eNews - November 2013

The President’s Message

Greetings Dallas IIA Chapter Members and Friends!

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Yours in service,

Shakeya A. McDow
2013/14 President – Dallas IIA

Chapter News


Don’t miss out on this highly anticipated event.  The 2012 inaugural conference was a resounding success. Many attendees said it was like a ‘mini-GAM’ with all the benefits and without the travel costs!

When: Friday, October 25, 2013

Where: Hilton Anatole, Dallas

Register now: http://dallasiia.org/super/registration.htm#cvent

Sign up now! $350 for IIA members / $400 for non-IIA members

Don't miss out on all of the great conference benefits!!

  • 8 hours of CPE from subject matter experts
    • Multiple learning tracks including:
    • IT Risks
    • IT Auditing Leading Practices
    • Continuous Monitoring
    • Emerging Risks
    • Corporate Governance
    • Managing Your Internal Audit Department
    • Driving Change-Delivering Results
  • 28 breakout sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Post-conference Networking Reception
  • Little to no travel costs

Morning General Session Keynote –
Paul Sobel, Incoming IIA Chairman of the Board

Join us and be inspired by the sounds and words of Mike Rayburn!

Mike Rayburn is a captivating keynote artist with a presentation completely unlike any you've ever seen! Having been called “the World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso,” Mike uses his astounding guitar creations, uproarious songs, and veteran presentation skills to encourage, challenge, and inspire his audiences to leap beyond their perceived limitations. Mike draws from a wealth of life experience as an adventurer, business owner, comedian, world-class guitarist, author, philanthropist, husband, and father to deliver a presentation which is motivational, hilarious, and musically amazing!

News from UT Dallas

http://som.utdallas.edu/iaepThe UTD IAEP program continues to host exciting events. In October, the student chapter is hosting receptions for Weaver, Wal-Mart, KBR, PwC, E&Y, and Rexel.  Southwest Airlines will also hold a site visit for the students to meet the internal audit group and enjoy a deck party!

On the evening of October 16th, the Internal Audit class will be presenting their group projects, in which they are an audit team presenting an annual risk assessment to a mock Board of Directors.  We invite members of the Dallas IIA to be on the Board of Directors and assist in judging the groups.  It is a fun night of interesting topics and lively discussions.  Please contact Mark Salamasick at mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu if you are interested in judging.

The students are looking forward to volunteering at the Dallas IIA Super Conference on October 25th. You will see their smiling faces registering attendees and assisting throughout the day. Finally, plans for the 9th Annual Fraud Conference on March 27th and March 28th, 2014 are underway.  Registration begins in November.  Stay tuned for more information!

IIA Research Foundation

For the first time since 1992, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has updated its Internal Control – Integrated Framework.  Now organizations around the world are seeking to understand and implement the changes.  Larry Rittenberg, COSO’s chair emeritus, provides a high-level overview that will help internal auditors in all industries to quickly identify the implications for their organizations.

Because controls are everybody’s business, this book will help anyone responsible for internal controls understand:

  • The major changes in the framework.
  • How the changes will impact decisions made by internal auditors, audit committees, boards, and management.
  •  The increased need for subjective analysis and evidence when auditing controls.
  •  New approaches for external financial reporting and IT controls.
  •  The shift toward more attention on operational and compliance objectives.
  •  How to communicate the changes to internal audit staff, audit committee members, and management.
  •  The implications for frameworks outside North America.

The book can be ordered online at http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/coso-internal-controlintegrated-framework-update-turning-principles-into-positive-action-1683.cfm. (Item number 1135, IIA member price - $60.00, non-member price - $75.00) 

Dallas IIA Toy Drive this Fall!

The Dallas chapter of the IIA will be holding a toy drive this November and December at the monthly meetings! Be on the lookout for more details on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the December eNews!

