Audit, risk, and compliance professional with extensive experienced in analyzing and assessing operational, financial and technological control gaps. Proven ability to identify and effectively prioritize risk to enhance operational, financial, and strategic functions. Solution-oriented individual focused on finding not only the most cost-effective solutions but providing detailed plans to implement these solutions. Skilled in data analytics, including report visualization and data aggregation and collection.
Business Process Reengineering
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
Training and Development
Drafting of Polices and Procedure
INTERNAL AUDITOR09/2015 to CurrentPROSKAUER ROSE LLPNew York, NEW YORK
Performed operational, information technology, and financial audits in order to enhance processes and reduce the organization's risk concerns to an acceptable level.
Acted as governance, risk and compliance liason to multiple departments including, but not limited to: Finance, Information Services, Project Management, FP&A, Facilities, and Human Resources.
Developed and implemented an automated observation follow up tool to enhance the departments follow up on outstanding reported observations which resulted in a 35% increase in closure rate compatative to prior year.
Performed annual ISO/IEC 27001:2013 internal audit to maintain the organization's certification.
Aided in the development of project risk registers and matrices to identify and effectively reduce adverse risk for Project Management.
Aided business units in developing more robust policies and procedures to align processes to strategic goals.
Performed multiple fraud assessments and developed post-mortem action plans to prevent future fraud events.
Post-Implementation Review of newly acquired HR system to identify second phase enhancements.
Developed and delivered high-level risk and control presentations to multiple departments throughout the organization.
REINSURANCE ACCOUNTANT07/2013 to 07/2015QBE INSURANCE COMPANYNEW YORK, NY
Prepared Schedule F (Reinsurance Accounting), which includes detailed calculation of required collateral and monitoring/management of Letters of Credit and Trust accounts.
Analysis and maintenance of over $1 billion dollars of premiums and associated collateral.
Created, analyzed, and and distributed critical Large Loss Analysis report.
Planed and implemented high-level process improvements for the internal Ceded Reinsurance Accounting team.
Coordination and mediation of legal discrepancies when issuing and amending letters of credit in conjunction with Legal team.
Analysis of all auto-cessions from the sub-ledger system
Performed Operational and IT audits at the divisional and global levels.
Drafted issue reports and remediation plans.
Developed Risk Assessments for various business units including but not limited to Financial Operations, Catastrophe Modeling, and the Ceded Reinsurance accounting process.
Engaged in high-level communication with upper-level management of various departments on a daily basis.
Published article on QBE's intranet site titled: "The 3 Lines of Defense".
Developed a self-updating issue tracking system in order to identify trends within the organization in conjunction with team members.
Responsible for internally auditing various financial statements initially prepared by the Finance Department, including: Equity Reporting, Cash and Cash Equivalents, and Outstanding Claims Reconciliation Schedule (Actuarial to Financial Data Reconciliation).
Aided in developing the 2014 Audit Plan for Internal Audit.
Developed and implemented a new process to perform bank reconciliations from sub-ledger system to JP Morgan accounts.
GSSC TRANSITION TEAM
Developed training procedures, implementation plan, and reviewed proposed organizational structure of new business unit.
Experience in comprehensive budget preparation, including actual and forecasted hours for preparation, review, and sign off.
Tested and edited Desktop Procedures within the Finance department.
Organizing and leading high-level status meetings with the Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) and other upper-level management in order to communicate current, potential, and previously resolved issues.
Education and Training
CLASS OF2015MANHATTAN COLLEGERIVERDALE, NY
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration AccountingBusiness Administration Accounting Dean's List.
Activities and Honors
Knights of Columbus 2011
IIA Member 2015
ISACA Member 2015
Accounting, auditing, bank reconciliations, budget preparation, business process, Business Process Reengineering, Compliance Management, Credit, Data Analysis, Drafting, Equity, Finance, Financial, Financial Audit, financial audits, Financial Operations, FP&A, financial statements, Human Resources, HR, Information Security, information technology, Internal Audit, INTERNAL AUDITOR, ISO, ledger, Legal, Letters, mediation, meetings, Modeling, Organizing, organizational, policies, presentations, processes, Project Management, Reporting, Risk Management, strategic