eNews - November 2009

The President’s Letter

I want to thank those of you that complete the survey after each monthly meeting – it really gives us perspective on the Dallas Chapter and where we can improve.  The October meeting went well, and many of you thought the speakers were pretty high-quality.  There were also positive comments on the location and food, so we will continue to use the Renaissance hotel as an option for future meetings.  In November, our meeting will be back at City Place.  If it doesn’t stop raining soon, you might need a boat to get there!

November’s meeting is all about you, with presentations on leadership, giving effective presentations, and branding yourself.  Kevin Davis from Professor K Enterprises will start off the day with “What is Your Leadership Style – Part 1”.  Meanwhile, Daniel Samson from Raytheon Company will be speaking on “Delivering Dynamic and Effective Presentations” during the CAST meeting.  Our lunch speaker, Larry Harrington, is the Raytheon Company Vice President of Internal Audit.  He will be presenting “Why Branding is Important to Internal Audit, and You”   Finally, Kevin Davis will wrap up the day with “What is your Leadership Style – Part 2”.  I am sure this month will be a great success and look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.

We will continue our program to help those members affected by the current economic situation.  For a limited time, the Dallas Chapter will sponsor five of our unemployed DALLAS IIA MEMBERS for our monthly meetings.  In order to receive the free registration you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of the Dallas Chapter
  • Be actively looking for employment due to a job loss
  • Commit to volunteer at the meeting in an assigned capacity (check in table, name tag table, welcome committee, etc.)

In order to register for the free meeting sponsorship, please send an email directly to reservations@dallasiia.org no earlier than Wednesday, October 28th.  Any requests received prior to this date will not be accepted.  Registrations will be filled on a first come first serve basis and only upon confirmation from the Reservations Chair.

Don’t forget to register for our upcoming SMART seminars, including “High Impact Internal Audit Consulting” on November 13th and “Window and Active Directory” on December 1st through 3rd.

Thanks,

Tom Keils
2009/10 President – Dallas Chapter IIA
president@dallasiia.org
214-880-3560

Next Meeting - Thursday, November 5, 2009
Cityplace Conference Center

Soft Skills

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

Why Branding is Important to Internal Audit, and to You
Larry Harrington, Vice President of Internal Audit, Raytheon Company

ObjectivesInternal Audit has reached a critical point in our evolution, and our ability to develop and communicate our brand is a cornerstone of defining our desired leadership role.  For example:

  • How is your Internal Audit department viewed by stakeholders, and is this consistent with the image you wish to project?
  • What is your personal brand, as viewed by the Audit Committee, Management, Supervisors, peers, and subordinates?
  • What strategies could be utilized to assess, enhance and/or change the established Internal Audit and personal brand?

Internal Audit must market itself as visionary business leaders, focused on the success of our customers.  This presentation will focus on how Raytheon Internal Audit works to maximize its brand, and is defining its own legacy in the process.

Larry Harrington, CPA, CIA has more than 25 years of experience in auditing and finance. Larry is Vice President of Internal Audit for Raytheon Company, a Fortune 200 Aerospace and Defense contractor with revenues in excess of $21 Billion.  Raytheon is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other markets throughout the world.

A thought leader in the profession, Larry is often sought out to provide input to guidance prepared by the worlds five largest accounting firms and internal audit service providers.  An accounting and auditing expert, he has authored white papers on numerous topics, including accounting and auditing standards, enterprise risk management, fraud prevention and detection, information technology, and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation.  Larry is past Chairman of The IIA’s Professional Issues Committee, which provides timely direction on emerging issues, as well as guidance on implementation of The International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. He led and coordinated The IIA’s responses to legislation, regulation and professional standards proposed by external bodies such as the PCAOB, SEC, IFAC, OECD, Office of Management and Budget, and U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Currently, Larry is a board member of The IIA’s International Board of Directors, as well as The IIA’s North American Board of Directors.  He is an active member of the Audit Directors Roundtable, the Open Compliance and Ethics Group, and several Chief Audit Executive Roundtables.  Larry is an outstanding communicator and is in demand as a speaker at programs sponsored by The IIA, OCEG, Compliance Weekly, Audit Directors Roundtable, MIS Technology Institute, and others.  Larry is an active member of his community.  He is board member of the YMCA, United Way, and various non-profit hospitals.

