LINVAL K. WHITE
94-31 199th Street Â· New York 11423 Â· Â·
CAREER GOAL: Audit Manager/Audit Senior/Analyst
DEDICATED, HARDWORKING, RESULTS and TEAM ORIENTED individual with over 7 years auditing and accounting experiences and competencies, successfully impacting business control processes that result in the improvement of financial and operational processes, cost reductions and detection of malfeasance.
Risk Management and Assurance
Â· Audited business operations and financial processes across diverse industries, including manufacturing, banking, insurance, re-insurance, air-freight, not-for-profit, industrial merchandizing, Gas & Electric and retail industries, allowing for flexibility to function effectively in various business environments.
Â· Developed strong investigative, budgeting, financial statement preparation, interrogation and analysis and process improvement implementation skills, over several years.
Â· Conducted internal control reviews as per Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) regulatory requirements.
Â· Conducted field audits, compliance reviews, planned and managed audit projects while consistently delivering projects below or within 5% of budget.
Â· Employed a risk base approach to audit projects and prepared detailed reports on findings, made recommendations for improvements to Executive Management and the Board of Directors.
Â· Identified and tracked internal gaps/weaknesses. Designed and supported the execution of test plans, conducted and assisted with follow up reviews to ascertain the effects of corrective action taken by management; coordinated remediation of ineffective controls and mitigation approaches.
Â· Established and maintained effective relationships with process owners to proactively assess business risks by working closely with business unit personnel, external auditors and consultants.
Â· Undertook special internal control projects and financial analysis as requested by management.
Â· Contributed to the department’s goal of continuous improvement and delivering value-added results to the company.
Â· Supervised, coached and evaluated a team of 3 Accounting Assistants.
Jamaica Public Service Co. Ltd 2/2007 to 7/2007
Senior Internal Auditor
Â· Reviewed the company’s Impress System and made recommendations which lead to improved processes and standardization of policies and procedures.
Â· Obtained recognition from the President for special project done on the handling of the company’s foreign exchange purchases.
IGL Supergas Limited. 10/2004 to 6/2006
Manager, Internal Audit
Â· Re-established new division, leading to the discovery of two major 7-figure, frauds.
Â· Reviewed the company’s LPG Product Supply procedure and made recommendations which lead to significant improved inventory control and management and reduced the payable risk exposure to its’ major supplier.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE -Other
Financial Accounting/Advisory services
Â· Prepared financial statements and periodic management accounts/reports using GAAP and International (IFRS) Standards.
Â· Analyzed business operations, trends, costs, revenues and financial obligations as basis for budgeting exercise.
Â· Reported to Senior Management about issues of resource utilization, tax strategies and budgetary variances.
Â· Maintained general ledgers and company registers inclusive of Fixed Asset, Investment, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
Â· Reconciled Bank, Receivable, Payable and suspense accounts. Prepared company statutory returns.
Â· Policy and Procedural Documentation, Flow-Charting, Project Management (construction, etc); Software Installation, PC Hardware construction and repairs; Arc Wielding.
Sep 09 – To date Operations Manager Panzar KFC
Mar 09 – Jul 09 Payroll Auditor (Temp) Abrams, Herde & Merkel LLP.
Aug 07 – Oct 08 Independent Accountant Contractor
Feb 07 – Jul 07 Senior Internal Auditor Jamaica Public Service Co. Ltd.,
Oct 04 – Dec 06 Manager, Internal Auditor IGL Supergas Limited
Mar 03 – Sep 04 Accountant KPMG PeatMarwick
Apr 02 – Feb 03 Accountant Mair Russell GrantThornton International
Jun 89 – Sep 01 Bank Officer National Commercial Bank Ltd.
Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, USA
Masters in Business Administration, Finance – Projected completion, Dec 2010
Â· Proficient in the use of QuickBooks; Peachtree; MYOB; International Personal Banking Service (IPBS); MS Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio; Team-mate; Case ware;
Â· Familiar with the use of Oracle; Great Plains; AccPack and ACL.
Available upon request