Continuing Education 40+ hrs./year - Management, Leadership, Internal Auditing, Performance Improvement topics. CPA since 1984, Southern Methodist University - BBA in Accounting, Russian Studies Minor
Institute of Management Consultants – National Treasurer 2009-2012; Colorado Board member 2001-present; President, Ken-Caryl Master Association 2011-2012 (community of 12,000 residents, 500 developed commercial acres, 4,800 acres of managed open space): Board Treasurer 2001-2004, re-elected 2009, Finance Committee 2002-2010; Jeffco Public Schools Stakeholder Panel 2009; State Parks volunteer 2000-01
As the Deputy appointee overseeing the audit organization with the elected Denver City Auditor, I ensure that the resources and tools are in place for successful achievement of the Audit Services Group's defined goals. The Audit Services Division conducts independent financial and performance audits of City agencies to help mitigate identified risks. Our work for the citizens of Denver focuses on enhancing efficiency and effectiveness, reducing costs, and improving the quality of services provided to citizens.
My experience: Executive leadership and hands on strategic planning, financial management and operations processes, internal controls and audit, risk assessments and SOX compliance, with Big 4 audit background. I have served as a Board officer in active leadership roles with non-profit organizations, including as immediate past Board President leading a 4 year strategic community planning and organizational transformation initiative. I have also served as national Treasurer of IMC.
My firm V Solutions Consulting LLC provided services in management, corporate governance and risk assessment, operations reviews and problem-solving, internal controls and anti-fraud design, business processes, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis and reporting. Valerie, a CPA and CMC, has over 20 years of experience in industry and consulting, as well as three years of Big Four audit. “I enjoy evaluating companies' operations and business practices. I work with company and organization Boards and executives to understand their overall goals and culture, so that I can effectively help them with their infrastructure needs. Our team works with clients to streamline their support functions and design anti-fraud and business process controls so that they can focus on their key business goals.”