eNews - November 2011

The President’s Letter

Greetings Dallas Chapter of the IIA, and thank you again for another great meeting at the Plano Centre on October 6th.  We are certainly off to a great start this year and we hope you are pleased with our new programs and features thus far.

For our November meeting, we will move back to CityPlace Conference Center for our annual joint meeting with the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) on Tuesday, November 1st for “Fraud Month”.  We moved to Tuesday for the November meeting, as CityPlace was not available on our normal Thursday schedule.  With this change, please register for the meeting early, as the deadline to register is Wednesday, October 26th.

Our CAST meeting will feature Ray Lindsay, who will cover “How to Conduct a Fraud Investigation.”  Our Pre-Meeting will feature Dan Torpey and Scott Clary from Ernst & Young presenting “Forensic Data Analytics: Integrating Anti-Bribery & Corruption Analytics into your Internal Audit or Compliance Program.”

Our CAE Spotlight will feature Linh Truong, Director of Internal Audit at Kosmos Energy, who will briefly discuss a background of her team, industry and best practices at Kosmos.

You’ll certainly not want to miss our featured luncheon speaker, Pam Verick from Protiviti, who will present “Fraudulicious – What’s Eating your Shareholder Value?”  We’ve heard Pam speak at the Dallas Chapter a few years ago and she’ll do a great job covering the following luncheon objectives:

  • Develop a common language around fraud
  • Share update on corruption risk issues
  • Understand how the “whistleblower bounty” is impacting organizations’ fraud control strategies
  • Refresh awareness of internal auditor roles and responsibilities regarding fraud risk.

Our Post-Meeting will feature Amanda McMurrey, US Postal Inspector, who will present, “Corporate Mail Fraud Trends.”  This session will provide a better understanding of the role of the US Postal Inspection Service in the investigation of corporate mail fraud.

Finally, in closing, as Thanksgiving is just around the corner and as a community service event, the Dallas ACFE and the Dallas IIA are joining together for a common cause at our November meeting.  Both organizations will be hosting a canned food drive whereby any cans donated at the meeting will be delivered to a Dallas food bank.  In preparation for a busy holiday season, please consider giving back to our community by bringing 5 canned food items to the registration area at CityPlace.  If every attendee donates 5 canned good items, we will deliver at least 1,000 cans to the food bank!

Sincerely,
Brian Amend
2011/12 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

As a community service event, the Dallas ACFE and the Dallas IIA are joining together for a common cause at our next monthly meeting scheduled on 11/1/11.  Both organizations will be hosting a canned food drive where any cans that you donate at the meeting will be delivered to a Dallas food bank.  In preparation for a busy holiday season, please consider bringing at least 5 canned food items to the registration area at CityPlace on November 1, 2011.  If every attendee donates 5 canned good items, we will deliver at least 1,000 cans to the food bank.  Thank you for your generosity.

Fraud Month

Joint Meeting with Dallas ACFE

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

Fraudulicious – What’s Eating Your Shareholder Value?
Pam Verick, Protiviti

Objectives:

  • Develop a common language around fraud
  • Share update on corruption risk issues
  • Understand how the “whistleblower bounty” is impacting organizations’ fraud control strategies
  • Refresh awareness of internal auditor roles and responsibilities regarding fraud risk.

No prerequisites required

Pamela Verick is a Director in our Litigation, Restructuring and Investigative Services solution area where she focuses on investigations and leads our fraud risk management and FCPA initiatives. Pam has 19 years of risk management experience, including creation of fraud governance systems and fraud risk management programs, planning and execution of fraud risk assessments, and conducting investigations to address fraud, misconduct and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also assists with compliance and ethics programs for both the public and private sector.

Prior to joining Protiviti, Ms. Verick was a Director in the Forensic practice of a Big 4 professional services firm, where she served as a global product champion for fraud and misconduct diagnostic services. Her practice focused on fraud risk management and forensic investigations, and she has provided assistance to internal and external audit teams on a myriad of issues, including financial investigations and implementation of SAS 99.  Ms. Verick previously worked as a Government and Industry Affairs Specialist for the insurance brokerage of Alexander & Alexander, advising on legislative, regulatory and compliance issues affecting Fortune 1000 companies.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


CAE Spotlight 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Linh Truong, Director of Internal Audit, Kosmos Energy

No prerequisites required.

Linh Truong has over 20 years of audit experience in industries including financial services and oil/gas in both large and small audit shops for companies that include KPMG, Credit Suisse Group and ACS.  Most of her experience has been in North America, but she has worked as an expat in both Germany and Switzerland.  More recently, her experience has gravitated towards the oil/gas industry starting with Hunt Oil, moving onto to Alon USA, where she hired to build and audit dept from scratch.  She is currently with Kosmos Energy – an offshore exploration and production company with operations in West Africa, where she is being tasked, again, with building an audit dept from scratch.  The company was established in 2003 and recently went public earlier this year with over $7 billion in market cap.

No Continuing Professional Education


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

How to Conduct a Fraud Investigation
Ray Lindsay

Objectives: 

Internal auditors have long been concerned with fraud as it touches their organization. Increased focus on governance and oversight in the last ten years has reinforced the public perception that internal auditors are looking for fraud and know what to do when fraud is suspected.

The purpose of this session is to provide a forum to discuss:

  • typical types of fraud seen in the workplace,
  • how fraud is discovered
  • basic steps an auditor may consider taking if investigating an allegation.

No prerequisites required

Speaker:  Ray Lindsay is an internal audit professional with more than 20 years experience in internal audit, including fraud investigation.  Ray has investigated dozens of allegations relating to conflicts of interest, policy violations, employee misconduct, waste, fraud, and abuse, while coordinating those investigations with legal counsel, executive management, regulators, and law enforcement as necessary.

He served as director of internal audit for NEC Corporation of America, manager of financial and operational audit for Northrop Grumman Corporation, and before that, as an experienced manger for Arthur Andersen LLP.  Ray is a sworn Texas peace officer and volunteers in local law enforcement.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


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

Forensic Data Analytics
Integrating Anti-Bribery & Corruption Analytics into your
Internal Audit or Compliance Program
Dan Torpey and Scott Clary, Ernst & Young

Objectives:

  • Introduce the Fraud Triangle and it's significance in today's business environment
  • Discuss fraud detection trends and developing a list
  • Discuss how integrate text mining and predictive modeling into fraud testing
  • Discuss anti-bribery and corruption tests
  • Discuss risk ranking models
  • Discuss dashboard reporting

No prerequisites required

Daniel Torpey is the Americas Leader: Forensic Data Analytics & Third Party Due Diligence.  He is a Forensic Accountant, CPA and former auditor with over 25 years of Public Accounting experience. He is a partner with Ernst & Young and is the Americas Leader for the firms Forensic Data Analytics and Third Party Due Diligence practice for the Americas.  In his role, he oversees the collection and analysis of information for some of the largest forensic investigations and anti-fraud corporate compliance programs in the industry.

