eNews - December 2014

The President’s Message

Greetings Dallas Chapter!  Our 3rd Annual Dallas IIA Super Conference was a tremendous success. I would like to express my gratitude to the conference steering committee, our sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and the roughly 800 attendees who came together to make this event so special.  Without the support of each and every one of you, this outstanding event would not be possible.

Speaking of outstanding events, our next monthly meeting will be December 4th and it will feature speaker John Hall.   John is an accomplished audit professional, author, and speaker and he will lead each of the day’s three sessions! Split in to three parts, John’s topic will be “How to Audit…..Better! Field Tested Ideas for Use on Every Audit.” The day’s course should be exciting and informative regardless of your level of experience in internal audit. 

The December meeting will be held at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. Please follow the link http://www.cvent.com/d/g4qyxd/4W to register now! Don’t miss out on this outstanding event! 

Joseph Mauriello
2014/15 President – Dallas IIA

December 4, 2014

John Hall, CPA

Lunch Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch to be served at 11:40 am
Registration at 10:00am or 11:30 am

(Continuation of) How to Audit… Better! Field-Tested Ideas for Use on Every Audit
John Hall, CPA

Objectives:  This is a program for auditors who want to make a difference, improve their skills, and advance their career. It's based on a field-tested System to Audit Better!

Better tomorrow than today, better next week than this week, better next year than now! 

Planned content includes:

  • The Pillars of Better! Auditing
  • Better! audit planning, project execution, and results: Steps to follow on every audit
  • How using Root Cause Analysis will increase the usefulness of your findings
  • Incorporating Internal Consulting Skills on every audit project
  • How to present yourself as the expert you are
  • How to communicate ideas that generate action
  • Altering personal behavior to increase effectiveness

No prerequisites required

John Hall, CPA, is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of The Anti-Fraud Toolkit and the award-winning book “Do What You Can! Simple Steps –Extraordinary Results”

John specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for management groups, government and internal auditors, CPAs, and professional associations. He also coaches business and audit professionals in how increase their effectiveness, clarify and meet their business and personal goals, and move their career forward.

Mr. Hall has 35 years of experience as a consultant, speaker, auditor and business owner. He has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting firms. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


10:30 am - 11:30 am
Registration at 10:00am or 11:30am

How to Audit…Better! Field-Tested Ideas for Use on Every Audit
John Hall, CPA

Objective:  This is a program for auditors who want to make a difference, improve their skills, and advance their career. It's based on a field-tested System to Audit Better!
Better tomorrow than today, better next week than this week, better next year than now!

Planned content includes:

  • The Pillars of Better! Auditing
  • Better! audit planning, project execution, and results: Steps to follow on every audit
  • How using Root Cause Analysis will increase the usefulness of your findings
  • Incorporating Internal Consulting Skills on every audit project
  • How to present yourself as the expert you are
  • How to communicate ideas that generate action
  • Altering personal behavior to increase effectiveness

No prerequisites required.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.

See Robert's bio under the Lunch meeting section.

Post Meeting
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Registration at 10:00am or 11:30am

(Continuation of) How to Audit…Better! Field-Tested Ideas for Use on Every Audit
John Hall, CPA

Objective:  This is a program for auditors who want to make a difference, improve their skills, and advance their career. It's based on a field-tested System to Audit Better!

Better tomorrow than today, better next week than this week, better next year than now! 

Planned content includes:

  • The Pillars of Better! Auditing
  • Better! audit planning, project execution, and results: Steps to follow on every audit
  • How using Root Cause Analysis will increase the usefulness of your findings
  • Incorporating Internal Consulting Skills on every audit project
  • How to present yourself as the expert you are
  • How to communicate ideas that generate action
  • Altering personal behavior to increase effectiveness

No prerequisites required.

See Robert's bio under the Lunch meeting section.

Meeting Location

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel
900 E. Lookout Drive · Richardson, Texas 75082

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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 on Friday, November 28, 2014.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Current Cancellation date: 5:00p Friday, May 8, 2015

  • You can cancel online until the current cancellation date and receive 100% refund. If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.
  • The substitute may be required to pay an additional fee which would depend on their membership status (Member, Student Member or Non-Member). To cancel your registration after the cancellation date, please send an email to CANCEL@dallasiia.org .

