Cheryl Levesque is an accomplished advisory partner with more than 20 years of experience within the public accounting and private sectors, primarily related to publicly traded luxury retail, life insurance and property & casualty insurance companies. She is skilled at assessing and mitigating risks, process transformation, accounting standard implementation, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions and project management. She is also qualified to serve as a financial expert.
Cheryl is currently an advisory partner in DHG’s New York office. She has been instrumental in building the Firm’s retail industry services within the New York market. During her time as partner, she has advised Fortune 500 global public clients in various roles, including serving as Chief Audit Executive during a complete redesign of the Internal Audit department; overseeing SEC Reporting department and the issuance of quarterly filings while simultaneously redesigning processes, people and technology of the department; managing the transition of shared services duties to a new Center of Excellence in Asia; handling design of the second line of defense for a spinoff; and assisting in purchase accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for acquisitions.
In addition, Cheryl is the sponsoring partner for the New York office’s Women’s Forward and Impact community service initiatives. She spearheads the development and ongoing operations of both programs focused on the advancement of women within DHG and community outreach in New York City.
Prior to DHG, Cheryl spent three years managing an Internal Audit department for a global provider of risk management products within their Specialty Property segment. Her primary responsibilities included overseeing financial and operational audits, working on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, conducting fraud investigations, implementing continuous monitoring engagements and leading their first outsourcing audit in India. She has also worked in public accounting for a Big Four firm.
Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Accounting, both from North Carolina State University. She has multiple professional certifications including CPA, CIA, CISA, PMP, FLMI and is COSO-Certified by the AICPA. She is also a member of the AICPA, IIA, ISACA and PMI.