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Chicago, Illinois, 60657, United States
May 28, 2010

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Chicago, IL 60657

(773) ***-****

Public Accounting Professional with 16+ years of Internal Audit, Enterprise

Risk Management and Compliance experience for several industries both US

and International locations.


. 12+ years of experience working with 3 separate public accounting firms-

2 national firms and 1 Large regional firm, developing methodologies,

marketing, building customer relations, conducting operational and

compliance audits

. 4+ years of Fortune 50 corporate internal audit experience, performing

operational audits and developing and implementing new methodologies

. Skillfully and successfully managed relationship building with C-level

management and audit committee members at several national and

international companies

. Comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people 100+, Board of

Directors, Audit Committees and teams of employees.

. Solid experience in several industries and numerous processes from

planning to execution to timely reporting with high business acumen

. Exceptional management skills in developing and mentoring employees,

inspires and pushes employees to exceed personally simultaneously

maintaining high moral within team

. Proven ability to show leadership by authoritative and democratic means

while allowing employees to develop new ideas and points of view

. Very flexible, adaptive, entrepreneurial, inquisitive. Embraces change

and can turn a vision into reality

. Thrives in front of a crowd, excellent teacher, communicator and

presentation skills

. Proven ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with

all levels of employees throughout the corporation.

. Discuss and develop yearly internal audit plan and link plan to company

goals and objectives


Baker Tilly LLP formally Virchow Krause LLP 2003-2010

Chicago, IL

Senior Manager, Partner Development Program

. Team leader for the Chicago Risk Services team, managing several large

projects with teams up to 19 employees

. Developed the firm-wide methodology for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance,

internal audit, and enterprise wide risk management documentation and


. Provide guidance and technical expertise on internal control, testing,

and remediation issues for several projects and industries including:

Real Estate, Manufacturing, Financial services, and non-for-profit

. Lead SOX teams in risk assessment, interviews, process documentation,

internal control identification and control gaps, test plan development

and approve testing results for both public and private, US and

International corporations

. Communicate results to senior management, external auditors, develop

report for and communicate results to Board of Directors and Audit

committees on a quarterly basis

. Responsible for all activities in the Chicago market including sales,

staffing across four offices, staff development, reviews and retention,

budget development and reporting

. Development of internal audit departments as well as full outsourcing and

co-sourcing of internal audit departments, including writing charters

and establishing corporate committees to meet compliance requirements

. Performs Risk Assessments which help develop yearly internal audit plans,

process assessments and redesign, establish key performance indicators

and metrics to measure improvement

Protiviti, Inc 2002-2003

Minneapolis, MN


. Successfully developed Sarbanes-Oxley methodology and templates for new

compliance for public companies

. Lead activities for evaluating SOX compliance activities, including Risk

Assessments, process identification and documentation, and identification

of internal controls

. Planned and executed operational risk-based internal audits to ensure

proper controls are in place to mitigate inherent risks at a company or

process level

Arthur Andersen LLP 1998-2002

Minneapolis, MN

Experienced Senior (1998-2002)

. Plan and execute operational risk-based internal audits to ensure proper

controls are in place to mitigate inherent risks at a company or process


. Determine audit scope and develop work plan and budget

. Build and foster a learning environment for staff, seniors, and managers

by sharing knowledge on industries and clients and providing necessary

real-time training

. Supervise staff including performance evaluation, developing performance

goals, review work papers and supporting documentation

UnitedHealth Group 1992-1998

Minneapolis, MN

Internal Audit (1994-1998)

. Conducted and executed comprehensive audits of various business units to

ensure proper controls and efficiency of operations through interviews

and detailed analysis of operations

. Evaluated the effectiveness of operational controls and developed

appropriate cost-effective solutions to identified deficiencies. Reported

on operational cost savings

Accountant-Health Plan Accounting (1992-1994)

. Managed and maintained constructive and effective oral and written

communication with finance/accounting staffs in Birmingham, Baton Rouge,

New Orleans, and Hartford

. Reduced monthly financial close for the south region by 3 days

. Successfully and efficiently combined 4 regional offices into one

location with very little disruption

. Responsible for the operation and timely completion of the quarterly and

annual statutory filings for the state of Louisiana


Minot State University

Bachelor of Arts-Business Administration

Double Major- Finance and Management

CIA - Certified Internal Auditor

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