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Location:
Oxnard, California, United States
Posted:
February 24, 2019

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Felix O Ashong

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Corporate Audit Manager

Driven Corporate Audit Manager with over 15 years of experience spearheading the financial, operational compliance, and IT audits. Solid expertise in managing SOX compliance audits, establishing a feasible risk assessment framework, and developing annual audit plans. Strategic leadership skills to effectively manage and mentor audit and consultants teams to ensure superior performance, transparency, and team effectiveness. Outstanding business communication and organizational skills to effectively communicate audit recommendations to key executive stakeholders. Proven expertise in:

IT Audit Management

Operational Compliance Audit Management

Financial Audit Management

SOX Compliance Audits

Risk Assessment Framework

Audit Planning and Execution

Project Management Skills

Audit Report Preparation

IT & Operations Risk Mitigation

Strategic Leadership Skills

Advanced Problem Solving

Business Communication Skills

Professional Experience

Teledyne Technologies Inc. – Thousand Oaks, CA

Manager, Corporate Audit, 01/2007 to Present

Spearhead the management and execution of the financial (SOX and non-SOX), IT, and operational compliance audits. Coordinate specialized audits to identify non-compliance issues with segregation of duties (SOD) in multiple ERP systems. Provide training, technical advice and assistance to internal and external audit staff and consultants. Maintain and update the audit management software, Teammate by Wolters Kluwer. Prepare audit work papers and write audit reports detailing the audit findings and recommendations. Formulate and present recommendations to management to correct deficiencies and improve controls.

Key Contributions:

Successfully plan, oversee, execute, and report on information technology audits, risk assessments, and consulting engagements, including Sarbanes-Oxley to enable completion of the annual audit plans.

Manage and lead the SOX compliance program related to the ITGC testing, reporting, and monitoring of all business process cycles to improve the overall control environment.

Direct, coordinate, and execute internal financial and operational compliance audits in accordance with company policies and other regulatory requirements.

Key contributor to the development of a comprehensive risk management framework/strategy to facilitate identification, measurement, control, and monitoring of key risk activities.

Play an instrumental role in preparing, developing, and implementing risk assessments and annual audit plans, as well as in developing and managing audit programs.

Guide and make recommendations to mitigate risks related to enterprise technology and security and to help improve the overall business efficiency.

Strategic stakeholder involved in the development of the Internal Audit department’s policies and procedures to ensure alignment with legal requirements.

Forge cross-functional relationships with key stakeholders throughout the organization to create transparency and cooperation with various audits and process improvement projects.

Callwave Inc., Santa Barbara, CA

1/06 – 9/06

Manager, Internal Audit

Worked with Management to define and document business processes and controls.

Developed and conducted internal audits and, coordinated work with external auditors.

Assessed and reported on the effectiveness of internal controls.

Managed Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance process.

Reviewed remediation and recommended process improvements.

Independent Consulting

8/05 – 1/06

SOX Consultant, Various Companies, Westlake Village, CA

Reviewed and evaluated documentation on Internal Controls.

Performed Walkthroughs on documented controls.

Determined scope of SOX testing.

Designed Audit Programs for testing and performed testing.

Documented testing and recommended process improvements.

St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo, CA

4/04 – 8/05

Finance Project Manager

Provided Project Management Leadership in support of Financial System Implementation.

Managed Revenue Recognition and Reconciliation process.

Re-designed Internal Control policies.

Managed PBC schedules for External Auditors.

Amgen Inc., Newbury Park, CA

8/03 – 4/04

Internal Controls Project Consultant

Performed extensive testing on A/P processing.

Identified weaknesses and opportunities in A/P processes.

Established avenues of communications between firm and its vendors.

Re-affirmed guidelines for invoice payments.

Reduced a backlog of invoices of $20M to $1M in less than 6 months.

Kinko’s Inc., Ventura, CA

2/01 – 8/03

Accounting Manager

Responsible for managing and accounting for all assets of the corporation.

Managed a team of six accountants and financial analysts.

Re-wrote and clarified the corporation’s Fixed Assets policies and procedures.

Managed variance analysis and reporting on Capital Expenditures.

Managed month-end process.

Cox Communications, Inc., Goleta, CA

3/97 – 2/01

Business Operations Manager/Assistant Controller

Managed Forecasting and Budgeting process.

Managed a team of six accountants, financial analysts and collectors.

Developed Internal Control policies for Accounting and Accounts Payable.

Managed month-end process and reviewed Account Reconciliations.

U.S. Army, 525th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC

7/93 – 3/97

Senior Budget Analyst

Developed Cost Models for budgeting and cost projections.

Assisted in the development of Brigade-wide budget.

Provided reports of financial performance to senior management.

Managed and certified fiscal year-end close out reports.

Developed and implemented a highly successful training plan for Budget Officers.

Education and Certification

E

Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Master of Business Administration, 1996

University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

BBA, Accounting, 1990

C

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA),ISACA

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), ISACA)

Affiliations

Member of ISACA, IIA and ASMC (American Society of Military Comptrollers)



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