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Julia Safina, CPA

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Audit Manager
KPMG, LLP


Summary:
As an auditor, I have various exposures to many industries with primary concentration in non-for-profit, healthcare and life sciences. As an audit manager, I perform financial statement audits, including the planning, execution, and supervision of detailed audit work and completion of significant accounting areas. I directly interact with the C-executives and with the support of the partner, provide feedback and answers. Constantly, I am facing various challenges, and it has allowed me to enhance my skills of multitasking, negotiation, presenting, networking, and marketing. I take full responsibility for the engagements I audit and it leads to an efficient and effective audit. I also manage benefit plan audits and single audits.
Prior to KPMG, I worked for a construction company for five years as an accountant and human resource specialist.There were many skills that I gained during those five years, including an ability to close month-end, governmental bidding process, banking, legal and bonding negotiation, interaction with the clients, vendor management, and daily organizing and administrative tasks. While employed at the company, I also obtained various certifications related to compliance with Department of Labor’s regulations. 
Specialties: Auditing,accounting, purchasing, contracts management, insurance audit, bid preparation; financial statement analysis

Experience:
KPMG US
Audit Manager
Managing and performing financial statement audits, including the planning, execution, and supervision of detailed audit work and completion of significant accounting areas for not-for-profit, healthcare and life sciences industries. Performing employee benefit plan audits and single audits. 

KPMG LLP
Audit Senior Associate

KPMG
Associate Auditor II

Accountant
APEC, Inc.

Languages:
Russian

Education:
University of Central Florida BS, Accounting
Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University