“We believe Tara’s expertise will be invaluable to our firm and it continues to show our commitment to experience by adding a former global accounting firm partner who has performed over 400 SAS 70 audit engagements."
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 01, 2011
Tara brings to A-lign more than 16 years public accounting experience, including over eleven years of experience working exclusively on SAS 70 review engagements. She has managed a team of professionals located in multiple locations that exclusively performed SAS 70 engagements throughout the US and abroad. Tara has experience working on a diverse array of engagements with a specialty in the financial services area including a specific emphasis on the administration of defined contribution and defined benefit plans. In addition, Tara has an extensive knowledge and understanding of internal controls and has been involved with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for financial statement audits.
Tara has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters in Science in Finance from Denver University.
She started her career with Arthur Andersen where she spent over four years prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc.’s Group Employee Services Division She later joined the BDO USA San Francisco office where she was promoted to Assurance Partner. In her role she was responsible to manage relationships and services for SAS 70 Engagements for over 40 clients in over 25 industries throughout the United States and globally.
Tara is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
“We are excited to have Tara on her team“, commented Scott Price, Managing Director at A-lign CPAs. “We believe that Tara’s expertise will be invaluable to our firm and it continues to show our commitment to experience by adding a former global accounting firm partner who has performed over 400 SAS 70 audit engagements. A-lign’s SAS 70/SSAE 16 experience is nearly unparalleled in the industry.”
About A-lign™ : A-lign™ CPAs is national CPA firm specializing in providing auditing services and business guidance to companies with regulatory or customer compliance needs, such as:
- Statement on Standards of Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 Services
- ISAE 3402 Services
- WebTrust/SysTrust Services
- Payment Card Industry (PCI) Readiness Assessments
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27002 Benchmark Services
- Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Assessments
- Internal Audit and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
- Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
A-lign’s team has provided services to companies in a multitude of industries, such as Application Service Providers, Banking and Financial Services, Communications, Data Center Providers, Energy and Utilities, Government, Insurance, Managed Services and Technology, Non- Profit, Professional Services and SaaS. A-lign’s executive team has extensive experience in the accounting and auditing field, has held key positions with Big 4 accounting firms and holds numerous certifications including Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Internal Auditor.