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Financial Accounting

Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
90000 - 95000 Negotiable
December 12, 2018

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JOSEPH K BADU, CFE, CAMS, CICA Cell [703] 300-****-***** Freda Place, Woodbridge, VA 22193


I’m actively looking to secure a permanent role for Senior Internal Auditor position to stabilize my career. Proven capabilities of doing successful external audits and suggesting Federal Government Agencies on scope of possible improvement areas. Strong work experience base mainly within Big 4 auditing and other small CPA firms. Accomplished professional with ability to work independently and as a team member to successively achieve project goals and objectives. Thorough and adopt at implementing an objective and analytical approach in both internal and external auditing procedures as well as BSA/AML and Financial Crime Investigations.


CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), 2017

CICA – Certified Internal Controls Auditor, Institute of Internal Controls (IIC), 2017

CAMS – Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Association of Certified Anti-Money Specialists (ACAMS), 2016


University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith Graduate School of Business, College Park, MD

Master of Science, Accounting December 2013

Marymount University – School of Business, Arlington, VA

Master of Business Administration January 2006

WES, Inc. – Foreign educational evaluation report for U.S. undergraduate studies equivalency, New York, NY

Bachelor Degree of Banking and Finance from a regionally accredited institution November 2003

CPA Candidate – Completed 150 hours in college credits and eligible to sit for the CPA Examination

CIA Candidate – Registered Member of IIA and preparing for the CIA Part I Examination.

Citizenship: US Citizen

Clearance: Active Secret Clearance (DoD)

Travel: Willing to travel and relocate


TFC Consulting Inc., Rockville MD

Senior Associate (Contractor) May 2018 – September 2018

Performed financial statement audit for Department of Energy (DOE), under a subcontract with KPMG.

Developed and supervised internal control assessment procedures in accordance with OMB Circular A-123.

Coordinate w/internal audit dept. for performance of walkthroughs and testing of controls.

Ensured adequacy of key controls including test of design and test of efficiency for both internal controls over financial reporting and operations.

Performed substantive audit testing on various financial statement areas at interim and year-end periods; and perform other duties as required.

Identified & recommended process improvements to clients during audits and to streamline internal work processes.

Demonstrated effective decision making and problem solving.

Kearney and Company, LLC Alexandria VA

Senior Accounting Associate August 2017 – March 2018

Performed financial statement audit for Defense Health Program (DHP).

Ensured compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation.

Appraised adequacy of internal control systems by completing audit questionnaires.

Maintained internal control systems by updating audit programs and questionnaires; recommending new policies and procedures.

Completed audit workpapers by documenting audit tests and findings.

Communicated audit findings by preparing a final report and discussed findings with auditees.

Supervised and reviewed work performed by other staff.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Mclean VA

Senior Associate – Public Sector Advisory (Contractor) February 2017 – June 2017

Advised Department of Navy (DoN) on issues related to financial, operational and strategic business risk.

Assisted and provided the Navy strategic business solution on material weaknesses identified in internal controls over financial reporting and systems (ICOFR/ICOFS).

Coordinated with the Department of Navy (DoN) Chief financial controllers to evaluate 2016 IPA’s corrective action plans (CAPs).

Crowe Horwath LLP, Washington D.C.

Regulatory Compliance Risk Senior Auditor August 2015 – February 2017

Assisted in developing audit plans and audit work paper templates (in coordination with audit managers).

Executed audit tests (internal control and substantive) using approved audit plans and standardized audit work paper templates.

Helped troubleshoot potential exceptions such as obtaining additional documentation/clarification to support/refute potential exceptions noted during field work testing.

Performed PBC coordination and liaison functions on U.S. Navy audit engagement and provided training and supervision to new auditors on the PBC team.

Communicated regularly with U.S. Navy audit engagement staff and management personnel to ensure timely receipt of requested documentation, and participated in discussions of audit priorities,deadlines, status, risks and results.


Audit Associate August 2014 – February 2015

Performed financial statement audits and audit procedures in the areas of debt, employee compensation, net assets, capital assets, operating expenses and accruals.

Conducted internal controls testing and substantive analytical procedures related to various balance sheet accounts.

Maintained productive relationships with client contacts while obtaining an understanding of the business and collecting audit evidence.

Performed operational audit involving risk assessment procedures to obtain the understanding of entities’ internal controls and making sure controls are working effectively and efficient.

Identified and communicated accounting and auditing matters to audit managers and partners.

Fairfax County Federal Credit Union, Fairfax, VA

Compliance Analyst (BSA/AML) February 2006 – August 2014

Directed the Bank Secrecy Act /Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) functions of the Credit Union.

Conducted financial crime and fraud investigations in members’ accounts.

Filed suspicious activity reports (SARs) and cash transaction reports (CTRs) and managed identity theft /fraud case management.

Performed and documented investigations pursuant to members enhanced due diligence and suspicious activities

Researched and investigated all newly opened accounts and loan applications for fraud.

Conducted periodic reviews of medium and high-risk accounts and approved all newly opened business accounts for the credit union.

Analyzed rules and recommended plan to ensure compliance. Assisted with development of new policy reviews and procedures.


Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Other Microsoft Software Skills including ; Excel V-lookups, pivot tables, filtering of data

Working knowledge of Audit Tools: e-Audit, ACL, IDEA, SharePoint.

Working knowledge of AML Automated Software: Verafin, OSI/DNA and LexisNexis – Bridger Insight XG for OFAC Solution.

Broad knowledge in NCUA/FDIC/OCC Banking Rules, Regulations and Credit Operations.

Deep specialization in writing and reviewing SARs, CTRs, Red Flags, and Fraud Case Management.

Strong knowledge in OFAC SDN Watch List, PEP, CIP, KYC, 314(a) & 314(b) Information Sharing, BSA/AML, Fraud/Financial Crime Investigations and other Consumer Financial Services and Products, and Compliance Regulations.

Broad knowledge in both Internal and External Auditing including IIA Standards, GAAP, GAAS, and GAGAS.


Institute of Internal Controls (IIC), New Jersey USA.

Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Florida, USA.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Texas USA.

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Florida USA.

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