Dan has been published in both Fraud Magazine and Internal Auditor as recently as August 2009 and is the co-author of “Accounting for Words: Text analytics is a promising new forensic technique for the internal auditor”.  Dan is also the author of “Who Owns Fraud: Uniting Everyone to Effectively Manage the Anti-Fraud Program”, Fraud Magazine, 2011.

Prior to leading the Forensic Technology practice Mr. Torpey was the Americas Leader for the Insurance Claims Services Group which specializes in investigating and preparing large multi-million dollar property, liability fidelity and product liability claims. Torpey's experience ranges from measuring the impact of recalling the worldwide supply of genetically modified corn to quantifying the loss of a prototype rocket for a defense contractor to being the designated expert on the insurance disputes and valuing loss records resulting from terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the destruction of businesses in it. He continues to assist clients, law firms and brokers on a wide variety of forensic accounting issues in dealing with complex insurance claims.  He recently completed an investigation of a CEO siphoning funds from an SEC registrant and through the use of Forensic Analytics was able to report his findings to the Audit Committee in a matter of days.
Dan has served as an expert witness, an arbitrator, an appraiser, has been sought out by both policyholders, insurance carriers, brokers and reinsurers to help in the resolution of claims.

Dan holds a BS of accountancy from St. John University and an executive MBA from Northwestern University: Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Torpey is a member or associate member of the AICPA, NYSSCPA, Texas Society of CPA’s, ARIAS, and RIMS.  He serves on several not for profit boards and is a member of The Lumen Institute, an organization to help form leaders in business.

Scott Clary, CFE is a Senior Manager in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice of Ernst & Young.  Scott has ten years of experience in the areas of investigations and disputes covering a variety of industries. Scott specifically focuses on providing legal technology solutions to his clients.

Scott specializes in formulating electronic discovery policies, protocols and procedures for his clients to fulfill legal obligations to preserve, collect, review and produce electronic evidence to various government agencies and private litigants. Scott has technical tools experience with SQL Server, Access Data, Encase, Paraben, Relativity, Concordance, and Law.

Scott has managed teams of professionals responsible for providing critical electronic discovery services to internal legal departments with respect to pending legal matters and investigations.  These services also include computer forensics, evidence handling best practices, database design and analysis, and advice on improving the effectiveness of electronic discovery policies and programs.

Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Electronic Records Management Master (ERMM).
1 Hour Continuing Professional Education

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


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

Corporate Mail Fraud Trends
Amanda McMurrey, US Postal Inspector

Objectives:  The purpose of this presentation will be to define the mail fraud statute, identify local and national corporate mail fraud trends, and understand how federal guidelines affect local prosecution.  This session will provide a better understanding of the role of the US Postal Inspection Service in the investigation of corporate mail fraud.

No prerequisites required

Amanda McMurrey has been a US Postal Inspector for over 16 years in the North Texas Area.  During that time she has been responsible for a variety of investigative areas, from homicides to identity theft, robberies to narcotics trafficking, mail fraud to mail bombs.  She currently is the Public Information Officer for the Fort Worth Division, responsible for educating the public on the role of the Postal Inspection Service and how consumers can avoid being a victim of crime through the US Mails.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education

Make your Reservation On line! - Please read our Cancellation Policy


Meeting Location

Cityplace Conference Center,
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204


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Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_1111.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 Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Seminars -- SMART Series

Business Process Analysis in Complex Systems:
Getting Over The "I.T. Fear Factor"

Class size is limited!

Date: November 29, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; check in begins at 8:00 am
Location: DoubleTree (near the Galleria)
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75244
Cost:
Early Bird by November 4, 2011: $275
After November 4, 2011:  $350

Price 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: 8
Overview: Ever wonder why I.T. seems to talk in “gibberish”? (“Our applications, why they are all REAL-TIME, NUCLEAR-POWERED, and we bounce signals off remote transponders on Jupiter.”) Yea, right! And, yet, when you really look at their apps … slowly and analytically, there really AREN’T so complex! Maybe we just need to DEMYSTIFY the seemingly mystical world of I.T.? So, how about we take a slow ride into the world technology … enabling an IT infrastructure and business applications. Along the way, we’ll discover this truism…
I.T. RISK = BUSINESS RISK

We will delve into 1) network architectures, 2) Public Key Infrastructure, 3) firewalls and scanning and 4) access controls/schemas. Additionally, let’s differentiate real-time from run time, database versus a base of data and edits versus validations. Then we’ll take typical business applications, like kiosks or phone apps, and look at the related business risks.

Another part of this course is Business Process Analysis (BPA) in complex systems. Here is the typical “groans list” of frustrations that Dr. Dan receives from Internal Audit managers regarding BPA, “Our audit staff doesn’t understand the process, focus on the critical processes/functions or focus on the essential controls.”

As applications become more automated, it sometimes becomes difficult for the auditor to “see the controls.” Further, if the dialogue between process audit and I.T. audit is not clear (and front-loaded) control opportunities may fall thru the cracks. Thus there exists the possibility of a disconnect between risk assessment and control assessment/testing. This course provides the capabilities, perspectives, tools, awareness and opportunities to have more comfort in BPA.

One outcome of this class is to be able to LOCATE embedded control opportunities (for invoking) and quantify business rules (for modeling) to allow for enabled automated controls/control testing/monitoring. This will result in a more sustainable Control Environment, Reduction in Business Risk, quick response auditing, stronger compliance and governance.

One conclusion we’ll reach from this course is … We’re All I.T. auditors now!!

This course is case-based. Computers are not necessary to bring to class.

