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Executive Management

Location:
Jupiter, Florida, United States
Posted:
January 16, 2018

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LYSE LEHOUX INSIGHTS AND STRATEGIES

FOR OPTIMIZING CORPORATE PERFORMANCE

ac316w@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/in/lyz-lehoux-audit-exec

818-***-****

Executive who applies keenly focused financial, operational and organizational expertise to maximize company value and profitability. Blends strategic vision, outstanding execution and people skills with sound business management and leadership experience to accelerate company growth. Comprehensive background in integrating mergers and acquisitions, as well as international experience in manufacturing, mining, banking, back office treasury, or underperforming companies. Agile and quick to contribute. Broad knowledge of key business and financial and operational regulations and requirements. Worked closely, collaboratively, and strategically with the Audit and Risk Committees, executive management and senior leaders to forecast, identify, and prevent with sound judgment for control breakdowns that could damage the organization’s brand, business sustainability, or customer loyalty.

Delivering Efficient, Effective Operational leadership

Operational Excellence – Relocate, consolidate and optimizing various shared service centers as part of post-acquisition, centralization strategies and cost controls.

Mergers and Acquisitions – Led multiples integration from Lead to Cash in less than 7 months (from 3,000 to 35,000 employees) within 9 acquisitions.

Organizational and Team Leadership- Built and cultivated high performing teams of more than 120 professionals across 3 majors department worldwide, 24/7.

Compliance optimization – Led the first SSAE no 16 and PCI compliance certification for financial services industry into North America (Federal Reserve, Bank of Canada), then achieved flawlessly the certification 7 times.

Leveraging Audit and Compliance Standards to Improve Process Excellence

Expert Consultant

City of West Palm Beach Aug 2017-now

Bringing my expertise to the audit team in order to fulfill few areas included into the audit plan such as:

Information systems licensing and compliance for major vendors as Microsoft, Oracle.

Accounts Payable department audit and improvement proposition.

Implementation of data driven and dashboards to enhanced and weight in findings and recommendation via business intelligence tool and analytics.

Process re-engineering for P2P (Procure to Pay).

SR. Director, Process Improvement North America 2014 – 2017

G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (USA) INC., Jupiter, FL

60,000 employees in USA and Canada part of G4S Head Quarters in London UK (overall employee worldwide 650,000), man guarding, border patrol, Youth Services - Jail management.

Recruited to redesign their governance framework and realigned operational processes in order to support the growth. Optimizing the profitability through operational discipline, organizational structure and realignment of internal resources. Developed and implemented metrics to enhanced, promote and monitor progress. Team management of 12 employees.

Integrated and centralized Canadian shared services back office including consolidation, accounting activities, financial reporting package, budget preparation and templates, closing methodology in order to have a preliminary P&L within 5 days and hard close in 8 days.

Designed and supported workshops related to process automatization and re-engineering with the Executive Leadership Team to help define the strategic plan and align operational objectives across the organization; defined broad metrics to assess and monitor effectiveness and progress toward objectives.

Integrated POS and credit card within multiple locations in North America then obtained the PCI certification.

Collected and analyzed data to populate multiple dashboards, to ease executive business strategy decisions.

Executive Consultant, Risk and Audit 2013 – 2014

PROTIVITI, Irvine, CA

Global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, and a tailored approach specialized in audit and compliance

Volt Inc.

Designed controls and procedures to prevent data tampering, establish timelines, and detect security breaches.

Utilized SAP, PeopleSoft and AS 400 for SOX evaluation and testing and act as the Advisor for E&Y.

Communicated control strengths and weaknesses via a tailored approach bridging the client and internal audit team to enhance effective solutions.

Johnson & Johnson (ASP division)

Initiated and designed the interface integration processes within the legacy systems and ERP (SAP).

Re-engineering the interface for error handling work instructions, monitoring, escalation and SLA compliance ; provided inputs on best practices which resulted in improvement of error handling by 70%.

Ensured alignment of all controls and requirements with the FDA. Liaised with the FDA and supervised implementation of all recommendations.

Director Internal Audit

Senior Director Internal Audit

Executive Director Compliance, Forensic Investigation and Cash Management

GARDA WORLD CORP, Montreal, Canada, Pasadena, CA, Boca Raton, FL, Dubai, EA 2007 – 2013

Security, TSA, Cash Management – 45,000 employees (Canada, USA, Dubai)

Head of Audit, Compliance programs, Financial Institutions Back office, Treasury(recon) and Claims

Recruited for this newly created position due to recently being publicly traded and facing massive acquisitions such as 9 corporations in 7 months increasing head counts from 3,000 to 35,000 employees. Reporting to the Audit Committee and dotted line to the CFO. Team management of 120 employees worldwide 24/7.

Develop and execute a comprehensive audit plan. Use risk assessment to determine the level of detail and frequency of reviews.

Submit an annual audit plan to the Audit Committee for approval that has been previously reviewed and understood by appropriate management.

Conduct financial, operational and information technology audits and reviews of the various functions and areas of in accordance with the approved audit plan and based on audit standards (IPPF).

Ensures compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) by maintaining effective internal controls over financial reporting (IFRS)- (US-GAAP).

Prepare and distribute written reports of audits and reviews for the Audit Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Board Consultants, and appropriate management.

Oversee tracking and reporting of audit findings through a follow-up process (PAR's)

Establish departmental policies and procedures for the Internal Audit Department. Perform and direct technical and administrative activities necessary for the Internal Audit Department.

First to achieve in North America, the compliance certification, and approved by PwC the: SSAE no 16 Soc I & II for the Federal Reserve and Bank of Canada (7 times)

Consultant/ Expert SOX 2006 – 2007

ZEN TECHNOLOGY, Montreal, Canada

Bombardier Recreational Products (4000 employees-Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Finland)

On year contract assignment, to redesign all user accesses and tasks in order to be compliant with SOX requirements and minimize the risk of potential fraudulent activity within SAP. Travel in Europe for a year within various plants and operations including Rotax, Evinrude, snowmobile manufacture, Import/Export warehouse and clearance, and shared services.

Senior Auditor

I AM GOLD INC. (Formerly Cambior Inc.), Montreal, Canada 2005 – 2006

Guyana, Suriname, Canada

President - Owner

SOLUTIONS LGC Inc. Montreal, Canada 1999 – 2005

EDUCATION

UQAM - Master Degree – Internal Audit Management – IIA – CIA Program

IIA - QIAL - Pathway II (15 years certified) First phase completed

UQAM - Fraud detection – Certification

INFORMATION SYSTEMS COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

ACL, Team Mate, Microsoft Power BI, MS Office, Visio ISAE 3402 Soc I /II, SSAE no 16,PCI, AML/KYC, SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Sales Force, Great Plains ISO 27001 - 9001

CIVIC AND PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT LANGUAGES

Vice President Marketing and Communication - IIA Fluent in English and French

Habitat for Humanity Spanish functional



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