Certification Programs

Certification News from the IIA

  • 2013 CIA Exam Changes:  The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) and IIA Board of Directors have approved changes to the CIA exam structure.  The program will be reduced from four to three exam parts, eliminating the recognition credit for part four.  Content for the 2013 exam include: Part 1 – Internal Auditing Basics; Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice; Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements.  The PCB has developed a transition plan for those candidates who are unable to complete their certification before the new exam is launched.. Registration for the three-part exam is now open.  The four-part exam will cease on December 31. 2013.  Learn More.

CIA Designation Certificates

After completing the program requirements to earn your CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP or CRMA designation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for ordering a certificate through the CCMS.  There is no charge to obtain your certificate unless you choose to upgrade your shipping option.

CIA Review Course

The Dallas Chapter is not currently providing CIA review courses.  There are several on-line study tools available, including the IIA’s CIA Learning System and Gleim’s CIA Review materials.  CIA Model Exam Questions are also available through the IIA.  For more information regarding study materials, please see the CIA Exam Preparation Resources on the IIA website.

This fall, the Dallas IIA Chapter will honor our members who completed their certification examination requirements. Honorees will be contacted via email on how to register. Certificates have or will be mailed by The Institute of Internal Auditors.

CPE Requirements

Practicing CIAs are required to complete a total of 40 hours of acceptable CPE every year.  The deadline for CPE reporting is December 31, 2013.  The IIA accepts CPE credits from several areas including seminar/conference attendance, passing the CIA exam, other certification examinations passed, self-study programs and participation as an officer or committee member in a professional industry organization related to internal auditing.  For more information and a full list of acceptable CPE hours, please see the CPE Requirements for CIAs on the IIA website.  For information regarding reporting, see the CPE Reporting Steps on the IIA website.

CPE Reporting Deadlines are Around the Corner!

CPE Reporting deadlines are quickly approaching! Have you earned all of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits you need to fulfill your certification requirements? Keep in mind that the reporting deadline is December 31st and it is right around the corner! If you need credits, visit this site for some creative ideas on how to earn CPE hours before the deadline.

CPE Reporting is free for members of The IIA through the Certification Candidate Management System. Reports must be filed by Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Membership News

Do you want to become an IIA member but have been putting it off?  When was the last time you renewed your IIA membership? There is no better time than now to become a member of the IIA!  During the month when you join or renew your IIA membership, you will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local restaurant! ** Winners will be announced during the monthly meetings; you do not need to be present to win.**

But that’s not it! You all voted, and the results are in!

The grand prize for the 2013-2014 Membership Year is… the iPad Mini!

If you join the IIA or renew your membership and do not win at the monthly events, you will be entered into a drawing at the end of the Chapter year (May 2014) for a chance to win!

September’s winners for the restaurant gift cards are:
Mayra Prado-Lopez (Rent-A-Center Inc.)
Bradley Kyles (PrimeSource Building Products)

If you know of someone who wants to join, please click below:

Why join the IIA?

Welcome, New Members!

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in September of 2013:

September 2013 New Members

Amanda Ryder
An Mai
Anthony Kirk
Azhar Hassan
Bob Nebel
Bradley Kyles
Calvin Limmanjing
Caroline Bedillion
Cecilia Dan
Chris Parsons
Chrissy Dubroc
Chunyan Haley
Connie Wheeler
Cory Ingram

David Witten
Douglas Hoang
Eric Garza
Irene White
Jamel Manoun
Janice Jackson
Jeannette Saenz
Jeff Fischer
Jeremy Drum
Jonathan Zeigler
Jovan Dewaal
Justin Hayward
Kathryn McCormack
Kenneth McCartney

Kirsten Watters
Kyle Arnold
Kyle Morris
Mae Nicholls
Mahesh Toppae
Marc Dominus
Marlon Williams
Mayra Prado-Lopez
Mia Byrd
Michelle King
Mike Longo
Natasha Tagalog
Nghiem Nguyen

Dallas Business Journal – CFO Awards


Join the Dallas Business Journal in honoring the top CFOs in North Texas. Don't miss the chance to celebrate and network with these financial stewards! Winners in each category will be announced at the event on October 24.

