eNews - December 2013

The President’s Message

Greetings Dallas IIA Chapter Members and Friends!

To start, not to fear we are not going back to written President messages - I am just under he weather and haven't had the opportunity (or voice) to record. We hope to have it posted to the website later this week.

Next, I would like to thank the countless volunteers who made the 2nd Annual Super Conference a success. I have received numerous messages from participants speaking to the impact the event has made on them personally and professionally. As soon as we have the date for next year we will let you know. In the meantime, please mark your calendar for the UTD Fraud Summit 27 & 28 March 2013 (see details on the website).

Lastly, since we gave everyone a break in November I look forward to seeing you all at our December Social Event. This will be a joint event  with several sister organizations in the DFW area so don't delay in registering - you will want to secure your spot at this meeting!

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Until we meet again I will keep it brief ;)

Shakeya A. McDow
2013/14 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fall Social Event

Joint meeting with Dallas AGA, Dallas/Fort Worth IMA, and the Ft. Worth IIA

Meeting 10:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch to start being served at 12:00
Registration begins at 10:00am

Mystery Fraud Training
Tim Hungerford, Partner – Hungerford Vinton, LLC

Objective: The purpose of this training is for attendees to develop their fraud detection and investigation skills through the study of a fraud case scenario. Specific skill areas which will be addressed include interviewing skills, data analysis, planning and scoping, team building, and general fraud examination skills.

No prerequisites required.

What do you get when you cross Fraud Training and Mystery Dinner Theater? Fraud Mystery Training!

The Mystery Fraud Training (MFT) event includes the use of a fraud case scenario to train attendees on planning, interviewing, evidence examination and the red flags of fraud. During the training, we discuss detection steps and instincts as evidence and interviews are unveiled. Each interview requires two attendees to come to the front and perform the interview of the “suspects.” We discuss the pluses and minuses of the interview, and plan our next steps. Finally, when the evidence and interviews have led us to the perpetrator, a final admission interview is held.  The participation and discussion throughout the event covers many fraud and ethical topics to increase the awareness of the attendees.

For the past 16 years, Timothy Hungerford has been owner of Hungerford Vinton, LLC. The firm performs specialized audits, such as contract compliance, fraud examination and internal controls. Tim has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients during that timeframe.  In addition, he has identified several grey market schemes, and helped shutdown fraudulent relationships for his clients. His work experience includes both the public accounting field and several corporate finance roles within a Fortune 500 prior to starting Hungerford Vinton, LLC. He received his bachelor’s in Accounting from Niagara University, and his MBA in Finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Tim serves on the board of the Rochester Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, the audit committee of the Volunteers of America, and is Treasurer/Board Member of the Rochester Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is also an adjunct professor at SUNY Brockport teaching in the master’s in forensic accounting program.

Hungerford Vinton, LLC offer fraud cases involving private, public and governmental organizational scenarios that may encompass asset misappropriation, financial statement fraud, or both.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.hvaudit.com/.

3 Hours Continuing Professional Education.


Meeting Location

Embassy Suites Dallas
DFW Airport North Outdoor World
2401 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051


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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, December 6, 2013.

Chapter News

This year’s Super Conference was a great success and we are very appreciative of all of our sponsors, speakers, and volunteers! We hope all of you enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing you next year!

Here are a few things people had to say about this annual event on Twitter:


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News from UT Dallas

http://som.utdallas.edu/iaepThe UTD IAEP program is gearing up for the 9th Fraud Conference on Thursday, March 27th and Friday, March 28th.  This will be the largest conference the program has hosted, with expanded attendance to accommodate the high demand.  Students are busy booking sponsors and speakers that will provide an educational and entertaining program for attendees.  This year, the Fraud Conference will also be “paper-free,” so students are preparing innovative technology to add to the event.

The student chapter continues to host receptions through the end of the fall semester.  The receptions include Rexel Holdings, Grant Thornton, Chan Healthcare, and Kimberly Clark.  In addition, the chapter is excited to host a new partner, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).

Many talented students are actively interviewing and securing internship and fully-time positions for the spring and summer 2014.  If you have any hiring needs, please see our online resume book or contact mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.

To register for the 9th Annual Fraud Conference, follow this link.


IIA Research Foundation

Every organization is required to use a recognized internal controls framework for its Sarbanes-Oxley program.  The only framework recognized by the SEC is COSO’s Internal Control – Integrated Framework, which was updated in 2013.  It is designed to address the system of internal control for all objectives, not just internal control over financial reporting and compliance with the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Experience and the regulators have made it clear that a top-down and risk-based approach to management’s assessment of internal control is essential.  The guidance presented in this updated book - Management’s Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404: Maximize Value Within Your Organization - is consistent with COSO 2013 and promotes an efficient and effective top-down, risk-based assessment program.

Popular author and thought leader Norman Marks shows how to:

  • Streamline the management process and reduce total assessment cost.
  • Implement the high-level management guidelines from the SEC and the PCAOB.
  • Accurately identify key controls and use technology to test them.
  • Assess any deficiencies.
  • Understand how Section 404 requirements relate to Section 302.

This book provides management with details needed to assess internal control over financial reporting and design an assessment scope and testing program that is not only effective but efficient.

The book can be ordered online at http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/managements-guide-to-sarbanesoxley-section-404-maximize-value-within-your-organization-1762.cfm. . (Item number 1151, IIA member price - $35, non-member price - $45)  Also note that this book will be available as an eBook and Download PDF.


Dallas IIA Toy Drive this Fall!

The Dallas IIA will be hosting a toy drive at the December meeting for Toys for Tots. Please bring toys or cash donations (Make check payable to: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation) to support this worthy cause.

