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Jeffrey Barnes offers an extensive background leading internal auditing, risk, compliance, and controls functions for global enterprises in the energy, manufacturing, technology, transportation, and oil/gas industries.


  • Jeffrey Barnes, CPA (703) 216-0300 Centreville, VA 20120

    Director/Manager of Internal Audit

    Offers an extensive background leading internal auditing, risk, compliance, and controls functions for global

    enterprises in the energy, manufacturing, technology, transportation, and oil/gas industries. Expert in

    Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), including implementing and managing procedures. Attentive to both the big picture

    and small details. Tenacious and resourceful in assessing and optimizing processes. Effective in

    communicating and establishing positive relationships with all levels of clients and colleagues. Efficiently

    prioritizes and completes projects within or under budget. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and

    PowerPoint). Core strengths encompass:

    - Strategic Planning/Implementation

    - Policy/Procedure Development

    - Account Management

    - Financial Analysis

    - Forecasting

    - Expense Reduction

    - Inventory Control

    - Writing/Reporting

    - Mentoring

    Selected Highlights

    Developed and executed an annual SOX program on time and under budget at Curtiss Wright; conducted risk assessments, ensured timely completion and closure of deficiencies, and recommended remediation

    measures to reduce corporate risks. Identified $500K in savings while partnering with finance on a cross-

    functional team to reduce back-office costs and complexities.

    Developed and implemented a SOX program at Nortel Government Solutions, a newly formed public company, in four months (two months ahead of schedule) while decreasing key controls by 22%, thus

    saving the amount of costs to conduct testing.

    Conducted systematic analyses at Exxon Mobil, developed controls measures, and partnered with affiliates on the rollout of a web-based back-office solution; participated in defining specifications for the Controls

    Information System.

    Career Track

    CURTISS WRIGHT, INC. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 to Present

    Director of Risk and Compliance, Corporate Ashburn, VA (2012 to Present) Oversees the development and implementation of finance controls. Presents comprehensive reports to executive

    management and the Chief Risk Officer.

    Spearheaded the transformation of the internal audit function to a best-in-class provider of risk management and controls solutions.

    Provided expert leadership to improve and refine the SOX 404 program for 60+ global manufacturing business units.

    Senior Controller, Interim Pittsburgh, PA (2010 to 2011) Assumed the duties of the controller while continuing to also execute compliance responsibilities. Supervised

    finance staff in strategic financial planning/analysis and budget preparation.

    Guided the development and interpretation of financial results for a $100M manufacturing business.

    Played a key role in streamlining financial processes associated with general and cost accounting, inventory, and analysis.

    Director of Compliance, Flow Control Division Falls Church, VA (2008 to 2012) Reported to the Vice President of Finance in the $1B flow control manufacturing division. Administered the

    enterprise risk management program along with systematic investigations of hotline and fraud issues.

    Mitigated controls deficiencies while facilitating and monitoring the SOX 404 program for 32 global business units.

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  • Jeffrey Barnes, CPA (703) 216-0300 Centreville, VA 20120

    NORTEL GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS (now Avaya Government Solutions) ------------------------------ 2006 to 2008

    Director of Internal Audit and SOX Compliance Fairfax, VA Tasked to lead the SOX 404 program and restructure key financial controls and processes. Completed internal

    audit engagements. Reported to the Chief Financial Officer and the Audit Committee.

    Executed the companys first thorough risk assessment, which led to the creation of a risk-based annual audit plan.

    Aided the controller function in decreasing monthly close time 33% by streamlining finance processes and minimizing actual requirements.

    CAREY INTERNATIONAL, INC. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2004 to 2006

    Director of Internal Audit Washington, DC Planned, led, and conducted financial and operational audits. Reported to the Chief Financial Officer and

    Board Audit Committee.

    Implemented and enforced SOX 404 compliance in addition to facilitating risk management programs.

    AES, INC. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2003 to 2004

    Global Audit Manager Arlington, VA Performed and led a variety of audits, including financial, operational, and compliance.

    Instituted streamlined SOX processes and controls management programs.

    EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Prior to 2003

    Security and Controls Team Lead Fairfax, VA and Houston, TX Led the implementation of cost-effective measures to strengthen controls and expedite administrative tasks.

    Devised an innovative solution for resolving significant security and controls gaps.

    Global Controls Advisor Fairfax, VA Supported self-assessments of controls environments. Identified issues and drafted reports.

    Established global measures for maintaining corporate standards and ensured affiliate compliance.

    Global Sourcing Specialist Fairfax, VA Tasked with reducing procurement costs for new convenience store service station purchases and operations.

    Coordinated procurement logistics in Africa and New Zealand.

    Identified $6M in savings related to convenience store construction and reduced costs $2M domestically to comply with federal guidelines.

    Senior/Lead Auditor and Internal Consultant Fairfax, VA and Valley Forge, PA Planned and supervised audits of major company operations. Assessed controls soundness, adequacy, and adherence to established policies and procedures. Verified the security of company assets; identified excessive

    losses, errors, and fraud. Facilitated workshops on instituting self-assessment programs.

    Served on a global team that re-engineered the audit process to be risk-based.


    Bachelor of Science in Accounting, St. Johns University

    Certified Public Accountant, State of Virginia

    Member, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Treasurer, St. Andrew Lutheran Church

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