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Columbus, Ohio, United States
January 02, 2018

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Sonia Sadana

MBA, MA (Economics), CFE, CISA

**** ****** ***** *****, ******, OH 43017 (614) ***-****


Regulatory Compliance ~ Operational Leadership & Efficiency ~ Staff Coaching, Training & Development ~Internal Controls

Dynamic, resourceful and multilingual Financial Services Professional with an MBA and a strong background in Auditing, Accounting, and Regulatory Compliance. Effective in streamlining processes for government and private businesses that increase efficiency. Proactively increased revenue and saved time for the State by creating audit scripts, spreadsheets and audit reports to make the process easier for the commission.

Demonstrated expertise in strategic planning, marketing and financial analysis with manufacturing and business experience within both the domestic and international business environments for over 10 years. Strong background in people management skills and supervision with experience managing over 100 employees; skilled in mastering multiple businesses and accounting applications. Technical proficiencies include: SAP, Oracle E-Business Suite which includes Oracle AR/AP, Oracle Financials I-Expense, Kofax I-70 MarkView, Nitro, MS Excel (VLookups, Pivot tables, Gantt Charts, etc). Expert in Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filing to ensure compliance with Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).

Areas of Strength

Strategic & Tactical Planning ● Accounting & Finance ● Financial Operations & Regulatory Compliance

Monthly Closing Journal Entries ● Annual Audits ● Business Management ● Research & Analysis ● Budgeting & Forecasting Revenue Management & Audits ● Bank Reconciliations ● Financial Statement Analysis ● Detailed Oriented, Efficient & Organized ● Trustworthy, Discreet & Ethical ● Strong Analytical & Problem-Solving Skills ● Risk Management

Records Management ● Multitasking in Intense Business Environments ● Excellent Problem Resolution & Quick Decision Making Skills ● Excellent Written & Verbal Communications Skills

Professional Accomplishments

Risk Analysis/Audit Strategy: Identify and develop key control key objectives, risks and controls for the area being audited. Lead, oversee and play “hands-on” role for accomplishment of tasks required to complete audits. Develop high-level audit strategy, effective and efficient audit programs on continuous basis that may correct, enhance processes, operations, methods and controls. Draft effective Audit Summary of Findings (ASOFs). Ensure casino management action plans addressed the root cause of identified problems, have reasonable time frames for completion, and completed by stated due date.

Financial Planning & Analysis: Strategically created and updated multiple financial and accounting reports using Mainframe, AS400, MS Excel, GL Detail, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Sales reports, Sales Trends report, Headcount report (HDCT), Warehouse Scorecard, Monthly Performance Review report, Business unit P&L, Quarterly Budget and Forecasting reports, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) report, Incentive reports (ICC), monthly accruals, corporate expenses, Advertisement Budget reports and Optimal Advertisement Budget report.

Professional Experience

Auditor of State, Columbus, OH

Financial Auditor, Jan 2016-January 2017

Perform financial audits of public offices to evaluate the financial health of the institutions based and accounting operations based indicators and measurements (i.e. state agencies, counties, school districts) utilizing Uniform Accounting Guidance. Review and analyze a wide variety of accounting documents, reports, policies, and procedures

Review, analyze and modify operating programs, practices, and procedures related to assigned area.

Conduct compliance and IT audits including network systems, IT vendors, DRP plans and software & hardware utilized at the schools.

Establish and monitor internal controls to identify problem areas, determine actions required to improve operating program effectiveness, and ensure and maintain the integrity of financial and accounting information to improve operative effectiveness and ensure compliance with SOX controls.

Conduct special federal schedule audits based on the federal funding provided to the institutions.

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Professional Experience Cont.

Verizon Wireless, Columbus, OH

Consultant Revenue Assurance Auditor, Jan. 2015 –Sept.2015

Audit and identify anomalies in transaction data that may indicate errors and potential revenue loss. Identify process improvement methods that improve profits, revenues and cash flows of Business Accounts.

Ensure audits are completed in accordance with internal policies and procedures. Review and apply process-mapping techniques for accounting integrity, as exemplified by those derived from clause 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

Utilize multiple applications such as Mobile AMA reporting System (MARS), Common Pricing Interface (CPI), Automated Customer Support System (ACSS), and Revenue Assurance online (REVO) for auditing various accounts.

