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Name : Albert Santos
Industry Type : Internal Audit Manager
City & State : Garden Grove, CA
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Architects
Objective : NYC, Miami, Las Vegas,
Resume :  
Director of Internal Controls / Audit


EDUCATION: Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, 6/81
Bachelor of Business Administration

CERTIFICATIONS:Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)

AFFILIATIONS: Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Southern California Fraud Investigators Association (SCFIA)

SUMMARY of Accomplishments:

Passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills.
27+ years of professional experience related to auditing; experience related to commercial, not for profit cost reimbursement, grants management, regulatory compliance and internal audit.
Self-motivated, results oriented, with strong time management and project delivery skills.
Ability to analyze business processes and internal controls to formulate cost-effective measures to improve control effectiveness and efficiency.
I also possess the ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse group of executives and administrators.

This is characterized by strong consensus building and relationship building skills and a soft (diplomatic) effective ability to negotiate issues and resolve problems.

Experiences include evaluating processes and implementing procedural changes within a business environment. A knowledge platform of financial analytical methods and fundamental accounting concepts, as well as a familiarity with legal contract language and the ability to understand business concepts expressed in legal contracts.


EXPERIENCE:

Internal Audit Manager/Construction & Real Estate 11/2006 to 04-14-08
MGM MIRAGE - Las Vegas, Nevada Ending Salary: $87,889 + 10% Bonus
Reason for Leaving / [Companywide Reduction-In-Force (RIF) effective April 14, 2008]


Tracked the status of corrective actions, enforcement actions, and resolution of audit findings and kept senior management apprised of progress. As The Internal Audit Manager for Construction & Real
Estate audits; oversaw a construction budget of over $8.4 billion dollars; in-part.
I directly handled more problematic and sensitive construction audit issues.
Worked closely with each of four (4) MGM MIRAGE development companies, to develop cost saving and revenue enhancement ideas, for all new construction projects.

I.Executed detail audit procedures, including reviewing transactions, documents, records, reports, and policies and procedures for accuracy and effectiveness.
II.Maintained accountability for accuracy of audit findings and follow-up of corrective action.
III.Reviewed Contracts, Amendments and Change Orders to assist with the review and analyzing of the payment applications, schedule of values, general conditions for accuracy in costs / backup from the contractors / subcontractors / vendors, etc., for adherence to contract terms.
IV.Reviewed the monthly payment applications for proper reporting of all costs, fees and charges, etc.
V.Examined change orders for accuracy and supportive documentation.
VI.Reviewed labor costs, such as labor burden rates, which are passed on by contractors to ensure that they are warranted and only for personnel that are included in the construction contract.
VII.Determined if rented equipment was properly invoiced and charged per the terms of the contract. Reviewed rental rates to be reasonable and in line with going market rates.
VIII.Examined contractor bid / proposal records to ensure contract compliance.


Senior Auditor/ Financial and Operational5/05 11/06
KMA Kia Motors America - Irvine, CAEnding Salary: $77,000 + 4% Bonus
Reason for Leaving / [Accepted MGM MIRAGEs Offer]

Reviewed the effectiveness of internal controls regarding all matters affecting the financial performance and financial reporting, including information technology security and control.
Prepared written reports of audit findings and recommended action plans to all levels of management for presentation to senior management.
Contributed to the continuous improvement activities for the Internal Audit department processes.


Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) 08/91 5/05
Auditor, Construction Contracts, Ending Salary: $65,000
Professional Services and Project Audit Unit(s): (DEC-2002 through May- 2005)
Reason for Leaving / [RETIREE CALPERS]

Developed, established, and executed audit plans and audit programs, analyzed and evaluated data and records to determine compliance with policies, procedures, and contract specifications.
Provided advice and guidance to management regarding government compliance matters and serving as a primary resource for the interpretation of FAR subpart 31, CAS requirements and GAGAS Yellow Book: Government Auditing Standards.
Assisted litigation and conducted forensic audits and research in support of litigation.

Manager, Resolution & Recovery Unit: (FEB-1999 through DEC-2002)

I.Empowered with direct oversight for monitoring and managing
independent quality assurance reviews for all audit units within Management Audit Services Department.
II.Improved management reporting accountability and controls by centralizing audit recommendations, questioned costs, and unsupported costs.
III.Established a monitoring system to ensure issues are promptly resolved.
IV.Ensured auditees provided Formal Responses, Corrective Action Plans and monitored the subsequent implementations.
V.Led and participated in value added operational and financial audits, as well as fraud investigations.
VI.Reviewed the effectiveness of the system for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations and the results of managements investigation and follow-up (including disciplinary action) of any instances of non-compliance.
VII.Reviewed the findings of any examinations by regulatory agencies.





Senior Auditor, Rail Construction Contracts Unit: (AUG-1991 through FEB-1999)

I.Conducted over 90 prime and subcontractor audits totaling over $1 Billion which resulted in over $130 million in savings by reducing direct project expenditures and adjusting contractors overhead rates.
II.Reviewed with management the system for identifying, managing and monitoring the key risks of the organization.


Hyundai Motor America, Fountain Valley, CA11/8804/91
Senior Audit Administrator, Management Audit
Reason for Leaving / [Companywide Reduction-In-Force (RIF) effective April - 1991]

Participated in negotiating key vendor supplier contracts resulting in 30% cost savings on dealer incentive programs and advertising campaigns by restructuring terms and conditions and spreading non-recurring costs over the life of the contract.
In addition, by implementing a systematic review of added value of incentive programs, an additional
cost savings of $3 million was realized in the first year.
Participated in updating the Human Resources policies and procedures manual and negotiating changes to employees benefits.
Led litigation support and participation for forensic and due diligence reviews.


MAI Basic Four, Inc., Irvine, CA 11/87 10/88
Senior Auditor - Financial Performance Audit
Reason for Leaving / [Seeking career enhancement opportunity]

As the Audit Team Leader and member of the merger and acquisition team in the United States, Latin America and Canada, audited, analyzed and recommended actions to increase cash and reduce liabilities of mergers and acquisitions.
Conducted occupational fraud and abuse examinations.
Participated in the start up of the Internal Audit Department and was accountable for all U.S. export compliance audits.


National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Los Angeles, CA 10/8411/87
Internal Auditor
Reason for Leaving / [Seeking career enhancement opportunity]


Audited revenue balance sheets of Amtrak stations and regional ticketing offices. Achieved cost savings of 1% of station gross sales.
Participated in investigating multi-million dollar fraud cases, resulting in four organized crime indictments.
Established financial profiles for the purpose of yielding direct evidence of illegal income or hidden assets.

Conrad & Associates, Newport Beach, CA07/8110/84
Senior Auditor
Reason for Leaving / [Seeking career enhancement opportunity]


Performed fund accounting and non-profit audits in Guam, Northern Marianas and several cities in Orange County, California.
Prepared and organized comprehensive annual financial reports for local governmental units using the pyramid approach.





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