Chrissy is a principal in the firm’s Accounting and Auditing Group. She joined Skoda Minotti in 2015 with over 15 years of public accounting and industry experience. Chrissy started the firm’s Internal Audit Group because she believes that all companies can benefit from better process documentation and stronger controls.

Chrissy started began her career in a Big 4 accounting firm in its External Audit Group. She then ventured to an SEC Real Estate Company for an internal audit role, and then to an SEC software company for an external reporting role. Chrissy later returned to a Big 4 accounting firm where she specialized in risk assurance audits for large manufacturing SEC companies. She eventually worked for the firm’s national group. Big 4 accounting firms outsource client work to overseas delivery centers to free up U.S. resources and reduce costs; in this regard, Chrissy coordinated and developed new risk assurance services in India and Argentina to benefit the U.S. engagement teams.

Areas of Expertise

  • Process documentation, including flowcharts, narratives and walkthroughs
  • Controls testing, including Sarbanes-Oxley testing
  • Risk assessments
  • Internal audit consulting, including creating leaner control plans and control refinement
  • Review of completed tests
  • Internal audit training
  • Ad-hoc internal audit projects
  • Co-sourcing and outsourcing internal audit functions
  • Internal and external audit services
  • SEC reporting services
  • General accounting services
  • Risk assurance services

Education and Certifications

  • Miami University, Bachelor of Science in business administration with an accounting major
  • John Carroll University, Masters of Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors

Community Involvement

  • Board member and assistant treasurer, Institute of Internal Auditors – Northeast Ohio chapter

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