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Nilsa
narissa331@yahoo.com
908-397-7835
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Florida Blue - Internal Audit Consultant
22 years experience W2
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Summary

Accomplished Internal Audit Manager. Maintained a risk based plan from the evaluation of the control environment. Financial and Operational process reviews were planned and performed on all business units. Reviews included assurance of proper internal controls, and compliance with company policy and procedures. In 2014, responsible for a project that migrated the control environment from COSO 97 to COSO 2013. Communicated with management and external auditors during and at audit exit. Successfully assisted in the implementation of a GRC tool, Archer to further automate and maintain an electronic control environment. Seeking challenges and opportunities in a fast paced and developing environment.

Skills

  • Management team leadership
  • Liaison KPMG
  • Financial Controls-Financial Reporting
  • General and IT Controls-Change Management
  • Staff training and development
  • Process Improvement
  • Reconciliations: preparation and review
  • Comprehensive review of processes: identification, and management of controls
  • SSAE18; managed review and compensating controls
  • AML, Dodd Frank-Conflict minerals
  • Customer Journey controls
  • Sarbanes Oxley and Model Audit Rule

Experience
Florida Blue - Internal Audit Consultant
Information Technology
Apr 2019 - present
Contemporary Staffing Solutions
  • Professional Florida Blue
  • Internal Audit Consultant
  • Responsible for the designing and implementation of the Archer GRC tool for the OPRS (Operational Performance Risk Services) Group.
  • Research, analyze, prepare data and information for documentation and presentation to internal owners of processes affected.
  • Document current and future state processes via Use Cases and Flow Charts for six modules.
  • Produce Design documents data functional requirements and module mock ups for each module.
  • Collaborate with IT Business Analysts and Developer during each phase of Development for all six modules.
  • Manage the presentation of Designs, UI Testing pre-release, and End User Testing test plan and results.
  • Present modules to Management and end users pre and post Development. Represent project at all meetings.
  • Adhered to all established timelines during the Build process and following suit for Post-build to Production process.
  • Performed User Interface testing, validate and prepare data, and present findings, provide recommendations, and articulate results.
  • Ensured audit capabilities in each module follow existing methodology and remain in compliance with company standards.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for each module developed to ensure effective use of resources.
  • Effective written and verbal communication through all levels of management create, present, and facilitate all meetings and training.
  • Integrated Pay for Care Journey, SSAE18, and MAR (Model Audit Rule) and IT application controls in the Control Repository module.
  • Successfully implemented the Control Repository module and achieved the Score Card goal for the ESS team.
  • Manage documentation shared with the Development team maintained in the SharePoint repository.
  • Established shared environment for use internally by the OPRS Group for sharing source files using OneDrive.
  • Mentor and coach testers on systemic enhancements and value-added benefits assuring effective transition from a manual environment.
  • Work independently and proactively while collaborating with other workgroups.
Auditing Compliance
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SOX Consultant
Construction/Engineering
Dec 2018 - Apr 2019

SOX Consultant

  • Performed key report testing completeness and accuracy.
  • Information Technology General Controls (ITGC) overview and risk review.
  • SSAE18 review and testing procedures over controls.
  • Payroll controls review and Reconciliations.

Advanced Disposal – Internal Audit Consultant

  • Performed Physical Inventory analysis; reviewed documentation, validated variances and extrapolation.
  • Reviewed fixed asset schedules and supporting documentation for reasonableness and completeness.
  • Performed IPE testing over key reports for Revenue reporting.
  • Sampled and tested revenue controls
  • Reviewed and agreed and tick marked MD&A and Notes on the 10K.
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Internal Audit Manager
Retail
Sep 2011 - May 2018
Union, NJ
  • Evaluated and identified key risk areas to define audit scope, objectives, and audit approach, from planning to execution of walkthroughs in each process area, including communicating results to management.
  • Reviewed, approved, and finalized audit work papers completed by audit staff and consultants. Ensured audit papers complied with professional standards.
  • Performed special projects and assisted business units in evaluating and improving business processes, identifying risks, and key controls for SOX 404 compliance. Presented audit reports to VP of Internal Audit.
  • Responsible for all departmental scheduling of financial process and IT audits.
  • Continually enhanced work paper formats, matrices, and audit documents.
  • Managed up to 4 staff auditors. Performed annual performance reviews and provided ongoing feedback regarding staff strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Provided direction in the development of business requirement documents for all finance related projects.
  • Implemented GRC Archer audit software tool.
Auditing Compliance SOX Project Management
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Accounts Payable Manager
Retail
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Wayne, NJ
  • Responsible for all Management reporting
  • Weekly communication with Director of Finance on reconciliations
  • Monthly reconciliations, interrogation of balances, and resolutions
  • Review and approve all journal entry posting
  • Managed a staff of 16 associates, including 2 supervisors. Performed annual performance reviews.
Project Management Regulatory Reporting
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General Ledger Supervisor
Retail
Jul 1999 - Oct 2009
West Caldwell, NJ
  • General Ledger Supervisor
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
Bachelor's in Accounting
Seton Hall University, 1984 - 1988
Certifications
CISA Certification- on line training with ISACA
Skills
Project Management
2018
8
Auditing
2021
7
Compliance
2021
7
SOX
2018
6
Regulatory Reporting
2011
1
AML
0
1
Process Improvement
0
1
Reconciliation
0
1
Sarbanes-Oxley
0
1
Languages
Spanish, Fluent/Bilingual