Improving the Timeliness & Efficiency of Monthly Financial Close Process
This 60-minute session focuses on the improvements in the timeliness and efficiencies and will help attendees identify time saving and stress saving processes for month ending closings. The strategies and processes associated with month ending closings are vital routines that should be implemented and continually refined and improved within an organization. Participants will be able to take away several tips and time saving ideas from this session.
Camille Christensen has provided audit and consulting services since 2001 to all sizes of rural telecommunications companies throughout the country from some of the smallest to some of the largest. She manages financial audits of wireline ILEC and CLEC commercial and cooperative enterprises, wireless and international carriers, cable television companies, and fiber transport companies. Services to her clients include financial statement audit and preparation, strategic planning and management consulting, cost allocation and affiliate transaction review, plant accounting, internal control design and review, merger, acquisition, and startup accounting advisory services, and accounting and property record development. Camille is responsible for the firm's 20 annual accounting and business seminars for the accounting industry and is lead instructor for the two most heavily attended seminars. She is a frequently sought after speaker on telecommunications issues and has presented at numerous industry meetings.
Erin Clayville has provided management consulting and internal audit services to public and private companies with multinational and multistate operations since 2006. Erin specializes in business and IT consulting, IPO readiness, internal audit and SOX consulting, and business process reengineering. She has managed significant SOX 404 assessment projects from initial implementation to final reporting. She is an active member of the firm's Technology, Communications, and Life Sciences group and is a leader in the firm's forensic and investigative services team. Erin has performed enterprise-wide risk assessments, internal audits, and all phases of SOX 404 consulting service engagements. She has a risk-based internal audit approach for identifying risks, documenting and testing processes and controls, performing gap analysis, and developing remediation plans. Her experience includes first-year implementation and ongoing monitoring under SOX and conducting risk assessments, operational audits, process analysis and reengineering, segregation of duties analysis, and IT controls review. Erin has performed internal audit and controls consulting engagements covering business processes such as financial reporting, sales and cash receipts, procure to pay, inventory management, human resources, payroll, and fixed assets. Prior to joining Moss Adams, Erin worked with the assurance group at a Big Four firm, in internal audit at Group Health Cooperative, and as controller for a real estate management company.
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