**/**** – 01/2014 Trinity Industries Inc. – Internal Audit Manager Mexico City, Mexico
Responsible for performing and reporting risk assessment results as part of the yearly planning to determine based on
qualitative and quantitative analysis key, non-key and operational controls as well as special projects.
Liable for overseeing and coordinating plant audits –financial and operational- supervising the planning, fieldwork and
issuance of the report to management.
Responsible for overseeing, monitoring and reviewing teams of four auditors during plant audits and special projects.
Responsible for assisting management in the development and review of a cost analysis template to better understand the true
cost of building the final product.
Responsible for the hiring, training, evaluating and supervising of local staff within the corporate offices at Mexico City.
02/2008 – 12/2011 CBS Outdoor - Financial Controller Mexico City, Mexico
Liable for the timely integration of information, preparation and submission of monthly Financial Statements including the
explanation of variances between budget, estimate and actual.
Responsible for shifting accounting methodology from a semi cash basis to a US GAAP accrual basis including heavy
involvement in the development of an internal system which aided in the recognition of revenue when earned.
Coordinate and supervise seven corporate accountants and ten branch accountants handling the daily needs of the operation
and closely monitoring the completion of special projects.
Liable for reviewing and posting journal entries and corresponding underlying support using Oracle as the financial tool.
Responsible for setting the internal control environment of the company, including the selection, supervision and evaluation of
the Internal Control Department.
Lead internal reviews of the branches to ensure compliance with policies and procedures along with investigations as to the
appropriate use of the company’s assets.
Evaluation of accounting and operating policies and development of policies and procedures for the implementation of
internal controls and monitor its operating effectiveness.
Coordinate the review and the flow of information for both internal and external audits.
07/2007 – 02/2008 CBS Outdoor - Senior Internal Controls Specialist New York, New York
Responsible for reviewing, updating, enhancing, and implementing internal control policies and procedures with a focus on
the operations in Mexico.
Engaged in risk assessment of the various internal processes testing their operating effectiveness and writing
recommendations for their improvement.
Assisted in monitoring the implementation of a new system to comply with company’s revenue recognition policy, including
the re-writing of existing contract templates, revision of current policies and procedures, reviewing journal entries and extensive
analysis of reports and testing of each of the indicated steps.
Extensive involvement in clarifying issues noted by the internal audit group and proper follow up with management to ensure
remediation of observations.
Marsh & McLennan Companies – Senior Auditor Hoboken, New Jersey
09/2004 – 07/2007
Liable for the planning, testing and report writing phases of internal audits of operating companies in the insurance, re-
insurance, consulting and investigating industries throughout the US, Europe and Latin America.
Responsible for writing, discussing with corresponding personnel and presenting the audit report to management and to other
Supervised, during the last year of employment, all internal audits performed including the investigation of two fraud
Coordinated and monitored the development and upgrade of audit programs structured to target the specific risks of each
Participated is special investigations involving fraud allegations; developing strategies, interviewing personnel, testing,
documenting and reporting the results to upper management and to the legal department.
Provided assistance to the new staff during their training phase and peer reviewed their work during and after each
Coordinated workshops using more experienced staff to provide guidance to the newer members of the audit team
EDUCATION Bernard Baruch College. BBA with a concentration in Accounting; completed in 2003.
LICENSES Certified Fraud Examiner - CFE. Completion of all four parts of the CPA exam.
SKILLS Native Spanish speaker; proficient in Italian. Microsoft Applications, Idea, Lotus Notes, Outlook.