Garcia joins MBAF with over 14 years of experience providing IT audit, internal audit co-sourcing and advisory services
Online PR News – 04-February-2015 – Miami, FL – MIAMI - Kim Garcia, CPA, CISA, has joined nationally recognized public accounting firm MBAF as a Director in the Risk Advisory Practice, focusing on Information Technology (IT) risk. The announcement was made by Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO of MBAF.
Garcia joins MBAF with over 14 years of experience providing IT audit, internal audit co-sourcing and advisory services. Throughout her career, she has served publicly-traded and privately-held companies ranging from small to Fortune 500 organizations with a focus on IT risk mitigation and prevention.
Specifically, Garcia served many companies in advisory and internal audit co-sourcing arrangements, managing several SSAE 16/SOC reviews for companies and conducting several process integrity and controls reviews during ERP implementations. In addition, Garcia has also worked with many public companies, including international and multi-location companies, on a number of IT audit-related projects to comply with the provisions of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and led numerous general controls reviews and application controls testing over IT and business processes.
"Kim's wide-ranging IT risk experience with regard to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, combined with her participation in ERP implementations and her broad IT audit and advisory experience overall, make her a well-rounded addition to our Risk Advisory Practice," said Jesus Socorro, Audit Principal and Risk Advisory Practice Leader. "Her leadership will be highly valuable to our clients and our Firm. We are pleased she is joining our Risk Advisory Practice and that she will help lead us in our efforts to continue to execute under our high quality service delivery model."
Prior to joining MBAF, Garcia was an IT Risk senior manager at a Big Four accounting firm. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of CPAs and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
Garcia earned a Master of Accounting in Information Systems Audit as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.
MBAF is ranked nationally as a Top 40 accounting and advisory firm by Accounting Today, and named one of the 2014 Top Five Best of the Best firms in the country by INSIDE Public Accounting, chosen for demonstrating long-term consistency and exceptional performance, regardless of outside factors. MBAF has more than 400 highly qualified principals and employees that serve domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries and practices in more than 44 countries and all 50 states. Its offices are located in New York, Valhalla (Westchester, NY), Miami, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Boulder, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and India.