eNews - December 2012

The President’s Letter

Hello everyone!  It is hard to believe that the holidays is fast approaching!  I really love this time of the year because it represents quality time with family and friends.  Our next monthly meeting will be on December 6th at Cityplace with the Dallas Association of Government Accountants (AGA).  The theme is Soft Skills/Continuous Auditing which is typically one of our most popular topic areas of the year so you really want to register early.

The pre meeting will be led by Brian Amend of Sunera who will be covering Active Listening and Body Language.  During the lunch meeting, Robert Mainardi, Founder and President of Mainardi&Company, will be talking about Dispelling the Myths about Continuous Auditing.  Robert will also be speaking at the post meeting about Building Performance Excellence.  Dennis McGuffie, VP of Audit Services at Tenet Healthcare, will serve as our CAE spotlight speaker during the lunch meeting and will provide insight into the best practices, organizational structure and types of audits performed by an internal audit department within the healthcare industry. 
 
Our January 2013 meeting is scheduled for January 10th and will be a joint meeting with the North Texas ISACA chapter.   For those who prefer IT/Security related topics, be sure and save that date.
 
As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I would encourage each of you to reflect on the blessings that you and your family have been afforded.  Take the time to spread some hope and cheer to someone who needs it.  I’m ending my letter with an inspiring holiday quote from Helen Keller, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.”

Sincerely,

Greg Estes
2012/13 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Soft Skills/Continuous Auditing

Joint Meeting with Dallas AGA

Meeting 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch to start being served at 11:45
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Dispelling the Myths about Continuous Auditing
Robert L. Mainardi, CFSA, CRMA, MBA

Objective:  This session reveals and explains the biggest misconceptions about continuous auditing and how to proactively identify and address them. 
 
The purpose of this session is to help participants:

  • Learn how to utilize these misconceptions as a foundation to assist them in being articulate about continuous auditing when they are discussing the objectives and benefits of continuous auditing with their clients.
  • Understanding these myths is critical to the successful implementation and integration of continuous auditing into an audit department

No prerequisites required.

After 21 years of working in Internal Audit profession in the financial services industry, Robert L. Mainardi has started his own company which develops and facilitates custom internal audit training as well as evaluating, creating, and implementing formal audit methodologies.  Prior to starting his company, Robert L. Mainardi was the Vice President of Internal Audit for the Penn Mutual Life Ins. Co. and was responsible for the direction and oversight of the Internal Audit Department. He was responsible for Penn Mutual’s internal audit activities, as well as those of its subsidiaries.  Prior to joining Penn Mutual, he was a Senior Audit Manager for The Vanguard Group where he was responsible for the Investment Programs & Services and Methods & Infrastructure teams.

As a professional speaker and consultant, Mr. Mainardi leads client programs to:

  • Develop and maintain world class internal auditing functions
  • Create, implement, and maintain continuous auditing programs
  • Draft, finalize, and issue high impact audit reports
  • Establish and facilitate ERM programs
  • Construct, execute, and manage audit performance dashboards
  • Improve communication and client relationship development
  • Plan and execute quality assessment reviews

Mr. Mainardi’s expertise and experience in continuous auditing has recently been recognized by Wiley & Sons in his published work – Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing.  He is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has been a Distinguished Faculty Member for almost 20 years.  He has been invited to the IIA All Star conference every year since its inception.  He continues to be a featured speaker at MIS Super Strategies and Audit World as well as IIA and other professional association events each year; IIA International, GAM, GRC, All Star, Regional and District Conferences.  He received a BS degree from The Pennsylvania State University where he majored in Accounting and Business Law.  He also earned a master’s degree in Finance from Temple University.   Plus, he has merited the Six Sigma Green Belt certification; earned the Qualification in Control Self-Assessment; and is certified to perform Quality Assessment reviews.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


CAE Spotlight 12:20pm - 12:30pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Healthcare (For Profit) Industry
Dennis McGuffie at Tenet

Objective: The objective of this brief presentation is to provide Insight into the best practices, organizational structure and types of audits performed by an Internal Audit department within the healthcare industry.

No prerequisites required.