1 Hour Continuing Education


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

Delivering Dynamic and Effective Presentations
Daniel Samson, Senior Manager-Audit, Raytheon Company

Objectives:  During this session, participants will gain helpful tips and tools for delivering dynamic and effective presentations, including:

  • Understanding your audience and tailoring your communication style for maximum impact
  • Connecting and engaging participants to make your message stick
  • Leveraging the use of multimedia, visuals and hooks
  • Effectively using your voice, body language and movement
  • Articulating key points to resonate
  • Using your Secret Power – Secret Passion for effect
  • Techniques for overcoming fear
  • Elements that every effective presentation must have

Dan Samson, CIA is a Senior Manager of Audit and Six Sigma Black Belt at Raytheon Company in Dallas, TX.  Prior to joining Raytheon, Dan worked at several companies in the Boston area including NSTAR Electric & Gas and Investors Bank & Trust (now State Street Bank). Additionally, he has held positions on several non-profit boards in the Boston area including East Boston Main Streets and the Greater Boston IIA. He holds a bachelors and masters’ degree in Economics and is a Certified Internal Auditor.

1 Hour Continuing Education


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

What is your Leadership Style? – Part 1
Kevin Davis, President and CEO, Professor K Enterprises

Objectives:  Kevin Davis, President and CEO of Professor K Enterprises and Recruiting and Corporate Relations Lead for the Neeley School of Business Executive MBA Program, returns to the Dallas IIA chapter to lead a two-part seminar on defining your leadership style.  Attendees will receive an overview of two assessments that can help you communicate your leadership style clearly to your employees, managers, and potential employers.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to do two exercises to familiarize themselves with these assessments and the value of the results.  This seminar will build upon the February 2008 Pre-Meeting entitled “Leveraging Your Strengths to Excel in Your Career”.

Kevin Davis is the President of Professor K Enterprises, a talent management company serving talented professionals seeking consistent growth and advancement in their careers and business ventures.  Before launching Professor K Enterprises, Kevin enjoyed successful stints in the travel technology and sports information industries.  Kevin reached the executive level after only five years of service due to his excellent performance as a Marketing Analyst, Product Line Manager, and Director of Business Development.  Kevin has provided career advancement services to more than 75 mid-career professionals over the last four years.

Kevin has an MBA in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is a Certified Executive Career Coach (CECC) and leads Recruiting and Corporate Relations for the Neeley School of Business Executive MBA Program at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth.

1 Hour Continuing Education


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

What is your Leadership Style? – Part 2
Kevin Davis, President and CEO, Professor K Enterprises

Objectives:  The second half of the seminar will provide an overview of two models that help gauge your level of competency as a leader.  Attendees will be able to utilize the results of their Pre-Meeting exercises to determine strengths and areas for development in their leadership style.  Attendees will also be given guidance on how to utilize these leadership models in developing leadership skills among their employees and workgroups

Read Kevin's Bio above

1 Hour Continuing Education


New Online Registration Requirements

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

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

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

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

Registration: Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_1109.htm.

The following are the current rates for our monthly meetings:

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

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

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

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


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_1109.htm.

Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

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

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

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 30, 2009.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Current Cancellation date: 5:00p Friday, May 8, 2015

  • You can cancel online until the current cancellation date and receive 100% refund. If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.
  • The substitute may be required to pay an additional fee which would depend on their membership status (Member, Student Member or Non-Member). To cancel your registration after the cancellation date, 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 the Registration Chair at reservations@dallasiia.org.

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

Chapter News

Membership Benefits

At the next monthly meeting, stop by the membership information table after signing in and picking up your nametag.  You’ll find information on the benefits of membership, as well as the following IIA brochures:

What does it take to be a Leader?
What does it take to be an Internal Audit Professional?
What does it take to build Awareness?
What does it take to make a Difference?

All brochures are brought to you free of charge by the Dallas Membership Committee.  See you soon!


CIA Programs

Congratulations to our New CIA’s and CCSA’s

Above: The Dallas Chapter honored CIA’s and CCSA’s at the October 1st meeting.

Register Now!

The next CIA review course will be held February 12-15, 2010 and taught by Dr. Glen Sumners of LSU.  Courses will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas.  Registration details can be found at http://dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_S10.htm.

Check Out Our New CIA Web Page

For information about the CIA exam and review courses, see our new website at http://dallasiia.org/CIA.htm

Frequently Asked Questions

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

A:       The IIA sends out certificates to a Dallas Chapter representative each quarter. Those taking and passing the exam, including satisfying all requirements, between July and September 2009 should be received in November 2009 and presented in December. Those passing between October and December 2009 should be received by the Chapter in January/February 2010. 

