Minnesota Judicial BranchSt. Paul, MNInternal Audit Manager11/2011 to Current
Manage and oversee the audit program for the Judicial Branch, which includes development and establishing the audit charter within the requirements of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards, quality improvement and assessment program, work paper templates, checklists and methods used by the staff auditors.
Develop and implement a flexible audit plan for audit unit using risk based methodology.
Audits include financial, operational, internal control, and compliance.
Audit plan includes consulting, investigations, training, and development needs for unit.
Perform consulting and advisory functions for the Judicial Branch to assist in the improvement of operations to be more efficient, effective and ensure policy compliance.
Provide written recommendation letters to court management and directors.
Provide training services related to internal controls, control environment, risk assessment, fraud, and new policy and/or policy changes as needed.
Create and design queries from information warehouses, conduct population analysis of financial and operational populations, create and document scope for all audits.
Direct preparation and supervision of staff auditor's preparation of audit reports and findings.
Ensure the reports are provided to management and staff in a timely manner.
Report monthly, quarterly and annually to management teams and the audit committee on internal audits activities, completion of audits, investigations, consulting projects and the performance relative to the units audit plan.
Hire, train and mentor audit staff.
Provides direction and supervision of audit staff.
Review audit staff's work and provide review notes for correction as needed.
Create corrective action plan at completion of audits for divisions and districts.
Work with divisions and districts to ensure recommendations are implemented and findings are resolved.
MN Department of Natural ResourcesSt. Paul, MNInternal Auditor10/2010 to 11/2011
Conducted and performed compliance, internal control and investigation audits for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Created and performed audit work from start to finish; including audit planning, scope document creation, control environment documentation, risk assessment, development of test plans, conducting population analysis, conclude on audit programs, wrote findings and report writing, create corrective action plans, recommendations for department managers and assist divisions in development of proper internal controls.
Assist and train department staff in creating division and program risk assessments.
Office of the Legislative AuditorSt. Paul, MNSenior Financial Auditor Internal Audit01/2007 to 10/2010
Performance, compliance, internal control and financial statement audits of Minnesota State Agencies.
Create and perform COSO, risk assessment, audit planning, test plans, population analysis, write findings and conclude on audit programs.
Supervisor experience on 3 audits with 1 - 2 staff auditors.
Review staff work papers and report writing at the conclusion of an audit.
Other Skills & Knowledge Knowledge of Institute of (IIA) standards Ability to research, federal, state and local laws as well as policies and regulations as they pertain to audit scope, process and audit criteria.
Completion of leadership and branch management courses.
Completion of mentor/mentee program.
Mentored a court staff participate with goals of financial development and better communication skills.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
Computer skills -Microsoft programs, Database, SWIFT, Information Warehouse, and SEMA4.
Coordinate and manage all Internal Audit assessment workgroup meetings and agendas.
Certified Public Accountant License (CPA) May 2010
*Certified Fraud Examiner License (CFE) May 2011
Certified Internal Audit License (CIADec 2012
Bachelors2006Winona State UniversityGPA: GPA: 3.50GPA: 3.50
1999Rochester Community & Technical College2 Year Accountant Diploma
Playing volleyball, gardening, running, exercising, and snowmobiling.
*Mentor to young CPA's for MNCPA Society from 2010 until 2014.
*Team caption for American Cancer Society Zumbro Valley Walk from 2008 until 2014.
*Member of Wanamingo City Counsel from December 2012 to August 2015
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Activities, Interests & Volunteer experience Playing volleyball, gardening, running, exercising, and snowmobiling. Mentor to young CPA's for MNCPA Society from 2010 until 2014. Team caption for American Cancer Society Zumbro Valley Walk from 2008 until 2014. Member of Wanamingo City Counsel from December 2012 to August 2015