Chapter News

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This year is the Dallas IIA’s 65th Anniversary, and we encourage you to celebrate with us this year at our monthly meetings and conferences! Please use the hashtag #DIIA65 to post about this incredible anniversary. We encourage you to submit Dallas IIA photos, stories, memories, or anything else using the hashtag #DIIA65, so that we may celebrate together!

"Thanks for another record setting year!"
Greg Estes, 2014 Super Conference Chair

  • 800+ Registrants
  • 25 Sponsors
  • 8 Program Tracks
  • 48 Speakers
  • 55 Volunteers

News from UT Dallashttp://som.utdallas.edu/iaep

After a successful 3rd Super Conference, the UT Dallas IIA/ISACA/ACFE student chapter and their members are now working towards the 10th Annual Fraud Summit, which is to be held on the 26th and 27th of March, 2015! We are pleased to announce that James D. Ratley: President and CEO of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and alumni of the University of Texas at Dallas will return as a keynote speaker. Registration opens November 1st and similar to past years, we expect to sell out during the early registration period.

The UT Dallas IIA/ISACA/ACFE continues to hold receptions during November that included: Synchrony Financial, Grant Thornton, and Kimberly Clark.   In addition, many of our students are currently interviewing and securing internships and full-time positions for the spring and summer 2015.  If you are interested in hiring any of our members, please see our online resume book at: https://www.utdallasiia.com.  We are beginning to plan the spring schedule for corporate receptions, site visits, and other opportunities for students to network with professionals.  If you would like to work closer with the program please contact Mark Salamasick at mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu


IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation has issued three research reports that are a free download for IIA members.  These include:
·         Cybersecurity: What the Board of Directors Needs to Ask
·         Internal Audit Capabilities and Performance Levels in the Public Sector
·         Job Satisfaction for Internal Auditors: How to Retain Top Talent
The reports can be downloaded free at the following links:




Toys for Tots Drive

Last year, the Dallas Chapter filled an entire collection box with toys and donated over $150 to Toys for Tots.   The Officer Team and Board of Governors wants to continue to make the holidays a little brighter for local children.  Please bring new/unwrapped toys to the December monthly meeting.  Monetary donations are also welcome. 

Remember, “A Child’s smile is one of life’s greatest blessings.” Unknown Author.

Membership News

Welcome, New Members!

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new member who joined the Chapter:

Kelly Nzali

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

Weaver  (11/17/14)

Weaver is a Texas-based regional accounting and consulting firm that has been in continuous practice for over 60 years. Weaver serves clients in all industries with comprehensive services, including audit, tax and advisory services.  Weaver's client base includes private and publicly held business enterprises, local governments, municipalities, nonprofits, wealthy families and executives.

At Weaver, 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.

Information Technology – Senior Associate I or Senior Associate II

Position Summary:

The IT Advisory Senior Associate is responsible for the organization of day to day engagement activities, supervision of staff, and communication with the client. The IT Advisory Senior ensures the objectives of our field work are achieved.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with engagement planning activities related to assigned engagements and assist in designing engagement-specific audit approach
  • Plan, perform, and deliver work independently with limited supervision on smaller engagements
  • Research accounting treatment for issues on audit engagements, propose solutions and consult with experienced staff as necessary
  • Prioritize and manage multiple assignments of varying sizes and complexity within given timeframe and budget
  • Exhibit initiative in ensuring follow through of open items and issues through completion
  • Develop and assist in the training of other staff; create an environment that fosters learning
  • Consistently assume responsibility for assigned engagements under the supervision of more experienced staff and perform assurance procedures and/or communicated engagement objectives with limited guidelines
  • Monitor and supervise progress of Associates, where applicable, and provide performance feedback as needed
  • Work diligently towards acquisition of CISA, CISSP, or CIA certifications and / or CPA license
  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance, or related
  • Master’s degree in information systems auditing, Accounting, Business, or Finance preferred
  • 2- 4 years or more equivalent experience (public accounting / external audit, internal audit, information technology and/or staff accountant responsibilities)
  • Knowledge of IT controls and how they affect the control environment.  COBIT, COSO, and related preferred
  • Understanding of systems infrastructure and security, connectivity, remote access, and data mining
  • Understanding of fundamental layers of information systems including network infrastructure, computer operating systems, database management systems, and computer applications
  • Experience supervising 1 to 3 or more individuals
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office product suite

Eagle Materials  (11/12/14)


Internal Audit Department
Staff Internal Auditor

Position Summary:

A candidate will be hired as an experienced Staff Internal Auditor who will assist the Senior Auditor, Manager and Director of Internal Audit in performing SOX and financial audits throughout the company as part of the fiscal audit plan.