When: Thursday, October 24, 2013,
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas TX 75207
Suggested Dress: Business

Call for Articles

Seeking News from Your Chapter and Members for IIA Today, IIA Connection, and Social Media.

As an organization comprising more than 180,000 members globally, The IIA wants to share the achievements, accolades, and initiatives of our members and chapters. From a member’s promotion to an innovative chapter event, we want to hear about it and share it through IIA Today, IIA Connection, and social media.

What can you submit? Anything you think is newsworthy.

  • Award Announcements
  • Member Promotions, Retirement, or Moves
  • Innovative/Successful Chapter Events/Programs
  • Community Outreach
  • Member/Chapter Achievements or Milestones
  • Advocacy Efforts

Please share this opportunity with other members!

Submit Your Member/Chapter News Online

Please submit details about your news online. We encourage each submission to include a photo. If you have any questions, please contact iiatoday@theiia.org or Chapter.Relations@theiia.org.

IIA Members-Only Webinar Series

Members-only webinars is available exclusively to you as a part of your membership investment! These monthly educational webinars are developed specifically with IIA members in mind!


The 40th Anniversary of the CIA Continues:

Join in the celebration! Help us promote the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation during the anniversary year. Any candidate who achieves their CIA during this special period will receive a special 40th Anniversary notation on their certificate. 

If you missed seeing us at the International Conference, you missed the awe-inspiring video about the past, present, and future of the CIA. Click here to view that video now:


The IIA Releases New Guidance

A new Practice Guide, Selecting, Using, and Creating Maturity Models: A Tool for Assurance and Consulting Engagements, was released in July. In addition, two Practice Advisories were issued in June on Internal Audit Coverage of Risks to Achieving Strategic Objectives, and Continuous Assurance. Members are invited to log in to download all guidance for free from The IIA’s Standards & Guidance Web page.

Seeking IIA Leadership Candidates for 2014-2015

With more than 180,000 members in nearly 190 countries, The IIA provides dynamic leadership for the global profession of internal auditing. Volunteers play a key role and the contributions they make impact the day-to-day functions of internal auditors, as well as shape the future of the internal audit profession.

The IIA is seeking qualified members to serve in the following leadership roles:

  • Executive Officers
  • Board of Directors
  • North American Board
  • The IIA Research Foundation Board of Trustees
  • 15 Committees comprising 250 members
  • District Advisors and Representatives (North America only)

Candidates should have relevant expertise and the ability to participate in the leadership of The IIA. Nominations are accepted from IIA Institutes and chapters, IIA members who know of interested candidates, or candidates themselves. However, more weight is usually given to nominations endorsed by an Institute or chapter.

Nominations for 2014-2015 should be completed and submitted electronically by November 1, 2013. Forms received after that date will be considered for the 2015-2016 service year. If you are elected or appointed to serve, your term will begin in April 2014 or July 2014.

It is recommended that candidates have the support of their local chapter or Institute. Therefore, any self-nominations submitted will receive a confirmation e-mail that contains a link directly to your nomination. This link can be forwarded to other members and/or leaders that you would like to ask to support/endorse your nomination.


Report Your Speaking and Writing

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 online form. If you have any questions, please contact Corinne Bryan at CAP@dallasiia.org.

Employment Opportunities

Irving ISD  (10/3/13)

Staff Auditor

JOB TITLE:  Staff Auditor
REPORTS TO:  Chief Internal Auditor
PAY GRADE:  Admin/Prof - 4 (225 days) $68,044.50 - $93,964.50
DEPARTMENT: Internal Audit
DATE REVISED:  08/12/13


Responsible for assisting in planning and implementing an internal audit program to help the district accomplish its objectives and improve operations. Performs Information Technology audits by assessing the processes and controls supporting the IT systems to ensure that controls are in place.

