Education: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT STORRS, CT; Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting summa cum laude
Career Record and Achievement Highlights:
Director Internal Audit TBC - Sumitomo Corporation of Americas Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
2009 to Mid-July 2018 $5+ B International Tire Retailer/Wholesaler Tokyo Stock Exchange
Directed proactive enterprise risk based strategy and activities of TBC's Americas Internal Audit Department aligned with company growth strategy and risk management style. Report to the Audit Committee functionally and SVP CFO administratively
Recruited and mentored a talented team of credentialed professionals to consistently accomplish annual internal control over financial reporting compliance (JSOX - Japanese Financial Instruments & Exchange Act) and operational audit plan objectives on time and under budget. GAAP and IFRS Financial Statements were issued. Saved external audit fees of $200-$300K through external auditor reliance on our high performing internal audit team
Forged collaborative relationships with key stakeholders including the Board, senior management, IT, finance & accounting, business unit leaders and external auditors (KPMG), and successfully balanced their competing objectives
Matured department activities and tools thereby reducing cost of Internal Control over Financial Reporting compliance (JSOX) by over 40% in 4 years concurrent with 35% growth. Fact based risk experience analytics drove reassessment of risk and relevant control solutions and suggested improvements
Influenced the companys decision to re-engineer the supply chain with audits of Purchase 2 Payment, inventory control, free trade zone operations, vendor contract management and inter-company processes. Inventory investment reduced by $50 Million as a result of supply chain control challenges we elevated to senior management
Triggered full restructure of enterprise server (ISeries) and desktop software (Windows, Office, Adobe) licensing approach needed to preserve compliance with updated requirements
Served on TBC IT Security Steering Committee, Business Resumption team and Financial Risk Assessment Team
Director Internal Audit SBA Communications Boca Raton, Florida
2004 - 2008 $1.8 B Revenue International Wireless Telecom NASDAQ Stock Exchange
Managed the strategy and activities of SBAs Internal Audit Department aligned with company growth strategy and risk management approach. Member of the Disclosures Review Committee. Reported to the Audit Committee functionally and SVP CFO administratively
Achieved successful Year 1 Sarbanes Oxley 404 implementation as an accelerated filer.
Transformed a team of consultants (Year 1) and recruited professional internal audit team that routinely achieved or exceeded 100% of annual internal audit plan within budget.
Adopted an annual ongoing process to collaborate and coordinate with Ernst & Young to ensure they placed maximum reliance on internal audit work which resulted in annual audit fee savings of $200,000.
Reduced the number of SOX key controls by over 60% from year 1 through regular updates of key process documentation, risk assessment and rationalization of controls needed to adequately control risks to an acceptable level.
Began my career with Deloitte & Touche; advanced into increasingly responsible internal audit and financial leadership roles with Merrill Lynch, Resolute Forest Products and Ocwen Bank in the Real Estate, Paper Manufacturing and Financial Services industries
Technology: SAP, JDE, Tableau, Great Plains, ACL, Adobe, Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, SOC 2