ClearView Expands its DC/NOVA Practice – Wynne Patrick

Baltimore, Maryland – Brian M. Davis, Managing Director and CEO of ClearView Group, LLC has announced the addition of Wynne Patrick as a Manager in the Firm’s Risk Management practice, where she will focus on clients in the DC/Northern Virginia market.

“Our planned growth for the next 36 – 48 months has a very strong focus on the DC and Northern Virginia markets,” said Davis. “Wynne is one of those strategic hires that puts our Firm in a better position to serve our existing and growing client base there.  Believing that ‘business should be personal,’ we have known and worked with Wynne on the Northern Virginia Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors for several years, and have always talked about the cultural fit between us. It’s great to continue to see long-term professional relationships blossom to the point that our peers in the industry and even at our competitors see the opportunities with us as being greater than their many options.”

Ms. Patrick is a highly skilled Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. Wynne has vast experience in developing and executing Internal Audit programs, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance, and performing annual risk and control walkthroughs with management. She has demonstrated the ability to improve the internal control environment through documentation techniques, control testing, development of remediation plans and reporting on the operational effectiveness of the internal control environment. Wynne also serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Institute of Internal Auditors.

Prior to joining ClearView, Wynne was the Principal Compliance Auditor with ManTech International Corporation in Fairfax, VA. While at ManTech, Wynne managed the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX) Compliance program from risk assessment/scoping through testing and reporting stages; coordinated with Big-4 external auditors to establish program logistics; performed annual risk and control walkthroughs with management to determine changes to processes and identify where controls were missing or weak; evaluated the annual corporate proxy statement to ensure numerical accuracy prior to distribution to shareholders; created, distributed, and analyzed 500+ results for the annual SOX Control Environment Survey; and more.

Wynne’s past experience includes work with Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co, L.L.C. in Vienna, VA, where she was a Senior Accountant in the Risk Services group and a Staff and Advanced Staff Accountant in the High Technology and Government Contracting group. Her work included planning, testing, and reporting for SOX and OMB A-123 engagements; analyzing risk and control matrices to develop risk-based audit programs; performing walkthroughs, testing the effectiveness of internal controls, conducting exit conferences, and implementing remediation plans.

Wynne received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Mary Washington. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors, and is a Past President and current member of the Board of Directors for that group.

“I am excited and honored to join the team at ClearView,” said Patrick.  “After spending many years volunteering as an IIA leader alongside ClearView members, I am thrilled to now call them colleagues. I look forward to collaborating with this incredible team to serve our clients.”

Through its member companies – BD & Company, Inc., and ClearView Consulting, Inc. – ClearView Group provides attest, tax, risk advisory, business technology, accounting & finance,  and state & local tax consulting services to domestic and international clients across many industry verticals. ClearView was recently awarded One of the Best Places to Work in Baltimore, and is one of the fastest growing CPA and Management consulting firms in the region.

For more information on ClearView, visit http://cviewllc.com or call 410.415.9700

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