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Steven La France

Managing Director

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Steve has over 20 years of experience serving a variety of financial institutions, and is the lead engagement manager for a number of co-sourced and outsourced banking relationships.  He is a local leader for our financial services practice, and is experienced in all facets of banking.

MAJOR PROJECTS

  • Internal Audit consulting experience includes overall responsibility for co-sourcing arrangements, entity and process risk assessments, audit plan development through execution and reporting to audit committees and all levels of management.

  • Significant experience in reviewing major business processes, including all major finance and accounting functions.  Managed and participated in numerous reviews at financial institutions, including but not limited to, lending (including SBA, Commercial, Real Estate, Asset Based, Consumer, and Mortgage), regulatory/compliance (including Privacy and Bank Secrecy Act), and branch/deposit operations.

  • Operates as lead engagement manager and subject matter expert for financial institutions.  Primary responsibilities include coordination and integration of Internal Audit and ICFR reporting for both Sarbanes-Oxley and FDICIA purposes.  As part of these services, has extensive experience across operational, financial, and compliance functions of financial institutions.

  • Assists in measuring and identifying the organizations fraud and misconduct risk in order to institute effective anti-fraud programs and controls with active oversight by Executive Management, Board of Directors, and the Audit Committee.

  • Reengineered financial processes resulting in efficiency, cost savings, and enhanced control environments.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Internal Audit

  • Fraud Risk Management

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Enterprise Risk Management

  • Corporate Governance

EDUCATION

  • B.A. – University of California, Santa Barbara

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

  • Financial Services

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor

  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance

  • QAR Certified