July 26, 2020
Dear Hiring Manager,
After navigating tech entrepreneurs through a SOX Compliance review when our company acquired their company, you know you can manage, and any other challenges an organization or supervisor may assign you. It is the adventure that excites you to know you have navigated all parties through it successfully. You learn both IT, tax, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, customer service, all elements of the business model. In my 15 years as an internal audit manager and director, I’ve helped businesses and clients through some of the most stressful and sensitive financial and compliance undertakings imaginable. Doing this with the right balance of empathy and pragmatism can be tricky, but it feels great when I get it right and feel I am adding value. It’s this value-added feeling that prompts me to look forward to my next career move. I want to help organizations move forward with the skills and knowledge I have from my audit years but begin applying them to change management and financial planning and analysis. I believe applying the strengths of skills gained in the audit, such as, strong analytical skills, understanding financial information, and ratios, communicating across various industries and departments as well as cultures the same mission and core value that our end objectives were the same. Additionally, I have learned that the keys to success are in the planning and design phase of the organization. When I review the “root” of a broken process or system, it always derived from poor planning.
I’ve come to realize that the real value-added work is in the planning and design phases within an organization. The design must be efficient and effective before end-users observe any benefits of change management. I want to be a part of this. I want to begin using my skill set, and begin learning additional new skills to further a company in better planning and designing the objectives in their strategic planning. Identifying company goals: My commitment to understanding the company’s core goals and ensuring they align with their mission statement and the strategic plan would be an essential part of my deliverables in change management, process improvements, budgeting, forecasting, etc. Taking a customer-first approach: My commitment would be to treat all members of the organization as customers. Customer Service is vital, treat personnel as customers, treat colleagues as others to serve, the goal should be to approach every challenge, every planning session, design, project, etc. with a solution-focused mindset and to be a team player.
Developing technical skills: My commitment to continuing to develop the additional technical skills necessary to transition to Financial Planning and Analysis would be 110%. Whether this is through more automation, technology, data analytics, data science, better software and application training and development, my commitment to evolve and grow alongside the organization Thank you for your time. I look forward to speaking soon. Sincerely,
Tamara L. Tigue
Tamara L. Tigue, MBA
TAMARA L. TIGUE, MBA Tampa, FL 33626 917-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn A versatile, energetic executive with over 15 years of experience in the tech industry managing SOX compliance and operational and financial audits. A dedicated professional and recent MBA graduate with a proven ability to balance multiple, complex priorities to accurate and timely completion. Noted for handling academic rigors simultaneously with fulltime business responsibilities. Expertise in new international mergers & acquisitions SOX compliance. Hands-on leader who trains and develops high-performing teams. Collaborative communicator able to build relationships with external partners and auditors, negotiate across all levels of an organization, and impact executive leadership decision making with the presentation of vital information. Implements process improvements and procedures that boost revenue growth and achieve business objectives.
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance
SOX testing & Documentation
Areas of Expertise
Corporate Risk-Based Audit
Budgeting & Forecasting
Team Leadership & Management
Staff Training & Development
Account Reconciliation & Review
Global Change Management
MS Word MS Office Access Excel PowerPoint NAV QuickBooks ProSystems Tax Software WordPerfect SaxTax ReQLogic Ultra Tax Creative Solutions Oracle TeamMate MAS 90 Phoenix FRX Report PeopleSoft SOXHub Great Plains Tableau ACL EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA, Tampa, FL, 2018
Master of Business Administration, 2018
Bachelor of Science in Accounting,2003
WORLD TRIATHLON CORPORATION (Ironman), Tampa, FL Nov 2019 — Present Internal Audit Manager and Acting Change Management Lead Hired to promote a culture of creating an internal control environment, improve processes via automation through technology, cross-departmental communication, and manage all of the projects and changes with department heads and their teams to ensure project implementation and process changes are successful.
Completed the Annual Risk Assessment and aligned vital projects and processes and a Risk-Control Matrix.
Successfully implemented crucial Segregation of Duties controls within Treasury and Procurement to ensure the safeguarding of assets.
Completed a review of the Payroll department codes with our third-party provider, improve processes for creating, editing, or removing existing codes via a mapping approval form, and redid the payroll mapping template for general ledger journal entry template.
Worked with Sales and Development, Treasury, IT, Tax, and Finance to review and test a new credit card provider and launch of a new website for our Expo revenue stream. Reviewed reporting and developed a monthly reconciliation template for the Accounts Receivable team to use monthly.
Successfully developed a Microsoft automated workflow email distribution list after terms were loaded on a SharePoint drive to ensure global compliance with proper removal of access to critical applications
(Active Directory and other cloud-based applications).
Successfully implemented tracking of the CARES Act during the payroll mapping and ensured the reports TAMARA L. TIGUE, MBA Tampa, FL 33626 917-***-**** email@example.com LinkedIn prepared by our HR team were accurate and agreed back to IRS form 7200.
Begin the planning of implementing a new HRIS tool for a global company. Work with HR and Payroll to draft a Statement of Work (SOW), flowcharts, and continue to have reoccurring meetings to keep the project ongoing during the planning phase.
Work with IT Developers and Business Analysis Manager to stress test the Journal Entry Automation tool. Continue to provide ongoing test results/feedback to developers and ensure the tool is working to the requirements and needs of a Global Finance team.