Dennis McGuffie is the Vice President, Audit Services for Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a publicly-traded operator of acute care hospitals and numerous other health-care related businesses in 12 states. His move to the healthcare industry from public accounting occurred with American Medical International, the first investor-owned hospital company in the world which subsequently merged with National Medical Enterprises to become Tenet.  He left Tenet to become Vice President, Audit Services with the former Triad Hospitals, Inc. and returned in late 2007.

Mr. McGuffie is a certified public accountant and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University.  He is on the Board of Governors of the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and is a member of the IIA Editorial Advisory Board, the Texas Society of CPAs and the Lone Star Chapter of Health Care Financial Management Association.

No Continuing Professional Education provided.


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

Active Listening and Body Language
Brian Amend is the Managing Partner of Sunera

Objective: We only recall between 25-50% of what we actually hear. A major modern study indicated that the impact of a performance was determined 7 percent by the words used, 38 percent by voice quality, and 55 percent by the nonverbal communication! Between honing your listening skills and understanding and optimizing nonverbal cues, auditors can become more effective, regardless of technical audit capabilities.

The purpose of this session takes attendees through the basics of:

  • Learn how to appropriately utilize active listening
  • Effectively apply nonverbal cues
  • Be cognizant of your body language and how not to give off the wrong message

No prerequisites required.

Brian Amend is the Managing Partner of Sunera's Texas practice with 20+ years of proven managerial and leadership roles in Risk Management, Internal Audit and Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining Sunera, Brian successfully led the Dallas practice of AC Lordi from start-up in 2008 to profitability in 2009 and beyond. Brian is the former president of the Dallas IIA (2011-2012).  

Brian was selected as one of the Top 40 Business People under 40 Years Old by the Dallas Business Journal. As an Associate Director at Protiviti, he delivered internal audit and risk consulting services to clients across all industry lines, specializing in leading large and complex engagements for multi-national clients. Prior to this role, Brian served as the Chief Financial Officer for an international trading company and a large credit union.

Brian began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he served in an external and internal audit capacity. Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Oklahoma City University. Brian also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with High Honors from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Investments & Derivatives Auditor (CIDA),Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) and is Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA).


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

Building Performance Excellence
Robert L. Mainardi, CFSA, CRMA, MBA

Objective: This session describes the process of how to identify opportunities for improvement on your audit team and the most effective way to provide corrective feedback to the applicable staff member.

The purpose of this session is to help participants:

  • Learn how to develop focused action plans which truly address the development objective and how to track their progress.
  • Learn best practices.

No prerequisites required.

See Robert's bio under the Lunch meeting section.


Meeting Location

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


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Preferred Method: Online at http://dallasiia.org/Reserve_1212.htm

Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

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

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

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 30, 2012.

Chapter News

IIA Research Foundation

The IIA Research Foundation has published Enterprise Risk Management: Achieving and Sustaining Success.  In today’s rapidly changing business climate, organizations are looking for proactive ways to foresee risks.  To be successful, organizations must find ways to create new value and protect existing value from being prematurely destroyed.  Managing the risks associated with any strategic plan is important to the organization’s ongoing success.
 
Internal auditors are an integral part of an organization achieving and sustaining success.  They play an important role in all phases of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) implementation and can help validate and improve ERM activities by aligning their ongoing audit activities with the ERM objectives.  This book provides a roadmap for all internal auditors, regardless of their ERM expertise, to translate complex ERM concepts into concrete guidance that internal auditors find straightforward and practical.

The book can be ordered online at http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/enterprise-risk-management-achieving-and-sustaining-success-1631.cfm (Item number 1117, IIA member price - $95.00, non-member price - $120.00).


Certification Programs

CRMA certification filing deadline extended to Dec 31, 2012

The CRMA is one more mark of professional distinction for internal audit practitioners. Earning the CRMA will assist you in demonstrating your ability to:

  • Provide assurance on core business processes in risk management and governance.
  • Educate management and the audit committee on risk and risk management concepts.
  • Focus on strategic organizational risks.
  • Add value for your organization. By applying before the end of the year, you can avoid having to take the exam that will be required for CRMA certification in 2013.  For more information, please go to https://na.theiia.org/certification/crma-certification/Pages/CRMA-Certification.aspx

2012 First Quarter Certification Recognition

The Dallas Chapter honored the Chapter members in attendance that had completed their examination requirements during the 1st quarter of 2012 at the October meeting. 