Communicate discrepancies to various levels within the organization through HP Application Lifecycle Management 11:00 for effective Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

Ohio Casino Control Commission, Columbus, OH

Regulatory Compliance Auditor, April 2012- Oct. 2014

Charged with overseeing the regulatory and compliance aspects of all four casinos (Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati) in Ohio during controlled opening including construction, operations, financials and security.

Routinely analyzed Internal Controls based on COSO framework, Standard Operating Procedures and Internal Audit reports of all the properties to ensure compliance with SOX controls.

Helped the businesses in establishing their controls and monitoring the businesses internal controls to identify problem areas, determine actions required to improve operating program effectiveness, and ensure and maintain the integrity of financial and accounting information as required under ORC and OAC. Worked with business unit management to ensure mitigating controls are implemented for identified internal audit observations or internal control deficiencies.

Utilized Teammate software to regularly develop and implement audit plans and programs to correct or enhance processes, operations, methods and controls of the four casinos in Ohio. Conducted information technology audits to determine whether IT controls protect corporate assets, ensure data integrity are aligned with business goals and with IT-specific laws, policies and standards stated in State of Ohio Minimum Internal Controls.

Examined logical and physical security access controls, overall business and financial controls that involved IT systems.

Evaluated the IT systems and processes and Data Recovery Plan (DRP) are in place that secure company data.

Determined risks to company’s information assets, and helped identify methods to minimize those risks, optimize safety and compliance. Determined inefficiencies in IT systems and associated management.

Audited software for physical and functional configuration of 10,000 slot machines and table games in the four Ohio casinos. Assured that software arrived unmodified by verifying the digital signatures of the program codes of the software. Verified program change controls for any unauthorized changes and ensured integrity of gaming software shipped by the vendors. Worked with legal team for resolutions to infraction by the casinos.

Analyzed accounting records, financial statements, other financial reports & data/. Analyzed and evaluated daily, monthly, annual revenue of approximately $800 million and financial review including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.

Accepted responsibility for monitoring and assuring that all Ohio casinos remained in compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations including the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) (including SARs, CTRs filed for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Fraud), Federal filing and tax filing with the State.

Examined and analyzed gaming related vendors’ quarterly and annual financial reports and casino financial forecasts.

Created regulatory rules to ensure business compliance under Ohio Revised Code (ORC).

Sears Home and Business Franchises, Columbus, OH

Staff Accountant, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2011

Created and updated Daily Sales by Day reports and Daily Reconciliation report.

Managed and updated Accounts Receivable and cash clearing files utilizing MS Excel, eUltracare and SAP.

Generated daily, weekly and monthly sales and forecasts.

Accepted responsibility for Accrued Liability, bank statements reconciliation and the preparation of month end closings.

Delivered financial support by monitoring/auditing branch sales, reporting inventory purchases, and filing used sales tax for Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.

GL Entries in Quick Books & GL Details using SAP-Business Objects. Accurately recorded and calculated breakout discounts for P& L’s.

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Professional Experience Cont.

Safelite Auto Glass, Columbus, OH

Financial Planning and Analysis Associate/Accounts Payable Auditor, Sept. 2005-Sept. 2011

Created, updated, and generated multiple financial reports, documents and balanced scorecards; prepared reports for Area Sales Managers (ASMs) and senior management utilizing MS Excel, MS Word, Oracle Review invoices and related documents for accuracy and correct account coding; resolved vendor issues and ensured timely payments of vendor invoices.

Researched unique issues regarding accounts payable; negotiated settlement of past due accounts.

Created and updated multiple financial and accounting reports & generated budget for 2011 Property and Income Tax.

Developed and updated federal tax schedules, monthly state taxes, Recoveries by state, and Entity Name Change forms.

Process & analyze accounting records, financial statements, other financial reports & data.

Trained managers and other team members in the new oracle software.

Education & Training

Franklin University, Columbus, OH, Master of Business Administration

Agra University, Agra, India, Master of Arts, Economics and Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Economics

Institute of Marketing and Management, Delhi, India, Post-Graduate Diploma, International Business

National Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India, Post-Graduate Diploma, Web Design

University of Nevada, International Gaming Institute, Las Vegas, NV, Casino Auditing I & II and Casino Management

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

ACFE Member/ Certified Fraud Examiner

Title 31/BSA & AML Certificate

Trained on Auditing software-Teammate, AML audit software- Newave & Resort Advantage.

Computer Application and Quality Assurance Certificate

MS Excel, Levels 2 and 3, Ohio State University

Working towards Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.

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