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

Q:      How do I register for the exam?

A:       Exam registration can be completed via the following link: https://i7lp.integral7.com/durango/do/login?ownername=iia&channel=iia&basechannel=integral7


http://som.utdallas.edu/iaep
Internal Audit Schools from Around the World Converge at UTD

We are honored to have hosted the IAEP Leadership and Networking Retreat in October at the UTD School of Management.  Over 125 students, practitioners, and educators from around the world were in attendance.  The Retreat brought together students participating in the IAEP program from 29 different schools.  The conference offered students and educators an opportunity to learn about other IAEP programs.  Students were able to work on team case studies with practitioners and present their results to a panel of judges.

Internal Auditing educators from around the world were able to meet and compare worldwide practices and differences between different programs.  A number of alliances were formed to better the profession, along with practitioners from Deloitte and KPMG interviewing candidates from around the world.  Local sponsors of the event included Southwest Airlines, Raytheon Company, JC Penney, and the Dallas IIA Chapter.

The date is approaching for the fraud workshop at the UTD School of Management on March 25, 2010, with a choice of three different seminars to attend.  The following day, March 26, 2010, UTD will host the 5th Annual Fraud Conference.  These are all day events, so make sure to reserve the time on your calendar and register while space is still available.

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


The IIA Research Foundation

The IIA Research Foundation has recently issued a book entitled Audit Committee Reporting: a Guide for Internal Auditing.  This book not only helps readers to determine how to deliver clear messages to the audit committee through messages that support good governance and deliver on internal audit’s mission, but also fashions a comprehensive approach to audit committee reporting.

Author Sally Cutler draws on her years of consultation with and training for internal audit departments large and small — plus up-to-date research — to present common and best practices.  Furthermore, the practices are aligned with professional guidance from various sources, including The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).

This book:

  • Covers reporting on internal audit planning, results of audits, issue tracking, investigations, and internal audit operations.
  • Includes reporting that educates and contributes to organizational strategy.
  • Offers clear explanations, insightful strategies, and examples that are supported by exhibits and discussions of emerging practices.

Fraud and governance failures have had an impact on organizations of every type and at every level. This book will be of interest to those in publicly traded companies who face regulatory and stockholder pressures, as well as privately held, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations that need to assure stakeholders their risks are assessed and managed and their internal controls are sound and functional.

The book can be ordered online via the following link:
http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/audit-committee-reporting-a-guide-for-internal-auditing-1414.cfm
(Order number 1004, IIA member price - $59, non member price - $70.)


Dallas Chapter Leadership Roles

In the near future, the Nominating Committee will begin 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. The Board of Governors include past Chapter Presidents and CAE’s/Audit Directors/Senior Managers. Some of the attributes of a successful leader are:

  • Passion for the profession
  • Enthusiastic
  • 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’s objectives
  • Have integrity and lack of conflicts of interest
  • Have support of the 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 Jay Blanchard at Jayblanchard@ti.com or 214-567-2544.


New Ways to Network

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

 

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

Membership Updates

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter last month:

September 2009 New Members

Samuel Asare
Chrystie Askins
Carol Bacon
Anand Bhakta
Joshua Braswell
Priscilla Chavez Davila
William Davis
Michael Demby
Michael Frederick

Neha Gupta
Jose Hernandez
Phil Jackson
Damien Jones
Robert Kientz
Leslie Kromer
Leah Lane
Samantha Ludlum
Sean Mathew

Christina Poelker
Johnny Sadler
Emily Selvera
Charanpreet Singh
Quincy Sinkler
Karen Wang
Jeffrey Wilson
Yang Xia
Grace Yang

Please look for the monthly eNews (electronic newsletters) as a source of information for future events within the Dallas Chapter and other internal audit related news. If you have any questions regarding your membership or need additional information about the Dallas Chapter, please feel free to contact the Membership Chair (membership@dallasiia.org). If you are looking to become more involved in the Dallas Chapter and help give back to the internal audit profession, please contact Jay Blanchard at jayblanchard@ti.com.


INTRODUCING THE IIA’S RECRUIT-A-COLLEAGUE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
As a member of The IIA, you already know the value you receive, and now we’re giving you an incentive to tell your friends and colleagues about it! With the new, year-round Recruit-a-Colleague membership program from The IIA, the more friends and colleagues you recruit to become members, the more chances you have to win free training and professional development! For complete program details, visit www.theiia.org/Recruit.


