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Mableton, Georgia, 30126, United States
March 20, 2011

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Ryan S. Carlson, CPA

****-*** ******* **** ** ? Mableton, Georgia ? Phone: 770-***-****



Highly motivated and skilled professional with in-depth experience in

financial accounting, reporting, analysis and risk consulting; while also

an independent, self-starter who focuses on deadlines and client-service.

Team-oriented and a trusted motivator and coach. Articulate and persuasive

in working with team members, clients and executive management or other

stakeholders. Proactively collaborates, soliciting a variety of ideas and

diverse perspectives. Represents highest standards of integrity, honesty

and professionalism. Comprehensive experience in the following:

Financial Reporting Long-Range Planning Risk Assessments

Business Analysis Financial Due Diligence Business Processes

Internal Auditing Budgets & Forecasts Financial Accounting


ERNST & YOUNG, LLP - Atlanta, Georgia (2004 - 2006, 2010)

Manager, Assurance & Advisory Business Services

Serve accounting and finance clients of publicly traded and private,

middle-market companies reporting on financial statements & related

disclosures, internal control environment, and significant business


Responsibilities and Experience

. Develop audit strategy and substantive audit procedures, including

relevant risk assessments, planning and review of all balance sheet

and income statement accounts in accordance with Ernst & Young's

Global Audit Methodology; and closely monitor engagement economics,

including budgeting, staffing, invoicing and cash collections

. Prepare and present client communications such as audit report

findings, test of controls results and audit proposals, to

executive management, audit committee and board of directors

. Identify significant accounts, inherent and control risks,

mitigating controls, process walkthroughs, substantive control

testing, and, aggregation of control deficiencies, including

remediation and management action plans as part of Sarbanes Oxley

(404) audit requirements for public filers

. Review of various SEC filings including Forms 10-K and 10-Q and

execute employee benefit plan audits in accordance with Department

of Labor regulations

. Supervise and counsel staff: delegation of work flow, assigning

responsibilities, setting expectations and preparing performance


. Counsel three junior staff: professional goal setting, experience

management, coaching, and setting performance rating(s)

. Coordinate engagements and work flow with Tax, Valuation Advisory

and Information Technology Risk auditors including the use of third-

party specialists

. Ernst & Young High Impact Award during 2006

TIMEWARNER, INC. - Atlanta, Georgia (2008 - 2009)

Internal Auditor, Turner Broadcasting Systems' Division

Serve executive management by reviewing key business processes,

significant business relationships, long-range business plans and

operational risks identifying potential problem areas, formulating and

reporting competent management action plans.

Responsibilities and Experience

. Risk Assessment evaluation including analysis of strategic,

operational, financial and compliance risks - risk ratings

determined by analysis of key financial metrics, interviews of

executive management and analysis key business processes

. Plan, perform and execute compliance, financial and operational

reviews including: contract compliance reviews, general control

assessments and overall business risk and long-range-plan


. Identify approximately $13.8 million in revenue opportunities for

Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. during fiscal year 2009. Time

Warner Internal Audit cost savings goal for 2009 approximately

$40.0 million

. Managed the annual Risk Assessment evaluation process to determine

annual audit plan of Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., division

(2008 and 2009)

Ryan S. Carlson, CPA

5800-161 Oakdale Road SE ? Mableton, Georgia ? Phone: 770-***-****



PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, LLP - Atlanta, Georgia (2006 - 2008)

Senior Associate, Transaction Advisory Services

Serve private-equity clients on financial due diligence reviews: both buy-

side and sell-side. Analysis of pro-forma financial models and purchase

price mechanisms detailing key deal issues and potential business risks

impacting deal value.

Responsibilities and Experience

. Plan, perform and execute agreed-upon procedures for all balance

sheet and income statement accounts, including: reviews of audit

work papers, site visits and executive-management interviews

. Prepare quality of earnings analysis, analysis of operating results

and financial reports, quality of working capital analysis,

potential liabilities and other analysis such as evaluating

managements' adjustments to EBITDA

. Present tailored transaction advisory reports detailing key deal

issues and addressing stakeholder concerns, accounting and

reporting implications to purchase price and overall deal


. Consult clients on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and post-

acquisition integration specifically providing financial due

diligence of target companies and advising on purchase price

mechanism, working capital and off-balance sheet liabilities

. Execute preliminary due diligence procedures including strategic

rationale for Delta Airlines as part merger with American Airlines


UNITED STATES ARMY - Fort Bragg, North Carolina (1997 - 2000)

Parachute Rigger, 600th Quartermaster Company of the 1st Corp. Support

Command (COSCOM)

Honorable service on active duty preparing, maintaining and deploying

personnel and cargo parachutes for airborne operations conducted jointly

with US Air Force.

Responsibilities and Experience

. Promoted to non-commissioned officer (Corporal) and squad leader of

17 soldiers

. 21 Airborne Operations, including 1 mission with Belgian army

. Design and execute test operations as part of U.S. Air Force C-117

implementation project

. Member of the 264th Corp Support Battalion Platoon Stakes

Competition Championship Team (1999)

. Represent the 1st Corp Support Command as Honor Guard to foreign

dignitaries (1998 - 1999)

. Department of Defenses' - Army Commendation Medal (2000)

. Department of Defenses' - Good Conduct Medal (2000)


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Master of Accounting: Kenan-Flagler Business School - May 2004

Bachelor of Arts: Economics - May 2003

Dean's List & Gamma Kappa Alpha, National Italian Honor Society

(Nominated Member)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - State of Georgia

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) - The Institute of Internal Auditors

(Successfully completed 2 of 4 exam sections)

Continued Professional Education (CPE) completed with professional

courses, national conferences and web-learning.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA)

Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

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