Minimum Education/Certification:
  • Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration, Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, or related field is required.
  • Certification, or working towards certification, as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor is preferred.
  • Valid Texas Driverís License with appropriate insurance coverage.
 Special Knowledge/Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Governmental accounting principles and generally accepted auditing standards is preferred.
  • Knowledge of school district operations and finance and the Texas Education Agency Financial Accountability System Resource Guide preferred.

Ability to:

  • Organize and analyze data from a variety of sources.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Familiarity with operating systems including windows, SQL, networking technology, internet technology, and related access, firewall administration, security and internet controls.
Minimum Experience: 

A minimum of three (3) years experience in auditing or related field is required, of which, one (1) to three (3) years experience in technology audit is preferred.

  1. Assist in the development of an annual audit plan using an appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by management.
  2. Assist in the implementation of the annual audit plan including as appropriate any special tasks or projects requested by the Chief Internal Auditor.
  3. Performs Information Technology audits by assessing the processes and controls supporting the IT systems to ensure that controls are in place.
  4. Perform financial or operational audits as assigned.
  5. Assist in the evaluation of significant merging/ consolidating functions and new or changing services, processes, operations, and control processes.
  6. Assist in the preparation of periodic reports summarizing results of audit activities.
  7. Assist in the investigation of significant suspected fraudulent activities within the district.
  8. Perform other related duties as assigned



Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:   Must maintain emotional control and exercise reasoning and problem solving skills while under stress. Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written). Should be able to interpret procedures and analyze data for decision-making. Frequent in-district and occasional in-state or national travel. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.

 Safety:  Perform all duties in a safe and responsible manner.  Observe all safety precautions.

Please apply online at www.irvingisd.net
For questions about the job, please contact:

Misty Shipley
Chief Internal Auditor

Fluor  (9/16/13)

Senior Auditor

Under limited supervision and guidance of in-charge auditor or IA management, responsible for the planning, supervision, administration and performance of operational and financial audits from small and routine to complex in nature.  May assist with pre-acquisition and other special studies and reviews.

Some specific responsibilities and expectations include:

  • Direct the daily activities of assigned auditors, monitors work progress and instructs staff on proper audit techniques.
  • Review the reliability and integrity of financial and operational information and the means used to identify, measure, classify and report such information.
  • Document and evaluate the adequacy of the internal controls in place through the review of
  • written procedures, interviews and audit tests.
  • Prepare comments for inclusion in written reports detailing audit findings, recommendations and
  • auditee responses. Prepare written audit reports for review by IA management.
  • Review and summarize auditee responses.
  • Recommend revisions and/or expansions to audit program as necessary to ensure adequate
  • coverage of audit areas.
  • Provide functional and technical guidance to other IA team members by developing skills to identify business risks and the various approaches to audit them.
  • Analyze and understand the activities performed with respect to accounting theory and company
  • policy.
  • Maintain familiarity with company policies and procedures, knowledge of current audit
  • developments and a general awareness of areas affecting the company's business.
  • Demonstrate initiative, dedication, reliability and drive for assignments. Work independently
  • and provides proper feedback and follow through. Work to develop technical, analytical and
  • business risk identification skills.
  • Interface with other groups inside and outside the organization, project management, finance personnel and auditors.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of PC-based business applications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Fluor's ERM system and other financial systems.
  • Function in a highly professional and confidential manner, maintaining independence and objectivity from the areas audited, in compliance with internal auditing standards and ethics.
  • Require strong discretion, evaluation capabilities and independence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Job Requirements (Required qualifications)

  • (Quantifiable; e.g. Three Years Experience, Bachelors Degree)
  • Must have a four-year accredited accounting/business/finance degree
  • Must have minimum of four years of related audit/IA/finance experience.
  • Other Job Requirements  (desired qualifications)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Must be able and willing to travel domestically and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications  (masterís degree, etc)

  • CPA or CIA certification or evidence of progress towards obtaining a certification desired (CPA preferred)
  • Bilingual candidates preferred(preferably Spanish)
  • Construction/engineering experience helpful

If interested please apply directly to Fluorís career site at the following url:

Requisition Number: 57465BR

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