Report Your Speaking and Writing

It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken since June 1, 2009. 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, 2009.

Seminars

2009 - 2010 Seminars
Updated 10/15/09

Dallas Chapter Seminars

The Dallas Chapter of The IIA is pleased to announce SMART Training Courses for the upcoming year and beyond.  Our goal is to provide high quality training at a low cost for our members (starting at $150 for 1 day courses).

We have been busy these past couple of months planning and organizing to bring you the following hot topics and outstanding speakers.  We are still working hard to finalize the schedule but we wanted to get this to you as soon as possible so that you could plan your training.

SMART Training Courses
(Seminars on Mastering Audit Real-world Techniques)
COURSE NAME INSTRUCTOR(S) CONFIRMED DATES OR
EST. TIMEFRAME
DFW LOCATION
High Impact Internal Audit Consulting Mark Salamasick, David Williams & Shawn Irving November 13, 2009 7-Eleven
Windows and Active Directory Security Auditing Tanya Baccam,
Baccam Consulting
December 1-3, 2009 JCPenney
Risk Based Auditing: A Value Add Proposition Glyn Smith,
CooperGroup, Principal
January 26-27, 2010 Brinker
Oracle Security Briefings and Training Tanya Baccam,
Baccam Consulting
February 9-11, 2010 Southwest Airlines
Advanced Operational Auditing Glyn Smith,
CooperGroup, Principal
April (2 days) 7-Eleven
SQL Server Security Briefings and Training Tanya Baccam,
Baccam Consulting
May (2 days) Sabre
We are able to bring these seminars to you for a low cost because IIA-member companies are providing their offices for the training sites.  If your company is interested in hosting a course and receive free registrations, please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net to find out more details.  And if you would like to recommend a course topic and/or instructor, please contact Pamela.

High Impact Internal Audit Consulting

Class size is limited to the first 80 paid registrants!

Date: November 13, 2009 (Friday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; check in begins at 8:00 am
Location:

7-Eleven, Inc.
One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Cost: $150 and includes training materials, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. Payment is due at time of registration. We recommend that you pay through PayPal to confirm your registration.
CPE Credits: 7 Credits
Prerequisites: No prerequisite is required.
Experience Level: All levels
Objectives:
  • Learn the processes and practices of internal audit consulting engagements
  • Understand the IIA’s professional practices in regards to internal audit consulting engagements
  • Learn different approaches from leading companies
  • Benchmark what other organizations are doing in the area of adding value through consulting internal audit engagements
  • Learn how to overcome the challenges in performing consulting internal audit engagements
  • Discover the risk assessment process to best select which consulting projects to undertake as part of your audit plan
Register: Seminar_Reserve_111309.htm. Please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net if you have any questions.
Overview: The one day course will include a wide range of topics including the latest in internal audit consulting along with practical examples of consulting projects and approaches from some of the leading companies including: Bank of America, Southwest Airlines, and JCPenney. Everyone who wants to learn the latest in the IIA standards to perform internal audit consulting projects should attend this session.
Instructors: Mark Salamasick – Director of Center for Internal Auditing, UTD
David Williams – Director of IT Audit, JCPenney
Shawn Irving – Southwest Airlines

The presenters have extensive experience in project management, consulting, internal audit consulting and the latest in the IIA standards on performing consulting engagements.

Deadline: November 6, 2009 is the last day to register.  Payment must be received by this date to confirm your registration.
Cancellation::

There is a $50 cancellation fee per registrant on cancellations between November 1 and November 6. Refunds will not be granted after November 6, however, substitutions are permitted by notifying Pamela Krakosky.


Location:

7-Eleven, Inc.
One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201


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Windows and Active Directory Security Auditing

Class size is limited to the first 40 paid registrants!

Date: December 1 - 3, 2009 (Tuesday through Thursday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; check in begins at 8:00 am
Location:

JCPenney Home Office (Map)
6501 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024

Cost: $600 and includes training materials, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. Payment is due at time of registration. We recommend that you pay through PayPal to confirm your registration.
CPE Credits: 21 Credits
Prerequisites: No prerequisite is required.
Experience Level: All levels
Register:

Seminar_Reserve_120109.htm  Please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net if you have any questions.

Overview:

The Windows Security Auditing course focuses on identifying the risks that are specific to a Windows environment. The Windows operating system is typically well known and utilized, but can be difficult to secure since there are a very large number of settings on the end system. This course provides the tools and techniques to effectively conduct a Windows audit. Hands-on exercises give students the opportunity to conduct an audit on their own Windows systems, as well as understand the different security options that Windows provides.