Who should attend: ALL auditors: process, compliance, fraud/waste/abuse, I.T., SOX, efficiency, program, performance … anyone who has to ask the following questions: What does this process really look like? Where are the control points? Can this be audited faster … better … remotely? Is this “in” or “out” of control?
Prerequisites: No advance preparation is required
Course Outline:
  1. The Audit Process … A “Process” Focus
    1. Risk Assessment (the “dog”) and Sample Size (the “tail”)
    2. The Audit Risk Model and a Diagram of an Audit
    3. Radically different costs of evidence (by type)
    4. Shifting from Field work to Remote Telemetry
  2. Demystifying I.T.
    1. Network Architecture
      1. I.T. “Zones:” defense in depth
      2. Classic 3-tier design
    2. Public Key Infrastructure: Do you know a “secret?”
    3. Firewalls and the notion of “scanning”
      1. Outside-in versus inside-out traffic scanning
    4. Access Controls and User Schemas
      1. User roles/rights/privileges in a liquid world … CHANGE CONTROL!
    5. Let’s learn some I.T. concepts and terms and apply them in a business context
    6. What are the risks in a complex app?
    7. Business Process Analysis: it’s ALL about Controls!
      1. Can you “see” controls … present and working/present and not working/present and redundant … and MISSING?
      2. Documenting a process: Let’s learn GOOD flowcharting
      3. Could a parallel, undocumented, system be operating (off-the-grid)?
      4. How to get your arms around a technology-based process (real-time, paperless, human-less)
      5. Application controls (computerized AND manual)
    8. Can you STAY FOCUSED and concentrate on ESSENTIAL PROCESSES and CRITICAL controls (scope it down!)
  3. The Future of Controls … Embedded in the Apps (ERPs)
    1. A re-visit to great concepts: edits and validation controls
    2. Process-level controls IN the apps … they never sleep!
    3. SAP configurables and Oracle/PeopleSoft triggers
    4. Helping management: process optimization
  4. Control TESTING, not “reviews”
    1. Tests of Operating Effectiveness (TOEs) versus Tests of Design (TODs)
    2. Auditing around, thru, with and continuous) and dangerous assumptions
  5. All of this leads to an improved “Integrated Audit”
    1. The shifting sandbox of audit turf: we’re all IT auditors now! Yikes! Now we need the integrated audit.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Enumerate the Audit Risk Model
  • Distinguish between costs of evidence
  • Recognize IT architecture “zones”
  • Discover how key-pair exchanges work
  • Differentiate levels of firewall/router “sniffs”
  • Determine how to restrict granular user access
  • Demystify I.T. phrases
  • Explain the business risks related to new technologies
  • Perform robust tests of controls
  • Recognize controls placed in operation versus operating effectively (and tests)
  • Decompose advanced business applications into understandable chunks
  • Perform process flowcharting
  • Consider remote testing for audit leverage
  • Improve
  • Recognize the assumptions in auditing around, thru, with and continuous
  • Explain the Internal Control trilogy.
  • Identify embedded controls IN the apps.
  • Explain the move towards continuous monitoring and assurance. Improve risk assessment with real-time data feeds.
Register: Seminar_Reserve_112911.htm. Please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net if you have any questions, or would like to be placed on a wait list.
Instructors: Dr. Dan Kneer is a rarity as he possesses rich knowledge of audit practice and audit education. He is "trained in training" … specifically he’s trained in training auditors. What makes Dr. Dan so well-equipped to work with auditors are his TWO PARALLEL CAREERS, with decades of on-board experiences in audit practice, teaching, theory and research.  Dr. Dan was the Director of Research of the ISACA and ran the largest Masters Program in I.T. Audit in the US for 15 years.  http://www.dankneer.com/bio.htm
Deadline: November 18, 2011 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 4 and November 18.  Refunds will not be granted after November 18, however, substitutions are permitted by notifying Pamela Krakosky.

Location:

DoubleTree (near the Galleria)
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75244


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Auditing Contracts – Auditing That Pays!

Class size is limited!

Date: February 16 – 17, 2012 (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; check in begins at 8:00 am each day
Location: UT Dallas (School of Management)
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Cost: Early Bird by January 13, 2011: $425
After January 13, 2011:  $475

Price 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: 16
Overview: This training is loaded with overcharge examples from a variety of contracts including IT, leases, research, as well as revenue contracts.
Who should attend: Audit executives interested in starting contract auditing for their  organizations.  Controllers committed to improving controls over contract activity.  Seasoned contract auditors interested in expanding the scope or enhancing effectiveness of their audits.  Auditors just beginning contract auditing.
Prerequisites: No advance preparation is required
Course Outline:
  • Understanding exposures in contracting
  • Contract audit findings
  • Determining contract audit objectives and strategy
  • Deciding what to audit
  • Audit Plan – A Preliminary Survey
  • Checklist for development of a contract audit program
  • Auditing costs
  • Common cost exceptions and how to find them
  • Defining costs
  • Case studies in auditing costs
  • Why controls over contracts break down
  • Gifts and entertainment related to contracting
  • Auditing technology contracts
  • Using technology in contract auditing
  • Revenue and sales contracts
  • Consulting, maintenance and research & development
  • Items to include in contracts
  • Fraud exposures in contracts
  • Applying the Five Step Approach to Fraud Detection· Ten items to include in your fraud policy
Objectives: Attendees will:
  • Understand the risks associated with contracting and contractors.
  • Learn how to partner with management on controlling contracts and mitigate losses.
  • Develop approaches to audit contracts for cost recovery.
  • Learn exposures for different types of contracts.
  • Discover how to maximize the return on the contract audit resource.
Register: Online Registration.  Please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net if you have any questions.
Instructors: Courtenay Thompson is a recognized authority on providing practical, proven approaches to real problems. These practical approaches have yielded dramatic results for class attendees.

Courtenay Thompson received his BBA and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Deadline: February 3, 2012 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 January 15 and February 3.  Refunds will not be granted after February 3, however, substitutions are permitted by notifying Pamela Krakosky.

Location:

UTD School of Management (SOM).  A map with directions to UTD can be found at: http://www.utdallas.edu/campusmap.html

Chapter News

IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation has recently issued a book entitled Auditing Social Media: A Governance and Risk Guide.  When it comes to business communication, social media has transformed how consumers interact with corporations, governments, traditional media, and each other.  The game has changed—organizations and traditional broadcast media no longer control the message, consumers do—telling it like it is instantly—through uploaded text, images, audio, and video content, and, let’s not forget, instant global reach.

