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Management Manager

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United States
Posted:
August 15, 2012

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MOHAMMED KATHAWALA

*** ******** *** ? Bogota NJ *7603

551-***-**** ? arltaq@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY Experienced Auditor with in-depth Internal Audit knowledge in

financial, compliance, and operational areas. Detailed oriented individual

with the capacity to view and approach processes from a broad perspective,

as they would pertain to an organization's strategic position. Excel at

interacting with individuals at all levels to ensure that organizational

goals are attained. Areas of expertise include the ability to logically

research and resolve issues/problems, track and manage projects, and meet

scheduled deadlines.

EDUCATION Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School, Newark, NJ

BS in Accounting & Finance, Minor in Political Science, May 2007.

GPA 3.2

CPA Candidate

WORK Senior Internal Controls Analyst/Staff II Auditor (August 2009

- Present)

EXPERIENCE Marsh & McLennan Companies, Hoboken, NJ

Preparing and maintaining of all internal control documentation including

detailed process narratives and flowcharts, outlining the controls within

the transaction stream from initiation to completion ensuring they are

appropriate and complete and as efficient as possible.

Assessing internal controls over financial reporting as part of the

company's ongoing Sarbanes Oxley compliance efforts.

Assist in due diligence review process and post-acquisition integration,

training and support.

Assist with overseeing the internal control evaluations of effectiveness

for the business and provide remediation support.

Interact with and provide continuous improvement recommendations to the

business with respect to internal controls.

Help educate departments across the business on SOX, internal controls and

best practices.

Developing a broad understanding of the company's functions and business

segments, as well as knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley practices.

Working closely with the North America Controller's team to document the

company's internal controls.

In conjunction with the Asst Controller for Policy and Reporting, help to

solidify the companies' policies and procedures, particularly relating to

controls.

Conduct audit fieldwork in accordance with standard audit procedures

including reviewing relevant source documentation, selective testing of

information, interviewing relevant personnel, and reviewing local computer

records to reach a conclusion supported by evidence.

Plan the engagement by assisting with audit engagement letters, writing

planning memos, writing data requirements letters, assigning specific audit

sections to the audit team, and conducting planning meetings with the audit

team.

Maintain working relationships with management and the audit team,

including: Oversees all auditors on-site and provides insight regarding

their performance at engagement's conclusion.

Conducts meetings with management to present opportunities to enhance

controls, including recommended action plans. Identifies best practices and

opportunities for value-added, efficiency recommendations to management.

Write audit reports geared to Executive Management identifying

opportunities to enhance controls and recommended action plans. Works with

business owners to finalize and obtain their Management Actions.

Ensure workpapers and exception items are prepped for finalization

according to department policies and procedures to allow for issue

remediation and tracking.

Maintain strategic industry and company knowledge; continuously updates

practical knowledge and skills by using resources such as reading and

reference materials, and attending training seminars as required.

Coordinate the review of audit findings with Audit and business line

management prior to drafting the audit report.

Assess the business processes to ensure that financial and operating

information is accurate and reliable, risks are identified and managed,

systems of management and control are in place and functioning, and

resources are effectively and efficiently used.

Assist Management in preparing time and staffing budgets for upcoming

audits.

Manage/supervise staff auditors assigned to audits, including training and

development.

Assist Management in developing annual audit plans based on risk assessment

covering financial, operational and compliance audits.

Financial Analyst - Consultant (October 2008 - August

2009)

Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Ensured that proper J-SOX controls are adhered to Eisai Inc. and that the J-

SOX checklists are completed and documentation updated.

Worked with management to maintain and update J-SOX methodology,

incorporate best practices and customize tools and templates to meet

Eisai's compliance needs.

Identified process improvement and program improvements to optimize Eisai's

J-SOX compliance efforts, liaised with external auditors to maximize

reliance on Internal Audit's work.

Coordinated with designated internal and external audit personnel to ensure

that recommendations delivered by Audit personnel are timely implemented.

In conjunction with the Asst Controller for Policy and Reporting, helped to

solidify the company's policies and procedures, particularly relating to

controls.

Assessed exceptions identified during testing and communicated to

management.

Monitored the status of identified control test exceptions and remediation

efforts to ensure internal control issues are resolved on a timely basis.

Prepared and reviewed work papers per specified standards to ensure

adequate documentation of J-SOX testing performed and to support

conclusions reached.

Led the company in the successful completion of J-SOX operational testing

to support management's assessment for J-SOX compliance.

Staff Auditor (June 2007 - October 2008)

American International Group, New York, NY

Evaluated operating effectiveness of internal controls for financial

reporting based upon testing results and communicates operating

effectiveness conclusions and basis to management.

Assisted in planning the scope of work of each engagement in accordance

with the business risks involved and the assigned staff and time budgets.

Supported the Risk and Internal Control Group with efforts to foster on-

going process improvements including quality, efficiency and effectiveness

of testing process.

Prepared work papers and coordinate the receipt of the audit materials

required to analyze and evaluate the entity's control environment.

Discussed recommendations on test plan customizations with either the

manager/senior auditor.

Provided on-going communication regarding the status of testing activities

with either the manager/senior auditor.

SKILLS Language: Fluent in Hindi/Gujarati/Urdu. Intermediate

comprehension in French.

Technical: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Lotus

Notes, QuickBooks, Bloomberg, proSystems, GoSystems, Movaris, SAP, ORACLE,

HFM, TM1, ACL, IDEA, Visio, MS FrontPage, WordPerfect, Windows

95/98/NT/2000/XP.



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