My career mission statement
I am driven to create opportunities for success, by working with teams in my organization to develop the systems, tools and structures to create efficient, lean and effective business processes.
I’m an internal audit/compliance executive with strong writing, technical and productivity skills. I am experienced in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), including assessment, design, documentation and testing. I have extensive international experience. I am also an enthusiastic technology adopter, a blogger, a diehard fan of Getting Things Done and a lifehacker. I focus on finding processes that can be improved, and developing the means to do so. My background in audit and compliance has helped me to become an expert in identifying business process improvements and finding out the best way to implement those improvements. Continuous improvement is what I strive for, both personally and professionally.
I am currently the Vice President of Governance, Risk and Compliance (and Privacy Officer) for Healogics, Inc. Prior to joining Healogics, I successfully led Sarbanes-Oxley and internal audit projects for multiple Fortune 500 clients at the corporate level, and have an expert understanding of both financial and operational auditing from my time in internal audit senior management with two large multinational organizations (Coty, Inc. and the Thomson Corporation). I have worked in over 20 countries (with an emphasis in Eastern Europe, but also including Western Europe, South America and Asia). I worked in Moscow, Russia for several years in the mid 90s as an auditor and consultant to major Russian and multinational companies with Price Waterhouse. I began my career with Deloitte.
I have worked in internal audit for both private (US, German and Canadian) and public (US/multinational) companies, including internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley work for financial services clients on Wall Street. I am an expert in the use of Microsoft Excel for financial modeling and proficient in the use of Visual Basic (macros). I have led multiple successful enterprise-wide systems implementations (Hyperion Strategic Finance, proprietary billing/invoicing systems, reverse auction systems, audit electronic workpapers and several others). I have worked with a number of internal audit systems, including TeamMate, Pentana, Risk Navigator and others.
I am currently serving a three-year term as a Governor of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Northeast Florida chapter and a member of the Healthcare Compliance Association, as well as the former President of the Northeast Florida University of Mississippi Alumni Club. I am a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)®, Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)® (more information) and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (more information).
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