MICHELLE GREGORY-THOMAS CPA, CA
- A professional accountant with over 10 years of experience in financial reporting and auditing.
- Proven ability to develop practical solutions to strengthen control environments, improve processes and operating efficiencies.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills tailored to meet the needs of every level of an organization.
- A leader with the ability to motivate and inspire a team, exercise sound judgment and decision making skills.
- Lead engagement teams of four to ten members.
Audit Manager 04/2017 – Present – Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Ontario
• Perform risk-based compliance and governance audits for the Corporate Support Areas of the Bank.
• Prepare and present critical findings and recommendations to executives related to addressing internal control deficiencies.
• Lead audit assignments i.e., perform risk assessments, identify related controls and develop and assign audit procedures.
FINANCIAL REPORTING EXPERIENCE
Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation
Senior Analyst, Financial and Statutory Reporting 01/2015 – 05/2016
Principal, Treasury Accounting (Contract) 09/2014 – 01/2015
• Provide briefings to management on financial results, accounting policies and external audit issues; develop presentation materials for senior management, as required.
• Prepare the notes to the consolidated financial statements.
• Assist in the preparation of the management discussion & analysis for the quarterly and annual reports.
• Provide comments on policy drafts to the Asset and Liability Committee.
• Review quarter end close entries and reconciliations.
• Approve settlement of transactions and ensure timely and accurate accounting, reconciliation and reporting on the sub-ledger.
• Chartered Accountant – Member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario 2011
• Certified Public Accountant (Passed exam in May 1999) – License obtained from Delaware State Board of Accountancy 2010
• Bachelor of Science – Accounting (major) and Economics (minor) (1998) – University of the West Indies – Kingston, Jamaica