Rick has substantial experience leading and coordinating ERP Advisory engagements across various industries, with a focus on the consumer markets and manufacturing sectors. He also has extensive experience in the government sector. He has served as project director with responsibility for planning, budgeting, execution, testing, and delivery of software implementations; IT project assessments; Sarbanes-Oxley 404 testing of business processes and IT systems; and controls risk assessments and recommendations. He has also provided subject matter knowledge and guidance in the development of Business Systems Controls methodology at both E&Y and KPMG. Rick has held a Top Secret Clearance with the US Government and is a subject matter specialist for SAP controls and security.
Big 4 Accounting
Rick has served as Project Director over global ERP implementations to assess the design, build, and implementation of process controls, as well as assessment of Segregation of Duties (SoD) conflicts. He has participated in all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). He served as Project Director for a security and controls assessment project to identify SoD conflicts and identify areas of improvement and recommended a Governance Risk & Control (GRC) model for further SDLC implementations.
He served as Quality Assurance reviewer for the SAP GRC upgrade and addition of new functionality of SAP GRC implementation. Engaged to assess design, documentation, and testing results the GRC application and was a member of the PMO team and was engaged to design, document, and test the process controls for the SAP implementation.
He directed the efforts to develop a quarterly consolidation process that meets the established deadlines for consolidated financial reporting. The consolidation process utilized data from different facilities as input into the Hyperion Enterprise consolidation application and effectively populated the SAP Enterprise system with the required consolidated financial data.
Rick assisted a client’s Internal Audit Department in testing IT controls as part of Sarbanes-Oxley Assistance Services (SOAS) testing in support of the financial audit and also managed several advisory projects relative to IT control assessments.
He served as the Director for the IT controls testing over financial reporting (ICOFR) testing and Sarbanes-Oxley Assistance Services (SOAS) for new application development and coordinated efforts with the internal audit department.
As a Project Manager for a DOD agency, Rick served to assist in the development of a scalable risk-based audit planning and project management model to (1) perform risk assessments of organizations, activities, programs, functions, processes, and (2) improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process.
He also served on the Executive Management team in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relative to the design, build, test, and implementation of Governance Risk and Control Models, as well as participated in the development of a multi-tier GRC model.
Virginia State Government
For the Commonwealth, Rick served as Internal Audit Director for the Comptroller’s Office. He provided guidance and recommendations relative to the system of internal controls within the agency. He also participated in numerous special projects under the direction of the Finance Secretary.
- ERP System Requirements and Testing
- Business Process Improvements
- System of Internal Controls Assessments
- SAP GRC Suite
- IT General Controls
- Speaker — SAP GRC Forum
- Speaker — ASUG – Americas SAP User Group
- Speaker, EY Share Forums for ERP Advisory
- Instructor – EY Advisory University