerojobs.ats.hrsmart.com/iia4358


IT Audit Specialist
San Antonio, TX

Responsibilities:
Assists with the planning and delivery of audit related services including risk assessments, system development reviews, integrated operational reviews, and general control reviews over a wide range of information technology areas. Assists in the execution of traditional audits over a variety of applications and platforms, requiring specific technical expertise in some cases. Suggests new or improved procedures and techniques related to the testing and monitoring of internal controls over systems and technology to secure access to Company data and assets and enhance the overall profitability and efficiency of the Corporation. Assists in the planning and execution of audit work, including work paper review and project oversight.

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MIS, or related field required. Minimum 5 years of internal auditing public accounting experience, or information services required, including at least three years of Information Technology (IT) auditing. Experience in auditing Application Specific controls (e.g., SAP controls, etc.) and/or Information Security concepts strongly preferred. General Computing Control audit experience is strongly preferred. Understanding of Audit principles including control framework concepts and the practical application of such concepts within the Corporation's information systems is required. CISA, CIA, CISSP, and other applicable certifications are desired. Specific experience in the refining and marketing business preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required, with proficiency in database management software tools, data query tools (ACL or IDEA), and SAP strongly preferred. High degree of initiative and creativity required because each audit assignment will require a different approach. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required in order to facilitate effective and efficient interaction with internal and external contacts. Ability to deliver work products under time constraints to complete the annual Audit Plan, particularly while assisting our independent public accounts as a part of the annual external audit process.

CANDIDATES WITH GREATER QUALIFICATIONS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR A HIGHER LEVEL POSITION.

Please apply online at http://valerojobs.ats.hrsmart.com/iia2360

Valero


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