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Work experience includes 

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Audit & Compliance Consultant

SeaChange International                                                                                              
July 2018 - February 2020
  • Transitioned the internal audit role from an outsourced firm to an in-house function.

  • Re-documented all control narratives to update the control environment and identify controls that work for the company during its restructuring. 

  • Strengthening entity level controls by establishing company-wide ethics, IT and FCPA compliance training.

  • Incorporating cyber security risks and controls to better respond to ransomware and other malware and phishing emails.

Inseego Corp.                                                                                                                          September 2017 – July 2018
  • Assumed the growing responsibilities of the Internal Audit and SOX function for the US, UK, Europe and South African companies.

  • Remediated prior year material weaknesses and re-assessed the Company’s internal control environment, including scoping IT applications and systems in the US and abroad.

  • Right-sized the number of key controls over all functions and IT, both domestically and abroad.

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Director Corporate Audit
  • Assumed the role from a third-party consulting firm.
  • Decreased SOX key controls by 23% in the first half of the year to optimize the Company's control environment.
  • Member of the Company's Emerging Risk Management group and assisted in implementing the Company's bow-tie risk assessment process.
  • Assisted in testing ITGC controls over SOC-1, PCI and ISO audits and led the SOX ITGC control testing from a third-party, saving the Company approximately $40,000 in consulting fees.
  • Updated all narratives, control matrices and the COSO framework to align with best practices.
  • All documentation and testing performed remotely.
Global Director Internal Audit
  • Re-evaluated the control environment by re-documenting control processes and remediating material deficiencies.  Implemented ethics and FCPA training throughout the US and Israel locations.

  • Identified key risk areas in the U.S. and Israel, including the new revenue recognition model and continue to strengthen its internal controls over financial reporting and IT.

  • Key member of our outsourced contract manufacturing integration team. Participated in the risk analysis of moving our contract manufacturer from the US to Israel.

  • Led the investigation of whistle-blower complaints and the Company’s Ethics and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance training plan.

  • Reduced consulting costs year over year by having reliance placed on our internal IT and financial controls testing.

Director Internal Audit

  • Led the Internal Audit and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance function for the $700 million IPO and implemented and managed the Company’s internal audit department and developed its risk based audit universe for its 11 production facilities and 3 mining sites in five countries.  

  • Year over year strengthening the Company’s internal  controls and embedded risk awareness into projects and business practices.  Identified IT General Controls for the Company’s SAP implementation. 

  • Directed Audit Committee objectives and Corporate Governance related advisory services. 

  • In collaboration with the Chief Legal Officer, led the investigation of whistle blower complaints and established the Company’s Ethics and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance training plan.

Senior Manager, Financial Due Diligence and Compliance
  • Established and led the Emerging Business Group’s Sarbanes-Oxley department, including training, tools, and sales and marketing material. Led SOX engagements for clients in sectors that included technology, retail and bio pharmaceutical companies
  • Created a financial due diligence program and performed buy side financial due diligence on companies for venture capital firms and other private equity companies.
Manager Internal Controls
  • Coordinated Interpublic’s subsidiaries Lowe and Draft Sarbanes Oxley initiative. Developed strategy and facilitated the efforts of three managers across North America, Europe, and Asia.

  • Performed on-site reviews and training for foreign entity Financial Directors in our European, Asian and Canadian offices to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley documentation requirements.

  • Acted as Forensic Audit Supervisor for resolving allegations of fraud. Performed fraud investigations in the US and Germany prior to the passage of the Sarbanes Oxley Act.

Director Fraud Investigations
  • Investigated allegations of internal fraud including misappropriation of funds, a false billing scheme and identity theft.

  • Conducted investigative interviews and presented testimony in Grand Jury.

  • Assisted in the development, implementation and presentation of fraud awareness training.

  • Established the public record background check ChoicePoint for consultants and contractors. I also developed procedures and conducted due diligence review of new clients using ChoicePoint for customers investing sums greater than $1 million in annuities.

  • Performed field office audits and fraud risk assessments at Corporate and other business units across the US. 

Senior Consultant - Forensic & Litigation Group
  • Investigated internal fraud for financial improprieties and contract vote rigging by union officials for New York City's public employee union DC37 that led to indictments. 

  • Conducted Fraud, Waste and Mismanagement Assessment at New York City, Board of Education High Schools. 

Financial Analyst
  • Supported Special Agents in money laundering investigations that included organized crime, white-collar crime, public corruption, health care fraud, and other violations of federal statutes.

  • Acquired financial records from institutions, tracing money through accounts to determine the flow of funds.  Prepared affidavits, gathered evidence through subpoena and presented findings to Special Agents and United States Attorney’s Office to determine course of action.

  • Testified in Grand Jury and District Court on evidence in interstate theft and public corruption cases.

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