If you want your business to stay ahead in the game, then this one-stop guide will help your business navigate through the maze of risks and governances surrounding social media.  Auditing Social Media explains how your organization can thoroughly ensure it has the adequate measures in place to capitalize on social media while protecting itself from excessive risk.

Authors Peter Scott and Mike Jacka provide a solid overview and the tools you need to:

  • Evaluate the opportunities and risks of social media
  • Develop a strategic approach that best addresses these issues
  • Use social media as a tool—and monitor its use
  • Comply with Federal Trade Commission guidelines
  • Gain significant strategic value from social media
  • Ensure social media aligns with your business’s strategies, goals, and objectives
  • Implement tracking with the right metrics

The bottom line for your business’s bottom line isn’t if it’s going to participate in social media. If you want to matter in your industry, it’s go time!  From delivering value to governance, Auditing Social Media equips you to successfully partner with your business in achieving its social media goals.

The book can be ordered online at http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/auditing-social-media-a-governance-and-risk-guide-1542.cfm  (Item number 1081, IIA member price - $39.95, non member price - $49.95)


CIA Programs

Honoring Dallas Chapter New CIAs

The Dallas Chapter will honor 13 new Certified Internal Auditors at the November 1st Dallas Chapter luncheon.  These CIAs completed their certification requirements during the second quarter of 2011.

Honorees will be contacted via email on how to register for the November luncheon.  Certificates have been mailed by The Institute of Internal Auditors.

Certification News from the IIA

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirement Reminder

Three months remain in 2011 for certified individuals with even number IDs to earn the minimum continuing professional education (CPE) credits required for the 2010-2011 time period. All CPE must be earned by Dec. 31, 2011, and reported by May 31, 2012, to maintain an active certification status.

Certified individuals with odd number IDs should be proactive in earning their CPE throughout 2011 and 2012 to ensure they complete their minimum requirements by year-end 2012.

Take a moment and map out a path for meeting the necessary CPE requirements.

Enhancement Coming to IIA Certification Program

Coming in early 2012, an e-fulfillment process will enable the electronic delivery of certificates immediately to those who have achieved the certified status in any of The IIA’s five certification programs. Certified individuals will still have the option of ordering a paper certificate at no additional cost. E-certificates will also provide an added convenience for individuals needing documentation of their successful completion of a certification program.

This improvement enhances The IIA’s ability to effectively service participants in the five certification programs and efficiently streamline internal operational processes.

IIA Announces the Development of the Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA™)

During The IIA’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance Conference in August in Orlando, Fla., IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, CCSA, CGAP, announced that The Institute will offer a new certification enabling audit practitioners and other risk-focused professionals to demonstrate their ability to provide advice and assurance to audit committees and executive management on the existence and effectiveness of key risk management and governance processes within their organizations. The Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA™) exam will be offered starting mid 2013.

Beginning in October 2011, qualified individuals with knowledge and experience in risk management assurance can apply for the CRMA before the exam launch through a “professional experience recognition” process. Additionally, The IIA will conduct a job analysis study to shape the final content of the exam. More information on the specifics of both of these processes will be available later this year.

In addition to The IIA’s premier CIA® designation, the CRMA will complement The IIA’s suite of specialty certifications, which include the Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®), Certified Government Audit Professional® (CGAP®), and Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®). The CRMA exam ultimately will be translated into multiple languages and the designation offered globally. For more information about the new CRMA designation, visit www.theiia.org/certification/crma.

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 passing the exam between April and June 2011 should be received around July 2011.

If you do not receive your certificate by the above dates, contact the IIA’s certification department: certification@theiia.org, or call +1-407-937-1100.  In many instances, certificates are not received until the experience and education requirements are met.
Q: How do I register for the exam?
A: For more information, please visit the IIA’s website at http://www.theiia.org/certification/.
Q: When is the next CIA Review Course?
A: More details will be forthcoming, but keep checking the Dallas Chapter’s Certifications Website at http://dallasiia.org/Certifications.htm.

Membership Updates

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in September 2011:

September 2011 New Members

Alexander Quinonez
Amanda Gass
Andrew Jacobson
Andrew Turpin
Anthony Miricho
Azeem Aziz
Belinda Senevey
Benjamin Harwood
Bharath Divi
Christi Whitman
Christopher Calvillo
Cosmin Capraru
Daniel Tobin

Derek Williams
Dustin Webb
Elizabeth Lewis
J. Scot Eibel
J. Trenton Falke
Jennifer Terry
Jerry Koshy
Joan Ardery
John Kirkpatrick
Justin Brown
Kenia Molina
Kyle Lukianuk
Kyle Morris

Lilia Pagan
Linda Cuevas
Linh Thien Mai
Lisa Bell
Mark Brennan
Michael Rubbo
Robert Hopkins
Scott Trampe
Sean O'Neal
Thao Luc
Yiling (Elaine) Zhou
Zachary Conrad

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).


2011 – 2012 Membership Participation Drive

Be Rewarded... For attending monthly IIA meetings!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All Dallas IIA chapter members attending chapter meetings during September 2011 - May 2012

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Attend monthly IIA lunch meetings to earn a drawing entry (i.e., one drawing entry per lunch meeting).  Attend more meetings this year for more chances to win the grand prize!

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
  • The grand prize winner will receive… a brand new iPad!
  • Four runners-up will receive… a $50 Gift Card!!

Please contact your membership chair’s with any questions! 
Marc Doyle (marc.doyle@protiviti.com) or
Valerie Mitsynskyy (valentina.mitsynskyy@fedex.com)

** Winners will be announced at the May 2012 meeting; you do not need to be present to win.


2011 – 2012 New Member Appreciation Drive

Be Rewarded... For joining the chapter in the 2011 – 2012 year!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All new Dallas IIA chapter members who joined the chapter from May 2011 - April 2012.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
  • The grand prize winner will receive… a $100 Gift Card!
  • Two runners-up will receive… a $50 Gift Card!!

Please contact your membership chair’s with any questions! 
Marc Doyle (marc.doyle@protiviti.com) or
Valerie Mitsynskyy (valentina.mitsynskyy@fedex.com)

** Winners will be announced at the May 2012 meeting; you do not need to be present to win.


Bridge Membership Assists Unemployed Internal Auditors

Are you aware of any members whose IIA membership has lapsed due to unemployment? They may be eligible for a free IIA membership through the bridge membership program. Recipients receive:

  • One-time, one-year complimentary individual membership
  • Online access only to Internal Auditor Magazine

To qualify for Bridge Membership, the individual must be an active member of The IIA for the past two or more years and actively seeking employment. To take advantage of this opportunity, they will need to download the application form and submit a written request certifying they are unemployed and meet the qualifications of the program.  All documents should be sent to: membershipdevelopment@theiia.org and include their current IIA member number.