MATCH GROUP (Subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp), Dallas, TX Jan 2017— Feb 2019 Director, Internal Audit (Remote Employee in Tampa Bay Area) Transferred and promoted to assess, report on, and make suggestions for improving the company’s key operational and finance activities and internal controls—Review SOX testing/documentation completed by Senior Auditors and submit to VP for review. Prepare risk assessment for SOX Compliance & Scoping and Trial Balance Auditing. Incorporate the COSO framework into risk assessments, and SOX controls to ensure achievement of management enterprise risk management objectives, including effective/efficient operations, reliable financial reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Implemented Tableau for Data Analytics in 2018. Recalculate deferred revenue queries of up to $50M ending balance, ensuring accurate data that aligns with trial balance. Review SQL report codes and assess correct parameters for revenue reports. Train new staff on department policies, procedures, testing, planning, and audit wrap-up. Assist new international operations with first-year SOX compliance documentation, identification of design gaps, priority listings of findings, and working with clients to determine the most effective and efficient controls and recommend best practices. Collaborate with VP to draft and finalize the audit schedule and plan. Complete testing for high- risk areas including Equity, Tinder Revenue, Tinder Marketing, SEC Reporting, and Consolidation, M&A, and non-cash Comp. Coordinate with external auditors to confirm testing covers all objectives and risks. Complete application access review testing, including new hires and ensure there were proper JIRA tickets for provisioning network access a validated those approved tickets included the appropriate management level approval for significant financial applications. For terminations, ensure the removal of network access was timely and ensure any applications not linked via Active Directory removed timely as well. Review at the application level all users with SuperUser, Administrator, etc. rights.
Complete first-year SOX with no delays, and all audit reports made quarterly Audit Committee deadlines even though during the quarter, we were at times behind. By training newly inherited audit team and standardizing process test plans across subsidiaries.
Align company control objectives and risks with parent company by moving testing procedures to the Audit & Compliance SoxHub tool and manage audit requests.
Standardize test plans across subsidiaries to ensure consistent testing. InterActiveCorp (IAC), New York, NY May 2006— Jan 2017 Senior Manager Internal Auditor (Remote Employee in Tampa Bay Area) Reviewed Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance testing and documentation for domestic and International IAC businesses, submitting to Director/VP for review. Responsible for directing pre/post-spin for IAC businesses, including HSN, Match.com, Ask.com, CityGrid Media, Shoebuy.com, Meetic.com (Int’l Operations), and IAC Corporate/Consolidation. Responsible for handling all aspects of SOX and risk-based audits, including planning, fieldwork, and reporting. Assisted the Director and VP on special projects/investigations and prepared risk assessment for SOX compliance & scoping and Trial Balance Auditing. Trained new staff and personnel on procedures, testing, planning, and businesses (subsidiaries). Completed recalculations of deferred revenue queries (up to $50M ending balance) and ensure accuracy of data and agreement with trial balance. Managed risk-based audits in inventory, software cap, marketing/cost of acquisitions, financial reporting, and revenue cycles. Oversaw all deferred revenue testing for subscription- based businesses, including re-performance of transactions over 1M count and tracing of the subscription process: handled Employment Classification Review and compliance with federal and state regulations. Completed a third-party vendor privacy review to identify any design gaps in processes and procedures for all subsidiaries. Provided best practice recommendations to ensure the subsidiaries would implement the proper TAMARA L. TIGUE, MBA Tampa, FL 33626 917-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn procedures and controls to ensure data privacy and secure PII data. Traveled 25 - 50% to meet corporate deadlines for SOX testing.
Assisted new international operations with first-year SOX compliance documentation, identification of design gaps, priority listings of findings, helping clients determine efficient controls, recommending best practices.
Performed revenue analysis for newly acquired European subsidiary with complex revenue model by identifying and mapping merchant codes to an appropriate bank account and identifying appropriate essential controls for reconciliations. Commended by SVP for project completion and reaching revenue objectives.
Maintained record of no material weaknesses and no significant discrepancies with company subsidiary audits during tenure by implementing appropriate controls to mitigate risks and achieve objectives.
EARLY CAREER EXPERIENCE
Staff Internal Auditor, DANKA OFFICE IMAGING, St. Petersburg, FL Jan 2005 – May 2006 Senior Tax Accountant, BACHMAN CPA, P.A., Tampa, FL Dec 2004— Jan 2005 Assistant Controller & Fulfillment Administrator, FORRESTER – SMITH, INC, Tampa, FL May 2002— Dec 2004
Increased efficiency of month-end processes by implementing new billing processes. Office Manager Full-Charge Bookkeeper & Staff Accountant, SANTANA & COMPANY, P.A., Tampa, FL June 1999 — May 2002
Boosted revenue by 15% with the expansion of the payroll and outsourcing department, resulting in the most successful tax season and least employee turnover. Implemented flexible work schedules during off-peak season to retain personnel.
Developed marketing strategies to expand service with the implementation of current software.
Obtained certification to be a State of Florida Sales and Use Tax Auditor
Obtained Quickbooks ProAdvisor certification and was the SME.
Completed time and billing weekly to ensure the firm was profitable and managed workflow schedules to achieve our business objectives and maintain positive cash flow. Identified with the assistance of the Owner, classifying customers into buckets (A, B, C grading) to aid in proper managing of elite clients.
Managed all Administrative and Human Resource functions for the practice (size of 15 to 20 depending on the season