Twenty members in total received their CIA certification: William Achey, Pamela Asbell, Jonathan Baker, Fulya Bayolken, Rebecca Brooks, LaVerne Burrus-Johnson, Jonathan Dorsey, Juan Manuel Fernandez, Chris Hes, Maurice Lopez, Barbara Lowe, Molly Marino, Jennifer Mayes, Timothy Pak, John Saggese, Dustin Sampson, Liang Shi, Shaughn Simmons, Jonathan Sorenson and Justin Wheeler.  Twelve members in total received certification in Risk Management Assurance: John Bell, Corinne Bryan, Daniel Goldberg, Steven Hunt, Scott Jones, Sherry Leavitt, Gary McGuire, Chris Mowery, Nancy Shaikh, Toni Stephens, Liji Thomas and Valerie Wolbrueck.  Javier Robles received certification in Control Self-Assessment.

Ceremony to Honor New Certifications

The Dallas Chapter will honor those Dallas Chapter members who have completed their certification requirements April 1 – September 30, 2012 at the December meeting.  Honorees will be contacted via e-mail on how to register.  Certificates have or will be mailed by The Institute of Internal Auditors. This includes those receiving the new Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).

Certification News from the IIA

  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA):  The IIA has extended the Professional Experience Recognition (PER) period for the Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA) for North American members until December 31, 2012. After that date, no new applications will be accepted.
  •  CRMA Syllabus Now Available: The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has approved the final version of the CRMA exam syllabus.  The first offering of the exam will be in July 2013.
  •  Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirement and Reporting Reminder:  As a reminder, effective Jan. 1, 2012, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) reporting requirements and periods have changed. All certified individuals must report CPE by December 31st each year. The changes in the program enhance the reporting experience for certified individuals and align The IIA with industry best practices.  CPE reporting is processed through the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).
  •  IIA Global Certifications Introduces Option to Extend Exam Eligibility:  The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has approved a new policy that allows candidates to extend the normal 180-day exam eligibility window for a period of 30 days one time for a US $50 fee. This new option allows today’s busy internal audit professionals to stay on course while enhancing their professional development. Interested candidates must log into CCMS to complete the appropriate exam registration eligibility extension form.
  •  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.. Changes to the exam will be implemented mid-2013.  Learn More.

CIA Review Course

The Dallas Chapter will not be providing CIA review courses for 2012/2013.  The chapter is currently in the process of evaluating options for CIA Review Courses.

In the interim, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?
A: The IIA sends out certificates each quarter. Those passing the exam during the third quarter of 2012 (July – September) should be received by October/November 2012. 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/.


New or Updated Practice Guides released by the IIA

The IIA has released several new IPPF practice guides. They provide detailed guidance for conducting internal audit activities — processes and procedures, tools and techniques, programs, step-by-step approaches, and examples of deliverables. If you are a member of the IIA, you can download them now for free by clicking on the following links:

NEW! Assessing Organizational Governance in the Private Sector, July 2012
​NEW! Developing the Internal Audit Strategic Plan, July 2012
​NEW! GTAG 17: Auditing IT Governance, July 2012
​NEW! Auditing Privacy Risks, 2nd Edition, July 2012 (replaces GTAG 5)
​NEW! Integrated Auditing, July 2012
​NEW! Evaluating Ethics-related Programs and Activities, June 2012
​NEW EDITION! GTAG 7: Information Technology Outsourcing, 2nd Edition, June 2012.


2012 – 2013 Membership News

Contribute to the fight against hunger! The IIA is sponsoring a canned food drive benefitting the North Texas Food Bank at the December 6 meeting. Bring a canned or packaged food item to the meeting! While we appreciate every donation, here is a list of preferred items which support healthy eating:

  • Canned Foods: Beans, Tuna, Ham, Soup, Fruit, Chili, Stew, Peanut Butter
  • Packaged Foods: Energy Bars, Pudding Cups, Fruit Rolls, Crackers, Granola Bars

If you are unable to bring a food item, we will also be accepting monetary donations. Please make out your check to the North Texas Food Bank.

We appreciate your support of this worthy cause!