Bridge membership is not available to student members, those who are employed part-time or those who voluntarily quit their previous positions.

Any additional questions regarding this program should be sent to membershipdevelopment@theiia.org.


2012-2013 Call for Volunteers

The IIA is seeking qualified members who are willing to serve in the following positions for 2012-2013: 

  • International Officers
  • Institute Directors
  • The IIA Research Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Committee Members

The deadline for nominations for the 2012-2013 year is November 4, 2011, so now is the time to turn in your submission form. Chapter leaders are encouraged to:

E-mail The IIA’s Governance Manager, Lori Gagnon, at lori.gagnon@theiia.org with any questions.


IIA Volunteers Are "Most Inspiring"

More than 60 IIA members around the country dedicated 295 hours of volunteer time to Junior Achievement (JA) during the 2010-2011 school year. Topping the list of chapters most supportive of The IIA’s partnership with JA (based on overall hours served, as well as volunteers per chapter size) are IIA-Birmingham, IIA-Tri-State (Evansville), and IIA-Montgomery. These three chapters are recipients of the “Most Inspiring Chapter” Award.

"I’m really proud of all IIA members who generously give their time and passion to volunteer for JA. They are helping mold future business professionals, perhaps even future internal auditors,” says IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers. “Our Birmingham, Tri-State (Evansville) and Montgomery chapters set an excellent example for those that want to make a difference in their communities,” he added.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. IIA-Birmingham had the most impressive turnout with 18 members volunteering 84 hours in the classroom. Other chapters to be commended for their JA volunteer participation include: IIA-San Antonio, IIA-Detroit, and IIA-Albuquerque.

“Our chapter volunteers really enjoyed working with the students,” said IIA-Tri-State (Evansville) Chapter President Jason Gossett. “We believe internal auditors are best fit to educate students on business issues such as ethics, integrity, corporate accountability, and financial literacy.  We were amazed at how interested younger kids are in business and making money.”

Any IIA member volunteering for JA through ongoing classroom programs, JA-in-a-Day, or by participating in fundraising through events such as the JA Bowl-a-Thon is encouraged to report their time by filling out a JA CAP Worksheet, available on The IIA’s website. In addition to earning CAP points for your chapter, those chapters with the most active JA volunteers are recognized with the “Most Inspiring Chapter” Award. Plus, it’s a rewarding way to help The IIA or your employer create goodwill in your community.

For more information about volunteering for JA, contact pr@theiia.org or visit www.theiia.org/inspire


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 September 1, 2011.  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 October 31, 2011.

Employment Opportunities

Safety-Kleen  (10/3/11)

Sr. Internal Auditor

Safety-Kleen has an immediate opening for a Sr. Internal Auditor in Plano, TX. This individual will report to the Manager of Internal Audit, the Senior Auditor plays a key role within the Internal Audit team.  This individual adds value to business units, functions and departments by performing operational, financial and compliance audits, providing guidance on risk and related control activities, including control design and operational effectiveness, preparing reports for Internal Audit Management review.  The Senior Auditor collaborates with process owners and management and reports and / or gives presentations in a professional manner, working closely with Internal Audit Management.

This individual will be responsible for engaging in risk-based audits in complex/specialized processes and functional areas, preparing clear and concise audit documentation, including drafting findings and recommendations for improvement in selected areas within the organization.  The Senior Auditor works with Internal Audit Management and audit staff to assess the adequacy of internal controls in alignment with Company objectives. Completes assigned tasks with minimal supervision, and assists in coaching of peers to deliver quality work product, adding value to the department and company.

Responsibilities
  • Plans engagements by obtaining sufficient knowledge of the business and/or functional process under review.
  • Provides appropriate level of audit evidence and work paper preparation to support observations, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Ensures projects are in compliance with established standards and methodology.
  • Conducts/organizes exit conferences with management following completion of review
  • Reports findings to process owners and managers and Internal Audit management.
  • Evaluates process needs and opportunities for improvement and performs appropriate follow-up.
  • Effectively utilizes information technology tools.
  • Projects a positive and professional image and serves as a professional role model for peers and others.
  • Assists the Internal Audit Manager in enhancing relationships with internal management and external auditors.
Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required.5+ years experience in external and / or internal auditing.
  • CIA and /or CPA certification required.
  • Sound project management skills as evidenced by performing multiple, simultaneous audits, or equivalent engagement/project experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of IIA Standards and / or GAAP.
  • Direct experience performing financial, operational and / or compliance audits.
  • Excellent written and oral communication / presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required. Experience with Access, Visio, ACL, and / or SAP highly desirable.
  • Ability to travel at times with short notice, up to 10%

Interested candidates should go to www.safety-kleen.com/careers


Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas  (9/30/11)

JOB POSTING NOTICE
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

IT Auditor

LOCATION:  Dallas
JOB NUMBER #:  309
DEPARTMENT:  Audit
MINIMUM SALARY:  Market Priced

Primary Responsibilities
This position is responsible for auditing the processes, procedures and controls integrated into applications during development and in production; reporting on the state of compliance with policies, procedures and standards; and establishing and maintaining relationships with business units.  This position will also interact with various levels of management, other Federal Reserve System auditors, and external parties.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and execute audit objectives/procedures to assess controls for new or existing IT assets/systems/processes, including developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence; identifying and defining issues; documenting work in compliance with standards; making sound recommendations to enhance controls and efficiency; and reporting on results.
  • Serve as auditor-in-charge of or assist on audit engagements.  As the auditor-in-charge, will direct and review the work of other audit team members to ensure compliance with departmental procedures and the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Employ Federal Reserve endorsed risk assessment methodologies to gauge risks and drive work plans.
  • Review new and existing standards, regulations, guidance, best practices, policies and customer initiatives to maintain expertise and add business value.
  • Conduct data extraction, analysis, and security reviews utilizing software tools.
  • Interface with all levels of management to assess operations and communicate results.
  • Work with various groups to follow-up on issues until appropriately resolved.
  • Build business relationships and act as an audit subject matter expert in assisting business owners.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Accounting/Finance, or a related discipline.
  • Experience conducting risk assessments.
  • Experience conducting SDLC reviews.
  • Experience with current legal and regulatory requirements and guidance related to information security (e.g., SOX, FISMA, NIST, NSA, FDCC, ITIL, etc.)
  • Proven ability to work on and lead audit engagement teams, devise and perform complex analyses, and prepare documentation which establishes objectives, issues, options, and recommendations.
  • Strong understanding of system security (Microsoft Windows Server/AD/XP/Vista/7, Linux/UNIX, SQL, Oracle, SharePoint and WebSphere platforms).
  • Strong understanding of IT controls, vulnerabilities, and assessment tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills.
  • CISA, CISSP, MCSE, CPA, CIA or other related professional certification is a plus

