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AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter May 2010 Editor: Erica Lash Issue: May 2010 LUNCHEON PROGRAM THWEDNESDAY, MAY 5 “Building Fraud Risk Assessment LUNCHEON MENU into Audit Planning” TH Speaker: WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 John J Hall CPA, President, Hall Consulting, Inc. AGENDA: Registration 11:30am Green Salad Lunch and Speaker 12:00pm Door Prizes/Adjourn 1:50pm Apple Cranberry Salad LOCATION: Pasta Salad Biltmore Hotel, 408-988-8411 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA (Montague Expressway @101) Roasted Red Potatoes & Steamed Vegetables IIA Members $30 Non-members $35 Lemon Herb Chicken Students, Retirees & Unemployed $25 Grilled Tilapia REGISTRATION METHOD ONLINE: Dessert and Beverages RSVP by Monday, May 3 , 2010 Page 1 of 9 AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter May 2010 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Greetings San Jose Members and Friends, Please join us for our next monthly lunch meeting and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Our speaker will be Mr. John Hall, a professional speaker, seminar instructor and business consultant. John’s lunch topic will focus on building fraud risk assessment into audit planning. The ...



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May 2010
Issue: May 2010
Green Salad Apple Cranberry Salad Pasta Salad Roasted Red Potatoes & Steamed Vegetables Lemon Herb Chicken Grilled Tilapia
AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter
Editor: Erica Lash
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LUNCHEONPROGRAMTH WEDNESDAY,MAY5“Building Fraud Risk Assessment into Audit Planning” Speaker: John J Hall CPA, President, Hall Consulting, Inc. AGENDA:Registration 11:30am Lunch and Speaker 12:00pm Door Prizes/Adjourn 1:50pmLOCATION:  Biltmore Hotel, 408-988-8411  2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA  (Montague Expressway @101) IIA Members $30 Non-members $35 Students, Retirees & Unemployed $25 REGISTRATION METHOD ONLINE: rd Please RSVP by Monday, May 3 , 2010
Dessert and Beverages
AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter
May 2010
PRESIDENTSMESSAGEGreetings San Jose Members and Friends, Please join us for our next monthly lunch meeting and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Our speaker will be Mr. John Hall, a professional speaker, seminar instructor and business consultant. John’s lunch topic will focus on building fraud risk assessment into audit planning. The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) outlines at least five standards related to fraud and the internal auditor’s role in detecting, preventing, and monitoring fraud risks and addressing those risks in audits and investigations. Please register online at Monday, May 3rd, 2010. Walk-in registration may be limited by space available so pre-registration is strongly advised. Also on May 5, John will be holding a full day program at the Biltmore, scheduled around our lunch meeting, entitled “Fraud Issues & Answers for Internal Auditors: The Auditor’s Role in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Handling. Details are available on our web site atwww.theiia-sj.orgnote that registration for the. Please th full day session with Hall Consulting does not include lunch. Registration for the May 5 chapter lunch meeting must be made separately. th The May 5 lunch meeting is also our Annual Meeting where we will vote on the election of the Chapter’s Board of Governors and Officers for the year June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011. Registered members of the San Jose Chapter were sent a Notice of Annual Meeting by e-mail on April 24, 2010. Want to stay connected regarding upcoming IIA meetings, seminars and conferences from our three Bay Area chapters, as well as learn about the most relevant topics? Join the Bay Area IIA LinkedIn Group! This is a great way to connect with other local Internal Audit professionals and keep on top of what is happening not only in your local chapter, but in the other Bay Area chapters as well. If you have an account with LinkedIn just:  Go to Groups > click on Group Directory > enter inThe Bay Area IIAin the search box, or  Go to this link, then click the yellow box ‘Join Group’. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, it’s easy to join and it’s FREE! Go to, enter in your information to start the account process, and follow the instructions above. Please visit our chapter web sitewww.theiia-sj.orgfor the latest in chapter resources, including speaker’s presentations and materials, when available. As always, I welcome any constructive comments regarding the chapter to build on our past successes and maintain a vibrant chapter that provides value to our members. Joe Cooney President IIA San Jose Chapter
