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.
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.
Rubio CPA, PC - Atlanta, GA January 2019 – February 2019
Audited financial statements of securities broker/dealers.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers – Atlanta, GA August 2018 - November 2018
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
Provided temporary year end accounting services to an apparel manufacturer.
Siemens – Alpharetta, GA October 2017
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
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
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
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:
Purchasing cards, and
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
Planned, performed and reported on audits of operations conducted by a private university, including:
Microcomputer support; and
Hotel and conference center operations.
Assisted the external auditors with the annual financial and sponsored project audits.
MBA – Accounting, Georgia State University – Atlanta, GA
BS – Accounting, Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of Georgia
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Information Systems Audit and Control Association
American Institute of CPAs
Institute of Internal Auditors
MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Oracle Financial Suite, Visio, TeamMate, Lotus Notes
President, Lakeview Homeowners Association
PAWS Atlanta, a no-kill animal shelter