Maria is a Managing Director in CFGI’s IT Risk Advisory practice and brings over 10 years experience with public and private companies, often with compliance hurdles. Maria’s experience includes substantial implementation support in process, frameworks, and technologies.
While at CFGI, Maria has worked on consumer goods, biotechnology and mortgage service clients. Maria has years of experience auditing business process and IT general controls as part of an overall SOX 404 program as well as implementing controls and best practices during full accounting system conversions, upgrades, and implementations. Maria is proficient in evaluating System Organization Control (SOC) reports for vendor management and as part of a comprehensive control environment. Maria often functions as a liaison between companies and their public auditor to ensure all audit related matters are conducted in a timely manner.
Maria, started her career at KPMG Providence and prior to joining CFGI was the Internal Audit Manager at Great Ajax Corp. There she was responsible for translating COSO requirements for business line managers, preparing and implementing a risk-based audit plan to assess and report on the company’s key finance and IT activities and internal controls. Additionally, she aided the organization in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
Maria has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Providence College. She is certified in CompTIA Security+ and HR Management and Analytics.