IIA Florida West Coast Chapter

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IIA Florida West Coast Chapter

    IIA Florida West Coast Chapter

    Audit Scope

Volume 36, Issue 4

    March 14, 2002

    President’s Letter

As the chapter year comes to an end I cannot help but reflect on some of the results of our goals for the

    year. Chapter membership continues to rise with the latest statistics showing just below 400 members

    (398 as of the last report from IIA headquarters). I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of

    you involved in our chapter membership development as the gains were well in excess of our 10% goal.

    A special thanks goes out to Dr Engle at USF for his emphasis on student membership and dedication to

    our profession. The chapter reached another major milestone with the creation of the Tampa Bay IIA

    website. Bob McCall has worked hard to bring full functionality to the site and continues to work on new

    additions each month. The most recent addition to the website was the annual member survey. If you

    have not already done so, please take a few minutes to provide your valuable comments. As noted in

    prior letters we continue to emphasize the quality of our seminar training. The seminars (training)

    continue to be the heart of our chapter member benefits and our number one priority. These programs

    have been so successful that in 2002 we will begin to explore new locations for these seminars as

    attendance continues to rise and we outgrow existing facilities.

The board has approved the members of the Nominations Committee (five members) to present next

    year’s slate of officers/governors at the next seminar on April 2, 2002. The general membership will vote ndon next year’s slate of officers at the April 2 meeting. Please be sure to let the new officers know if you st are interested in participating in a committee for the next chapter year (begins on June 1). The elected

    President and VP of Education will be attending the Leadership Conference in Orlando in late April. This

    year’s event includes a trip to IIA Headquarters to tour the offices and facilities. I am confident that you

    will be hearing more about the officer’s trip in the upcoming months.

I am very proud of our accomplishments as a chapter and feel we are very well positioned for the future. I

    would like to thank each and every one of you for your involvement in chapter activities. It is your

    involvement that truly makes this chapter great.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the April seminar. Don’t forget to visit the website to complete the

    member survey. Please feel free to contact me directly at (941) 907-7608 or via e-mail at

Thank you.

Brian Makowski

    Don’t Miss the April 2nd Seminar

April 2, 2002 Rusty Pelican

    8:30-5:00 2425 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa

    Service Level Management in Complex Networking


     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.

    Speakers Needed for Upcoming ISACA Seminars

We are 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

    2002 IIA Member Survey

We need your help in planning our activities and programs for the coming year. Your time is valuable and

    we appreciate you giving us a few minutes of it to express your equally valuable opinion.

    Please take a minute and complete the 2002 Member Survey. It can be completed on-line in minutes at A drawing from the returned on-line surveys will be held at our April 2, 2002 seminar, so please complete

    this survey by March 27, 2002 to be eligible to win. Thank you for your assistance. Brian Makowski,

    Chapter President

    (If you are unable to complete online, contact Betty Hankins at 813-289-5018 or to receive a paper survey)

Employment Opportunities/Needs



TECO Energy, Inc., the holding company for Tampa Electric and other energy-related businesses, is currently

    seeking a Senior I/S Auditor to independently plan, lead, and oversee others in performing I/S audits and consulting

    engagements within TECO Energy. The qualified candidate should have a four-year degree and a minimum of four

    years experience in I/S auditing or I/S security. CISA, CISSP or other related professional certifications are highly

    desirable. Overtime and overnight travel are required in this position. For consideration, please submit your resume

    with salary history to TECO Energy, Inc., Attn. Doreen Penberthy Director Audit Services, P. O. Box 111, Tampa,

    FL 33601-0111 or E-mail to



TECO Energy, Inc., the holding company for Tampa Electric and other energy-related businesses, is currently

    seeking an Associate Auditor to independently plan, conduct and/or oversee others in performing

    financial/operational audits and consulting projects within TECO Energy, Inc., its subsidiaries, its associated

    contractors and vendors. Overtime and overnight travel are required in this position.

The qualified candidate should have a minimum of two years audit experience. Applicant should possess a working

    knowledge of financial auditing concepts, techniques, generally accepted accounting principles, and generally

    accepted auditing standards. MBA, CIA, CPA or other professional certifications are highly desirable. Minimum

    four-year college degree with a major in accounting or related business subject required. For consideration, please

    submit your resume with salary history to TECO Energy, Inc., Attn. Doreen Penberthy Director Audit Services, P.

    O. Box 111, Tampa, FL 33601-0111 or E-mail to

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 under

    Membership, or pick up a brochure at the next chapter event.

    IIA Florida West Coast Chapter Officers for 2001-2002


     Brian Makowski

    FCCI Insurance Group

    VP Education

     Mitch Thrower

    Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

    VP Communication

     Mary Ann Smith

    TECO Energy


    Sherry Perkins



    Steve Cuppett

    University of South Florida

    Board of Governors and Terms

    Nancy Harp (2004)

    Bank of America

    Melinda Sheer (2004)

    Tom Stambaugh (2004)


    Wayne Boytim (2004)

    City of Tampa

    Tom Turke (2003)

    Seminole Electric

    Susan Glickman (2003)


    Susan McNeill (2003)

    Danka Business Systems

    Dan Pohto (2003)

    Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court

    Cyndi Skipper (2002)

    Maxxim Medical

    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.

March 2002

    Volume 36, No. 4


    Ken Gentile

Send all correspondence to:

    Ken Gentile

    AuditSCOPE - Editor

    Associated Marine Institutes

    5915 Benjamin Center Drive

voice (813) 887-3300

    fax (813) 889-8092

     Tampa, FL 33634

Don’t forget to complete your survey by March 27: On-line at or contact Betty Hankins @ (813) 289-5018!!

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