Brian Ferrara is a Director specializing in Process, Risk, and Technology Solutions (PRTS), with over 15 years of experience in Sarbanes Oxley, internal auditing, process improvement, risk management, compliance and IT controls.
Brian is a business risk advisor in the role of internal audit, project management, and enterprise risk management. He uses his comprehensive and diverse skills to help clients identify critical system processes, key controls and deploy a practical risk-based, cost-effective methodology to conducting reviews and audits.
Brian is experienced in servicing clients ranging from mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies. He has served clients in both public and private industry, managing Sarbanes-Oxley initiatives, business process re-engineering, internal control audits, IT general controls and application controls, IT risk assessments and SSAE18 attestations. These projects include developing business and IT process documentation, designing and implementing an internal control framework,, evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of controls, identifying business process enhancements and providing value-added recommendations around financial, operational and technology risks to improve operational effectiveness/best practices for clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian worked as an independent contractor in a number of different consulting capacities for clients in various industries including manufacturing, distribution, utilities, tele communications, content management and professional services. He has contributed and excelled in all aspects Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) 404 initiative, internal audit, risk assessment awareness, business process evaluation, and special projects execution.