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Internal Auditor

Location:
Casselberry, Florida, United States
Posted:
March 11, 2011

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Extensive experience as a financial professional with broad skills and knowledge in the fields of accounting and auditing. Highly successful at reviewing performance, procedures and recommending operational modifications that improve organizational performance, productivity and efficiency. Proven ability to handle sensitive issues and convince management to make essential procedural changes. A strong communicator who demonstrates creative solutions in accounting and auditing processes.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Severstal Columbus, LLC., Columbus, Mississippi 2007-2010

Division Internal Audit Manager

Developed initial operational and financial narratives defining operational and financial risks and remediation. Developed risk control matrices and evidence of effective internal controls over financial reporting. Reviewed and reported on methods that demonstrate proper controls relating to and reporting on operational and financial activities. Initiated compliance with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).

Facilitated the development and implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) initial review, development of top ten risks, and remediation plans according to the COSO Framework.

Evaluated divisional risks to create annual audit plans based on divisional and corporate risk.

Reviewed and evaluated the entity level controls including company Code of Conduct, Audit Committee and Internal Audit Departmental Charters and established an Ethics Compliance Hot Line.

Employed analytical and other procedures to isolate anomalies and perform detailed reviews of transactions to identify potential fraud using computer assisted auditing techniques (CAAT).

Performed an operational review leading to revised freight methodologies with minimum savings of $1,000,000 per year.

Developed and implemented continuous audit program metrics for key supplier, production, inventory, sales, and receivable data using computer assisted auditing techniques (CAAT).

Reviewed automated manufacturing systems recommending documented continuous improvement, consistent backup, change management, restore, recovery, storage, and training methods.

Audited sales reporting methods leading to recovery of $350,000 in unbilled customer charges.

Arcadia Resources, Inc., Orlando, Florida 2006-2007

Division Internal Audit Team Leader

Developed first year Sarbanes-Oxley corporate risk assessment documentation. Developed evidence of effective internal controls over financial reporting. Identify primary and secondary controls that demonstrate authorization, safeguarding and proper reporting of all financial activities.

Created and reviewed financial procedural narratives describing all financial operations identifying accounting controls designed to increase financial accuracy, reliability and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).

Developed testing and remediation plans for key controls assuring the accuracy, valuation, completeness, existence, disclosure, rights and obligations relating to financial reporting.

Created, reviewed and evaluated risk assessment documentation for all operational areas of the company focusing on Health Care Billing and HIPPA compliance. Identified procedures as financial controls and added additional controls to system of financial controls.

Reviewed information technology (IT) general controls and testing supporting controls for all computerized systems including Lawson, Mestamed and internally developed systems and networks.

Developed flow charts to document business transactions from inception to financial statement highlighting the financial controls that maximize the accuracy, consistency and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).

Created and developed continuous audit methodology (CAAT) for perpetual inventory valuation of rental fixed assets to validate balance sheet total.

Weisman and Associates, Inc., Orlando, Florida 2004-2006

Audit Director

Reviewed system of internal controls to identify inadequacies in the system. Develop method of evaluating corporate performance and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) sections 302 and 404. Reviewed audit procedures for compliance with ethical standards.

Developed a method of evaluating each individual business units operating risk and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) sections 302 and 404 and approved corporate reporting methods in preparing the unit financial statements.

Developed an audit plan for annual audit site selection based on the quality and timeliness of the site account reconciliations, purchasing practices and other criterion.

Identified timing difference in financial statements in the method of reporting sales and cost of goods sold. Communicated timing difference and proposed resolution methodology to audit committee.

Reviewed Sales and Use Taxes paid documenting claims exceeding $400,000 for client in the State of Florida over a 2-year period.

PRG-Schultz, Inc., Orlando, Florida 1991-2004

Audit Director

Audited all client purchasing, receiving, accounts payable, accounts receivable and general accounting records to insure that all transactions complied with the system of controls as designed. Applied ethical standards to all audit procedures.

Increased audit results by 20% per year for 5 years without increasing staff.

Created and managed a new to the industry accounts payable audit procedure to insure the best cash discount rate was received by all divisions of the client with net claims of $2.5 million per year for a single client.

Hired, trained, coached and managed audits with staffs totaling 15 employees in different cities.

Additional Experiences

Created a cost saving program that resulted in $2 million annual savings in utilities cost.

Managed cost accounting department and achieved a continuous reduction in production process and staff costs.

Adjunct professor of accounting and accounting computer systems.

AFFILIATIONS

AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Fel-Pro / Federal-Mogul Corporation

Institute of Internal Auditors

ISACA

IT Compliance Institute

Marriott Vacation Club International

SOX Institute

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.

INDUSTRY BACKGROUND

Direct Marketing and Production

Durable Medical Equipment

Industrial Catalog Operations

Industrial Products Manufacturing

Mass Market Retail Distribution and Sales

Software Development

Steel Production and Processing

Wholesale Distribution

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Developed, tested and taught staff proprietary software.

Microsoft Great Plains, Spotfire, Tabware, 6i Solutions OMS.

ACL, Lawson, Mestamed, QS1, AXENA SOAx, Microsoft Office.

FoxPro Clone, SQL, COBOL Programming, Windows 7 and XP.

EDUCATION

Certified Public Accountant, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1986

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 1982

Associate of Arts, Accounting, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1980



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