Work History

Work History
Jul 2004 - Present

Management Audit Consultant

RHMR

Enlisted to provide consultation concerning the FCPA of 1977, SOX ACT of 2002, COBIT, and ISO 17799 as well as related IT audit issues. Primary responsibilities are to assess previous work performed by the organization’s personnel and detail strategies enabling compliance with established control frameworks.

Selected Engagement Details

Raytheon Company

  • Assessed and updated organizational efforts
  • Reviewed and documented design effectiveness
  • Reviewed, documented, and tested operational effectiveness
  • Provided best practice recommendations to senior management

Argonaut/Colony Group

  • Assessed and updated organizational audit risk rating values
  • Reviewed, documented, and tested operational effectiveness
  • Provided best practice recommendations to senior management
Sep 1999 - Present

Principal

Davis Consulting

Hired as an audit senior manager or subject matter expert by various organizations. Provided college level as well as primary and secondary educational instruction to students. Freelance writer of IT audit and information security training material. Published credits include:

Pleier Corporation

  • IT Auditing: An Adaptive Process
  • IT Auditing: Assuring Information Assets Protection
  • IT Auditing: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 
  • IT Auditing: Information Assets Protection
  • IT Auditing: Information Security Governance
  • IT Auditing: Irregular and Illegal Acts
  • IT Auditing: IT Governance
  • IT Auditing: IT Service Delivery and Support
  • IT Auditing: The Process

Boson Software, Inc.

  • CISA ExSim #1
  • CISA ExSim #3
  • CISM ExSim #1

ISACA Journal

  • Perserving Electronically Encoded Evidence

IT Governance Publishing

  • Security Management: Safeguarding Information Assets

ITAudit magazine

  • Did IT Auditing Forget the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?
Nov 1992 - Sep 1999

Principal/CEO

Davis, PLC

Managed the continuing operations of an accounting, audit, and consulting firm. Participated in numerous engagements relating to accounting, data security, and information systems processing. Prepared local, state, and federal tax returns. Supervised one to three subcontractors during selected engagements.

May 1990 - Feb 1993

EDP Audit Supervisor

http://www.dowjones.com/TheCompany/AboutDowJones.htm

Supervised and performed applications, operating systems, and system development audits.Reviewed appropriate questionnaires, suggested revisions to audit programs, prior year’s working papers, and detailed time analyses with the Director of Internal Audit. Revised audit programs and budgets to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of audits. Initiated request for staffing and approved the final assignments of personnel to audits. Followed the progress of examinations in relation to budgeted time and scheduled dates of completion. Monitored the management action plans in response to audit comments. Generated the first IT Audit Risk Analysis. Managed one to three auditors on various engagements.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

IT Auditor

Objective

Experienced and energetic professional auditor and educator seeking to secure a senior management position.

Summary

                                                                                            Profile:

  • Over seventeen years successful audit experience; with a reputation for innovative adaptation of IT audit programs, passionate instruction, and excellent management skills.
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing effective internal controls.
  • Creative and intuitive problem solver - cheerfully able to overcome challenges including staffing/equipment shortages.
  • Enthusiastic volunteer - successfully organized and managed the ISACA - Philadelphia Chapter CollegeRelations Committee (as a Board of Directors' member) as well as the former Urban Bankers Association.
  • Diplomatic and effective communications with all levels of personnel within an organization.
  • Training material author for Boson Software as well as Pleier Corporation.
  • Deeply committed to high quality data/information security audits.

Selected Technical Experience:

  • System Software: Assembler, BASIC, COBOL, FORTRAN, PASCAL, FOCUS, CULPRIT, Easytrieve, PERL, MVS, CICS, VTAM, TSO/ISPF, JES2, IDMS, DB2, Oracle, CA-1, CA-7, CA-8, TLMS, TMS, PANVALET/PANEXEC, TOP SECRET, ACF2, GUARDIAN, OS/1100, OS/32, AIX, VMS, ULTRIX, UNIX, TARGON, Mac-OS, MS-DOS/WINDOWS, NETWARE, DBII-V, WATCHDOG, LOTUS NOTES, MS-Access, MS-Office, MS-Project, LOTUS 1-2-3, WORDPERFECT

  •  System Hardware: Apple; BANCTECH; Cisco; COMPAQ; CCI; CONNECTION MACHINE; CONVEX; DEC; DELL; HP; IBM; NIXDORF; STRATUS; TANDEM; UNISYS; Defender II; DADS

  • Operational Applications: System of Accounting and Reporting (SOAR), Municipality Information System (MUNIS), Financial Information System, International Money Management System (IMMS), Commercial and Collateral Loan (CCL) System, Branch Automation, Check Processing Control System (CPCS), PeopleSoft, Clarity

Interest

Football, Tennis, Biking, and Sci-Fi Novels

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 1989 - Present

Certified information Systems Auditor

ISACA
May 2005 - Present

Certified Internal Controls Auditor

The Institute for Internal Controls