Proficient Senior Auditor eager to contribute extensive accounting/auditing background as well as dynamic project management and technology skills and industry-related credentials toward supporting objectives of a progressive organization.
Senior-level accountant and internal auditor offering significant experience in governmental accounting and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance with proficiency throughout the complete audit life cycle. Adept at completing compliance, forensic, internal controls and performance audits from conducting interviews and developing working papers, to conducting risk assessments, communicating audit recommendations and preparing reports. Reliably ensure and facilitate complete, accurate, and timely reporting of financial information in accordance with strict regulatory criteria. Provide practical, value-added recommendations to improve risk management practices as well as efficiency and effectiveness of business operations. Well-versed in GAAP, GAAS, FASB, GASB and IIA IPPF.
Decreased external audit expenses by 25% for Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) by outsourcing various audit tasks.
Slashed recidivism rates at CMSD by 75% through proactive coordination of remedial action plans and audit deficiencies follow-up.
Leveraged exceptional talents in forensic auditing to recover $150K in restitution for CMSD.
Streamlined reporting process to bolster Transportation Department funding by 25% ($6.4M) and Student Census state reimbursement by $2.5M.
Decreased reimbursement losses by $1.2M through scrutinization of errant non-Public Student Census reporting.
Resourcefully devised and introduced Excel spreadsheet district-wide to record and monitor cash-on-hand reporting, depositing, and reconciliation, successfully eliminating multiple-year material control weakness citation of external auditor.
Championed coordination of clean audit of Student Census at CMSD and at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland s Accounting Department.
Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD), Cleveland, OH, 1998 to 2010
Senior Internal Auditor
Promoted from initial role as Internal Auditor to senior position based on exemplary performance, dedication, and attention to accuracy.
As Auditor-in-charge of school financial audits, exhibited honed skills in validating audit requirements, analyzing data collected via automation and Excel, developing recommendations to fortify controls and compliance, and documenting internal audit policies and procedures.
Applied dynamic leadership talents toward mentoring, directing and supervising newly hired auditors.
Expedited engagement turnaround time by thoroughly reviewing audit testing of internal auditors.
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Conducted weekly continuous auditing of transactions to ensure adherence to CMSD policies.
Strategically formulated risk assessments using COSO framework (SOX compliance).
Analyzed and defined break-even point to effectively monitor and prevent tuition/cost recovery shortfall of class offerings for Adult Education student enrollment.
Tax Specialist I, H & R Block, Cleveland, Ohio (part-time)
Operations Analyst & Accountant, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Staff Accountant, Wright, Richardson, and Associates, CPAs, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy; Minor in Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Passed accounting equivalency exam, State of Ohio Board of Accountancy, Columbus, OH
Passed Ohio CPA exam
Passed Certified Information Systems Auditor exam
ACL; Intermediate and Advanced Microsoft Office modules; Continuous Auditing; Fraud, and Forensic Auditing; Ohio Auditor of State s Yellow Book and Red Book updates; Income Tax Updates
Microsoft Office (Excel including Macros, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
Computer-Aided Auditing Techniques (CAAT)
IBM mainframe: IMS/VS/OS JCL
Lotus 123 and Lotus Notes
ACL continuous auditing
Information Systems Auditing and Control Association
Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc.
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