November 2019 eNews

December Monthly Meeting

When: Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8:00am – 12:00pm

Where: UTD – Naveen Jindal School of Management

800 W Campbell Rd

Richardson, Texas 75080

Registration is now open for the 2019 December Monthly Meeting. This will be our first joint meeting with the Institute of Management Accounting-DFW Chapter. We are truly excited about this new partnership.

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Yellow Book Training

Ft. Worth IIA Chapter is opening their full-day Yellow Book training on December 13, 2019 to the Dallas Chapter. The GAO’s 2018 Yellow Book (Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards) sets a high bar for government auditors.  In this eight-hour course they will apply foundational concepts and requirements such as auditor independence, competence, and quality control to our engagements.  This will be a refresher of all Yellow Book standards applicable to performance audits, with specific emphasis on the changes in the 2018 revision. They will also address new internal control documentation and reporting standards.

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UT Dallas

The semester is in full swing with midterms complete and fall break on its way!

For student chapter receptions, it was our pleasure to host Moss Adams, Stinnett & Associates, PwC, Core-Mark, TD Ameritrade, Ernst & young, Weaver, and JPMorgan Chase!  We would like to thank these firms for taking the time out of their busy schedules to speak with our chapter members.

The 8th Annual Super Conference was a success!  We would like to thank all who contributed to making it happen, specifically our student chapter volunteers for their time and effort in helping ensure that everything was operating smoothly for our attendees.

This month for Student Spotlight, we would like to present two of our chapter members, Chenyang Hu and Michael Ross!  They are both outstanding members and represent some of our top students with their accomplishments and drive for internal audit.  Find out more about these students and their passion for internal audit below!

Chenyang Hu

Background: I was born in a small town in Shaanxi, China, where I spent my childhood with my grandparents in the countryside. I moved to Shenzhen with my parents when I was eight years old. Ten years later I moved to Nanjing and lived there for four years to get a bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Nanjing Audit University. In 2017, I came to UT Dallas to pursue my master’s degrees – Accounting and Information Technology Management.

Why Internal Audit?: Right after I decided to come to UT Dallas, I heard so much from the students talking about the IAEP program and the internal audit class. Most of the comments were: “It is a tough class.” “You will drop it.” “You won’t pass.” Ironically, these comments came from the students who never even took the class. On the other hand, those who actually took the class told me: “It was the best class I have ever taken.” “I got so much from it.” “You will not regret it.” So, I figured the best way to know was to try it for myself. Although I was not even sure what internal audit really involved, I was determined that I wanted to try it. It turned out to be the best decision I have ever made. There was no specific moment that I discovered my passion for internal audit. It was an accumulation of the lectures I heard, the cases I participated in, and most importantly, the people I met that made me realize that internal audit was my career path. As it also turns out, I even was able to receive a full-time position with my dream company, Ernst and Young, when I graduate.


  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (awaiting certification)
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management Dean’s Impact Scholarship

Internal Audit Experience

  • University of Texas at Dallas: Internal Audit Intern

Michael Ross

Background: I was born in Denver, CO, but grew up in Dallas, TX and am a proud Texas Longhorn. I earned my B.A. in Government and Sociology with Special Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. After working for the Texas State Senate for several years, I returned to school to study accounting. I am currently attending the University of Texas at Dallas where I will complete M.S. in Accounting and plan to sit for the CPA exam in Fall 2020.

Why Internal Audit?: I discovered internal audit by chance after attending a UT Dallas IIA/ISACA/ACFE Student Chapter meeting and it has opened so many opportunities. Internal audit resonates with my instinct to protect others from financial harm and allows me to apply my public service background in a way that is professionally empowering. I also appreciate internal audit for its broad, methodical approach to problem solving that can be applied in business as well as other areas of study. Internal audit helped me to find my place in the accounting profession.


  • Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) Training Certificate Recipient
  • Sociology Honors Program Graduate (Undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin)

Internal Audit Experience

  • Santander Consumer USA, Inc.: Internal Audit Intern
  • J.C. Penney Company, Inc.: Internal Audit Intern
  • Fort Worth Independent School District Fort Worth: Internal Audit Intern

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