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Project Management Information Technology

Des Plaines, IL
June 30, 2016

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Ken Kochmit

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Professional Summary

Internal Audit / Project Management professional with over 30 years of experience in IT controls & audits, project management, business & systems analysis, and system implementation

Proficient in analyzing & identifying business & IT risks, and developing & implementing solutions that optimize business operations & IT controls

Experienced in COBIT Controls / COSO Controls / SOX IT Controls

Strong oral & written communication skills that ensure sound project completion and closure with management agreement & action

Strengths in IT Controls Include

IT general controls for effective & efficient data center operations, authorized changes to production programs, secure access to critical business data, and optimal IT governance; led as controls expert on Walgreens team to outsource all IT operations & programming to offshore consulting firms

IT application program controls for valid data input/processing/output to ensure reliable & accurate business and financial reporting

Strengths in Project Management Include

Led teams of 2 to 4 staff auditors and/or external consultants to test & identify control concerns, develop improvements to IT general & IT application controls, and ensure management implemented them as agreed

oPlanned, scoped, & budgeted projects using project management tools (e.g., MS Project) to control the project’s life cycle to a satisfactory completion

oStaffed, led, monitored, and mentored project team members

oRan meetings with client management to kickoff, present interim progress or control concerns, and to close with senior management

oWrote & issued reports that were crisp, clear, and correct to ensure understanding and implementation of enhanced procedures and controls

Have led business/IT projects by providing project management & liaison between functional business operations and technical IT programming teams

oRan “integrated audit” projects in Asia, Europe, Latin America

oConsulted as external expert on processes & controls at various Illinois based, medium size, manufacturing & distribution companies

oLed teams to analyze, design, and implement new business-operating procedures & controls; most notably implemented a new HR recruiting system

Industry Experiences

Retail (Walgreens, Osco)

Information Technology

Healthcare (Abbott Labs)

Public Consulting Firm (Grant Thornton)

Finance (HSBC, Heller Financial)


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MBA, University of Cincinnati (Finance)

BA, Kent State University (Economics)

Numerous controls & fraud-prevention training over last 30 years

Conditionally Passed the CPA Review Exam (early in career)

Software Skills

MS Office Suite

MS Project Management

MS Visio Flowcharting

MS Access Data Analysis

Certifications & Accolades

Certified Information Systems Auditor and Member of ISACA

The go-to person on Walgreens Audit team for proof reading and ensuring perfection before issuing final audit reports

Have an extensive & diverse set of business experiences, broad knowledge of current business conditions & domestic events, appreciation for varied world cultures, respected people skills, and a track record of getting things done

Currently learning to read/speak the Spanish language – basic capability now

Bronze Star (US Army)

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