Second Chance

Your IIA Dallas Chapter Research Committee needs your help! We are conducting a research project on 'Mobile Computing', and need your input!! If you did not attend the Super Conference, or did not complete the survey at that time, here is your second chance.
 
Please complete the survey using the link below by December 6, 2012 for your chance to win one of two $25 gift cards!! The two lucky winners will be announced at the IIA Luncheon on December 6, 2012.
 
Here is the link to the survey (you may need to press the ‘Ctrl’ + mouse ‘click’ buttons to activate link):
https://www.research.net/s/FCR96KG
 
This link is uniquely tied to this survey and your email address. Please do not forward this message.
 
Thanks for your participation!


Interested in Serving as a Dallas IIA Board of Governor or Officer?

The Dallas Chapter of the IIA currently has 5 officers and 20 Board of Governors serving as strategic  leaders of the chapter.  These are dedicated volunteers who give of their time and energy to enhance the audit profession and organize critical training services for Dallas audit professionals.  Every year, we solicit nominations for all five officer positions and six to seven expiring Board of Governor positions.  If you are an active member of the IIA and are interested in serving in one of these two roles for the 2013/2014 fiscal year beginning in June 2013, please complete the online form at http://dallasiia.org/BOG_Application.htm.   The online form provides the mission and key attributes of officers/Board of Governors.  Please contact Greg Estes at president@dallasiia.org if you have additional questions regarding those roles.  The deadline for submitting all nominations is January 15th.


New Member News

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in September and October 2012:

Fall 2012 New Members

Thomas Rymer
Kayce  Venable
Penny Hollis
Gabe Leal
Christina Polinski
Kelly Harris
Dominique DiAndrea
Angie Silence
Jennifer Hunter
Vernon Muhammad
Ashley Mathew
Reuben Aloysius
John Robinson
Jennifer Brooms
Renee Connell
Sarah Spradling
Brandon  Bailey
Andres Ruiz
Perry Greene
Ahmet Rifki
Fang Xu
Raven Cooper
Kenneth Roberson
Jose Rios
Stacy Knox
Benjamin Johnston
Jan Fisher
Joan  Hunter
Renuka Ranjan
Doug Manning
Brandy McCally

Mandy Caruthers
Chereen Pasha
Roshi Khadka
Elizabeth Plymale
Crys Markovic
Derek Baird
Blake Elliott
Nadia Devani
Jarrett Cocharo
Felecia Gipson-Lee
Mariya Pavlova
Richard Ray
Mohammad Akhawala
Tejas Hargudkar
Seiichi Fujii
Trey Cox
Terri Bass
Marcus Richardson
Cathryn Kim
Matthew Pattillo
Chris Rodgers
Tracy Li
Chi-yang Cheng
Ana Kelkar
Brooks Snyder
Shally Chand
Philip Harris
Marco Fernandez
Sakif Swad
Albert Garcia
Kevin Fitzgerald
Namra Farooq

Cameron Lessard
Binbin Zhai
Micheal Fisk
Mostafa Barri
Joshua Scalf
Kenshia Key
Ting Peng
Lakeitra  Webb
Rachel Secore
Teja Yemularallt
Alexis Jankowski
Esyas Gebrieal
Marisela  Olivares
Jeff Robins
Heather McFatridge
Michael Oliver
Cookie Shaner
Lea Aribisala
Berry Felder
Chris Bowman
Hamiletta  Greene
Alfred Saker
Richard Johnson
Brandon Kennedy
Jeffery  Oleson
Yaqing Li
Jon Sundby
Amrita Moghe
Harrison Powers
Wayne Marrs
Donald Southerland


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

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas  (11/7/12)

