Results-oriented professional with international and domestic hands-on experience in internal (over 8 years) and external (14 years –Deloitte 12, and Mellen 2) auditing, SOX testing, accounting, risk assessments, finance analysis, mergers, due diligence, internal control, liaison to IT/Finance (migrations software and SOX reviews), corporate restructuring, forecast, knowledge of fraud risk, Mexican taxes, maquila review (manufacturing operations in other country), franchises, U.S.GAAP and Mexican GAAP, financial consolidation and audit planning. All those activities for Public, Private and Government entities as CPA, CIA, COSO, GAAS (Generally Accepted Auditing Standards) equivalent experience, with Master in Business Administration. Proficiency experience in manufacturing (automotive, beverages, plastics, among others), health care and tourism industries, due diligence, SEC reporting, FASB 52 (foreign currency translation), financial statements reports and consolidations, cash flow reporting, deferred taxes (FASB 109), and Mexican legal business requirements for expansion and taxes reports. Practical, efficient and dependable team player, with the ability to work independently when it is necessary and creator of positive and productive work environment, willing to work, domestic or international, on variety of complex and challenging work projects.
Lear Corporation Internal Auditor SOX (Contractor) 11/2018 – 02/2019.
SOX testing and support to E&Y testing for annual end review in several finance areas for domestic and international plants.
ZF TRW (large Automotive supplier), Washington, MI www.zftrw.com 12/2015 – 10/2018.
Internal Accounting Compliance / SOX Division Coordinator per 20 plants in North America, Europe and South Africa companies .– Review SOX activities, improve procedures to add value to ZF TRW with those activities:
-Responsible for monitoring and reporting to corporate attestation results per the division plants (Key controls and User Access Review).
-Ensure compliance completeness and timeliness, including oversight of remediation efforts.
-Improve the internal control per identified risks and new opportunity areas.
-Provide training for new employees in internal controls.
Experis –ManpowerGroup, Southfield, MI www.experis.com 1/2015 – 12/2015
Provide domestic and international Internal/External Audits, Accounting, SEC & SOX documentations (review/preparation), project solutions, among other services for large Public manufacturing clients as Generac (Public Company - Assurance and validation SOX documentation and review financial key accounts), and General Motors (Project from April to Dec. 2015–Audit Suppliers’ contracts for recovering).
Delphi North America, Troy, MI 5/2014 – 12/2014
( Subsidiary of Delphi Automotive PLC with annual income of $17 billion) www.delphi.com .
Internal Control Coordinator (Contractor).
-Managed SOX documentation and validation testing in compliance with SEC regulation requirements (SOX 302, 404 and others).
-Reviewed Key Monitoring Controls (KMC) and Management Internal Audit Review (MIAR).
-Reviewed process control documentation, walkthroughs and identified areas for improvement.
-Performed independent testing of operating effectiveness of key controls and reported results.
-Liaised with SOX manager to ensure effective procedures and/or policies were in place.
-Prepared and submitted audit findings and made recommendations to management.
Mellen, Smith & Pivoz PLC, Birmingham Farms, MI 03/2011-03/2013
(Audit and CPA Firm) www.mspcpa.com
External Audit (Contractor) in automotive industry - Automotive supplier with approximately $1 billion in sales.
-Provided field leadership (auditor in-charge) in financial audits (Costa Rica), using a previously determined audit risk to determine the procedures scope.
-Audited all Financial Statements areas under U.S.GAAP per Mexican companies (approximately annual income for $72 million) and Costa Rica (approximately annual income for $560 million).
-Translated financial statements from foreign currency to U.S. Dollar (FASB 52).
-Conducted internal control reviews (walkthrough) for compliance with corporate policy and procedures.
-Provided consulting support for client with international taxes issues.
Dimx Corporation Mexico, City 01/2004 - 05/2009
Real Estate company with approximate annual income of $500 million. www.dimx.com.mx
Internal Auditor Manager.
Created the Internal Audit Department for the headquarters. Reported to Senior Management and Shareholders on the effectiveness of corporate risk management processes, internal control, and risk management frameworks.
-Preparing annual Audit plan including, but not limited: risk management, fraud detections, develop and improve policies, processes and procedures (design / recommendations of appropriate control).
-Provided and submitted audit findings (deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, among others), determined root causes for issues raised and developed practical solutions to Audit Committee, Board Directors and Shareholders.
-Liaison to IT/Finance to help update/guide process improvements from finance perspectives and migration software (internal software develop to Solomon – ERP).
-Created a positive working environment within and across functional areas to add value to the company’s objectives.
-Support to the Kaizen implementation (continuous improvement), and add value by acting as catalyst for change.
-Prepared /reviewed financial reports, footnotes and discuss with Senior Manager and shareholders.
Deloitte in Mexico City (www.deloitte.com.mx). 01/1992-12/2003
External Audit Manager ( 1999 - 2003)
-Prepared, developed, executed, supervised and concluded the audit or job project for largest public and private companies (annual revenue more than one billion), in industries that included, but not limited: manufacturing / automotive, real estate, tourism, health care, government, and financial; all in accordance with U.S.GAAP, MXGAAP, SEC, COSO and GAAS..
-Developed several simultaneous audit and consulting projects as financial statements and taxes audits, internal control reviews, fraud detection, IT overall reviews, Mexican government’s institutions reviews, due diligence, mergers, financial consolidations, risk management, fraud investigation and detections, among others.
-Liaison to IT/Finance to help update/guide process improvements from a finance perspectives and migration software (ORACLE and SAP).
-Supervised and developed subordinate staff through leadership, training, coaching and managerial review procedures with a positive working environment within and across functional areas to add value to the company’s objectives.
-Developed the continuous improvement and exceed the client’s expectations.
-UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Attended classes in Oakland, Michigan.
Master Business Administration (GPA 4.0 of 4.0). 2009-2010
-UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO, Mexico City.
Public Accountant and Taxes – Bachelor 1988-1992
-ZF TRW - Internal Control, code of ethics and IFRS
-GM’s supplier & purchase systems and knowledge for GM’s Automotive parts (2015).
-Sarbanes- Oxley (SOX – 302, 404) –Delphi training 2014.
-Upgrade and add my technical expertise by myself about COSO framework and other tecnics for CIA (Institute of Internal Auditors program updated 2013) in progress.
-USGAAP accounting and fiscal researches - Mellen, Smith & Pivoz (Annually 2011 -2013).
-Native Spanish Speaker, English Fluent.
-Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Acrobat, ACL, Oracle, SAP, Share Point, CARS (Reconciliation), Dakota audit system (internal audit software), Solomon (ERP), AS/400, International Deloitte System for internal, and external audits, ProSystem fx (audit software),
-Ability to prioritize assignments/projects and multi-task within restricted time constraints.