Auditor

LOCATION:  Dallas
JOB NUMBER #:  310
DEPARTMENT:  Audit
MINIMUM SALARY:  Market Priced

Primary Responsibilities
This position is responsible for auditing the processes, procedures and controls within various business lines but with an emphasis in Financial Management; reporting on the state of compliance with policies, procedures and standards; and establishing and maintaining relationships with business units.  This position will also interact with various levels of management, other Federal Reserve System auditors, and external parties.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and execute audit objectives/procedures to assess controls for new or existing operational areas primarily in the Financial Management business line, including developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence; identifying and defining issues; documenting work in compliance with standards; making sound recommendations to enhance controls and efficiency; and reporting on results.
  • Employ Federal Reserve endorsed risk assessment methodologies to gauge risks and drive work plans.
  • Serve as auditor-in-charge of or assist on audit engagements.  As the auditor-in-charge, will direct and review the work of other audit team members to ensure compliance with departmental procedures and the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Build business relationships and act as an audit/internal controls subject matter expert in assisting business owners in the Financial Management arena.
  • Review new and existing standards, regulations, guidance, best practices, policies and customer initiatives to maintain expertise and add business value.
  • Conduct data extraction, analysis, and security reviews utilizing software tools.
  • Interact with all levels of management to assess operations and communicate results.
  • Work with various groups to follow-up on issues until appropriately resolved.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related discipline.
  • Working knowledge of Lawson Financials Software or extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Experience conducting operational, financial and IT audits.
  • Experience conducting risk assessments.
  • Working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and associated public accounting standards.
  • Proven ability to work on and lead audit engagement teams, devise and perform complex analyses, and prepare documentation which establishes objectives, issues, options, and recommendations.
  • Strong understanding of financial and operational controls, vulnerabilities, and assessment tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with Lawson Financials, PeopleSoft, or ImageNow a plus.
  • CIA, CPA, CISA or other related professional certification is a plus.


The Boy Scouts of America  (9/29/11)

The Boy Scouts of America - Internal Auditor Position

Compensation:  Exempt Level position; salary commensurate with skills and experience (salary history required with resume submission)
Position location:  Irving, TX (relocation is not provided)

The individual in this position will:
  • Conduct internal financial, compliance, and operational audits to ensure the integrity of processes and transactions Participates in information delivery audits.
  • Develops formal written reports to communicate audit results to management, and makes recommendations as appropriate to correct operational and transaction errors.
  • Assists in the preparation of risk assessments and audit programs.
  • Reviews all Control Assessment Program documentation, tests key controls, and recommends changes to improve the control environment.
  • Determines proper accountability of the organization's assets through physical count, inventory, and confirmation.
  • Travel up to 20-25%.
Requirements
Education:
  • Bachelor Degree with an emphasis in Accounting required.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation is preferred.  Certification is strongly encouraged for each employee of the department.
Skills:
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including: extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, and the ability to quickly assimilate knowledge of BSA’s computer systems used into the development of audit practices and procedures.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures, as well as exercise discretion in matters of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action.
  • Professional customer service and leadership skills. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Demonstrated team skills.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently. Demonstrates initiative, innovation and drive for results. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Have excellent follow-up and follow-through skills.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.  Additionally, ability to identify items of a sensitive nature.
  • Ability to apply analytical and interpretive skills to problem solving. Detail oriented.
  • Valid driver's license.
Experience:
  • Knowledge of and compliance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, along with excellent technical and comprehensive abilities.
  • Has ability to maintain corporate audit independence and objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and a constructive relationship that aligns with the business.
  • Ability to participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the Director, Internal Audit. Team player who views his/her role as “value added” while improving overall operations.
  • Stay abreast of best practices and provide means for introducing those practices to the organization’s business units and processes.
  • Preference given to individuals with IT audit experience. Data mining experience is preferred with ACL.

To Apply:  Qualified candidates should send a resume with a cover letter and salary history via email to: ResumeExempt@Scouting.org. The subject line of the email should include the word, “Auditor”.

Additional positions/information can be viewed on our website at: http://www.scouting.org/Jobs/EmploymentOpportunities/NationalOffice.aspx


Supermedia  (9/29/11)