POSITION:    SENIOR AUDITOR

BASIC PURPOSE

Under general supervision, performs professional auditing work of considerable difficulty and complexity, plans and leads audits, and provides assistance to other professional auditors. Assists Internal Audit Management in communicating risks, control weaknesses and recommendations to the board of directors and senior management through verbal interaction, written reports and presentations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Plans and conducts audits, which are frequently complex in nature, of financial, compliance, operational, and IT areas to determine if operating units are in compliance with Bank policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations, and GAAP.
  2. Establishes, with limited supervision, audit objectives, time estimate, and plan of work, and collects data and documentation and evaluates results.
  3. Prepares audit workpapers which document audit procedures performed according to the departmental guidelines.
  4. Prepares written audit recommendations and audit reports and presents them to the auditee.
  5. Assists other auditors when assigned.
  6. Provides consulting service to clients on matters relating to internal controls, operations, or accounting matters.
  7. Determines if appropriate corrective action has been taken on deficiencies noted during audits and examinations by testing corrective action and reporting the results to management.
  8. Assists Bank's external auditors in their annual examination when assigned.
  9. Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
  1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting.  A business related degree may be substituted provided the candidate has completed at least 18 hours of accounting courses and 3 or more hours of computer science courses.
  2. Professional Certification such as CPA, CIA or CISA is required.
  3. 3-5 years experience in all types of audits including financial, operational and IT/EDP, or significant and related bank accounting experience of a comparable nature.
  4. Excellent Microsoft Office skills including advanced skills with Excel and Word.  Intermediate skills in operating systems and utility programs, with knowledge of flowcharting software preferred. 
  5. Working knowledge of audit software (such as ACL) preferred.
  6. Excellent communication, project management and interpersonal skills.
  7. Strong detail orientation and excellent analytical skills.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   M/F/D/V

Candidates can apply and/or submit their resume through our website using this link:
 
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/fhlbdallas/PublicJobs/Canviewjobs.cfm?

 

KBR  (10/31/12)

KBR COMPANY INFORMATION
When you join our team, the opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction and services company, we support the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power and industrial markets on 6 continents.

Servicing our customers through our diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world’s largest and most complex projects. Our clients value us because they know we deliver.
Our specialties range from engineering, construction and maintenance services to corporate support within the oil and gas, mining, construction, pulp and paper sectors. Additionally, KBR has extensive experience and is a global leader in the onshore, offshore and deepwater sectors.

KBR is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has opportunities throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  With a 100-year legacy of delivering safe, high quality projects, KBR can take you where you want to go - both geographically and professionally.

Position Title: Sr. Internal Auditor

KBR is seeking a Sr. Internal Auditor for our Houston office.  Functional job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Performing specified portions of financial and operational audits of the Company and its subsidiaries, including its external business partners
  • Evaluating internal controls; identifying risks and recommending solutions
  • Preparing assigned portions of audit procedures, programs, questionnaires, and reports
  • Functioning as liaison between the audit supervisor and audit staff during the audit, including in-field supervision of staff
  • Assisting in the planning phase including BPD and automated workpaper/workprogram preparation
  • Providing on the job training and guidance to audit team members.
  • Reports to the audit manager while receiving guidance and direction from the audit supervisor. Functions under general supervision of the audit manager and/or audit supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • Requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • CPA, ACA, CIMA, CISA or CIA certification, working toward certification, or accredited hours education to pursue relevant certifications preferred.
Experience:
  • Audit background - approximately 4-5 years relevant work experience
  • Non-audit background - approximately 5-7 years relevant work experience. 
  • Preference is for new hires that this includes 1-2 years or audit experience, however dependent on the individual, and the relevance of the prior experience, this may not be essential.

BENEFITS
KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.


Miraca Life Sciences  (10/21/12)

Job Title: Sr. Internal Auditor
Department: Legal
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervised by (Title only): Director of Internal Controls

Position Summary:
An Internal Auditor is responsible for evaluating the design and testing the effectiveness of the current state of business process, Information Technology, and operational controls.   Their duties will assist in the ongoing compliance with the MHD J-SOX program.

