skilled in risk assessment and discussing potential compliance issues with management. Conceptual thinker successful at refining audit systems.
Teamwork / Collaboration
Client Base Retention
Financial Exploitation Specialist Seattle , WADepartment of Human Services /Apr 2018
Investigate allegations of theft against vulnerable adults
To include cash, homes, vehicles without the alleged victims knowledge or understanding
Determine the cognition of the vulnerable adult
Review medical documents, request bank and financial records, conduct interviews of collateral contacts, alleged victims and alleged perpetrators.
Coordinate with Law enforcement and write reports based on findings.
Ensure protectvice sevices are in place for all vulnerable adults, testify in court, community education on "see something say something".
Member of Multi-Disciplinary Team for King County.
Auditor Somerville, MassCommon Wealth of Massachusetts - PERAC/Jan 2017 to Current
Perform detailed work in auditing retirement systems in the areas of expenditures, assets, liabilities, financial statements, investment portfolios, retirement allowances, and similar records to comply w/ set laws and regulations.
Appraise, assess and test adequacy of internal control systems and when necessary recommend new policies and procedures.
Perform various audit-related tasks, including, but not limited to, conducting audit testing and preparing electronic work papers, attending and participating in meetings and interviews, employing analytical skills in assessing documents and records, and preparing various written documents.
Communicate audit findings by preparing a final audit report and discussing findings with audit staff.
Senior Corporate Tax Auditor Portland, OROregon Department of Revenue/May 2010 to Feb 2017
Pre-Audit analysis and Audit Planning, Risk analysis.
Testing of internal controls to determine if they are sufficient to properly account for revenue and expenses, as well as assets and liabilities.
Examine financial books and records to ensure transactions conform to federal, state, and local tax laws, rules and regulations as well as GAAP.
Obtain third party information through confirmation, subpoena, and public records.
Research, evaluate and apply tax laws including Oregon statutes, Federal Treasury Regulations, Revenue Rulings and court decisions to recognize, raise, and resolve issues.
Provide taxpayer assistance in a clear and courteous manner.
Prepare audit work papers to document findings and conclusions and audit reports containing an expression of the auditor's opinion.
Conduct special investigations of fraud cases.
Represent the department's audit position on appealed audit cases at tax conferences and hearings by presenting issue, facts, legal citations, case analysis and closing statements.
Sr. Security Investigator /Security Manager Beaverton, OrComcast Cable Communications/Dec 2002 to Dec 2008
Investigations of social security fraud, theft of service, identity theft, credit card fraud, stolen/fraudulent checks.
Write, confer and file reports on investigations prepared for prosecution by local authorities.
Timely/accurate completion of investigation logs and operations reports.
Budgeting and forecasting.
Develop and implement of policies, procedures, standards, training and methods for identifying and protecting information, personnel, property, facilities, operations or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, tampering, sabotage or loss.
Manage initiation of facility physical security assessments and based on results recommends corrective measures.
Ensure evidence is handled and secured properly per chain of evidence guidelines.
Yearly training of Comcast personal on robbery awareness, defusing hostile customer, counterfeit money detection.
Conduct and memorialize interviews/interrogations of suspects, witnesses and or victims.
Conduct inquires/investigations into allegations associated with asset losses or other criminal/dishonest acts that have a negative impact on the company.
Provide testimony under oath in Municipal, Superior and Federal courts as needed.
Investigate internal/external complaints regarding theft, sexual harassment, hostile/threatening/abuse and other issues and take appropriate action.
Coordinate with Human Resources and local authorities when necessary.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Accounting Business ManagementUniversity of Phoenix2006Accounting Business Management
Master Degree: PsychologyUniversity of Phoenix2011Psychology
Certificate: Forensic Accounting/Fraud Investigating University of Virginia2018Charlottesville, VA, United States
Activities and Honors
Studying to be a Certified Fraud Examiner
Multi-Disciplinary Investigator King County Prosecutor Office Investigator -Adult Protective Services
analytical skills, audit reports, audit report, auditing, Budgeting, closing, conferences, credit, data base, financial, financial statements, forecasting, Human Resources, Law, legal, meetings, Excel, money, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, personnel, policies, presenting, Research, Risk analysis, tax laws, tax, Treasury, written