The candidate must demonstrate a confident and well-developed communication style, both oral and written, that establishes credibility and facilitates clear understanding of audit issues.

Candidate should be focused on timely completion of tasks.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required (Accounting or Business Administration).
  • Eligible to pursue Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) accreditation
  • Minimum of 1-2 years internal auditing, general accounting or equivalent public accounting experience typically required
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 35%, domestically - required
  • Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents to apply for this position
  • Opportunity for advancement within the department or the company
Additional Qualifications
  • An independent self-starter with a professional image and manner, strong work ethic, high degree of motivation, and the ability to contribute positively to the team.  
  • Completes testing on assigned areas utilizing knowledge of basic accounting principles, auditing standards, business processes, Company policies, and relevant regulatory rules and regulations.
  • Documents work performed to support observations and conclusions utilizing established documentation protocol. Prepares exception summary and assists with the preparation and/or review of draft audit reports when requested. Responds accordingly to supervisor review and feedback.
  • Exhibit initiative and creative problem solving abilities
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Working knowledge of SOX and internal control systems

Note:  There is no relocation available for this position

About Eagle Materials, Inc.

Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP) is a leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of building materials including Portland cement, concrete and aggregates, gypsum wallboard and recycled paperboard.

The construction industry uses our products to build and renovate America's residential, commercial and industrial structures and to build and improve our country's public infrastructure.

Founded in 1964, we are the nation's fifth largest wallboard producer and the eighth largest cement manufacturer.


Eagle Materials, Inc. offers an excellent salary and benefits package including 401(K). Our health benefits include medical and dental insurance. Eagle Materials, Inc. also offers employees basic life and AD&D insurance.

Qualified candidates should contact Chris Mowery at cmowery@eaglematerials.com.  Eagle Materials, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fossil  (9/22/14)

Internal Auditor

Company Overview

Fossil Group is a global retailer specializing in the design, innovation and marketing of fashion lifestyle and accessory products. At the heart of Fossil Group's vision is a commitment to fostering creativity and delivering the best in design through its three core businesses: the Fossil brand; the Skagen brand; and a multi-brand watch portfolio business. This portfolio includes adidas, Armani Exchange, Burberry, Diesel, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Michele, Relic, Tory Burch and Zodiac. Fossil Group is constantly developing its businesses through core competencies in innovative branding, world-class design and dynamic global distribution.

Job Description

Fossil is searching for an Internal Auditor to join our growing team! This star candidate will assist external auditors with quarterly financial and internal controls testing evaluations. Additionally, this position will support Internal Audit management in the assessment of risks and controls as well as execution of SOX testing, and financial, operational and compliance audits. Other responsibilities will include working with management on special projects as necessary.

Required skills and Responsibilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 1-3 years of public accounting experience
  • CPA is required
  • Familiarity with SOX regulations required

All applicants should submit resumes to:  Ameea Bally (abally@fossil.com)

McKesson  (9/9/14)

#89665 Internal Controls Analyst

Saving lives starts with you. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers supply, technology and care management solutions to over 26,000 retail and 5,000 health system pharmacies nationwide. Our company includes three segments: Our domestic network of distribution centers ensures that our customers - and their patients - receive the right medicines and medical supplies at the right time. Our IT segment provides service and support for more than 2,400 systems in independent, chain, hospital, clinic and nursing-home pharmacies across the country. We work hard so that pharmacists can spend their time on patients - not paperwork. Our Center for Financial Services plays a critical role in ensuring that hospitals, pharmacies and retail chains receive pharmaceutical products quickly - usually within 24 hours. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

Current Need

The Supplier Processes Internal Controls team needs a new Control Analyst to partner with and support the Corporate Accounts Payable team within the McKesson Financial Center (MFC) shared services organization.  Reporting to the Senior Manager Controls and Supplier Risk, this individual‘s responsibilities center on evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls that mitigate risk and contribute to MFC's effectiveness and efficiency.  This individual must demonstrate strong initiative, excellent analysis, communications and collaboration skills as well as being knowledgeable of accounting and auditing practices.