The Internal Auditor, under general direction of the Director of Internal Controls, is responsible for independently conducting and documenting J-SOX testing, internal audits, and consulting projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Performing ongoing testing of material J-SOX processes
  2. Performing all phases of audit project activities, including planning, fieldwork, reporting and follow-up
  3. Evaluating process effectiveness related to policies and procedures prescribed by the Company
  4. Identifying process efficiencies and driving positive change in alignment with organizational objectives
  5. Preparing draft reports on project results for management review
  6. Evaluating risk, driving to root cause and determining related impact to the Company
  7. Making practical recommendations for process improvement
  8. Coordinating with external auditors to reduce level of effort and duplication
  9. Documenting work product according to IIA and ISACA standards
  10. Performing other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
    1. In-depth knowledge of and experience applying audit principles, practices, and procedures
    2. Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
    3. Familiarity with J-SOX requirements preferred
    4. Ability to document, analyze and make improvement recommendations in processes and controls
    5. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Access and Visio
    6. Demonstrated commitment, self-motivation, and drive
    7. Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to sell the business reason for the change.  Act as an agent of change while maintaining appropriate level of independence.
    8. Excellent verbal/written communication skills
    9. Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing organizational and departmental needs
    10. Ability to work collaboratively with all departments, management levels within the company, and external stakeholders
  2.  Education, Certification/Licensure, and/or Experience
    1. Minimum of 5 years of auditing experience in public accounting and/or a corporate internal audit
    2. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, or similar business degree
    3. Relevant certification such as CPA, CIA or similar
  3. Physical Demands
    1. Must possess ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
    2. Must possess ability to perform repetitive motion.
    3. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.
    4. Majority of work is performed in a desk/cubicle environment.
  4.  Other
    1. Willingness to work overtime is required when necessary to achieve deadlines.
    2. Travel Required: Rarely
    3. Weekends/Evenings/Holidays: No

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Interested candidates please contact:

Amy Plewinski
214-364-9271
Aplewinski@MiracaLS.com
www.MiracaLifeSciences.com


The Boy Scouts of America  (9/16/12)

Position: 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, Texas (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 technology 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 the Control Assessment Program (CAP) documentation, tests key controls, recommends changes to improve the control environment and/or assists process owners with their self assessment processes .
  • Determines proper accountability of the organization's assets through physical count, inventory, and confirmation.
    Travel up to 20-25%.

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.

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 and needed for advancement.
Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years audit experience.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Knowledge and experience with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) preferred.
  • Must have excellent technical and communication skills.
  • Must maintain audit independence and objectivity in all assignments.
  • 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


Neiman Marcus  (9/13/12)

Title:  Staff Auditor
Department:  Internal Audit
 
Company Overview

Neiman Marcus Stores are located in the most affluent markets in the United States with a presence in Florida, California and Texas. From the finest designer and luxury merchandise for men and women to precious jewelry, beauty and home decor, we offer our customers an impeccable and irresistible array of choices. Since 1907, Neiman Marcus has served our discerning and sophisticated customers with gracious and attentive service.

Job Summary

Perform audits of routine nature (primarily store audits) with direction from an Auditor-in-Charge in accordance with audit work program.  This individual is also responsible for identifying and recommending specific audit tests to be performed in routine audit areas.  This individual will perform store audits for two-thirds of the year and conduct operational audits during the remainder of the year.

Key Performance Elements

  • Perform audits in accordance with audit programs under the supervision of the Auditor-in-Charge
  • Obtain and analyze evidentiary data through interaction with auditee
  • Prepare comprehensive workpapers for each area audited, including detailed process narratives where applicable
  • Identify and recommend to the Auditor-in-Charge specific audit tests to be performed
  • Prepare oral presentation of findings from areas audited to auditee Management, along with appropriate recommendations to enhance controls, improve operations or reduce costs
  • Resolve routine audit issues with auditee staff

Requirements

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CIA candidate preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to perform 35% travel

Experience

  • Minimum 1-2 years prior audit experience preferred; recent graduates also considered
  • Retail industry experience preferred, but not required

Apply:  neimanmarcuscareers.com or contact kelly_sessions@neimanmarcus.com


Dr. Pepper Snapple Group  (8/27/12)

Join the team at Dr Pepper Snapple Group and make a difference by pursuing everything that you do with the determination that sets us apart from our competitors.  Driving for results leads to recognition and personal growth within the company, helping us to achieve our goal to “Be the Best Beverage Business in the Americas”.
The success that comes from within each of us is recognized, and creates opportunities for your growth in the organization.


