As an experienced auditor and team leader, I have gained not only accounting knowledge and practical experience in auditing, but this role has also contributed to my analytical, leadership, engagement management, and business skills (including communication, initiating, building, and maintaining client relationships). Specifically, my auditing experience has contributed to my understanding of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, GAAS, SEC regulations, PCAOB rules, Sarbanes Oxley 2002 and knowledge of several industries (manufacturing, professional private services, non-for-profit, technology, and retail, media & entertainment).
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPDecember 2014 to CurrentExperienced Audit Associate Los Angeles, CA
Lead audits for multimillion-dollar Consumer Product, & Media & Entertainment clients (planning, strategy, execution and conclusion & reporting): Planned - Effectively communicated with clients to understand the risks of the engagement, including entity-level controls, determined the need for specialized skills on the team, determined materiality and identified significant accounts and disclosures Strategy - Communicated and collaborated with team management about the design of the strategy to assess audit risks; performed significant accounts walkthroughs, including the financial close process to plan and design our general and substantive audit procedures Execution - Executed testing of internal controls and journal entries testing to identify internal control deficiencies or any fraud; completed substantive and general audit procedures Conclusion and Reporting - Prepared summary of audit differences, performed financial statement procedures, and completed documentation to archive engagement Developed and trained staff by delegating tasks, ensuring that tasks provided diverse learning experiences and team members were continuously motivated and engaged; delivered timely feedback to support staff development Managed project economics by monitoring progress against planned budget to identify possible savings to the engagement Utilized available resources, resulting in completion of a efficiently and a high quality audit Exceptional management skills; enjoy going beyond assignments to produce ideas and actions that can improve quality.
Ernst & Young LLPJanuary 2014 to November 2014Experienced Audit Associate Los Angeles, CA
Assisted with audits for multimillion-dollar Consumer Products & Retail clients (planning, strategy, execution and conclusion) Developed and trained staff by delegating tasks, ensuring that tasks provided diverse learning experiences and team members were continuously motivated and engaged; delivered timely feedback to support staff development Identified market development opportunities that lead to new audit engagement pursuits Maintained good relationships with clients, developing relationships with alumni and continuing to grow external network Utilized available resources, resulting in completion of job efficiently while maintaining the highest audit quality standards Exceptional management skills; enjoy going beyond assignments to produce ideas and actions that can improve quality Lead recruiting for USC & UCLA campus; Lead/Coach of the USC student team EY Case study competition.
Grant Thornton LLPJanuary 2012 to December 2013Senior Audit Associate Chicago, IL
Lead audits for multimillion-dollar manufacturing clients: Planned, executed and concluded US GAAP audits; developed and supervised staff; reviewed financial statements and related technical accounting issues.
Planned, managed and executed Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 benefit plans.
Analyzed, evaluated and implemented internal controls (SOX 404) using the COSO integrated framework to determine strength of internal controls, audit risk and SEC compliance.
The Sherwin Williams CompanyAugust 2011 to January 2012Field Auditor Cleveland, OH
Planned and executed operational and financial audits, to identify and define issues by analyzing evidence; developed recommendations for management for proper treatment according to company policy.
Calumet College of St. JosephAugust 2011Bachelors of Science: Accounting Business AdministrationWhiting, INAccounting Business Administration
2011Certified Fraud Examiner; CPA Eligible August
Spanish- native fluency in oral and written communication
Association of Professional Latinos in Fiancé and Accounting (ALPFA) Los Angeles board member Business Development Director
*Professional Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) (Scholarship Recipient, ACFE 2011)
accounting, Bloomberg, budget, Coach, oral, CPA, clients, documentation, economics, financial, financial audits, financial statements, Hyperion, management skills, market development, Microsoft Office, network, Oracle, progress, quality, QuickBooks, recruiting, reporting, Retail, SAP, Spanish, staff development, Strategy, team management, written communication
Bloomberg, IDEA, Oracle, Hyperion, On Base, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, SAP