As the director of ACM’s Risk Advisory Services Practice, Sonya primarily focuses on internal audits, process improvement, internal control assessments including control design, gap analysis, operating effectiveness evaluations and improvement recommendations. Throughout her 20-year career, she has helped private and publicly traded companies design control structures that prevent and deter fraud as well as meet compliance requirements.
Sonya has over a decade of involvement preparing and reviewing risk assessments and scoping for internal control and internal audit projects, including identifying key risks and developing audit plans for entities with multiple business locations in the energy, construction, manufacturing and distribution, non-profit, and government industries. She works closely with management to develop and maintain a realistic and manageable project scope. Her experience also includes training and supervising client teams and managing teams of individuals across multiple locations. Sonya has also assisted companies with contract audits and fraud investigations.
Sonya understands that a one-size-fits-all approach is never appropriate. She works closely with her clients to develop and maintain realistic and manageable project scope. She also collaborates with each clients’ team members, management, auditors and oversight bodies throughout the process to ensure efforts are focused around project scope, expectations, and deliverables. She has experience preparing detailed reports and presenting to senior management and audit committees.
Outside the office, she values the memories she makes with her family and friends.