Position Description
  • Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls for assigned processes and ensure that appropriate controls are in place for new business process or system changes
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) narratives are accurate, complete, and up-to-date for assigned areas (including creation of narratives for any new processes)
  • Oversee and perform SOX self-assessment and other testing, ensuring audit objectives and timelines are met and results documented appropriately
  • Lead coordination of McKesson Risk and Control Group (RCG), internal and external audit requests for assigned processes and serve as main point of contact with auditors
  • Address SOX deficiencies and audit findings and develop and implement remediations within established timelines
  • Manage quarterly SOX certifications
  • Perform control analyses of existing or new processes and presents recommendations to leadership
  • Partners with stakeholders in Expense Payables, USON Accounts Payable, Cash Disbursements and Payment Card Programs as well as Finance and Accounting.  
  • Lead or participate in other projects as assigned
Minimum Requirements

5+ years accounting experience

Critical Skills
  • Experience in auditing, internal audit, or internal control
  • Strong knowledge of internal control design and analysis or audit design and execution
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to create and deliver effective presentations and prepare process documentation.
  • Customer orientation towards internal and external stakeholders to meet and anticipate their needs and to build collaboration at all levels.
  • Intermediate skills on MS Excel and PowerPoint
Additional Knowledge & Skills
  • CPA or CIA preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple initiatives simultaneously across various business functions.
  • Knowledge of SAP, PeopleSoft or JD Edwards ERPs a plus
  • Strong problem solving and analysis with ability to clarify objectives, identifies root causes and looks for trends in data.
  • The ability to summarize key information and make a recommendation based on the data.

4-year degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

Benefits & Company Statement

We believe you should be rewarded for the important work you do. For that reason, you'll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package when you join our team.
It starts with you. That's a simple sentence but it says a lot. It reminds each one of us that what we do matters. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission - whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. By connecting and improving the business of healthcare, we're helping to ensure that millions of patients get the treatment they need. And by choosing a career with McKesson Pharmaceutical, you'll join a team of passionate people working together to improve lives and advance healthcare.

At McKesson, we believe we can empower healthcare. And it all starts with you.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer-minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

Aapplicants: Please submit your resume online at http://mckessonjobs.com/dallas/accounting/jobid6003359-internal-controls-analyst-jobs

Boy Scouts of America  (9/2/14)

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:

  • Serve as in-charge auditor, supervising other auditors.
  • 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%.


  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including: extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel 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.


  • 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.
  • 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

Dr Pepper Snapple Group  (8/28/14)



The Senior Corporate Auditor will work with key audit resources to complete assigned projects on schedule.

  • Assist the Manager or Director of Corporate Audit in performing company-wide annual risk assessments and in preparation and execution of the annual audit plan
  • Responsible for executing projects and supervising staff auditors on complex audits, assisting in the performance of critical project management duties including supervising staff auditors,  planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing, reporting the work of audit teams, providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements, and information technology skills
  • Execute projects and supervise staff auditors on assignments related to operational auditing, financial auditing, and SOX compliance for an SEC public reporting company
  • Maintain corporate audit independence and objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and value-adding business partnerships;
  • Assist in the development and supervise audit staff in the execution of corporate audit procedures, schedules, priorities, and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals
  • Prepare audit reports using sound writing skills
  • Participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the Manager or Director of Corporate Audit and management
  • Ensure that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by management and that a subsequent audit report is issued promptly
  • Ensure that all agreed recommendations are subsequently implemented
  • Stay abreast of best practices and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company
  • Position involves travel for up to 30-35 percent of the time, including international travel
Analytical Rigor Decision Making Skills
Information Monitoring Communication
Work Standards Applied Learning
Tenacity Strategic Decision Making
Change Management Building Partnerships
  • Bachelor degree in finance or accounting from an accredited college or university
  • Three years audit experience
    • One year of supervisory experience
    • Two years’ experience in public accounting (preferably Big 4) or Fortune 500 corporation
    • One year SOX 404 requirements/risk assessment methodologies
    • One year experience working with SEC publicly traded companies
  • CPA or CIA candidacy required

Interested parties can apply at: https://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1408527&src=JB-10200 or go to www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com and search for job # 1408527 under Careers.

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