WELCOME First Time Attendees Missouri Career Source, Frank Alaniz David Strom IT Audit Panel Crystal Dees, Edward Jones Randy Hirsch, KPMG Ron Schmittling, Brown Smith Wallace
Internal auditors verify the effectiveness of their organization's internal controls and check for mismanagement, waste, or fraud. They examine and evaluate their firms' financial and information systems, management procedures, and internal controls to ensure that records are accurate and controls are adequate. They also review company operations, evaluating their efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with corporate policies and government regulations. Because computer systems commonly automate transactions and make information readily available, internal auditors may also help management evaluate the effectiveness of their controls based on real-time data, rather than personal observation. They may recommend and review controls for their organization's computer systems, to ensure their reliability and integrity of the data. Internal auditors may also have specialty titles, such as information technology auditors, environmental auditors, and compliance auditors . Technology is rapidly changing the nature of the work of most accountants and auditors. With the aid of special software packages, accountants summarize transactions in the standard formats of financial records and organize data in special formats employed in financial analysis. These accounting packages greatly reduce the tedious work associated with data management and recordkeeping. Computers enable accountants and auditors to be more mobile and to use their clients' computer systems to extract information from databases and the Internet. As a result, a growing number of accountants and auditors with extensive computer skills specialize in correcting problems with software or in developing software to meet unique data management and analytical needs. Accountants also are beginning to perform more technical duties, such as implementing, controlling, and auditing computer systems and networks and developing technology plans.
Total Jobs Openings 2016 Projection Growth Computer Systems Analyst 9,620 460 11,630 2,010 Network Sys. & Data Comm Analysts 5,090 330 7,360 2,270 Management Analysts 7,980 150 8,160 180 Accountants & Auditors 26,850 850 30,310 3,460
Total Jobs Openings 2016 Projection Growth Computer Systems Analyst 9,620 460 11,630 2,010 Network Sys. & Data Comm Analysts 5,090 330 7,360 2,270 Management Analysts 7,980 150 8,160 180 Accountants and Auditors 26,850 850 30,310 3,460
Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making. Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems. Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
information technology auditors, environmental auditors, and compliance auditors
Bounce Back in IT: A Focus on IT Audit
Bounce Back in IT: Focus on IT Audit April 13th, 2010 Sheila Burkett Tuxedo Park Management, LLC
What Is An IT Auditor <ul><li>Verify the effectiveness of the organizations’ internal controls </li></ul><ul><li>Check for mismanagement, waste, or fraud </li></ul><ul><li>Financial and Information Systems, Management Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure records are accurate and controls are adequate </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability and integrity of data </li></ul>
Where is Job Growth <ul><li>10.6% growth in management, business and financial </li></ul><ul><li>16.8% growth in professional and related occupations </li></ul><ul><li>13.8% growth in services occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Much faster than average employment growth will result from an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and greater scrutiny of company finances. </li></ul>Bureau of Labor Statistics
Where is Job Growth <ul><li>21.7% growth for Accountants and Auditors </li></ul><ul><li>23% growth for Management Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>53% growth for Network and Systems Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>As MORE business functions are automated, more audit functions center on IT. </li></ul>Bureau of Labor Statistics
Where is Job Growth <ul><li>Occupational Profile: Accountants and Auditors </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13% job growth in MO between 2006-2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently 820 job openings in MO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also Occupational Profile: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Systems Analysts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network & Systems Analysts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Analysts </li></ul></ul>CareerOneStop.org
Why Is This Growing and Important? <ul><li>Regulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act 1999 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FDA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growth in Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in Automation </li></ul>
KSA Analysis <ul><li>Knowledge, Skills and Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Network & System Analysts (NA) </li></ul><ul><li>Management Analysts (MA) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Systems Analysts (CSA) </li></ul><ul><li>Auditors (A) </li></ul>
