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Internal Audit

Marietta, GA
October 20, 2019

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- Areas of Expertise -

Risk Assessment * Public Accounting *Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

COSO Assessment * Accounting Practices Compliance * Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

Data Analytics * Team Leadership & Development * Microsoft Office Suite

PAYA 2018 to Present

Head of Internal Audit

Atlanta, GA

Perform interviews with internal colleagues and departments to identify enterprise risks and assess priority of items. Based on risk prioritization, developed a schedule for assessments/audits to be conducted. Determine scope of review in conjunction with the VP of Risk. Conduct assessment of assigned risks and department of functional area in established/required timeline. Assessments include review the suitability of internal control design, determine compliance with policies and procedures and recommend corrective action and suggest improvements. Selected contributions include creating the Internal Audit Department, establishing a Governance Framework, Executive/Board Reporting requirements, and performed an Enterprise Risk Assessment.

Lincoln Financial Group 2016 to 2018

Director, Quality Audit

Atlanta, GA

Oversee development of all risk assessment and audit plans including; approving draft audit reports; making final audit opinion and classification of issues/recommendations; preparing and granting

final approval of annual risk assessment for presentation to management. Ensure senior managers understand rankings included in risk assessments. Determine whether audit plan should be expanded to include new functional/risk areas. Review and approve annual audit plan and resource allocation for each project. Manage hiring and training of all in-house audit personnel; provide leadership, support, and coaching to audit team members.

Selected Contributions:

* Significantly improved audit efficiency by 35% during first 12 months in position.

* Implemented monthly reporting process summarizing findings and recommendations.

* Successfully fostered high-performing and inclusive team-oriented work environment.

KM Machine 2015 to 2016


Biscoe, NC

Directed and mentored team members work of the company's accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory (job-costing and work in progress) and purchasing. Oversaw the month-end close process (accruals analysis, reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers / balance sheet accounts, review of revenue & expense accounts, preparation of financial statements) and related accounting staff for several manufacturing companies including corporate office.

Managed the various U.S. statutory tax requirements.

Other responsibilities included budget, forecasting/strategic planning, cash management and HR operations (employee relations, compliance, recruitment, benefits, workers’ compensation).

GlaxoSmithKline 2006 to 2014

Research Triangle Park, NC

Audit Director 2012 to 2014

Directed all independent business monitoring functions including; hiring and training audit team; assigning areas of audit responsibility; budgeting; scheduling; establishing performance standards. Selected Contributions:

* Conducted a comprehensive risk assessment of GSK US Pharmaceuticals.

* Developed and implemented a comprehensive, strategic program of monitoring coverage.

* Evaluated effectiveness of system of internal control to manage significant risk exposures.

Director of Finance 2009 to 2012

Led all financial operations and direct corporate strategic financial planning, reporting, and structure. Collaborated with business leads in preparation of short and long-term financial forecasts and budgets of financial performance for company and individual business units. Coordinated and reported financial performance to management team.

Selected Contributions:

* Lead Finance Director during corporate restructuring to increase company's value to shareholders.

* Developed financial models resulting in saving over $100M.

Senior Manager 2008 to 2009

Oversaw operational, compliance, strategic and IT controls/process reviews. Performed risk assessments to identify key risk in US Pharma. Supervised team of business risk professionals and reviewed reports prior to internal and external distribution.

Business Risk Manager 2006 to 2008

Managed business and IT process reviews; identifying risks and assessing level of compliance of policies, procedures, and standards. Presented review observations to US Pharma Senior Management. Selected contributions included creation of Business Risk & Control Department and recovered $20M+.

Ernst & Young 2004 to 2006

Audit Manager

Philadelphia, PA

Supervised risk assessment procedures and engagement planning to achieve quality and efficiency goals. Developed understanding of internal controls, assessment of control risk, audit procedures, and familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), automated financial reporting, government accounting practices, and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).

STINNES AG * Tarrytown, New York * Internal Audit Manager

KPMG * New York, NY & Tampa, FL * Audit Supervisor


Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Norfolk State University - Norfolk, VA


Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

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