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Business Consultant Resume

Salem, OR

SUMMARY:

Accomplished in senior audit, fraud detection and accounting executive with over 30 years of experience spearheading operational improvement and ensuring federal and state compliance for public and private organizations in gaming, insurance, government, recycling and construction. Adept at investigating fraud cases resulting in recovery of funds and prosecution of offenders, managing all internal accounting procedures and controls, serving as a subject matter expert and consulting for companies resulting in savings of millions of dollars and man - hours. Broad-based experience includes, strategic planning, forecasting, IT, risk assessment and mitigation, Confidential, GAAP, M&A, business transformation, audit review and recommendation, change management and key staff mentoring. Dedicated to building effective relations and providing support to investors, senior management and boards of directors.

EXPERIENCE:

Business Consultant

Confidential, Salem, OR

Responsibilities:

  • I have taken my 30 years of experience as an Internal Auditor, Fraud Investigator, and Consultant to work with businesses in the Confidential .
  • My goal is to add value to my clients’ business and protect their assets.
  • I have worked with a number of small business to establish internal financial and operation controls, identify their market and customer base, and establish business processes and procedures to strengthen their business and bottom line.

Confidential, Grand Ronde, OR

Senior Audit Services Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for completing risk assessments to determine the areas with the highest risk factors in developing the annual audit plan, working with management to complete audits to enhance departmental operations and insuring compliance with gaming law and reviewing financial statements and procedures
  • Improved and streamlined operations, including the use of funds, scheduling of employees and compliance with company policies, procedures, gaming laws and IRS rules

Confidential, Grand Ronde, OR

Audit Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted audits on over $20M in grants for compliance with federal and state guidelines
  • Identified over $500K in grant funds that were not requested in a timely fashion
  • Reviewed the Tribal Housing Authority capital asset listing for accuracy, resulting in a reduction of the capital assets listed and a correction of cost applications
  • Investigated fraud and irregular use of tribal funds, resulting in the dismissal of two employees

Confidential, Portland, OR

Senior Internal Audit Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Led audits of employee credit card transactions and reviewed Confidential operational compliance
  • Discovered improper recordkeeping, resulting in a rewriting of the purchase card program’s policies and procedures and the establishment of an audit plan for all audits to be completed in future years Conducted a Confidential review of separation of duties, financial controls and compliance

Confidential, Portland, OR

Responsibilities:

  • A designer, manufacturer, distributer and installer of home improvement and building products Senior Internal Audit Consultant
  • Conducted audits to insure financial and operational controls and compliance with Confidential
  • Ensured contracts were in compliance with company policy, reviewed inventories in branch operations, determined accuracy of payrolls, sales records and timely fulfillment of orders
  • Conducted an insightful analysis of fixed assets on sites, against asset listings for each branch

Confidential, Tigard, OR

Senior Internal Auditor

Responsibilities:

  • Established and improved internal controls to satisfy Confidential requirements (payroll, retirement, profit-sharing), developed computer programs to test controls, reviewed project
  • Deliverables, evaluated conversion plans and results and conducted complex enterprise fraud investigations
  • Identified a $500K fraud cover-up, recovered 90% of stolen funds and provided an audit report for authorities to prosecute the perpetrator

Confidential, Salem, OR

Manager, Investigation Unit

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed and interpreted statutes and wrote corresponding administrative rules, met with investigators weekly for status updates, developed long-range program objectives and short-range operational goals, analyzed program content and effectiveness and made appropriate recommendations
  • Reduced average length of investigations by 40% while maintaining the integrity of the program Worked with the Executive Vice Presidents of Confidential and Confidential to reconfigure their business processes in paying insurance fees when it was discovered that they were paying fees on entities for which they no longer provided coverage, saving the companies $1M per quarter
  • Implemented the use of laptop computers in the field for field auditors, resulting in approximately $100K in savings in audit costs the first year which increased every year thereafter

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