Cheryl Levesque has more than 15 years of experience working in public accounting and the private sector where she has focused exclusively on the financial services industry. In her current role, Cheryl provides traditional accounting and assurance services, such as financial statement audits, as well as, consulting services within various companies' finance and project management departments in the insurance industry. Her experience includes:
• Oversaw a team of eight as project manager to develop a process to validate aged suspense transactions; new validation process identified $40 million (absolute value) of duplicate suspense.
• Led a team of five as project manager to develop a quarterly close process for five reinsurance companies on an IFRS and statutory basis.
• Directed the planning, execution and reporting of a Balance Sheet Reconciliation project entailing the review of all balance sheet accounts for eight life insurance entities on both an IFRS and statutory basis resulting in a combined impact to the balance sheet of over $15+ million on an IFRS basis.
• Supervised U.S. GAAP, statutory and Purchase General Accepted Accounting Principles audits of life and property-casualty insurance entities and preparation of related financial statements.
• Managed the SEC reporting process and ensured the timely and accurate filing of 10-Q/10-Ks while implementing process improvements in reporting, communication and documentation protocols.
Prior to joining Dixon Hughes Goodman, she directed the internal audit department of a Fortune 500 insurance company. She was responsible for overseeing financial and operational audits, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, fraud investigations, implementing continuous monitoring engagements and led the first outsourcing audit in India. Prior to that role, she spent significant time working with a Big Four accounting firm auditing public life insurance companies.