Objectives:

I. Basics
  a. Identifying the system
  b. Types of Windows systems
  c. Registry
  d. Resources
  e. Windows Command Line Basics
  f. Windows Security Features
II. Active Directory
  a. LDAP
  b. Trees and Forests
  c. Trusts
  d. OUs and Group Policy
  e. Delegation of Authority
  f. Server Roles
  g. DNS
III. Users and groups
  a. Permissions
  b. Local and Domain Users
  c. Default and Common accounts
  d. Controlling access
  e. Groups
  f. Privileges/Rights
  g. Permissions

IV. Passwords
  a. Policy
  b. Storage of passwords
  c. Syskey
  d. Password cracking
V. Patching
  a. Product Life Cycle
  b. Tools
VI. Ports and services
  a. Services MMC
  b. Identifying Ports
  c. Specific services
    i. Terminal Services
    ii. IIS
VII. Data Protection
  a. Shares
  b. Encryption
  c. File integrity
  d. Security Options
VIII. Auditing and logging
  a. Event Viewer
  b. Syslog
IX. Windows specific tools
  a. SCA
  b. Security Templatesc. WMIC and PowerShell

Instructors:

Tanya Baccam, Baccam Consulting, LLC
Tanya has extensive experience performing audits and assessments, including application reviews, system audits, vulnerability and penetration tests, as well as providing training for various topics, including operating systems, applications, databases and software development risks. She is skilled in reviewing the security architecture for clients including assessing firewalls, applications, web sites, network infrastructure, operating systems, routers, and databases. She has conducted multiple network penetration engagements, vulnerability assessments and risk assessments using an arsenal of tools, including commercially available and open-source tools. She has developed and reviewed policies and procedures, as well as developing and provided security awareness training. Tanya has been responsible for conducting, scheduling and managing numerous security assessment engagements.

During her career in Information Technology, Tanya has become an expert in network and application security services. She has functioned in management, training and consulting roles. She has vast experience including support of Novell, UNIX, Windows, and Oracle platforms.  Tanya is a Senior Certified Instructor and courseware author for SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) where she has developed and delivered training related to PCI, security auditing, incident handling, hacker exploits, database security, web application security and perimeter protection, as well as being an authorized grader for some of the GIAC certifications. She is also as a member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association).

What to Bring:

A laptop in order to complete the hands-on exercises. The laptop should meet the following specifications to get the most from the exercises:
- CD-ROM drive
- A minimum of 3 gigabytes of free hard disk space
- A minimum of at least 1 gigabyte of RAM
- Windows XP Professional SP 3 or higher
- Administrator privileges or the capability to install and run tools

Cancellation:

There is a $50 cancellation fee per registrant on cancellations between November 15 and November 20. Refunds will not be granted after November20, however, substitutions are permitted by notifying Pamela Krakosky.


Location:

JCPenney Home Office
6501 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024


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Employment Opportunities

Holly Corporation  (10/12/09)

Holly Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer producing high-value products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. Holly operates through its subsidiaries a 82,000 barrel per stream day (“bpsd”) refinery located in New Mexico, and a 26,000 bpsd refinery in Utah. Holly also owns a 45% interest (including the general partner interest) in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., which through subsidiaries owns or leases approximately 1,600 miles of petroleum product pipelines in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma and refined product terminals in several Southwest and Rocky Mountain states.  Holly owns 100% of Holly Asphalt Company which markets asphalt products throughout the Southwest.

Holly Corporation has a career opportunity for a Lead Auditor in our corporate office in Dallas.

BASIC FUNCTION: 
Conduct advanced to complex auditing assignments for the Internal Audit department under minimal supervision.  May lead the efforts of others and/or act as a technical resource.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  (functions considered essential as defined by ADA)

  • Leads team of up to 3 to 4 auditors who conduct financial and operational risk-based audits, and reviews internal controls of the Company’s operations.
  • Develops audit plans and reviews audit fieldwork testing conducted by audit team, and also performs fieldwork testing as needed.
  • Develops recommendations for audit findings, focusing on strengthening internal controls, quality and efficiency.
  • Develops and presents draft internal audit reports based on findings and recommendations.
  • Prepares documentation and testing of internal controls over financial reporting for the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts, including review of team’s work.
  • Maintains documentation of process-related controls, including flowcharts and matrices
  • Monitors testing results of process controls, and provides feedback to management

Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their manager, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion.