Knowledge for Auditor Data from careeronestop.org X Economics & Accounting X X Mathematics X X Engineering & Technology X X X X Computers & Electronics X X X X English X Telecommunications X Personnel & HR X X Administration & Mgmt X X X Customer & Personal Service A MA CSA NA
Skills for Auditor Data from careeronestop.org X X X Active Learning X X X X Active Listening X Speaking & Writing X X X Critical Thinking X Equipment Selection & Troubleshooting X Coordination & Time Management X X Judgment & Decision Making X X Reading Comprehension X X X Complex Problem Solving A MA CSA NA
Abilities for Auditor Data from careeronestop.org X X X Oral Expression X Written Expression X X X Written Comprehension X X X Inductive Reasoning X X X X Oral Comprehension X Category Flexibility, Fluency of Ideas & Near Vision X X Speech Clarity X X Information Ordering X X X Problem Sensitivity X X X Deductive Reasoning A MA CSA NA
Our Panel <ul><li>Crystal Dees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PMO Project Leader responsible for IS General Controls Oversight at Edward Jones </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Randy Hirsch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate in Information Technology Advisory Services at KPMG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ron Schmittling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Leader: Security & Privacy at Brown Smith Wallace </li></ul></ul>
Panel Question <ul><li>What is your background? How did you get into an IT Auditor position? </li></ul><ul><li>What certifications and education did you need to get into this type of position? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your typical day as an IT Auditor (or your role in this area)? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think this is a growth job area? What do you see happening in the future? </li></ul>
Breakout Groups <ul><li>Internal Audit Discussion with Panel </li></ul><ul><li>1-on-1 Resume Review with Missouri Career Center </li></ul><ul><li>Improving your LinkedIn profile with David Strom </li></ul><ul><li>First Time Attendees with Sheila Burkett </li></ul>
Wrap Up <ul><li>THANK YOU to our panel and breakout session leaders! </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Sessions </li></ul>
Resources <ul><li>Bounce Back St. Louis: Bouncebackstl.org </li></ul><ul><li>MERIC (MO Economic Research and Information Center): Missourieconomy.org </li></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Labor Statistics: Bls.org </li></ul><ul><li>Careeronestop.org </li></ul>
Crystal Dees, CISA <ul><li>As a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Crystal Dees has over 15 years experience in IT Audit, Governance, and Process Improvement. In 2007, Crystal assumed responsibility in Edward Jones' Program Management Office as a Project Leader responsibly for IS General Controls Oversight and assists in the development and improvement of key processes, controls, and risk mitigation. Other experiences within Edward Jones included a Sr. Analyst in Information Systems' Systems Operations Center and a Sr. IS Auditor in the Internal Audit Division. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Prior to joining Edward Jones, Crystal was employed by May Department Stores and Magna Group as a Senior Information Systems Auditor. She graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration – Management Information Systems. She is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Crystal is also ITIL v2 - Foundation certified. </li></ul>
Randy Hirsch <ul><li>Randy Hirsch is a Missourian native. He was born in Monett, MO and his family moved to the St. Louis area within a couple years after his birth. Randy attended Fort Zummalt High School and after graduating joined the US Air Force. He retired from the Air Force after serving 22 years. While in the Air Force, Randy was introduced to Information Technology. His last 8 years, he served the Commander of the United States Air Forces in Europe and the Air Mobility Command as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Command Presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000, while in the Air Force, Randy earned his Associates in Information Systems. He entered the work force at Charter Communications in the regional IT office as a PC technician and later worked at Charter’s internal IT Help Desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Randy continued his education and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Network Engineering and Computer Technology from Vatterott College in 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, Randy began his career at KPMG as an Associate in Information Technology Advisory Services where he continues to work today. </li></ul>
Ron Schmittling <ul><li>Practice Leader at Brown Smith and Wallace </li></ul><ul><li>IT executive and leader with broad experience in many aspects of technology, information security, risk management, and compliance management. Direct experience with application development, project management, SOX, SAS70, management consulting, information security, computer forensics, PCI DSS, TG3, etc. Interested in adding value through risk management to companies of all sizes and industries. </li></ul><ul><li>University of IL at Urbana-Champaign </li></ul><ul><li>MBA - SIUE </li></ul>