Senior AssociatePricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – Los Angeles, CA
Assisted engagement management team with developing the scope of audit work.
Worked with market team leaders to schedule resources based on client and firm needs.
Lead all pre-fieldwork activities (e.g. creation of budget, engagement team kick-off meeting agendas, creation of client request list, sample selections, tailoring of audit procedures and division of work).
Supervised and coached team members during all phases of audit engagements.
Conducted client interviews and risk assessments to increase understanding of audited areas.
Supported client management through risk identification, control testing and process improvement procedures.
Performed internal control and substantive testing.
Focused attention on high risk audit areas.
Reported audit issues with potential solutions to engagement team management in a timely and efficient manner.
Lead frequent status update meetings with client management team.
Provided high quality secondary review of audit workpapers.
Created summaries of accumulated deficiencies.
Held closing meeting with clients to review detailed audit findings.
Provided reasonable and comprehensive recommendations to clients when appropriate.
Developed and delivered internal course curriculum.
Key member of a team that won a PwC Chairman's Award that celebrates excellence at PwC and serves to highlight those teams and individuals who live their values of inspiring leadership, developing teamwork and achieving excellence.
12/2000 to 05/2002
Accounting AssistantNext Engine – Santa Monica, CA
Processed Accounts Payable.
Assisted with audit requests by Deloitte and Touche.
Bachelor of Arts: Business Economics with Accounting University of California, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA Dean's List in 2006 Member of the Accounting Association
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidate, California Board of Accountancy - Obtained credit for the Financials, Regulation, Business and Audit examinations.
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) candidate, ISACA - Obtained credit for the examination.
Microsoft Excel (advanced formulas, pivot tables and simple macros), PowerPoint, Visio, Word, PeopleSoft Financials, PeopleSoft HR, and Oracle GRC.