IIA Florida West Coast Chapter Audit Scope Volume 36, Issue 3 January, 2002 President’s Letter I hope this letter find you all in good health and spirits. I have been very impressed to date with the quality of the speakers for the first two seminars. We continue to make every attempt to raise the bar on the quality of these programs and I hope you have found this to hold true. The officers of our chapter welcome your feedback and continue to try to address all of your concerns/feedback. We recently received word that Tom Salzman (speaker for 2/5 presentation) had a death in the family and cannot present the planned topic on the planned date/time in February. As a chapter we would like to offer our condolences to Tom at this difficult time. We are currently attempting to replace the speaker and maintain our current date/time at the Rusty Pelican. Please be sure to pay close attention to the revised seminar information (in this newsletter) for the specifics. As always, the web site will also have the most current seminar information posted for your review (www.tampabayiia.org). I am very excited to let you know that I will be meeting with Chuck Short (District Director) this Friday (1/18) for a district leadership meeting. This will serve as another opportunity to discuss some of the successful programs that we have been able to put together within our local chapter. Veronica Johnson, Field Services Manager (CIA), will also be present from the IIA headquarters in Orlando. I will also take this opportunity to learn more about what other chapters are doing to improve our Chapter Operations, Membership Growth and Academic Relations. I would like to once again emphasize the importance of our volunteers within the chapter. Please join me in thanking each one of our officers, governors and committee volunteers for the countless hours the put in every month to make our chapter great. In addition, we always have openings for existing members that want to take on a grea ter volunteer role within the chapter. Please feel free to contact any of the officers at any time to discuss potential new opportunities. We are also available at the seminar programs to discuss your getting involved in chapter operations. Our chapter continues to emphasize and support the IIA Certification programs. There are a number of IIA Certifications that are offered for each of to achieve including the Certification in Control Self Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Audit Professional (CGAP) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). For those of you who plan to make a career within Internal Audit, these programs are highly recommended to further develop your technical expertise in the field of Internal Audit. I can attest that the certifications I have personally achieved (CPA, CIA) have significantly impacted my career in a very positive manner. I would assume that many of your employers would also reimburse a good amount of these expenditures. I challenge each of you to set your goals high a nd achieve as many of these designations as possible. Please feel free to contact me directly at (941) 907-7608 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Thank you. Brian Makowski Don’t Miss the February 5th Seminar February 5, 2002 Rusty Pelican 8:30-5:00 2425 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa Paul J. Sanchez Professional Trainer & Consultant Paul J. Sanchez, CPA, CBA conducts a CPA practice in Port Washington, NY. He is also the owner of Professional Service Associates, a consulting and professional training and development business. He was an Assistant Professor at Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus as well as an adjunct lecturer at City University of New York (C.U.N.Y.). Prior to starting his own business, Paul was the Vice President-Professional Development for the Audit Division of a regional bank and the Director of Professional Practices and Vice President of a money center bank, where he directed the professional practice development and the training of professional auditors. Paul also supervised the audits of the money center bank’s Treasury activities including investing, trading and asset-liability management. Paul was also on the technical staff of the Auditing Standards and Examinations Divisions of the AICPA. He practiced public accounting in the New York office of Deloitte, where he also was involved as a firm recruiter and in-house professional development instructor. He is also part owner and the auditing seminar leader for Person/Wolinsky CPA Review Courses, a company that prepares candidates to pass the Uniform CPA Examination. Topics: 1. The Overall Approach to a Systems -Based Audit in the morning. This course, designed for audit management and staff, provides an overview of the internal auditor's "bread and butter" job - the audit of accounting systems and related internal control policies and procedures (i.e. internal control). It emphasizes a logical, step-by-step professional approach to systems-based audits. Actual experience is used to illustrate what is expected of the auditor at each step of the systems based audit. This course gives participants an important view of what senior management believes internal auditors are doing on a day-to- day basis. It will give participants at all levels the knowledge they need to know what they are doing and how it fits into the overall audit plan. 2. The Internal Auditor's Use of Sampling in the afternoon. This course is for all levels of auditors. It gives internal auditors the knowledge they need to use statistical and non-statistical "sampling" on-the- job. It de-emphasizes much of the theoretical mathematical background and statistical jargon. It takes the mystery and mathematical mystique out of the sampling process. It promotes both statistical and non- statistical sampling and provides practical cases on when and how to use each. This course shows how sampling can be a valuable tool that lets the auditor gather enough evidence to support conclusions. The seminar will be held at the Rusty Pelican, 2425 Rocky Point Drive. