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Accounting Financial

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
May 10, 2019

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CAREER OBJECTIVE

Audit, Accounting, Financial, and Compliance Professional

I am an experienced business professional in audit, business analysis, risk management, accounting, and finance. My diverse experience can assist any organization with a variety of business processes and enterprise-wide risk and internal audit activities.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

An experienced CISA, CPA, CIA. Demonstrated organizational skills managing audit engagements productively with excellent communications. Areas of expertise include:

Identifying and recommending internal controls to mitigate risks/weaknesses in processes,

Accessing and analyzing data for audit planning,

Identifying inefficiencies in business processes, and

Developing and documenting accounting policies and procedures.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Rubio CPA, PC - Atlanta, GA January 2019 – February 2019

Senior Associate

Audited financial statements of securities broker/dealers.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers – Atlanta, GA August 2018 - November 2018

Senior Associate

Assessed controls over processes of hardware and energy provider. Interpreted, drew conclusions, and shared perspectives on current industry or sector trends, issues and opportunities with clients.

Accountemps – Atlanta, GA December 2017 – April 2018

Contract Consultant

Provided temporary year end accounting services to an apparel manufacturer.

Siemens – Alpharetta, GA October 2017

Contract Consultant

Updated key ERP control templates to meet governance requirements that all controls have clearly defined objectives, risk attributes, control activities, users, frequencies and thresholds. Helped identify potential for control gaps in case not all risk attributes were covered.

CACI International, Inc. – Atlanta, GA July 2015 – May 2017

Contract Internal Auditor 3

Provided Litigation Support and Valuation Services for US Securities and Exchange Commission staff to: establish and maintain an effective regulatory environment; foster and enforce compliance with federal securities laws; facilitate access to information investors need to make informed investment decisions; and enhance the Commission's performance through effective alignment and management of human, information, and financial capital.

MH Miles Company CPAs PC- Decatur, GA March 2013 – July 2015

Senior Auditor

Conducted all phases of audits including: planning, research, risk assessment, fieldwork and reporting of findings clearly to clients and management in written and verbal form.

Identified accounting/auditing issues and performs research for resolution.

Reviewed manual and automated accounting systems.

Conducted financial statement, contract compliance, and indirect cost audits in the transportation, non-profit and consulting engineering industries. Also performed Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing.

Documented audit steps electronically in compliance with firm and professional standards.

Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP and audit policies and procedures across assignments.

Performed analytical reviews of audit documentation. Reviewed client accounting policies, operating procedures and internal controls. Conducted all phases of an audit including: planning, research, risk assessment, fieldwork and reporting of findings.

Solomon Edwards Group - Atlanta, GA January 2013 – March 2013

Consultant

Provided support to client during SAP conversion from a legacy system.

Analyzed, documented and corrected payroll data.

Aaron’s Inc. – Atlanta, GA November 2012 – December 2012

Contract Financial Auditor

Planned and performed audits (compliance, operational and financial) of all operations in compliance with professional and departmental quality standards.

Documented financial processes and performed tests of internal controls for the Company's SOX compliance program.

Prepared audit reports for management and Audit Committee.

Communicated issues to all levels of management.

Assisted external auditors.

Managed assigned special projects.

Georgia State University – Atlanta, GA 2001-September 2012

Auditor III

Planned operational/financial audits by accessing Oracle, PeopleSoft, Banner, ADP and Maximus systems to analyze relevant data. Sampled and tested transactions produced by the following processes of a not-for-profit university to assess compliance with applicable standards:

Disbursements,

Sponsored projects,

SAS 115,

Purchasing cards, and

Revenue/receivables.

Prepared management reports communicating findings and recommendations for risk mitigation. Reviewed systems for enhanced efficiencies, cost savings, and fraud. Recommended process improvements for cash management, scholarships, and facilities management. Recommended reduced campus cash levels. Improved scholarship procedures to mitigate the risk of federal and state penalties. Recovered $8,000 from the inappropriate use of university telephone credit cards.

Porter Keadle Moore, LLP – Atlanta, GA 1996-2001

Valuation/Litigation Support Specialist

Researched, organized and analyzed relevant data to prepare forecasting models supporting business valuation reports and expert witness testimony for individuals, financial institutions, ESOPs, and other operating entities.

Emory University - Atlanta, GA 1987-1996

Internal Auditor

Planned, performed and reported on audits of operations conducted by a private university, including:

Sponsored projects;

Endowment income;

Self-insurance reserves;

Microcomputer support; and

Hotel and conference center operations.

Assisted the external auditors with the annual financial and sponsored project audits.

EDUCATION

MBA – Accounting, Georgia State University – Atlanta, GA

BS – Accounting, Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of Georgia

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Information Systems Audit and Control Association

American Institute of CPAs

Institute of Internal Auditors

TECHNOLOGY QUALIFICATIONS

MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Oracle Financial Suite, Visio, TeamMate, Lotus Notes

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

President, Lakeview Homeowners Association

PAWS Atlanta, a no-kill animal shelter



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