Experience:
A minimum of 5 years of related experience in Big 4 public accounting or internal auditing are required

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, as well as certification as a CPA or CIA

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, finance concepts and procedures.  Working knowledge of COSO.  Familiar with the internal audit common body of knowledge.  Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.  Strong interpersonal, verbal and effective written communication skills, and report writing skills.  Ability to perform advanced to complex financial analysis.  Working knowledge of Microsoft products.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
Experience with SAP financial software preferred.

SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leads teams of up to 3 for each project

WORK CONDITIONS:
Office, refinery and product terminal based.  30-40% travel required.  May be required to work in outdoor environment.  Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job conditions may require light lifting, sitting and bending.  Required to climb up to 40 feet.  Ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles at company standard insurance rates is essential – inability to maintain standard insurance rates is grounds for dismissal.  Valid State driver’s license and proof of insurance required.

Please visit us at http://www.hollycorp.com/about_opps.cfm to view and apply for this opportunity with Holly Corporation. You may also apply to applications@careerbuilder.com or apply in person at the MLK Workforce Center, 2922 MLK Jr. Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75215.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Holly Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


FedEx Office  (10/9/09)

Control Analyst II

To apply paste into browser:  http://fedex.hodesiq.com/careers/ob_detail.aspx?User_ID=&FedexID=640140&Locale=en

Or go to www.fedex.com, and select careers at the bottom of the page.   Select a country (US), select a location (Texas), select a job category (Accounting/Finance), select a company (FedEx Kinkos) and click “Match My Description”.  Job code is 2009-40140; job title is Control Analyst II.

SUMMARY

Analyze corporate functions at FedEx Office and identify risk areas.  Research and propose initiatives to reduce company risk.  Develop and implement solutions that significantly improve the internal control environment.  Lead internal control reviews, projects and cross-functional teams.  Develop, coordinate and conduct training for all levels.  Design self audit applications and automate manual processes.  Create new efficiencies, improvements and streamline major department functions.

Primary duties and/or Responsibilities

  • Perform reviews, evaluations and make recommendations for the correction and/or improvement of internal, operational, and management control systems and assesses performance
  • Assist in the development / implementation of short and long term solutions
  • Guide business and process owners in the development of self-assessment tools and reporting techniques
    Evaluate exposure across FedEx Office and provide guidance for the development and documentation of standard policies and procedures
  • Consult and direct VP and Directors across the organization to develop controls, identify control gaps and suggest self-audit procedures and metrics to drive positive behavior
  • Maintain issue tracking and action plan database
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Mentor lower level Analysts and project teams.
  • Review and mentor lower level analysts and peer work product.

Experience and education requirements

  • 3-5 years experience in internal audit or similar role with a strong accounting and/or finance background
    5-8 years total work experience.
  • Ability to effectively work across all departments and communicate effectively
  • CPA, CIA or MBA required
  • Some travel, including international, may be required
  • Multi-unit retail experience is preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Minimum Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements

  • Knowledge of operational auditing, process flow reviews and trial balance audits
  • Working knowledge of database software such as MS-Access
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently; self-starter
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to implement processes resulting in satisfactory compliance results
  • Strong computer skills in order to operate effectively with company systems and programs


Vought Aircraft Industries  (9/29/09)

Overview:

The Auditor plays a key role in performing financial and operational internal audits as part of Vought’s Internal Audit organization and reports to the Director of Internal Audit. This professional assists in assessing operational and financial risks; carrying out audit activities to address these risks and preparing reports and other communications to management and the Audit Committee that provide assessments of the health of the company’s internal controls.

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Participating in internal audit projects that cover all aspects of the company’s operating and financial processes including forecasting, budgeting, financial reporting, business planning, purchasing, receiving, inventory management, manufacturing planning, production scheduling, shipping, customer billing, and receivables, among other activities.
  • Working at the direction of a team lead and assisting in audit planning, coordinating with process owners, assessing process level risks, participating in entrance and exit conferences, executing audit program steps, performing test work, preparing written communications summarizing audit issues, developing solutions to control issues, providing inputs to audit reports, following-up on open issues and validating that corrective actions have been completed.
  • Coordinating activities with the company’s IT auditors and jointly performing integrated audits that address both process and application controls.
  • Assisting in performing data analytics and data mining projects using Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques and tools such as Audit Control Language or Access.
  • Applying COSO concepts in the performance of risk assessments and audit projects.
  • Supporting the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance program.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • A Business, Accounting or Finance Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three or more years of audit experience in industry or public accounting or equivalent
  • CPA or CIA certification is preferred
  • Experience with SAP is preferred
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience applying the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit published by the Institute of Internal Auditors is preferred

