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Curriculum Vitae: Senior audit-related candidate experienced in compliance audits, internal control, and policy and procedure manager. Available in Chicago, Metro New York City NY, New Jersey NJ, and Connecticut CT. Resume for senior policy and procedure manager. Job wanted as senior financial and compliance auditor with KPMG or Big 4 experience, MBA masters degree in business administration, accounting, CPA. Compliance testing job seeker experienced in risk analysis and assurance, contract compliance,  internal controls, and accounting.

Senior Internal Auditor Chicago Illinois CPA MBA With Big 4 Experience

Senior Internal Auditor

Senior Internal auditor seeking audit-related position requiring my senior internal audit management qualifications. Internal auditor job candidate seeking internal audit management employment. Senior audit assurance process seeking employment as internal auditor or senior auditor. Internal auditor job candidate can manage your internal audit practices and policies. Internal audits can include compliance control, financial auditing, and operations auditing. Senior internal auditor to find employment in audit position.

Chicago Illinois

Chicago Illinois job candidate seeking Chicago IL employment. Central Chicago IL or the greater Chicago IL area job seeker looking for Windy City Chicago IL jobs. My Chicago IL background makes me an idea Illinois job candidate near Chicago. Long time resident of Chicago and of Illinois. Seeking Chicago IL audit-related job in the state of Illinois. Chicago IL is where I really want to find employment. Employment wanted in Chicago IL or near Chicago Illinois.

CPA MBA With Big 4 Experience

Seeking CPA or MBA position with Big 4 KPMG experience. Experienced CPA with MBA seeking employment for big 4 kpmg accountant related position. CPA (Certified Public Accountant) with MPA (Masters of Business Administration) seeks accounting management position where my MBA KPMG accountant experience and CPA experience and help you manage your accounting business processes.



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OBJECTIVE

Seeking an audit-related role with Fortune 1000 companies to provide operational, financial, and SOX compliance and provide business process improvement.  Willing to relocate and/or travel.


SUMMARY

Experience includes managing risk and improving processes. Successfully directed strategic planning, audited, and improved results for public and private organizations, for-profit and not-for-profit. Skilled at developing innovative solutions to improve revenue, ensure compliance and cut costs. My strong operational understanding establishes standardized processes to ensure efficiency and productivity during major changes.


SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Identified $2 million in cost savings and lowered purchasing card limits 75%, effectively reducing risk.
  • Produced $30 million in reduced risk on trucks by identifying possible temporary transfer a station and combustible materials.
  • Identified changes needed for Sarbanes-Oxley testing for international division, despite challenges of differing processes and computer systems.
  • Improved communication processes between client, advertising firm and their international offices by developing standardization for communication and reporting.  Decreased time to write audit reports by 10%, thus keeping the client with our firm. 
  • Created accounting records and audit trail for two years for CBOE member; also created audit work papers (PBCs) for use by Big 4 firms.

SPECIAL SKILLS
  • Execution
Ensure completion of projects inside and outside the workplace.
  • Consulting
Design to post-implementation of customer-focused solutions.
  • Leadership
Mentored/coached up to 7 personnel, many without internal audit skills.
  • Reporting
To all members of the organization, including internal control improvements, compliance and cost savings.
  • Organizing
Strong time management and creative problem-solving ability.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Independent Consultant, Chicago IL 2007 - Present

Audit, financial consulting, operating procedures and political advising for various individuals, profit and not-for-profit clients.

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Chicago, IL 2005 - 2007

Senior Corporate Auditor  

Performed risk analysis and internal audits for new Internal Audit Department of the REIT which owns Manufactured Housing Parks and Campgrounds. Performed business process improvement and compliance audits and special projects from a corporate rather than a property perspective.

  • Reduced risk by researching and developing Rent Collection policy for mobile home and campground rent spanning laws in 23 states.
  • Decreased risk by $400K for legal services by estimating costs for each line item in invoice vs. lump sum costs associated with services provided.
  • Created a Excel-based model to calculate the average cost to build a new home by components per geographic location.  Used model to analyze  $900M of costs over 3 years with 90K individual invoices.
© Robert Lawrence

 


Compliance Testing, Contract Compliance, Internal Controls, Business Process Improvement, Financial Auditing, Operational Auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley, SOX, SOX 404, Consulting, CPA, Internal Auditor, Senior Auditor, Audit, Assurance, Big 4, KPMG, Risk Analysis, Professional Services, Financial Statement Analysis, SAP Financials, SAP Controlling, SAP Business Warehouse, research, Master’s degree, MBA, Excel, Office, Oracle, International, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Service Corporations, Not-For-Profit, Spanish speaking, Mathematics, Accounting, Negotiations


Resume: Job wanted using Big 4 KPMG, experience with Risk Analysis, Compliance Testing, Contract Compliance, Internal Controls, and Business Process Improvement.  Seeking position as CPA, Internal Auditor, Senior Auditor, Audit, or Assurance. Position wanted in Financial Auditing, Operational Auditing,  SAP Financials, SAP Controlling, SAP Business, Consulting, or Professional Services. Seeking employment as accountant in Financial Statement Analysis, WarehouseSarbanes-Oxley, SOX, SOX 404, research. Job candidate with Master’s degree, MBA, Excel, Office, Oracle, Spanish speaking, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Service Corporations, Not-For-Profit, Mathematics, Accounting, Negotiations, and international experience.

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