Company, Location - March, 89 to Present CPA, CMA and Business Consultant
Provided consulting services either directly or through third party contracts to a number of public companies on financial projects based on the needs of the companies.
These services include project management, planning and assessment; review of the 10Ks, 10Qs, financial reports and related disclosures; review of the SEC reporting, consolidation, financial close, accounting and recording procedures for accuracy and GAAP compliance (such as in share based compensation, marketable securities, impairment of a loan, impairment of long lived assets, financial instruments, receivable and loan loss reserves, inventory valuation, capitalization of interest costs, leases, goodwill and other intangible assets, contingencies, compensated absences, disclosure of long term obligations, bond amortization, company stock related transactions, earnings per share, comprehensive income, revenue recognition, elimination, adjusting and closing entries, etc.), GAAP application analysis, designing of test plans, design effectiveness assessments and operating effectiveness testing, coordination with top management, external auditor and the accounting staff; issue resolutions, work papers and report preparation, and exit meetings.
Provided consulting services to the Sarbanes-Oxley implementation project in accordance with the COSO and COBIT frameworks.
Reviewed prior 10K, 10Q and financial reports.
Performed planning and walk-through, identified key controls, drafted and reviewed narratives and flowcharts. Conducted design effectiveness (DE) assessments.
Designed operating effectiveness (OE) test plans.
Guided junior testers through testing phase.
Rated OE test results, identified issues, and led the remedial process.
Recommended corrective action plans (CAP). Followed up on CAP implementation and closed issues.
Provided professional services to other clients of diversified industries such as in import, trading, U.S. customs brokerage, manufacturing, service, retail, real estates, etc.
The areas of service include accounting, financial report issuance, tax planning and preparation, tax audit representation (IRS, FTB, SBE & EDD), internal controls and accounting system consulting, business and real estate financing; business planning and financial forecasts, risk management and wealth preservation consulting.
Company, Location October, 87 to February, 89 Senior Auditor
As team leader, in charge of financial audits in publicly and privately held, national and international corporations of diversified industries, including manufacturing, construction, wholesale, insurance, charitable foundation, non-profit organization, pension plan, mining & service industries, etc.
Duties include audit risk assessment, audit planning and design, budgeting, evaluation of internal control, supervision of audit procedure, testing, analysis, and documentation.
Reviewed and communicated audit findings.
Prepared audit reports. Review 10K & 10Q filings.
Supervised, developed and evaluated junior auditors.
Certified Public Accountant since.
Certified Management Accountant.
BA, Accounting, University
MS Window, Word, Excel, Visio, Access, Power Point, Front Page, Internet, accounting and tax software, MLS and Data Quick, etc.