2020 February Meeting


Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm (CPA Ethics Training 1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Location: UTD – Naveen Jindal School of Management (800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, Texas 75080)

No prerequisites required
4 Hours Continuing Professional Education

Six Sigma for Auditors

This workshop provides an opportunity for auditors to learn about important Six Sigma concepts and how to apply Six Sigma tools to their existing audit work. These tools enable quantitative approaches to scoping, planning, testing, and continuous monitoring of risk. Participants will gain a broad understanding of several essential Six Sigma tools, as well as an effective
manner to present their quantitatively supported findings in the context of audit work. This session is highly practical, focused on tool application and interpretation.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

After completing this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize Opportunities to use effective Six Sigma-based approaches to more effectively and efficiently perform standard audit tasks
  • Scope audits quantitatively using the FMEA tool and Pareto principle
  • Understand confidence levels associated with sample testing results and how to express appropriate conclusions in audit reporting
  • Understand concept of “Normal Variation” vs.“Special Cause Variation” and how it applies to interpretation of results

Ken Ramaley, Managing Director and founder of Ramaley Group, is a risk management professional with 15 years of experience in Risk Management and advanced analytics. Ken holds the CIA and CRMA certifications and has worked extensively in the application of analytical methods related to audit functions. He holds a patent for an advanced audit sampling methodology and has launched a highly effective automated audit testing practice in the financial services industry, which has been heralded as best-in-class.

Ken has an extensive background in Six Sigma process improvement methodologies, serving as a Master Black Belt at General Electric, Prudential, and Bank of America. 



Speed Interviewing Event

Join us for our annual Speed Interviewing Event immediately following the February monthly Dallas IIA meeting. You’ll be giving back to the profession by conducting quick (5-7 minutes) interviews of current internal audit students which allows them experience interfacing with experienced professionals.

Please use the link below to sign-to volunteer for the Dallas IIA Speed Interviewing Event:

Event Details

When: 12 pm to 1 pm on February 7th (Directly after our monthly meeting)

Where: Naveen Jindal School of Management – UT Dallas

Special Note: Lunch will be provided for volunteers!

For more details please contact Daniel Collier at Daniel.collier@enlink.com

Ethics for Texas CPA’s: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Registration cost for Afternoon Session only: $55 – Members and $65 – Non Members

(Boxed lunch will be provided for attendees)

Course description: A CPA is challenged in today’s work world to not only serve his/her client or employer but also to protect the public interest by ensuring that there is transparency in financial reporting or there is fair administration of the tax laws.  In balancing the two interests, a CPA may find him or herself in an ethical dilemma. This course covers not only basic ethical frameworks, but also specific rules governing CPA practice and responsibilities. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can put his or her ethics into action.

Attendees will learn the following:

  • To educate licensees in ethics of professional accounting as Texas CPAs.
  • To convey the intent of the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in the performance of professional accounting services/work, not to adhere to the mere technical compliance of such rules.
  • To assist the Texas CPA in applying ethical judgment in interpreting the rules and determining public interest. Public interest should be placed ahead of self-interest, even if it means a loss of job or client.
  • To review and discuss the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct and their implications for persons in a variety of practices, including:
    • CPAs in client practice of public accountancy who perform attest and non-attest services.
    • CPAs employed in industry who provide internal accounting and auditing services.
    • CPAs employed in education or in government accounting or auditing.


Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, a full-time Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas since 2010, has also served as an expert witness in multi-million dollar cases involving tax litigation and accounting malpractice. She is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993. She has presented ethics seminars across the nation for both CPAs and lawyers and has maintained a private practice specializing in Taxation for the past 25 years

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