Elaina brings over 11 years of experience providing internal and external audit services to clients across various industries, including financial services, biotechnology, manufacturing, and energy. Elaina supports all Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance engagements from 404(a) IPO readiness implementations to 404(b) compliance programs for post-IPO companies. Elaina has served her clients in many different facets, primarily in lead SOX roles responsible for establishing and overseeing the entire risk management and SOX program. Her engagements typically entail performing risk and scoping assessments, designing and testing controls, educating control owners on execution best practices, and reporting to management and the Audit Committee. Elaina has extensive experience working closely with all key stakeholders to ensure the internal control program meets the client’s objectives and goals.
Elaina’s skills include SOX Compliance and IPO Readiness; Process Improvements; Policy and Procedure Creation; Control Design and Testing; Risk Assessments and Scoping; SOC 1 Type 2 Reports; Internal Audit; and Project Management.
Prior to joining CFGI, Elaina began her career at PwC as an external auditor in the Boston Assurance practice, participating in financial statement audits for financial services and healthcare clients. Elaina has several years of in-house industry experience leading SOX implementations for Fortune 500 financial institutions and managing Internal Audits designed to adhere to Information Technology and banking compliance requirements.
Elaina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a Master of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.