Guidelines for toy donations are simple:

  • Donated toys should be new and unwrapped.
  • Toys should be appropriate for ages 0-12 years.
  • With the exception of bicycles, most toys do not cost more than $30.

Important note: Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food.  If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.

Toys for Tots screens all donations thoroughly for safety before delivering to the children, however, please keep safety in mind when you make your selections!
http://www.toysfortots.org/


Certification Programs

Certification News from the IIA

  • Now Testing: Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) Core Exam: The core CRMA exam contains 100 questions, covering four domains of knowledge.  The exam must be completed within a two-hour testing period.  Candidates must also successfully pass Part 1 of the CIA exam, which tests the knowledge of basic risk and control concepts as well as the Professional Practices Framework.  The CRMA is the first specialty exam that requires Part 1 of the CIA as a co-requisite.  Learn More

  • 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 Reporting Deadlines are Around the Corner!

Practicing CIAs are required to complete a total of 40 hours of acceptable CPE every year.  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.

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.)
and
Bradley Kyles (PrimeSource Building Products)

Welcome, New Members!

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

September 2013 New Members

Alexander Finch
Amy Messer
Anzar Hasan
Ashley Powell
Bernad Miraglia
Brian Anderson
Carolyn Koenig
Chad Ware
Chelsea Lopez
Chris Hibbetts
David Lange
Douglas O'Rourke
Homero Gonzalez

Imran Ghaznavi
Irfan Hashmi
Jack Grindstaff
Jan Peace
Jennifer Phung
Josh Caplin
Justin Mixon
Karen Chudej
Kasey Booth
Katie Brown
Keith Hamilton
Keith Knight
Mai Nguyen

Matina Garrett
Michael Mai
Naomi Emmett
Paul Thuo
Ronald Salo
Sandra D'Orazio
Sandra Jo Bedison
Stephanie Haggerty
Tony Cecil
Tracie Therrell
Tre Douglas Douglas
Vivian Nguyen


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 2014/2015 fiscal year beginning in June 2014, 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 volunteers@dallasiia.org if you have additional questions regarding those roles.  The deadline for submitting all nominations is January 15th.


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.


Research Study Conducted by Dereck Barr, PhD Candidate

Dereck Barr (a former Internal Auditor and currently a candidate for the PhD in Accountancy degree at The University of Mississippi) is looking for your help! As a part of the requirements for his degree, he is conducting a business decision making study (see the link below).

After a short series of instructions, you will make decisions based on a scenario and answer a short questionnaire. The study should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please set aside sufficient time such that you may complete it in its entirety once you begin.

Link to the study: http://uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d6xRcZXfc3Fuxk9

At the conclusion of the experiment, you may voluntarily elect to participate in five (5) drawings for Amazon gift cards; four valued at $50 and one valued at $100 as my thanks for your participation.

Questions or concerns can be emailed to me at ddbarr1@go.olemiss.edu.

Thanks in advance for taking time from your very busy schedule to assist in his academic pursuits!

NOTE: This study has been approved by The University of Mississippi’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).

**Please, only one entry per person.


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!

https://na.theiia.org/training/elearning/Pages/Members-only-Webinars.aspx


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:

https://global.theiia.org/certification/cia-certification/Pages/CIA-Certification.aspx.


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.

https://na.theiia.org/about-us/Pages/Call-for-Volunteers.aspx.


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

UT Southwestern Medical Center  (11/24/13)

Senior Auditor (IT)

Job Code: 506803

Job Description
Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area. A Master’s degree or professional certification is preferred; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Five (5) or more years professional auditing experience is required, preferably with some public accounting or consulting experience. Healthcare or higher education industry experience is highly desirable.

Job Duties

Conducts audits of assigned IT, departmental, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate crediting standards and prescribed departmental standards.
Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and determines compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.
Develops and reviews audit programs and reports, including audit findings and recommendations for specific action.
Provides working supervision to assigned auditors, including performance evaluations at completion of each audit.
Prepares and reviews work papers as basis for supporting work performed, conclusions drawn, and findings and recommendations included in audit report.
Remains abreast of current developments in auditing.
Conducts or assists in investigation of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations, determines cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.
Conducts information technology audits.
Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.
Assists in performing special reviews and analyses.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.


Internal Auditor Sr

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area. A Master’s degree or professional certification is preferred; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Five (5) or more years professional auditing experience is required, preferably with some public accounting or consulting experience. Healthcare or higher education industry experience is highly desirable.

Job Duties
  • Conducts audits of assigned departmental, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate crediting standards and prescribed departmental standards.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and determines compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.
  • Develops and reviews audit programs and reports, including audit findings and recommendations for specific action.
  • Provides working supervision to assigned auditors, including performance evaluations at completion of each audit.
  • Prepares and reviews work papers as basis for supporting work performed, conclusions drawn, and findings and recommendations included in audit report.
  • Remains abreast of current developments in auditing.
  • Conducts or assists in investigation of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations, determines cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.
  • Conducts information technology audits.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.
  • Assists in performing special reviews and analyses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


Internal Auditor II

Job Code: 506801

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area and 2-4 years of professional experience, preferably in an public auditing or consulting environment. Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Certified Information Systems Auditor is preferred.

Job Duties
  • Conducts less complex audits or parts of larger audits involving accounting, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate accrediting standards and prescribed departmental policies.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and their compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.
  • Provides input for, and assists in, drafting of audit reports, development of audit findings and recommendations for specific remedial actions.
  • Prepares work papers to support work performed, findings, and recommendations included in audit reports.
  • Assists in investigations of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations to determine their cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.
  • Remain abreast of current developments in auditing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


More information on all these positions:
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/careers/index.html

or, contact our HR rep Charlotte Williams – charlotte.williams@utsouthwestern.edu



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