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Sherrie Krowczyk-Mendoza

Partner, CPA, CFSA, CFIRS, CRP

Sherrie leads the firm’s governance, risk and compliance practice in the Midwest region, and has almost 25 years of experience in the financial institutions industry, including banks and credit unions. She oversees advisory services including internal audit, loan review, regulatory compliance and IT risk services, as well as works with executive management and related boards and supervisory committees.

Sherrie currently specializes in all areas of financial services internal audits in an outsourcing and co­sourcing capacity. She has worked with internal audit departments in re-organizing and structuring to be more efficient, effective and impactful. She has been involved in all levels of responsibility in audits as well as consults on the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, including (phase 1) the development of the business risk assessment and documentation of company's COSO compliance; and the development of phases II and Ill (i.e., documentation and testing, respectively, of internal controls). She works with financial services companies under consent order, and is responsible for consulting to address their regulatory issues.

Experience

  • FDICIA implementation, development and testing
  • Management assessments and project management in connection with consent order work
  • Development and reorganization of the internal audit function for financial services clients
  • Conducting risk assessments and developing internal audit plans
  • Managing the planning and execution of internal audits
  • Audit and supervisory committee reorganization and reporting
  • Conducting management studies and consent order related work
  • Consulting with executive management, boards of directors and audit committees on corporate governance matters

Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Illinois Bankers Association
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association
  • Financial Executives International
  • Financial Managers Society
  • National Association of Financial Services Auditors
  • Fiduciary and Investment Risk Management Association

Education

Bachelor of Science in accounting and mathematics
Minor in business administration and computer science
Rockford College