Summary

Broad experience, combining excellent business experience and technical expertise, with a high degree of communication skills. Experience includes Information Technology management and Internal Audit management both domestically and in foreign environments.

Currently consulting and teaching in the area of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  Developed and leads the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) seminar “Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Assessing IT Controls”.  Formed his own company, R.G. Scott & Associates, LLC, and services several clients with their Sarbanes-Oxley internal control assessments for IT general controls and application controls, as well as performing IT audit services. A panelist on IT issues for the COSO- Post Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Debriefing, May 2005. A presenter at the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) Advanced Technology Conferences, the IIA Audit Leadership Forum and the Florida Association of Court Clerks. 

Work History

Work History
2003 - Present

Consultant

R.G. Scott & Associates, LLC

Provides services to a variety of clients including:

- assessment of IT Internal Controls (general controls and application controls) under the  Sarbanes-Oxley Act

- education services for Sarbanes-Oxley and IT Auditing

-  in-depth IT Audits (post implementation review, system security and controls, etc.)

- privacy compliance (HIPAA)

- risk assessments of client's IT function

- assistance in developing an ongoing IT Audit Plan

- analysis and development of a Business Continuation Plan

2002 - Present

Consultant

Developed and presents the 3 day course “Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Assessing IT Controls”.Presented the 5-day course “Auditing Information Services” and the 2-½; day course “Enterprise-wide Risk Management” for the Institute of Internal Auditing.Classes are made up of Audit professionals and Information Technology professionals who are enhancing their skills.

Jul 1998 - Dec 1999

Project Manager (SAP)

F.G. Wilson a Division of Caterpillar Inc.

Responsible for: planning, and implementing an ERP solution for FG Wilson, utilizing SAP software. Developed a detailed project plan for implementing SAP and improved business processes across the product lines. Developed a resource specific plan with Price Waterhouse Coopers to be executed over an 18-month period.

Responsible for converting the Spare parts business to SAP using a third-party logistics service. This included the business process definition in an interface environment and coordinating the physical stocking of the warehouse.

Responsible for planning and implementing a model to explain variances from the operating plan of the Enterprise. Co-coordinated the Price Waterhouse Coopers effort in this project.

Responsible for planning and executing the ERP functions for the (‘green field’) Newberry, SC facility under SAP and all Information Services activities required to support the facility.

Oct 1994 - Jul 1998

Information Technology Manager

Caterpillar France S.A.

Responsible for all Information Services activities for Caterpillar France; with a staff of 31 professionals and an annual budget of $11 million.

Responsible functionally for planning and directing the Business Services information technology for the European division (France, Belgium and Switzerland).This included Financial, MRP, Purchasing and Human Resource applications which service these business units. Coordinate and broker corporate Information Services for these functional areas for the applicable application areas.

Managed the local resources and coordinated a multi-national resource team to implement a complete set of corporate MRP and Financial system solutions for Caterpillar France.

May 1990 - Oct 1994

Corporate IT Audit Manager

Report directly to Corporate General Auditor.Assist in the planning and direction of the Corporate Audit department through the implementation of the ADM Plus software.Solely responsible to plan the activities and direct eight staff auditors specializing in information technology.  Responsibile to identify security and control exposures in: software, hardware and administration.Scope included the central data center and all domestic and foreign subsidiaries, including IBM and DEC mainframes, PC's and the worldwide telecommunications network. Performed audits in more undefined areas such as major new software and where radical changes were occurring in functional responsibilities (i.e. due to facility modernization programs and reorganization into Business Units).Also, performed information technology audits at key facilities.

Determine policy requirements in the security and control of information technology resources.Defined issues (such as improved authentication) and communicated to management.

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Education

Education
1993 - Present

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Institute of Internal Auditors
1969 - 1974

MBA

Overall grade-point average was 3.41. All work in the Masters program was completed in the evenings while working full-time.

MBA Management Project was the development and publication of a Multi-Echelon Lot Size Model to determine economical staged inventory for a manufacturing environment.

Applied model to actual data using dynamic programming and a Fortran program to evaluate effectiveness.

1960 - 1966

BBA

Overall grade-point average was 2.93 on a 4-point system.Junior and senior "years" were completed in the evenings while working full time

Skills

Skills

French