Sr IT Auditor

Position Responsibilities
  • Assist the IT Director of Corporate Audit in performing company-wide IT annual risk assessments and preparation and execution of the annual audit plans
  • Responsible for executing complex audits; assist in the performance of critical project management duties including the planning, scheduling, coordinating and reporting of the work of audit teams; and providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements, and information technology skills
  • Execute assignments related to IT operational auditing, financial auditing (as applicable), and ITGC SOX compliance
  • 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
  • Prepare audit reports using sound writing skills
  • Participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the IT Director of Corporate Audit and VP of Corporate Audit
  • Ensure that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by management and that audit reports are issued promptly
  • Stay abreast of best practices and serve as a conduit for introducing those practices to the company
  • Travel to locations through the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 30%)
Total Rewards

We take great pride in offering our people benefits that are competitive. We appreciate hard work, innovative ideas and unending passion, which is why we provide a comprehensive set of benefits and options designed to fit the unique lifestyles of our employees from day one based on eligibility requirements.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree with an emphasis in accounting, information systems or finance
  • 4 years of auditing experience
  • 2 years with public accounting or Fortune 500 experience
  • 3 years experience with ITGC SOX
  • 3 years experience in Information systems auditing

M/F/D/V
Job Finance
Primary Location United States-Texas-Plano
Organization Finance
Schedule Full-time

Apply:  www.dpsg.com/careers  Search job number 1206653


Audit Manager

This role is responsible for providing assistance in generating recommendations that improve internal controls, add value and/or create greater efficiencies with respect to operations and financial reporting. Ensure appropriate utilization of audit resources and completion of assigned projects on schedule. There will be frequent exposure to senior management throughout the organization. This role is responsible for generating recommendations that improve internal controls, add value and/or create greater efficiencies with respect to operations and financial reporting.

Position Responsibilities
  • Assist the VP of Corporate Audit in performing company-wide annual risk assessments and preparation and execution of the annual audit plans;
  • Will travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 30% of the time)
    Responsible for performing project management duties including planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of audit results;
  • Manage assignments related to operational auditing, financial auditing, and SOX compliance;
  • Maintain Corporate Audit independence and objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and value-adding business partnerships;
  • Function at varied levels including “hands-on” detail work;
    Participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the VP of Corporate Audit, management, and/or the Audit Committee;
  • Ensure that recommendations reflect an understanding of the business and are clearly presented to and agreed to by management;
  • Ensure that all agreed recommendations are subsequently implemented;
  • Demonstrate flexibility in responding to changes in assignments and job responsibilities;
  • Stay abreast of best practices and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company.

Total Rewards

We take great pride in offering our people benefits that are competitive. We appreciate hard work, innovative ideas and unending passion, which is why we provide a comprehensive set of benefits and options designed to fit the unique lifestyles of our employees from day one based on eligibility requirements.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited university
  • CPA or CIA required
  • 7 years accounting and / or audit experience, including 4 years with a large public accounting or Fortune 500 company
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • 3 years SOX and / or risk assessment experience

Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V
Job Finance
Primary Location United States-Texas-Plano
Organization Finance
Schedule Full-time

Apply:  www.dpsg.com/careers  Search job number 1206386


Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is one of North America’s leading refreshment beverage companies, manufacturing, bottling and distributing more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, teas, mixers, waters and other premium beverages.

With a brand heritage spanning more than 200 years, the DPS portfolio includes some of the most recognized beverages in the Americas. More than 75 percent of the company’s overall volume is from brands that are either #1 or #2 in their flavor categories. In addition to its flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, the DPS portfolio
includes 7UP, Mott’s, A&W, Sunkist soda, Hawaiian Punch, Canada Dry, Schweppes, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Squirt, Peñafiel, Yoo-hoo, Rose’s, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T and other well-known consumer favorites.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Dr Pepper Snapple Group recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability,
genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


DFW Airport  (8/27/12)