Senior Corporate Internal Auditor

Location:  TX, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Description
  • The Senior Corporate Internal Auditor is responsible for performing internal audit work throughout the Company including leading/participating in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), operational and financial audits, policy and procedure compliance reviews and consultative engagements such as systems design and controls engagements.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in applying audit principles, skills and techniques in audit testing of varying degrees of complexity.
  • Applies internal control concepts in the corporate setting and appropriately assesses risk to the organization and the exposures resulting from ineffective or missing control practices.
  • Examines records, interview management and employees to insure proper recording of transactions and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Understands the financial, operational, strategic and compliance risks which affect Company activities, and demonstrates the ability to identify and appropriately dimension those risks, and formulate recommendations which are appropriate, practical and cost-effective.
  • Interacts effectively with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of settings.
  • Provides strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Displays effective time management skills by completing assignments within time budgets and calendar schedules while handling multiple tasks.
  • Effectively manages special project teams in completing audit reviews that are properly scoped and completed within time and cost budgets.
Requirements
  • Develop audit objectives, scope and audit programs to provide guidance and direction during the planning, fieldwork and reporting phases of engagements, under supervision of Audit Director.
  • Communicate progress of audits with the Director on a timely basis.
  • Develop written communications such as audit report, client correspondence, memos, and other working papers that document the procedures performed, findings, and conclusions.
  • Interact with client personnel and demonstrates a commitment to continually improve client satisfaction.
  • Identify and evaluate the organization's audit risk areas and provides key input to the development of the annual internal audit plan.
  • Assist/prepare audit planning memorandum and prepares/tailors audit programs. The work plan will include the measurement of management's effectiveness in meeting business objectives and supporting SuperMedia's strategic objectives.
  • Develop audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures. Auditable functions include those of our nationwide divisional operations, outsourced business processes, corporate functions and special projects as assigned.
  • Coordinate audit coverage with external audit firm in the completion of procedures to evaluate Section 404 compliance and other external audit assist projects in accordance with PCAOB standards.
  • Communicate effectively with business unit management, senior management and other company personnel about audit progress and developments.
  • Write audit reports to communicate project results to management and the audit committee. Evaluate report responses from management and performs follow up action.
  • Direct follow-up procedures to monitor timely implementation of management's corrective actions.
  • Assists in other duties as required, such as developing and/or updating audit programs, developing the annual plan, management-requested projects, and other duties as required by audit management.
  • Assists with the development of staff auditors by providing training, coaching and guidance in conducting audits and other audit-related issues.
  • Strong knowledge of financial and operational controls.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities to improve controls and operational efficiencies.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to pick up new concepts quickly and accurately.
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices required.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of how to interpret risk and control standards to determine organization impact.
  • Interprets auditing and SOX standards in complex business activities.
  • Ability to analyze internal control environments and risk assessment to develop work plans.
  • Lead discussions of sensitive matters with management personnel and influences outcomes in a professional manner.
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Business (Accounting or Finance preferred).
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in the field of internal audit or public accounting.
  • Preference for internal audit experience from a corporate environment with a large internal audit presence. Any public accounting experience preferred from a mid-tier or Big Four firm.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Must have a CPA and/or CIA certification.
  • Other certifications such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) are a plus.
  • Strong problem solving skills required.
  • Ability to be self-directed.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% depending on audit plan.

Supermedia is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please open the link and complete the application. http://bit.ly/SM3410TX


Dr. Pepper Snapple Group  (9/20/11)

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is one of the largest beverage companies in the Americas. We manufacture, market and distribute more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, ready to drink teas, mixers and other premium beverages across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Our diverse portfolio includes Dr Pepper, Snapple, 7UP, Mott’s, A&W, Sunkist Soda, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Schweppes, Peńafiel, Squirt, Clamato, Mr & Mrs. T Mixers, Rose’s, Yoo-hoo and other consumer favorites.


Staff Corporate Auditor

Purpose:

The Staff Corporate Auditor will:

  • Execute corporate audit assignments and assist with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance throughout the company
  • Assist in providing recommendations that improve internal controls
  • Add value and/or create greater efficiencies with respect to operations and financial reporting
  • Work with key audit resources to complete assigned projects on schedule. 
  • There will be some exposure to senior management throughout the organization.
Accountabilities
  • Assisting the Senior Auditor and/or Manager of Corporate Audit in performing company-wide annual risk assessments and preparation and execution of the annual audit plans
  • Assisting the Sr. Auditor as applicable with writing the audit reports using sound writing skills
  • Assisting Sr. Auditor as necessary in ensuring recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by management
  • Assisting Sr. Auditor in verifying that all agreed recommendations are subsequently implemented;
  • Responsible for executing complex audits; assist in the performance of critical project management duties including the planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of audit teams; and providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements, and information technology skills
  • Responsible for the execution of assignments related to operational auditing, financial auditing, and SOX compliance
    Must maintain corporate audit independence and objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and value-adding business partnerships
  • Assist in the developing and executing of corporate audit procedures, schedules, priorities and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals
  • Participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the Manager of Corporate Audit and management
  • Stay abreast of best practices and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company
Pre-Requisites
Experience:
  • 2+ years of accounting and auditing experience with at least 1 year of public accounting experience is preferred but not required;
  • Experienced with operational type audits is preferred;
  • Experienced with SOX and risk assessment methodologies;
  • Information systems audit experience a plus
Education: 
  • Bachelor or Masters degree with an emphasis in accounting, information systems or finance.
  • Working towards CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, MBA
Skills:
  • Demonstrated team skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
  • Takes accountability for scope of control
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action;
  • Ability to influence business partners and key stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in all types of environments from manufacturing plants and distribution centers.
  • Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 50%);

Interested parties to go to the below link so that they could apply, via our careers site.   https://dpsg.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=35002


Sr. Corporate Auditor

The Senior Corporate Auditor will work with key audit resources to complete assigned projects on schedule. Specifically, the Senior Corporate Auditor will: (1) assist the Manager or Director of Corporate Audit in performing company-wide annual risk assessments and preparation and execution of the annual audit plans; (2) be responsible for executing and supervising staff auditors in the execution of complex audits, assisting in the performance of critical project management duties including supervising staff auditors, planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing, reporting the work of audit teams, providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements, and information technology skills; (3) Execute and supervise staff auditors in the execution of assignments related to operational auditing, financial auditing, and SOX compliance for an SEC public reporting company; (4) maintain corporate audit independence and objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and value-adding business partnerships; (5) assist in the development and supervise audit staff in the execution of corporate audit procedures, schedules, priorities, and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals; (6) prepare audit reports using sound writing skills; (7) participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the Manager or Director of Corporate Audit and management; (8) ensure that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by management and that a subsequent audit report is issued promptly; (9) ensure that all agreed recommendations are subsequently implemented; and (10) stay abreast of best practices and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company. The position involves travel for up to 50 percent of the time, including international travel.

Requirements
Experience:
  • Three or more years audit experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience (being a former senior) is required
  • Big 4 public accounting experience is preferred
  • Experienced with operational type audits is preferred;
  • Experienced with SOX 404 requirements and risk assessment methodologies is required
  • Experience working with SEC publicly traded companies required
  • CPA or CIA preferredEducation:
  • Bachelor or Masters Degree with an emphasis in accounting, information systems or finance.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation is required, CPA and/or CIA/CISA is preferred
Education
  • Bachelor Degree in finance or accounting is required
  • Masters Degree is preferred
Skills:
  • Demonstrated team skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
  • Takes accountability for scope of control
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action;
  • Project management experience strongly desired;
  • Ability to influence business partners and key stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ACL and SAP preferred
  • Ability to work in all types of environments from manufacturing plants and distribution centers.
  • Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 50%); This is required;)

Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/D/V


Brinker International  (9/8/11)

Brinker International -
Financial Auditor

Overview

An ideal role for individuals with a passion for:

  • learning key business concepts and considerations;
  • analyzing complex and varied aspects of the business;
  • helping organizations become more efficient and effective and
  • effectively managing relationships and communication to deliver valued results.

