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Internal Audit Microsoft Office

New York, New York, United States
October 01, 2016

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Certified Public Accountant with 15 years of experience providing external and internal audit, financial analysis, reporting, risk assessment and strategic planning for one of the largest worldwide multimedia companies ACCOMPLISHMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

Managed financial statement consolidation for parent company of more than 100 entities, including foreign translations, intercompany eliminations, footnote disclosures and balancing equity

Managed day-to-day accounting operations; supervised staff, reviewed and approved journal entries and account reconciliations and assured accuracy of the month-end close and financial statements

Evaluated accounting procedures, identified weaknesses and made recommendations for improving the internal control environment

Knowledge of Monarch, CCH ProSystem fx Engagement, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, CSG, ICOMS, Mactive, GEAC, Salesforce, Adobe and all Microsoft Office Applications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Dale Carnegie Training) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Advance Publications, New York, NY (acquired Paul Scherer & Company) – ranked by Forbes as the 44th largest private company in the United States

Senior Manger Internal Audit 2012 – 2016

Directed the internal audit of a companywide billing system conversion of 2.25MM subscribers

Collaborated with management to establish customer care, inventory and credit and collections policies and procedures to maximize revenue, minimize inventory leakage and reduce bad debt

Directed the creation, implementation, testing and assurance of the organization’s first business continuity plan

Planned and directed, for the sixth largest U.S. cable systems operator, audits for corporate compliance, internal control, financial statement accuracy and fraud detection and prevention and consulting reviews to identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies, including the identification of key performance indicators and industry best practices

Prepared reports and presented findings to the operations teams, Vice Presidents, CFO, COO and CEO/president

Supervised and reviewed work performed by managers, seniors and staff internal auditors

Conducted training seminars, educating management and staff on audit software, internal audit procedures and business continuity

Developed, reviewed and evaluated performance and goal objectives for internal audit staff Paul Scherer & Company, LLP (midsize public accounting firm, approximately 100 accountants) Supervisor / Manager 2007 – 2011

Senior Auditor 2003 – 2007

Staff Auditor 2001 – 2003

Managed, organized, planned and executed external financial statement and internal control audits for cable systems, newspapers and magazine publications

Managed the overhaul of the fraud prevention and detection audit program

Managed IT audit integration with the Audit Department

Advised clients and established internal control standards during restructuring to right size operations

Compiled quarterly and annual financial statements for nonprofit entity

Prepared federal and state income tax returns for businesses and individuals EDUCATION

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Public Accountant in New York

Chartered Global Management Accountant

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