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Yvon SOMSE

Senior risks consultant/ financial auditor - Expert Comptable stagiaire

  • 4 years of professional experience as a statutory auditor and consultant in risks management
  • Energetic, rigourous and passionate about bringing changes and assurance in the business place
  • High level of conceptual, analytical skills. Ability to develop solutions for a range of complex issues
  • Highly developed oral, written skills, relevant to consultation and presentations at a senior level
  • Team leader and excellent communicator, possessing strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan and pursue challenging goals whilst successfully managing competing priorities
  • Main clients area : 40% manufacturing,40% Public sector, 20% retailing

Work History

Sept 2015ONGOING

Experienced risks consultant / Experienced Financial auditor

MAZARS, France

Conduct audit of consolidated & statutory financial statements  of public agencies and companies operating in the retail, manufacting and agrobusiness industry.

  • Audited mid to large seize retail ( Sonepar), public ( CHU CAEN)... companies 
  • Pioneered innovative engagements management to cut costs: applied leab auditing to my engagements and manage to cut roughly 20% of costs
  • Manage to engage team members as well as managers in applying lean auditing
  • Active member of the "Mazars Oversight comittee" to ensure compliance with MAM: "Mazars Audit Methodology", specifically on the review of internal control.

Provide advisory services and guidance to a state health agency  in implementing French government instructions regarding internal control over financial statements( CH Dieppe) 

  • Fast track successfully the implementation of the instruction "Fiabilisation des comptes des hopitaux" as a team leader over  8 months. 
  • Lead steering commettees on specific topics ( Income, purchases, assets...) resulting in recommandations for better risk stratregy to the executive comittee.
  • Closely managed the efforts of 1 Senior and 3 Staff auditors performing audits.
  • Educated and assisted 10 office personnel  in close-out procedures, audit techniques and internal control management.
  • Acknowledged by the partner in charge for valuable contribution in the appointment of Mazars as the statutory auditor of " Centre hospitalier de  Dieppe".
Jan 2013AUG 2015

Experienced financial auditor

EY, France

Conducted statutory audits of retail (Tech Data France) and Agrobusiness ( Groupe  Avril / Jas Hennessy) companies. 

  • Planned and led audits, performed risks analysis and assessment, directed audit team throughout audit steps , wrote audit reports in collaboration with managers.
  • Performed sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing for US primary audit team.
  • Supervised, trained and mentored up to  5 staff auditors in performing financial audit on theirs specific cycles.
  • championed efforts to standardize reporting and communication with clients and the US primary Teams.
  • Based of my past experience as System and process assurance staff ( IT auditor), acted like a Focal point, for IT team to meet financial audit team expectations.
  • Provided training to junior staff along with EY HR and training department on various topics related to the conduct of statutory  audits.
  • Singled out by management as a high potential (Hi-Po) top performing Senior.

Jul 2009Jul 2012

Previous Positions as a consultant and intern

PricewaterhouseCoopers / UNDP / Rio Tinto Alcan / Acticia
  • France  Loisirs, France (Feb - Jul 2012): Participated in operational audits on various issues. Tasked with the review of expenditure process along with staff level of responsibility. Recommanded an improved matrix of delegation of authorities.
  • Rio Tinto  Alcan, France (Mars - Aug 2011) : Performed sarbanes - Oxley testing and improved internal control documentation by creating an excel based model for process map, controx matrix...As a Team member for Six Sigma Task Force, investigated performance of outsouced operations.
  • United  Nation  Developpement Program, Congo (Jan - June 2010) : Worked for the  UNDP oversight department as a volunteer over six months to assist the project manager in ensuring compliance with UNDP policies and procedures.
  • PwC,  South Africa ( Jul - Dec 2009) : As a system and process assurance intern, performed the review of ITGC (information technology general control) and BPC (Business processes controls) in banking and mining industry.

Education

20152017

French Certified public Accountant intern / Expert comptable Stagiaire ( Diplôme d'expertise comptable) 

Ordre des experts comptable de Paris
  • Second year of intership as a french CPA (1 remaining year)
  • Diplome supérieur de comptabilité et de gestion ( DSCG):  ongoing (5/7 UE validés)
Sept 2008Jul. 2012

MSc of science in Auding (Audit et expertise Comptable)

Rouen  Business School ( ESC ROUEN )- France
  • Exchange program with "Laval faculty of administration" - Canada in 2010 for 6 months
2014ongoing

Certified Internal Auditor

Institut of internal auditor (IIA) / ifaci
  • Part 1 valided (parts 2 and 3 remaining)

SKills

Infromation TEchnology

  • Proficient in Ms Office, macros and  VBA
  • Data analysis with excel and  ACL

LAnguages

  • French : Native language
  • English: Professional proficiency 
  • German: Limited working proficiency
  • Fluent in  4 african languages:  Sango ( central african republic) Wolof ( Senegal) Malagasy (Madagascar) Liguala ( Congo)

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Member of  EY staff & alumni Foot and athletism Club. 
  • Member of international extensive travelers club.
  • Member of "club des experts comptables stagiaires" / IFACI ( IIA french representation)
  • Readings : Technical Books ( managements / leadership) and Phylosophical essay.