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Steven Towne CPA, CISA, CIA

Manager


(262) 923-5265   
Brookfield
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ON THE JOB

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Ÿ Operational Audits
  • Ÿ IT Controls
  • Ÿ IT Security
  • Ÿ Risk Management and Compliance
  • Ÿ Governance Risk and Control Modules
  • Ÿ Process Mapping
  • Ÿ System Implementation
  • Ÿ Accounting

Steven is a Manager with SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. and a member of Business Advisory Services group in Milwaukee. He has over 20 years of experience working in a consulting capacity as an internal auditor, as well as an information security and risk expert.

Steven has an in-depth understanding of IT systems and has identified and resolved data discrepancies, tested system applications, and demonstrated advanced logic skills. His experience includes auditing relative to Configuration Management, User Account Security, and Administrative ID Management.  He has implemented a vulnerability scanner and developed global vulnerability and threat metrics, ensuring the security of high-risk assets and proper patch management.  He has also assisted in the development of an enterprise class disaster recovery plan and oversaw a password protection software project, enforcing least privileges, controlling applications, securing privileged credentials, and containing attacks across environments.

Steven is a self-motivated and diversified business professional with a comprehensive background in risk-based and value-added audit methodology.  He has managed governance risk and compliance projects for coordinating annual risk assessments.  His experience includes developing anti-fraud data mining tools using ACL for expense reports and accounts payable which identifies duplicate transactions addresses and amount resulting in stronger accounts payable processes.  With SOX 404 compliance, he applied innovative practices for risk mitigation.

He has completed international entities operation audits and updated processes and procedures with management in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

Education

  • Upper Iowa University - Madison - Bachelor of Science - Accounting

Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Civic/Community Involvement

  • West Allis Bowmen - Treasurer
  • Saint Paul Church - Financial Council