SENIOR IT AUDITOR

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Assistant Director or an Audit Manager, programs and performs professional-level information systems audit work to assist the Board of Directors and management by independently reviewing programs, activities, and resources for which the Airport Board is accountable and by communicating results useful for increasing accountability and ensuring efficient, effective, and ethical management practices.  Becomes familiar with the basics of DFW Airport's Environmental Management System & Environmental Policy and implements Best Management & Good Housekeeping Practices.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, accounting/finance, or a related IT field.
  • Four (4) years of information systems audit, control, assurance, or security experience, including at least one year as a lead information technology auditor.  CISA certification may substitute for one (1) year of work experience (but not the lead IT auditor experience).
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver's license.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of logical access controls for the identification, authentication, and restriction of users to authorized functions and data.
  • Knowledge of security controls related to hardware, system software (e.g., applications, operating systems), and database management systems.
  • Knowledge of the configuration, implementation, operation, and maintenance of network security controls, and network and Internet security devices, protocols, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of IT architecture related to data, applications and technology (e.g., distributed applications, web-based applications, and web services).
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of auditing.
  • Skill in developing retrievals, queries, and reports of computerized information.
  • Skill in monitoring the acquisition and development of complex information systems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the ability to interview persons to extract politically sensitive information.
DESIRABLE
  • Master's degree in information systems or a related field.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation.
  • Experience performing information systems audits in the Oracle and PeopleSoft environments.
  • Experience using ACL, MicroStrategy BI, and TeamMate.

Interested parties please send resume to PenniMarie Sprague at psprague@dfwairport.com or www.dfwairport.com/careers website.


Weaver LLP  (7/9/12)

Audit Advisory Senior

Weaver and Tidwell is seeking an Advisory Senior Associate that will be responsible for day-to-day execution of engagement objectives on Advisory engagements. This role requires the ability to supervise 1-3 Associate staff members. This candidate must possess a greater than basic understanding of the COSO internal framework, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the related requirements of Section 404, GAAP, GASS and IIA Standards. This candidate should also possess a greater than basic understanding of financial reporting, transaction cycles and business processes. CPA or CPA candidate; CIA or CIA candidate required (CPA preferred) with 2-5 years or more of public accounting experience, industry or a combination of public accounting and industry experience. Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required.

Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, a leading accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has been in continuous practice for 60 years. Weaver is ranked as the largest regional independent accounting firm in the Southwest by Accounting Today Magazine, and is ranked among the top 50 firms in the nation by Public Accounting Report.

At Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, your career journey will be both exciting and challenging. Weaver offers competitive benefits, flexible schedules, top salaries, a business casual environment, and 7 great locations throughout Texas: Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Midland, and Odessa. Whether your interest lies in developing skills in areas such as international tax, forensic accounting, wealth transfer, audits of publicly held companies, green e-attest services for energy companies, or corporate tax work and beyond, find the path that is right for you. Building your career involves the important step of selecting a firm that is not just an employer, but is also an advocate of your personal and professional growth. Weaver and Tidwell, LLP is that advocate, and we are proud to offer our team members an environment surrounded by people who are Driven, Like You.

For immediate consideration please contact Michelle.Griffin@weaverllp.com or apply online @ http://www.weaverllp.com/Careers.aspx


Audit Advisory Senior- Oil & Gas

Weaver and Tidwell is seeking an Advisory Senior I Associate that will be responsible for day-to-day execution of engagement objectives on Advisory engagements. This role requires the ability to supervise 1-3 Associate staff members. This candidate must possess a greater than basic understanding of the COSO internal framework, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the related requirements of Section 404, GAAP, GASS and IIA Standards. This candidate should also possess a greater than basic understanding of financial reporting, transaction cycles and business processes. CPA or CPA candidate; CIA or CIA candidate required (CPA preferred) with 2-5 years or more of public accounting experience, industry or a combination of public accounting and industry experience. Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required; Masters degree preferred. Experience in the Oil & Gas industry is preferred.

Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, a leading accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has been in continuous practice for 60 years. Weaver is ranked as the largest regional independent accounting firm in the Southwest by Accounting Today Magazine, and is ranked among the top 50 firms in the nation by Public Accounting Report

At Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, your career journey will be both exciting and challenging. Weaver offers competitive benefits, flexible schedules, top salaries, a business casual environment, and 7 great locations throughout Texas: Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Midland, and Odessa. Whether your interest lies in developing skills in areas such as international tax, forensic accounting, wealth transfer, audits of publicly held companies, green e-attest services for energy companies, or corporate tax work and beyond, find the path that is right for you. Building your career involves the important step of selecting a firm that is not just an employer, but is also an advocate of your personal and professional growth. Weaver and Tidwell, LLP is that advocate, and we are proud to offer our team members an environment surrounded by people who are Driven, Like You.

For immediate consideration please contact Michelle.Griffin@weaverllp.com or apply online @ http://www.weaverllp.com/Careers.aspx


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