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Cassandra Walsh

Partner, CPA
703 923 8652

Cassandra is a partner in the risk, internal audit and cybersecurity service group. She has more than 25 years of experience in internal audit, operational and financial process improvements. Cassandra also consults on a wide range of business issues and regulatory compliance matters, corporate governance and internal control structures, at private, public and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Cassandra worked for an international accounting firm as an independent consultant. She specializes in internal control reviews, business process analysis and re-engineering, compliance audits, forensic investigations, enterprise risk assessments, enterprise risk management design and implementation, international activities risk management and general consulting. Client industries included public sector, higher education, not-for-profit, energy and utilities, government contracting and technology.

Experience

  • Performs enterprise risk assessments to help organizations identify risks to achieving strategic objectives and mission as well as to inform the internal audit plan
  • Performs enterprise risk assessments to help organizations identify risks to achieving strategic objectives and mission as well as to inform the internal audit plan
  • Analyzes and recommends operational and financial efficiencies at organizational and departmental levels
  • Develops customized internal control compliance programs and phase-in plan for clients to perform the compliance audits internally
  • Performs compliance testing of the design and operating effectiveness of financial statement reporting controls in environments of varying sizes and characteristics.
  • Evaluates business and operating environments, identifies control weaknesses and deficiencies, determines root causes of control breakdowns and recommends practical approaches for remediation
  • Develops audit plans, audit strategies and risk assessments for reviews, compilations and audits in industries such as government contracting, not-for-profit, higher education and IT innovation
  • Examines and monitors corporate ethics policies, guidelines and implementation, including compliance requirements

Involvement

  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia)
Bachelor of Science in Management