Burcin Ashkenazi is a Managing Director in CNM’s Los Angeles office with 12 years of experience in in public accounting, industry and internal audit. Her primary expertise is Sarbanes-Oxley implementation, walkthroughs and testing, process flow narratives, internal audit and financial reporting.
Prior to joining CNM, Burcin worked at Deloitte & Touche as an enterprise risk services senior associate, where she planned, staffed and supervised operational, compliance, royalty and licensing, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (business process and general computer controls) and J-SOX audit engagements. She developed business process and Information Technology narratives, policies and procedures, flow charts, segregation of duties analyses, management self-assessments and process enhancement recommendations. Burcin drafted, analyzed and reviewed internal audit reports and fraud risk assessments, detailing results of internal controls testing, evaluation of gaps and control deficiencies, and risk-based recommendations to remediate and enhance processes and control activities.
Furthermore, Burcin worked in the internal audit departments at BCBG Max Azria Group and Harbor Freight Tools, where she performed operational and financial audits to assess internal control structure and evaluate compliance with policies and procedures and management’s objectives. She assisted in establishing Harbor Freight Tool’s first Internal Audit Department, instituting formal reviews of all security roles, and creation of formal policies and procedures for AR, AP, FCRP, Treasury, Fixed Assets, Inventory, Retail and Cost Accounting and Payroll resulting in improved segregation of duties and implementation of best practices for SOX compliance.