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AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter May 2010 TH MAY5 ,2010LUNCHEON“BUILDINGFRAUDRISKASSESSMENTINTOAUDITPLANNINGTopic Description: When will it stop! The fraud handling expectations placed on internal auditors seem to grow each year. Managers expect that audit groups possess and can effectively deploy fraud expertise. Yet most auditors acknowledge that handling misconduct and fraud issues, while interesting, is an area of great uncertainty and risk. Inherent in any risk-based approach to auditing is the need to effectively identify and assess the risks of fraud and misconduct. Topics covered in this session include: The internal auditor’s role in fraud risk management How to brainstorm fraud risks in an audit setting How to document the impact of fraud risks in the audit program Putting real action behind the concept of Professional Skepticism How to sell fraud risk management ideas to managers and their staff The May luncheon event is presented in conjunction with the full day seminar “Fraud Issues & Answers for Internal Auditors: The Auditor’s Role in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Handling”. Please visitwww.hallconsulting.bizfor seminar registration details. Speaker: John Hall is the president of Hall Consulting, Inc. Hall Consulting specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for internal auditors, CPAs, management groups and professional associations. He has been leading programs for the IIA for 20 years. John’s personal specialty is business risk auditing, mitigation and controls. He also works extensively in the areas of fraud risk management, compliance reviews of construction and related contract services, and behavior and leadership skills development for audit professionals. Mr. Hall has over 30 years of experience as a consultant, speaker and business owner and in public accounting, internal auditing, and corporate management positions. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
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AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter May 2010 SAVE-THE-DATEEVENTSIIASanJoseSeminar:“FraudIssues&AnswersforInternalAuditors:TheAuditor’sRoleinFraudPrevention,DetectionandHandling”Date:Wednesday,May5,2010Time:8:00am5:00pmLocation:BiltmoreHotel,2151LaurelwoodRd,SantaClara,CAst st Price:$125byApril1 ,$150afterApril1Register:www.hallconsulting.bizCPECredits:8IMAPaloAltoChapterTechnicalTraining:"GlobalInformationSecurityThreats&PCIComplianceMatters"Date:May18,2010Time:6:15pm9:30pm;ThreeCPEhours(Dinnerincluded)Location:TheDomainHotel,1085EastElCaminoReal,Sunnyvale,CAWebsite:,April30thIMAPaloAltoChapterTrainingWorkshop:“Excel2007Training”th th nd Dates:May8 ,15and22 ,2010Time:8:30am4:00pmLocation:TheDomainHotel,1085EastElCaminoReal,Sunnyvale,CAWebsite:"EthicsforCPA's"Date:June5,2010Timeandother:8:00am1:00pm;FourCPEhours;$35Location:TheDomainHotel,1085EastElCaminoReal,Sunnyvale,CAWebsite:FORADAY:SPRINGEDITIONThe San Jose Chapter is once again sponsoring the very popular “Auditor for a Day” program. Sponsors are needed for this very rewarding and meaningful event designed to expose local San Jose State and Santa Clara University students to the Internal Audit profession. Hosts have tremendous latitude to create a ½ day agenda for the on site visit for their assigned students. st th The site visit can be held on any day from April 1 through May 5 that is most convenient for the host th company. Additionally, the host company will sponsor their students attendance at the May 5 San Jose IIA meeting. If you have any questions about the program or are interested in hosting from 1-4 students, please contact Lynn Falbo, Academic Relations Chair.lfalbo@wrcas.comPage 4 of 9
AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter May 2010 DOORPRIZEDRAWINGThe winners from the April 2010 meeting: Card HolderGao Wu Wine Leanne Wang Collector Coin Ana Diaz Please join us at the May 2010 luncheon meeting - make sure to drop your business card in the door prize drawing bowl on the registration table for your chance to win! CHANGEOFADDRESS If your name, address, title, company and/or job phone information needs to be updated, please let us know by calling Customer Service at International Headquarters (407) 830-7600.IIA San Jose Chapter’s Mailing Address: Attention: Karen McCoy, Treasurer PO Box 4962 Santa Clara, CA 95056 MEMBERSHIPMATTERSNew for Members This Year! Visit the re-designed IIA website @www.theiia.orgAn opportunity to earn valuable CPEs through complimentary member-only webinars andInternal Auditormagazine quizzes, as well as access to webinar archives and presentations. A new member print publication calledIIA Todaythat will keep you informed about internal audit news and what’s happening at The IIA in guidance, research, and professional development. Free access to new practice advisories and practice guides on topics such as corporate social responsibility, IT governance, and assessing risk management, as well as a new series of GTAG webinars. Lower pricing on world-class conferences and seminars around the country. Continued advocacy to elevate the profession among regulators, standard-setting bodies, the media and other key stakeholders who influence the future of internal auditing. The January launch of a cleaner, simplified, and more content-rich IIA Web site home page, giving you the most timely and relevant information in an easy-to-navigate format. Full implementation of the Audit Executive Center, serving the multi-faceted needs of chief audit executives. A “member gift” program that provides deep discounts on IIA services and complimentary products on a quarterly basis. Continuation of special member discounts from such companies as GEICO and Omni Hotels. Live customer service chat capability on The IIA’s Web site to easily answer questions and resolve your issues.
