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Management Accounts Payable

Chicago, Illinois, 60647, United States
May 24, 2010

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Michelle Elise Mazda, CPA

**** ***** ***** ***. *******, IL 60647

(630) ***-****

Summary: Dynamic, motivated bilingual CPA with experience in conducting and leading Internal Audits at large corporations in both

manufacturing and service industries. Hands on knowledge of Financial, SOX, Operational, Compliance & Corporate audits. Seasoned

in development of audit programs, scoping audit work, executing and communicating with Management and Auditees. Experienced

in assessment of key risks, testing operational effectiveness of internal controls, design of new controls, materiality and acceptable levels of risk.

Broad understanding of key business processes and their compliance with general, regulatory, corporate and contractual requirements including

Sarbanes Oxley compliance.


United Airlines Chicago, IL

Audit Specialist 05/08-09/09

• Conducted and led international audits in several continents & reviewed work to ensure all audit objectives were met

• Worked with Senior Management to develop detailed audit plans and programs

• Performed financial and operational audits in compliance with GAAP

• Executed audit work programs through interviews, flowcharting, control evaluations, and testing key controls

• Developed strong engagement skills which include preparing and conducting planning meetings for engagement team addressing the

audit approach to be implemented & leading the audit teams

• Analyzed key accounts to ensure information is accurate and adheres to proper controls; investigated unusual items

• Prepared work papers to document the audit performed & developed recommendations for corrective action/ improvement

• Performed follow-up audits to determine adequacy of corrective actions

• Prepared written reports of observed deficiencies/non-compliance for senior Management review

• Performed follow-up audits to determine adequacy of corrective actions

• Led expense reimbursement audit project which eliminated 90% of the time for research analysis, risk of error and fraud which

reduced process time from 5 days to 2 hours

USG Corporation Chicago, IL

Internal Auditor 06/06- 12/07

• Evaluated and tested the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance with US GAAP, SEC, FASB, and GAAS

• Prepared and communicated audit findings, deficiencies and recommendations for improvement to management

• Performed testing required by Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and documented corresponding results

• Performed audit field work such as substantive and compliance testing; prepared work papers that evidenced audit procedures

performed on key financial controls to support Sarbanes-Oxley 404 management assertions.

• Assisted external auditors to conduct interim and year-end audit procedures by preparing and providing information

Crowe Chizek Oak Brook, IL

External Auditor 09/05 – 02/06

• Responsible for reporting audit findings and recommendations for improvement of internal controls and operations

• Communicated with clients to obtain required financial data to perform and complete fieldwork efficiently

• Maintained relationships with external customers

• Assisted clients in maintaining subsidiary and general ledgers by providing guidance in proper booking of A/P, A/R & payroll journal


MK Property Management Group, LLC Chicago, IL

Property Accountant 09/03 – 05/05

• Responsible for all accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, invoice creation &


• Prepared and developed monthly, quarterly and annual reports of financial results

• Prepared financial statements, performed month and year end close, accrual & journal entries


DePaul University Chicago, IL

B.S., College of Commerce Major: Accounting, Minor: Spanish. GPA: 3.5/4.0 November 2003

• Honors: Presidential Scholarship Recipient, Dean’s Award for Scholastic Excellence, Dean’s Honor Roll

• Successfully completed the CPA Exam


• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Documentum, QuickBooks, IDEA, Filemaker, TeamMate, Outlook, MS Access,

PeopleSoft, Oracle, ERP & ADP Exposure

• Spanish (both written and oral)


• Delta Mu Delta Elected to National Honor Society

• ABN Amro/LaSalle Bank Tax Intern reconciled accounts, worked on ad hoc assignments

• Tax Assistance Program (TAP) Prepared income-tax returns for financially disadvantaged individuals

• Erie Neighborhood House English tutor for Spanish-speakers

• Bucktown/Wicker Park Social Group Founder of the large Facebook Social Group that provides monthly social events

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