This position would spend approximately 60% of their time on the Financial Reporting and Control Environment, including Sarbanes Oxley requirements. The remaining 40% of the individual’s time would be spent on special projects for the Accounting, Finance and Operations functions.

Primary Duties
  • 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 the key controls are documented, communicated, and operated in compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements
  • Work with IT and Business Units to assist in the identification of weaknesses and the definition of solutions and corrective actions
  • Assists and/or leads as required in the planning, organizing and execution of financial, operational and compliance audits
  • May assist internal audit management with the development of risk-focuses on significant business risk exposures, improvement opportunities, as well as financial and compliance risks
  • Performs and leads the execution of audit procedures, including identifying issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures
  • Conducts interviews, reviews documents, composes summary memos and prepares detailed workpapers
  • Analyze trends and issues with data collected and effectively communicate to appropriate personnel
  • Support external auditors with financial audit and testing of internal controls
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned
Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related degree.
Professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), preferred.
Three to five years prior audit or accounting experience required.
Practical knowledge of processes, risks and internal controls.
Thorough understanding of audit methodology and process (e.g., COSO and GAAS).
PC proficiency in MSOffice applications (Excel, Word, etc.).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate succinctly and effectively with operating and executive management.
Strong analytical, deductive and problem solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Retail or restaurant operations experience a plus.
Ability to travel up to 25%.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Interested individuals should send their resumes to Helen Logan at  Helen.Logan@brinker.com


Tenet  (8/9/11)

Manager, Audit Services - #1105013791

Tenet, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and numerous related health care services. Our mission is to be recognized for our commitment to our people and partners who provide quality, innovative care to the patients we serve in our communities. It's a spirit you can experience first-hand and it's a philosophy that can enhance your own approach to health care and your career goals.

Description:

The Manager, Audit Services position was established to assist management in identifying, analyzing and managing risks and opportunities, including:

  • Assisting with periodic risk analyses to facilitate identification of audit projects.
  • Development of project-level plans based on overall risk assessment results.
  • Conducting work in the field and in the office to accomplish audit objectives identified during risk analyses.
  • Conducting audit follow-up activities.
  • Communicating results of audit projects to management and operations personnel directly involved with department projects, and as requested, to company senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Adhering to the department's quality assurance process for planning, analysis, and documentation and reporting on all audit projects.
Qualifications: 

Bachelors and/or Masters degree business or healthcare related field, prefer accounting or audit.
Minimum five years audit/accounting experience, preferably audit/accounting in healthcare.
Professional certification (CPA, CIA or CISA) required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.

Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs.

Job: Corporate
Primary Location: TX-Dallas

To apply, go to www.teamtenet.com click on “Corporate” and search for Job number 1105013791


Financial Additions  (8/2/11)

Financial Additions was founded in 1999 by a CPA and MBA in order to provide excellence in financial placement. Our core values of integrity, excellence, respect and productivity are the foundation of our culture and create the environment in which we work. At Financial Additions, we feel that if our core values guide our everyday actions, the result will be a level of service unequaled in the search industry. We recognize that our Company success is made up of the trust and relationships between our staff, clients, and candidates. Financial Additions takes pride in being a company that has built long-term, results-driven relationships with our valued clients and candidates. Our business directly affects people’s lives, so we take our responsibilities very seriously.

Here are just a FEW of our many open INTERNAL AUDIT positions available in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Mid-cities areas with some of our top Client Companies:

SENIOR AUDITOR- <20% travel- to $85K
Growing Energy client in Fort Worth seeks Financial auditor with 7+ yrs exp for their start-up IA group. CPA a plus!

STAFF AND SENIOR AUDITOR- NO TRAVEL REQ! - Salaries to $85K+
Our cutting-edge retail client currently has openings in their progressive Audit group located in N Dallas for a Staff (1-3 yrs + CPA) and a Senior Operational (7+ yrs ) Auditor. Big 4 exp a plus.

SENIOR AUDITOR- 30% travel to $85K
DT Dallas media client seeks Senior Auditor, Client is known for excellent tenure. CPA Pref.

STAFF IT AUDITOR- <10% travel- to $70K
N Fort Worth Technology client seeks Staff level IT Auditor- 1+ yr exp.  CISA pref.

SENIOR AUDITOR- Heavy 50%+ travel to $85K+ bonus
International Irving Client in Manufacturing industry seeks Senior Auditors that like to travel, some international travel. CPA, CIA or CISA REQ

SENIOR AUDITOR- <10% travel - to $85K + bonus
Recognized international IT, network and communications company in Irving is looking for an experienced Senior Auditor.

Please contact michelle.griffin@finadd.com for additional information
and immediate consideration.

817-313-3597

Confidentiality guaranteed!


AT&T  (8/2/11)

Senior Corporate Auditor – AT&T Audit Services

Don't miss this opportunity to join the company recognized by Fortune magazine as the World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company and ranked #2 on DiversityInc's list of 2009 Top 50 Companies for diversity.

As the largest communications company in the world, more than 120 million customers count on us every day to deliver the wireless, Internet, data and advertising services that fuel their businesses and connect them to their world. You will find yourself connecting communications and technology with opportunities that will take you to places you never imagined.

Learn more about AT&T's cutting edge opportunities with a wide range of career paths in emerging and ground breaking technologies. We're so much more than just a phone company!

Responsible for conducting and documenting moderate to complex audit projects with direction from Audit Manager. Typically an individual contributor, but may provide functional advice or training to less experienced audit staff, and run smaller audit jobs, but does not have direct reports. Audit responsibilities include the review, analysis, and monitoring of procedures and systems of internal controls within the organization. This group of professionals often works as management consultants in the review of existing systems and procedures, or in the development of new or modified systems and procedures. May also work in a limited role as an extension of the company's independent auditors. Typical responsibilities include: Conducts and documents audit projects. Prepares audit reports. Develops recommendations for improving the procedures being audited. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Uses skills as an experienced professional to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Please send resume to g14538@att.com

 

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