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AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter May 2010 The San Jose Chapter's Member Directory (2009) has been posted in the "Members Only/Member Library" section of our chapter's web site. Please maintain accurate information by logging on to the IIA's home web site and Updating your Profile. Welcome to our new and returning members: TerryAllenCityofOaklandMonishaSabnisMarkValadeAppliedMaterialsIncGaoWuAviatNetworksNotice: IIA Bridge Membership Program for Unemployed Members in the U.S. IIA members in the U.S. who are unemployed due to the current economic environment and are actively seeking employment may apply to The IIA Bridge Membership Program. Program components are: One-time, one-year complimentary individual membership, and Online access only to Internal Auditor Magazine. To qualify for Bridge Membership, you must be an active member of The IIA for the past two or more years and actively seeking employment. To take advantage of this opportunity, you will need to download the application form and submit a written request certifying you are unemployed and meet the qualifications of the program. All documents and any questions about this program should be sent to: your current IIA member number. CHAPTERLEADERSHIPOFFICERS PresidentJoe Cooney 1st VP / Programsmmcshannic@deloitte.comMeghan McShannic 2nd VP / Seminarssskoning@deloitte.comSandra Koning SecretaryWendy Roberts TreasurerKaren McCoy Past Presidentedwardcpitts@comcast.netEd Pitts Past PresidentPrincy Jain GOVERNORS1 Herzel Ashkenazi 2 Susan Insley 3 Wayne Masters 4 Phil Roush 5 Gus Shea Page 6 of 9
AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter May 2010 6 Alisanne Gilmore-Allen 7 Tom Austin 8 Lynn Falbo 9 Farah Faruqi 10 Robin Opheim 11 TBD 12 Peggy Wiley COMMITTEE CHAIRS Meeting Registrar Brian Mark SeminarsTBDEditor, Historian Robin Opheim Program Evaluations Robert Valenciano Awards and Prizes Robert Valenciano Hospitality Robin Opheim Academic Relations Lynn Falbo AuditTBDAuditTales Editor Erica Lash Membership Tonia Bloom Speakers BureauTBDCPDs Elvin Lee Webmaster Andy Wang Meeting Attendance Brian Mark CIA Claire Gao Member Survey Robert Valenciano
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AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter JOBPOSTINGSCity of Palo Alto – Office of the City Auditor Senior Performance Auditor POSTINGDATE:3/22/10
City of Palo Alto – Office of the City Auditor
Palo Alto, CA
Lynda Brouchoud, City Auditor
May 2010
Senior Performance Auditor, expected salary range: $86,193  $114,924 per year
Performance Auditors conduct challenging and multifaceted work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of City government services and programs, including:Gather and analyze complex data of our City operations and services.Apply knowledge of performance measurement, budgeting, public administration, and generally accepted governmental auditing standards.Evaluate internal controls to identify areas of risk and document areas for improvement.Develop and execute audit programs, conduct fieldwork, and document findings in work papers.Develop and communicate audit findings, along with recommendations for improvement, to City management and staff.
Write and present reports to the Palo Alto City Council identifying audit findings and recommendations.Maintain a professional rapport with management and work to ensure recommendations are implemented.Manage and prioritize assignments to meet department work plan goals and deadlines.Maintain integrity and objectivity throughout their assignments, and model ethical behavior for the organization.
Completion of undergraduate degree in business, accounting, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university, with at least ten semester units of finance, accounting, economics, or statistics. Two years of professional performance auditing, analytical or similar work experience. Government sector experience preferred. An advanced degree or professional certification may be substituted for the required years of professional experience.CIA and master’s degree in public administration or public policy are highly desirable. See our job posting for further details.
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AudiTales – IIA San Jose Chapter May 2010 COMPANY The Office of the City Auditor’s mission is, "To promote honest, efficient, effective, and fully DESCRIPTION: accountable City government." We are a small, but highprofile and respected office. We independently assess and report on City operations and services. Through performance audits, ongoing reviews, and special projects, the Office of the City Auditor provides valuable information to assist the City Council in its decisionmaking process. The Office of the City Auditor also provides important performance information through our annual survey of residents and reporting of the City’s Service Efforts and Accomplishments. We strive to identify more effective and efficient ways to deliver services, while also saving taxpayer dollars.ALL JOB POSTINGS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FLYERS ARE FREE OF CHARGE FOR INTERNAL AUDIT AND COMPLIANCE RELATED JOB POSTINGS PLEASE CONTACT SHOULD YOU BE INTERESTED. THANK YOU!
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