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. Bring a sweater or jacket as room temperature can vary. IIA members not enrolled in the corporate/advance plan will be charged $125 per seminar and non- members will be charged $150 per seminar. These prices include seminar admission and lunch. Please contact Steve Cuppett at 813-974-2705 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invoice, or if you have any other questions about seminar prices. Information on upcoming seminars is now available at the Chapter’s website at www.tampabayiia.org. Don’t forget to RSVP in advance of each seminar, and for your added convenience we are now offering on-line registration at our web-site location. You can also reserve space for one of our seminars by contacting Betty Hankins at (813) 289-5018. Speakers Needed for Upcoming ISACA Seminars The Florida West Coast ISACA chapter is looking for a few good speakers for our March 2002 seminar. The seminar is scheduled for 2 days, and it is slated for ten topics (1.5 hour sessions) at the USF Tampa Campus. Our members have expressed an interest in hearing about the following topics: E-commerce Fire Walls System Implementation Project Management LANS/WANS Privacy Computer Forensics Internet systems/services Oracle Database Auditing vs Consulting The seminar dates are March 20th, 21st, and 22. Our four open time spots are Wednesday March 20th, 8:30-10 and 10:20-12. Thursday March 21st, 2:50-4:30 and Friday March 22nd, 10:20-12. We are also looking for someone to speak at a meeting scheduled for July 2002. For the July seminar we are targeting finding someone to speak on telecommunications. For more information please call or email Mark R. Kolman at (813) 276-8100 ext. 7643 or email@example.com. IIA Privacy and Security Conference in February 2002 The Institute of Internal Auditors Privacy and Security Conference is coming to Orlando February 4-6. This new conference will provide timely information on privacy and security in the workplace and offer methods to mitigate risk in an ever-changing environment. Special Offer! As a Florida IIA chapter member, receive $150 off the registration fee. Here are just a few highlights of this year's Conference: Hear from experts and practitioners from influential organizations such CitiGroup, Microsoft, New York Life, Prudential Financial, Checkfree, and the Privacy Council. A wide-variety of sessions: Privacy rules from an audit perspective, protecting against cyber attacks, the latest information on HIPAA compliance, online communication privacy, performing security assessments and many more. Don't miss this opportunity, register today! For complete information or to reg ister go to Privacy and Security Conference at the IIA website: www.theiia.org IIA FLORIDA WEST COAST CHAPTER UPCOMING SEMINAR IN 2002 April 2, 2002 Rusty Pelican 8:30-5:00 2425 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa Service Level Management in Complex Networking Environments Ellen Hufnagel, Ph.D. Ellen Hufnagel is a professor at University of South Florida. Her presentation will introduce the topic of service level management, which is an emerging discipline aimed at ensuring the availability of networked applications and the quality of service. Control Self Assessment Ed Ettorre CISA, CCSA, CTM Ed Ettorre is the IT Audit Manager at Raymond James and Associates, Inc. Mr. Ettorre will compare control self-assessment and its practical uses to traditional auditing. Change of Address? Changes in status or address must be made through the IIA Headquarters to appear in our Chapter’s directory. Please make sure you communicate changes in employer, address, etc. to Donna Wiley at the IIA Headquarters; 249 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701-4201. Fax number 407-831-5171. Membership Matters Campaign Don’t keep IIA membership benefits under your hat; let everyone know that IIA membership matters! Strengthening our chapter programs, bolstering our leadership, and growing our organization all require that we pay close attention to membership. As such, The IIA has developed a membership campaign called Membership Matters and there are two easy ways to participate: 1. Personally recruit new members; or 2. Let the IIA do the recruiting for you by sending them information on potential members. To sweeten the pot, The IIA has added some great incentives that you can win: An all-inclusive International Conference 2002 package An Omni Hotels and airfare package A Palm Pilot IIA products and services; and Bonus Bucks that may be redeemed for educational products and programs, and membership renewal. As an added bonus, by participating in the campaign you could help our chapter win an IIA On-site Chapter Seminar presented by an expert instructor! For complete details refer to the IIA Web site at www.theiia.org under Membership, or pick up a brochure at the next chapter event. SEEKING INTERNAL AUDIT POSITION Certified bank internal auditor with over 19 years auditing experience is seeking employment in a related field. Accomplishments include managing the internal audit department of a $500 million community bank; preparing and executing the bank's annual audit plan. Is experienced in supervising and performing audits of various bank operational, lending and fiduciary functions using risk / control assessment techniques. Desires an opportunity to utilize experience and skills in an internal audit or consulting role, preferably within a financial organization, but will consider other offers. Resume, references, and salary requirements are available upon request. Contact Gale Hibbard. Address: 4704 Ridge Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33624. Phone: (813) 969-0381. E-Mail: LBHibbard@msn.com IIA Florida West Coast Chapter Officers for 2001-2002 President Brian Makowski FCCI Insurance Group VP Education Mitch Thrower Hillsborough County Aviation Authority VP Communication Mary Ann Smith TECO Energy Secretary Sherry Perkins USSOCOM Treasurer Steve Cuppett University of South Florida Board of Governors and Terms Nancy Harp (2004) Bank of America Melinda S heer (2004) Tom S tambaugh (2004) FPSC Wayne Boytim (2004) City of Tampa Tom Turke (2003) Seminole Electric S usan Glickman (2003) PricewaterhouseCoopers S usan McNeill (2003) Danka Business Systems Dan Pohto (2003) Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court Cyndi S kipper (2002) M axxim M edical Randy J. Griffey (2002) AAA Auto Club South Mark Kohlman (2002) Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court William R. Rotz (2002) Bank of America Kate Head, Past President University of South Florida Published by the Florida West Coast Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors to keep members informed of activities. January, 2002 Volume 36, No. 3 Editor Joy E. Hartman Send all correspondence to: Joy E. Hartman AuditSCOPE - Editor Bank of America P.O. Box 31590 Tampa, FL 33631-3590 voice (813) 276-7634 fax (813) 276-7762 firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to RSVP for the February 5th Seminar: Register on-line at www.tampabayiia.org or contact Betty Hankins @ (813) 289-5018!!
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