A thorough, highly skilled government compliance/internal auditor with over 24 years experience in a variety of industries, mostly directly involved with government contracting. Earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership while employed full-time.
IAP Worldwide ServicesCape Canaveral, FloridaDirector of Internal Auditor05/2006 to Current
Reporting to IAP's Board of Director's Audit Committee, responsible for strategic planning and execution of the internal audit and government compliance functions.
Internal Audit - Directs the planning and execution of audits to evaluate company's internal control infrastructure including headquarters' and global field operations.
Audits are performed in accordance with the IIA's standards.
Mentors and trains team on best auditing practices based upon experience and recent guidance by the IIA.
Reports audit findings to senior IAP leadership to ensure proper corrective action is taken.
Reports status of audits against annual plan and audit findings quarterly to the Audit Committee.
Assists the Vice President/Chief Compliance Officer in the investigations of ethics complaints involving the potential break-down of internal controls.
Compliance - Serves as company's expert on government accounting to assure compliance with existing government accounting regulations such as Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards.
Keeps management abreast of new regulations and amendments to government accounting regulations, advises management on potential effects of alternate methods of accounting treatment or the adoption of new or revised accounting policy.
Interfaces with Chief Financial Officer's office on government accounting matters, and serves as primary point of contact for DCAA and DCMA.
Supplies management with options for the accounting of various costs, consistent with government regulations, which will allow for maximum cost recovery and profitability to the division..Other positions held: Manager of Internal Audit, Manager of Sarbanes-Oxley.
Re-designed internal audit process through the use of process improvement techniques to standardize and streamline the audit process.
Developed metrics to measure performance against standards established.
Implemented the use of a hosted audit tool to allow for timely reporting of audit findings and monitoring of performance.
Led completion of multiple complex business system audits.
The Hartford Insurance CompanySimsbury, ConnecticutSr. Internal Auditor02/2005 to 04/2006
Performed operational audits of the various life insurance divisions within The Hartford.
As the auditor in charge of all operational audits, determined resources needed to complete review, supervised staff auditors throughout project, identified risks and controls associated with each operational area, flowchart operations, identified controls over these risks and processes and developed testing for the controls.
Evaluated management's Sarbanes-Oxley documentation and testing of controls.
Reported all audit efforts internally to each operational group, internal audit department management and the audit committee.
CDI Corporation Siemens Westinghouse Power GenerationOrlando, FloridaConsultant10/2004 to 02/2005
Supported corporate internal audit team in the area of fraud investigations.
Performed confidential reviews to validate claims of fraudulent activities.
Coordinated all reviews with security, human resource, and departmental personnel.
Consulted on review of commercial subcontract to government prime contractor to ensure the organization was addressing FAR flow-down clauses and had the systems and procedures in place to support potential government audits.
Consulted with division management on government compliance issues including the development of government forward pricing rates and the submission of incurred costs for prior years.
Ocwen Financial CorporationOrlando, FloridaSr. Internal Auditor/Operations Auditor04/2004 to 10/2004
Conducted operational reviews of various banking service departments to determine if the departments were performing in accordance with company policies and procedures, and various banking regulations.
Reviewed internal controls of key processes.
Led staff auditors through each step of the audit process from planning and creating an audit program through audit testing and finally through the reporting stage.
Participated in the planning stage of Sarbanes-Oxley testing with external auditor team to determine scope and sampling plan.
Hughes Supply CorporationOrlando, FloridaSr. Internal Auditor/Operations Auditor06/2003 to 12/2003
Performed operational reviews of company's wholesale branches to determine if branches were performing in accordance with company policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principals.
Reviewed internal controls over the management of cash (operating and petty cash), purchasing, inventory, warehouse operations, safety programs, contingency plans, expenses, and other company assets.
Participated in the monthly observations of physical inventory by monitoring the process, and performing test counts.
Performed all reviews based on standard audit programs and results were reported to management.
Participated in the investigation of fraud and ethics line claims.
Coleman Research CorporationOrlando, FloridaCorporate Compliance Manager12/1997 to 05/2003
Government Compliance, Internal Audit, Budget & Finance, Corporate Reporting, Government Property Control, and Cost Control.
Key member of management team of a $140M defense contractor with multiple sites.
Liaison between government audit agencies and the organization to assist in reviews of company's policies and procedures and government contract compliance.
Prepared annual incurred cost submissions and negotiated final rates with DCAA/ACO.
Performed reviews of internal control systems to determine the status and level of compliance with organizational policies and regulatory requirements.
Worked on special reviews of costs, policies, or procedures as directed by management.
Provided guidance and training to all levels of the organization regarding compliance with company policies and procedures, and federal regulations.
Participated on proposal preparation team to ensure compliance with RFP/RFQ requirements and with government regulations.
Performed critical "Red Team" compliance reviews of larger proposals prior to submission to the customer.
Prepared and monitored budgets within the organization and provided monthly reports to management team.
Prepared monthly/quarterly financial reports to parent company.
Transitioned accounting staff through reorganization and terminations, Managed Cost Accounting Department, Developed Government Labor Bid Rates, Established Estimating System Guidelines.
Participated in the implementation of cost accounting system (Costpoint).
Defense Contract Audit AgencyOrlando East Hartford New York, Florida CT NYSenior Auditor/ Regional Operations Auditor05/1989 to 11/1997
Assisted Department of Defense buying officers in achieving the most prudent information necessary to conduct the negotiation of government contracts.
Participated, as an advisor to government authorities, in the negotiations of proposals regarding the reasonableness, completeness, and accuracy of government contractor estimates.
Completed various assignments including incurred cost, disclosure statements, compensation, accounting, and estimating systems, post-award and pricing proposals.
All of the accomplished audits included reviewing a portion of the contractor's financial systems, operating systems, internal controls, and verifying that the information complies with government regulations (Federal Acquisition Regulations, Office of Management Budget Circulation), Cost Accounting Standards, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principals.
Received official recognition and appreciation for outstanding effort and contribution demonstrated during a pre-award review and two complex post-award reviews.
Masters of Arts Degree:Management and LeadershipMay 2005Webster University, Orlando, FloridaManagement and Leadership
Bachelor of Science Degree:Business Administration AccountingMay 1989Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, ConnecticutBusiness Administration Accounting