As the director of ACM’s Risk Advisory Services Practice, Sonya focuses on internal controls and managing SOX engagements. Throughout her career, she has helped publicly traded companies design control structures that prevent and deter fraud as well as meet compliance requirements.
She has been assisting companies with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX 404) assessments since before their inception in 2003. Her background includes developing templates and methodology used to perform SOX 404 assessments; preparing and reviewing the risk assessment and scoping for SOX projects; identifying key process risk; and mitigating controls for companies with multiple business locations. Additionally, Sonya has significant experience working with foreign companies on their ASX Principle-7 and NI 52-109 assessments.
Sonya understands that a one-size-fits-all approach is never appropriate. She works closely with her clients’ management and control owners to develop and maintain realistic and manageable control structures. She also collaborates with each clients’ auditors throughout the process to ensure efforts are focused around documenting key processes and testing key controls. Her detailed reports for senior management and audit committees identify control weaknesses and facilitate remediation.
Outside the office, she values the memories she makes with her family and friends.