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Hi! I’m Stefan Carlson

Risk Assurance IT Consultant, Designer
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About Me

I am a consultant in the Advisory Services practice of EY. I have experience with program management, IT audit, information security, project management, design, and communications. Prior to joining EY, I provided design (web, print, graphic) services and guidance on digital marketing and communication strategy for notable Fortune 100 clients.

My Education

September 2010 - June 2014

University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Business Administration: Information Systems

Graduated with magna cum laude honors (top 3.5% of class), achieving an overall GPA of 3.89.

My Certifications

July 2015 - Present

CISA Candidate (Pending Experience) - Passed exam with a score in the top 5% of participants.

My Skills

Program Management

Managing several interrelated IT projects from end to end, ensuring overall value for the organization is maximized.

IT Audit

Evaluation of an organization's information technology infrastructure, policies and operations as it relates to the organization's financial statement. Control types include: access management, change management, IT operations, security configuration, entity level controls, and automated business controls.

Third Party Reporting Attestations

Evaluation of an organization's information technology infrastructure, policies and operations as it relates to the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of customer's data. Control types include: information security (encryption, data management), public key infrastructure, access management, change management, and business continuity management.

Web Design

Front-end (client side) design of small to medium sized business websites, enabling brands to communicate their story via the web.

Digital Marketing

Targeted, measurable, and interactive marketing of products or services using digital technologies to reach potential customers and retain them.

Language skills

English
German

Hobbies & Interests

  • Golf
  • Photography
  • Snowboarding
  • Travel
  • Audiophile

My Experience

July 2014 - Present Risk Assurance IT Consultant

Program Management / Advisory

Managed the IT SOX and HSPII program for three separate business units of a Fortune 100 Technology corporation. Primary functions included:

‣ IT Control Gap Analysis

‣ IT Control Design and Implementation

‣ Process Narrative Documentation

‣ Remediation Process Design

‣ Management IT Audit Support

Developed and presented two separate training programs for an audience of over 30 IT stakeholders, detailing upcoming PCAOB driven guidelines (Completeness and Accuracy / Change Management)

Developed and executed a quarterly Monitoring Program for IT applications owned and operated by international teams

Consulted with Senior Management and designed controls for applications residing on a cloud computing/storage platform

IT Audit

Performed numerous SOX 404 audits and Financial Statement audits for corporations in the Technology, Biopharmaceutical, Manufacturing, and Gaming sectors. Primary functions included:

‣ Control design and operating effectiveness testing related to access management, change management, IT operations, security configuration, entity level controls, and automated business controls.

‣ Leading process walkthrough meetings with process owners to identify potential risks within the IT environment, and IT controls which address such risk.

‣ Technologies: Oracle E-Business Suite, SAP, UNIX, Sage, OS/400, Mainframe, SQL DB, Windows Server.

Third Party Reporting Attestations

Performed multiple third party reporting attestation projects for a Fortune 100 Cloud Service provider, including SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, and WebTrust for CA. Primary functions included:

‣ Control design and operating effectiveness testing related to confidentiality, availability, and integrity of data. Controls related to: information security (encryption, data management), public key infrastructure, access management (both logical and physical), change management, and business continuity management.

January 2010 - June 2014 Co-Founder, Lead Designer

Co-founded a design, development, and web hosting services provider. Primary functions included:

‣ Managed a client base of over 200 small to medium sized businesses

‣ Managed web and graphic design projects utilizing MS Excel, MS Project, and Google Docs

‣ Researched and successfully targeted the high end restaurant market segment for web design

‣ Approved and active as a Themeforest author for businesses around the world

April 2013 - October 2013 Junior Graphic Designer

Served as the Junior Designer for a Seattle based startup design firm in a team of four. Primary functions included:

‣ Collaborated with a local boutique consulting firm on keynote address slide decks, web design, digital marketing, and communication strategy for notable Fortune 500 companies

‣ Attended and spoke in an RFP pitch meeting for a design project worth over $500k per year

‣ Awarded 50% pay raise after less than a month of full time work based on performance

‣ Translated business strategy and brand objectives into strategic design and communication

April 2012 - September 2012 Web Design and Development Intern

Served as a Design and Development Intern for a Seattle based startup design firm in a team of five. Primary functions included:

‣ Served in a multi-functional role as both a designer and developer, utilizing knowledge of client and server side web development principles

‣ Provided design support (on-call, and in-person) for businesses seeking web and SEO solutions

‣ Strengthened technical skill set with technologies such as: MySQL, PHP, HTML, and CSS

‣ Solved client support issues through effective listening, creative thinking, and teamwork

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