eNews Update - December 2000
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BRING YOUR CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO THE MEETING
Tuesday, December 12, 2000
|Note: When you register for the January 2001 meeting, you will be asked for some additional information in order to keep you name tag accurate.... Look for it Next Month....|
Meeting Dates for the 2000-2001 Chapter Year
January 18, 2001
February 15, 2001
March 15, 2001
April 19, 2001
May 15, 2001
The program calendar is now on the web. Go to http://dallasiia.org/Events.htm for details.
At the November IIA meeting, Nancy Pannell and Paul Brown were presented the William R. Smith certificate of honor for outstanding performance on the May, 2000 CIA exam. The William R. Smith certificate is awarded based on CIA examination scores for those taking the exam for the first time and sitting for all four parts. It is presented to the 25 CIA candidates with the highest exam scores, after the gold medallist and top five.
Nancy is a graduate from the 5-year accounting program at the University of North Texas and recently joined the JCPenney Business Process Review audit team. Prior to working at JCPenney, she worked at TXU on the Generation, Mining and Shared Services audit team. Nancy says, I was surprised by my score! I focused on studying the questions and answers from old tests and it worked really well. **
Paul is a December 1999 graduate of the 5-year accounting program at the University of North Texas. He is currently a staff auditor at The University of Texas at Arlington. Paul studied 10 hours a week for approximately two months during the evenings and lunches. He said I think it helped taking the exam straight out of school.
**An addition note on Nancy, she has just accepted the position of Chairperson of Community Service for the Dallas IIA Chapter.
Write an Article for the Internal Auditor Magazine today and win cash. The Editorial Committee is sponsoring a contest beginning in January and running through March 31st. Three prizes will be awarded for articles published in the Internal Auditor Magazine. First place will receive $150, second place $100, and third place $50.
Write and Win Today!!!
Look for more info at http://dallasiia.org/Editorial.htm
The Research Foundation is currently conducting two online surveys. The first one is on fraud and the purpose is to find out how fraud and related issues are addressed by internal auditors and their respective organizations. The second online survey is on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). The topics in this survey includes ERM implementation, organizational structures, process frameworks, measurement tools, and best practices. To participate in either of these surveys, please see the IIA website (www.theiia.org).
The Research Foundation is sponsoring the Esther R. Sawyer Scholarship Award, which will be presented to one graduate student or team of students meeting the award criteria. The winner(s) will receive $5,000 and the winning student IIA-endorsed school will receive up to $3,000 to be used in the IIA-endorsed program or for the purchase of materials related to internal auditing. The candidate(s) will submit a manuscript on the topic of New Uses of Software by Internal Auditors in Support of Risk Management, Continuous Monitoring, or Data Analysis. The submission deadline is March 1, 2001. For specific award criteria and other information, please e-mail the Research Foundation (Susan Lione at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Presented by Mark Williams of MIS Training Institute
Seminar Focus and Features: This two-day seminar takes an in-depth look at the environmental controls necessary to effectively and securely operate an electronic commerce business. You will begin with an intensive review of the hardware and network infrastructure, and examine typical IT controls vs. those required for an e-commerce structure. Using class exercises, you will identify the new business and audit risks unleashed by EC technologies and analyze the new requirements for successfully maintaining and implementing EC infrastructures. You will explore the design and implementation of effective internal control systems that will mitigate these risks and you will benefit from infrastructure strategies that have been successfully implemented in the real world. You will learn how to assess and document inherent risk within your organization, and master strategies that will help you conduct audits of EC infrastructure implementation, operation and change management.
Instructor: Mark Williams is a Senior Instructor for MIS Training Institute with 10 years of experience in the field of Systems Audit and Control. Mr. Williams provides training and consulting in the areas of e-commerce, intranet and Internet security policy, security solutions, and security audits. Additionally, Mr. Williams has experience in development and implementation of SAP/R3, and SAP/R3 audit and security training. Previously, Mr. Williams was Director of Data Security for Unitrin Data Systems, where he was responsible for writing the corporate security policy; designing and implementing the corporate Certificate Authority solution and Certificate Practices Statement; installing and managing a VPN solution for remote users; and installing and monitoring Intrusion Detection systems. He has held positions in IT audit for various multi-national corporations, and provided international support in Europe and South America. He has also performed IT audit responsibilities in banking, and in government. He is a lead instructor for MIS Training Institute and has taught e-commerce and internet audit and security courses for a variety of corporate and government organizations.
Date and Time: January 25 - 26, 2001 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, registration begins at 8:00 am. Deadline for enrolling in the seminar is January 19, 2001.
Location: CityPlace Conference Center, 2711 Haskell (southeast corner of Central Expressway and Haskell).
Fees and CPE: $400 for IIA Members and $450 for Non-Members. (The price includes continental breakfast, and morning and afternoon snacks for both days.) You will receive 16 hours of CPE. Checks should be made payable to IIA Dallas Chapter and mailed to the attention of Pamela Soliz at PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 1800, Dallas TX 75201.
Contact: Pamela Soliz (email@example.com) 214-754-5084
Register On-Line at http://www.dallasiia.org/January_seminar.htm
Institute of Internal Auditors International
& The Tulsa Chapter presentDigital Analysis Using Benfords Law
Technology, Tests, Tips and Tricks
Participants should have a basic knowledge of electronic spreadsheets.
February 9, 2001This seminar turns the ten digits and what can be learned from them, upside down and inside out..
Digital analysis, one of the biggest advancements in internal auditing in recent years, is a new technology used by auditors to test the validity of large data sets. In this seminar participants will:
Digital Analysis using Benfords Law will be conducted by Mark J. Nigrini who promises an informative, lively and entertaining learning experience. The seminar will include:
* * * Buy 3 get 1 Free * * *
IIA Members $325 Non-members $350
Early Bird Special: If paid by January 5, 2001
IIA Members $300 Non-members $325
Will be held at: Citgos State-of-the-Art Learning Center
1st Floor - 6130 South Yale Avenue, Tulsa, OK
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IIA Member ________ Non-member ________Mail check and registration form to: Institute of Internal Auditors Attention: Cindy Crawley 707 S. Houston, Suite 300, Tulsa, OK74127 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (918) 596-7832
New Career Opportunities are being posted to the web site. Visit DallasIIA.org/Employ.htm for the latest job postings.
Looking for a career change or companies seeking employees? Let the Dallas IIA Employment Committee help you. Individuals seeking positions can send an updated resume to:
P.O. Box 10001
Dallas, TX 75301-4321
Phone: (972) 431-7121
Fax: (972) 431-7195
Resumes will be kept on file and forwarded to Companies and Recruiters seeking to fill positions.
This service is offered to members at no charge. Also, any Company desiring to advertise a job opening in the Monthly eNews and on the web site may do so for a small fee. Contact Laura Haeussler at (214) 209-9865 for more information.
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