Darlene Brown, CIA, CFE
Ms. Darlene Brown is a director with our Risk Advisory practice. She has more than 18 years’ experience in leading internal audits, SOX Section 404 compliance testing, internal control evaluation, operational performance reviews, and business process reviews. She has oversight responsibility for our co-sourced and outsourced internal audit services with a diverse clientele in all business sectors including state government entities, higher education, not-for-profit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and public and privately held businesses.
Darlene specializes in identifying and evaluating business risks and management controls; assessing internal controls; assessing compliance with regulations and policies; analyzing business process and identifying improvement opportunities; operational restructuring; and identifying cost containment opportunities.
Her experience extends beyond the traditional internal audit and controls evaluation approach to provide a wide range of solutions to organizational challenges faced by clients. She helps clients identify root causes to their business process challenges then collaborates with the leadership team to develop implementable actions to improve internal controls, operate more efficiently and cost effectively.
Darlene has established internal audit departments and served as internal audit director serving Eastern Europe for a multi-national manufacturing company. She has also worked closely with local law enforcement, the IRS, and FBI to document evidence and provide depositions.
Education and Certifications
Audencia School of Business, Aix-en-Provence France, Masters of Business Administrations, Concentration in International Business
University of Texas, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Magna Cum Laude
Certified Internal Auditor
Certified Fraud Examiner