If interested, please apply at: 
https://jobs-voughtaircraft.icims.com/jobs/7578/job


Overview:

The Senior Auditor plays a leading role in performing financial and operational internal audits as part of Vought’s Internal Audit organization and reports to the Director of Internal Audit. This professional assists in assessing operational and financial risks, planning and carrying out audit activities to address these risks and preparing reports and other communications to management and the Audit Committee that provide assessments of the health of the company’s internal controls.

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Leading and participating in internal audit projects that cover all aspects of the company’s operating and financial processes including forecasting, budgeting, financial reporting, business planning, purchasing, receiving, inventory management, manufacturing planning, production scheduling, shipping, customer billing, and receivables, among other activities.
  • For projects where the Senior Auditor is the lead auditor, responsibilities include audit planning, coordinating with process owners and other stakeholders, assessing process level risks, conducting entrance and exit conferences, developing audit approaches and programs, performing test work and reviewing the work performed by staff auditors, preparing written communications summarizing audit issues, developing solutions to control issues, preparing audit reports, following-up on open issues and validating that corrective actions have been completed.
  • Developing and maintaining a relationship with the company’s financial and operations organization leadership and providing controls advisory assistance when appropriate.
  • Performing or assisting in performing data analytics and data mining projects using Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques and tools such as Audit Control Language or Access.
  • Applying COSO concepts in the performance of risk assessments and audit projects.
  • Supporting the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance program.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • A Business, Accounting or Finance Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Six or more years or recent audit experience in industry or public accounting or equivalent
  • CPA or CIA certification is preferred
  • Experience with SAP is preferred
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience applying the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit published by the Institute of Internal Auditors is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience auditing fraud controls and fraud risk indicators is preferred

If interested, please apply at:
https://jobs-voughtaircraft.icims.com/jobs/7579/job


Overview:

The Information Technology (IT) Auditor is a key member of Vought’s Internal Audit organization and reports to the Director of Internal Audit. This professional assists in assessing the information technology risks facing the company, carrying out audit activities to address these risks and preparing reports and other communications to management and the Audit Committee that provide assessments of the health of the company’s IT controls.

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Participating in IT internal audit projects that cover all aspects for the company’s network and infrastructure including application controls, physical and logical security, change management, new systems acquisition, development and implementation, security, data center controls and disaster recovery planning, among other activities.
  • Working at the direction of a team lead and assisting in audit planning, coordinating with process owners, assessing process level risks, participating in entrance and exit conferences, executing audit program steps, performing test work, preparing written communications summarizing audit issues, developing solutions to control issues, preparing inputs to audit reports, assisting in following-up on open issues and validating that corrective actions have been completed.
  • Supporting operational and financial auditors in assessing and addressing IT risks in operational and financial audit projects.
  • Assisting in performing data analytics and data mining projects using Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques and tools such as Audit Control Language or Access.
  • Applying CobiT and COSO concepts in the performance of risk assessments and audit projects.
  • Supporting the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance program particularly as it relates to financial reporting IT risks and controls.

Qualifications:
Successful candidates should possess the following:

  • An Information Systems, Business, Accounting or Finance Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Six years of related experience that includes two or more years of IT audit experience in industry or public accounting or a combination of IT operations and IT audit experience or equivalent
  • CISA certification is preferred
  • Experience with SAP is preferred
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience applying the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit published by the Institute of Internal Auditors is preferred

If interested, please apply to: 
https://jobs-voughtaircraft.icims.com/jobs/7600/job


Overview:

The Senior Information Technology (IT) Auditor serves as the primary IT auditor within Vought’s Internal Audit organization reporting to the Director of Internal Audit. This professional assists in assessing the information technology risks facing the company, planning and carrying out audit activities to address these risks and preparing reports and other communications to management and the Audit Committee that provide assessments of the health of the company’s IT controls.

