GBIX: Patrick J. Collins
Patrick Collins is an experienced banker, consultant and auditor serving as a Contract Instructor and Senior Auditor Consultant for Global Bankers Institute (GBI), a Training, Communication and Consulting Firm dedicated to the banking and financial services community with innovative top-quality programs that provide measurable business results. With over 30 years of experience at banks, accounting firms, consulting companies, and other financial services companies around the world including: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners New Jersey Chapter 9, David Landau & Associates, LLC, TIAA-CREF, Lazar Levine & Felix, CPAs (now ParenteBeard LLP), Rothstein Kass & Company, Kroll Associates (now Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.), Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), and Campos & Stratis, CPAs, Pat has expertise in auditing, finance, accounting, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), enterprise risk management, corporate governance and risk, fraud, lean process improvement, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), SAS70, life, accident, health and sickness insurance licensing, enterprise resource planning, financial reporting and operations and risk assessments, planning and management. Pat also maintains numerous certifications, including: MBA-Masters of Business Administration Accounting, CPA-Certified Public Accountant, CFE-Certified Fraud Examiner, CGMA-Chartered Global Management Accountant, and State of New Jersey Producer's Insurance Licenses for Life, Accident, Health or Sickness.
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|HR Manpower Group - Experis Finance||Senior Auditor - Internal Audit & Controls ► You know when a global credit card company used outside consultants to outsource its update of Operations' Controls, which had fallen behind its well established SOX Financial Controls. ► We met with management to identify serious problems with that outsourced work, such as numerous, careless duplications, errors, and missing entire areas of controls for its risks. ► We design the Management Action Plans together with the business and place controls that monitor the operational processes for adequacy of design, efficiency and effectiveness of its operation. ► Expertise in financial reporting of technical areas such as real estate, anti money laundering, accounting policies and data warehouse, and emphasizing fraud prevention controls.|
|Association of Certified Fraud Examiners New Jersey Chapter 9||Founder, Owner & Manager - Leaders in Linkedin Group and Secretary of the Board of Directors ► Even though I am a Senior Audit Executive, I am an investigative auditor at heart, drilling down to the granular level of the internal control deficiency, seeking a remediation solution with emphasis on fraud prevention internal controls, when given the choice of using a fraud detection internal control. ► Founder, Owner and Manager of the LinkedIn Group to promote discussions of fraud prevention and detection. In addition, announce upcoming local Continuing Professional Education (CPE) course topics in fraud at our meetings, conferences, webinars, or learn of access to other inexpensive CPE venues and sources.|
|David Landau & Associates, LLC||Senior Auditor ► You know when Real Estate Investment Trusts' (REIT) efficiency and effectiveness of Internal Control Reviews (all aspects including risk assessment, control design adequacy, and operating effectiveness) are compromised resulting in the CEO and CFO not meeting its SOX attestation requirements timely. ► We work with management to identify Risks and Controls if any. ► We design the Management Action Plans together with the business and place controls that monitor the financial and operational processes for adequacy of design, efficiency and effectiveness of its operation.|
|TIAA-CREF||Senior Internal Auditor ► You know when TIAA-CREF's efficiency and effectiveness of Internal Control Reviews (all aspects including risk assessment, control design adequacy, and operating effectiveness) are compromised resulting in the CEO and CFO not meeting its SOX attestation requirements timely. ► We review the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) that Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) to contain Risks. ► We design the Management Action Plans together with the business and place controls that monitor the financial and operational processes for adequacy of design, effeciency and effectiveness of its operation. ► Expertise in financial reporting of technical areas such as insurance (including 2010 Model Audit Rule), real estate, broker-dealer in securities, anti money laundering, accounting policies, data warehouse, and mutual funds and emphasizing fraud prevention controls. ► A controls expert to the elite Financial Information Framework Project Team, which will drive millions in cost reductions by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of financial information. ► Lead our team as we prepared and presented educational seminars to the business and stakeholders on how to implement SOX mitigating controls for risks, including prevention and detection of fraud risks.|
|Lazar Levine & Felix, CPAs (now ParenteBeard LLP)||Director of Audit - Contributed to the successful settlements of more than $600 million for clients by executing various “value added” project auditing services for counsel involved in litigation and dispute resolution. Case experience supplemented the internal audit function and includes preparation of reports and presentations of findings, accompanying schedules of analyses, graphs and flowchart exhibits.|
|Rothstein Kass & Company, CPAs||Audit Manager - Managed certified audits, accounting, tax and consulting services for private investment partnerships (hedge funds were invested in the capital markets, including derivatives) and broker-dealers in securities, success was evidenced by the Rothstein firm’s increased billings for the year 2001 over 2000.|
|Kroll Associates (now Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.)||Audit Associate Director, Financial Services - Contributed to the successful outcomes for our clients by executing various “value added” project auditing and risk management services for Kroll's Financial Services Group, success was evidenced by Kroll’s increasing revenues each year from 1996 through 2000.|
|Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers)||Supervisor - Audit - Supervisor for certified audits, accounting, tax and consulting services for predominately Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco (now Kraft) and Ford where success was evidenced by C&L's increased billings for the years 1984 to 1987.|
|Campos & Stratis, CPAs||Manager - Audit - Prepared schedules for business interruption, inventory, fidelity and surety losses and counsel insurance companies, its adjusters and attorneys for loss settlement..|
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