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Leading and participating in IT internal audit projects that cover all aspects for the company’s network and infrastructure including application controls, physical and logical security, change management, new systems acquisition, development and implementation, security, data center controls and disaster recovery planning, among other activities.
  • For projects where the Senior IT Auditor is the lead auditor, responsibilities include audit planning, coordinating with process owners and other stakeholders, assessing process level risks, conducting entrance and exit conferences, developing audit approaches and programs, performing test work and reviewing the work performed by staff auditors, preparing written communications summarizing audit issues, developing solutions to control issues, preparing audit reports, following-up on open issues and validating that corrective actions have been completed.
  • Developing and maintaining a relationship with the company’s IT organization leadership and providing IT controls advisory assistance when appropriate.
  • Supporting operational and financial auditors in assessing and addressing IT risks in operational and financial audit projects.
  • Performing or assisting in performing data analytics and data mining projects using Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques and tools such as Audit Control Language or Access.
  • Applying CobiT and COSO concepts in the performance of risk assessments and audit projects.
  • Supporting the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance program particularly as it relates to financial reporting IT risks and controls.

Qualifications:
The successful candidates should possess the following:

  • An Information Systems, Business, Accounting or Finance Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Ten or more years of recent IT audit experience in industry or public accounting or a combination of IT audit and IT operations experience or equivalent
  • CISA certification is preferred
  • Experience with SAP is preferred
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience applying the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit published by the Institute of Internal Auditors is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience auditing fraud controls and fraud risk indicators is preferred

If interested, please apply to: 
https://jobs-voughtaircraft.icims.com/jobs/7601/job


YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas  (9/29/09)

Job Title: Internal Auditor
Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Branch: Association Office
Location: Irving, TX
Salary Range: $43,159.18-$50,948.98
Experience Required: 1 to 2 Years
Job Type: Regular Full Time

Job Description:

Assist AVP of Internal Audit in establishing an internal audit function

Plan, organize and independently execute audit work – including, but not limited to, on-site observations, personal interviews with management and staff personnel, analytical procedures, and detailed analysis and testing of data and/or information

Develop and execute audit programs by documenting objectives, identifying risks, evaluating controls, and designing test procedures associated with the audit scope

Analyze data/information to reach logical conclusions, identify and suggest solutions for weaknesses in internal controls as well as identify opportunities for improving efficiencies

Prepare and present articulate internal audit report findings and recommendations to process owners and relevant levels of management;  this includes discussion with management to ensure factual accuracy and concurrence, coordinating with management to obtain compelling solutions and written responses to Internal Audit recommendations

Provide risk-focused guidance on policies and control procedures, including proactively communicating to manage emerging risks and trends

Assist with annual risk assessment and the development of audit planning processes

Assist in IT audits and testing

Assist with special projects on an as needed basis

Job Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or Business

Big 4 internal audit or non-profit experience a plus

Up to 3 years experience

Familiar with the internal audit common body of knowledge (IIA standards)

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Strong verbal communication skills

Effective written communication skills

Experience with Dynamics GP, FRx, Visio, Microsoft Office products a plus

Certified or Candidate for Professional Certification (CIA, CPA, CISA)

Please apply online at: https://ymcadallas.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=342


DFW Airport  (9/29/09)

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 134 domestic and 37 international destinations worldwide.

IT Audit Manager

SUMMARY:  The IT Audit Manager manages and performs professional-level audit work to assist the Board of Directors and management.  The manager concentrates his or her efforts on audit projects that have significant information technology aspects.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, or a related field; five years of professional-level auditing experience; three years of experience designing, programming, logically securing, and/or auditing information systems; two years of experience in a supervisory role; certification as a  Certified Information System Auditor; and possession of a valid Class C driver's license.

DESIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:  Extensive knowledge of auditing information and technology systems; knowledge of COBIT; skill in using computers to conduct audit activities; and the ability to supervise and motivate a group of professionals and to direct their activities in accomplishing the Department’s goals.  Excellent organization, project management, interpersonal, and writing skills.

Audit Manager

SUMMARY:  The Audit Manager manages and performs professional-level audit work to assist the Board of Directors and management.  The manager concentrates his or her efforts on financial and operational audits.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; five years of financial/operational auditing experience; two years of experience  in a supervisory role; certification as a Certified Public Accountant; two years of experience programming and directing audits; and possession of a valid Class C driver's license.

DESIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting; knowledge of the techniques, tests, and sampling methods involved in conducting audits; skill in using computers to conduct audit activities; and the ability to supervise and motivate a group of professionals and to direct their activities in accomplishing the Department’s goals.  Excellent organization, project management, interpersonal, and writing skills.

For more information and to apply online, visit our website at www.dfwairport.com.  Click on the Careers link.


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