Internal Controls, ClearRidge

Connie has a wide range of financial and accounting expertise. Her primary role is analyzing ClearRidge clients’ financial systems, processes and internal controls. Connie mainly works on ClearRidge’s corporate finance, restructuring and due diligence projects. Connie previously worked in the consulting area of the largest Colorado-based accounting and business advisory firm, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner and Hottman PC (EKS&H). At EKS&H, Connie worked on financial analysis of acquisitions, due diligence engagements, internal control assessments and conducted SAS 99 interviews for the firm’s audit group

In 2007, Connie received the EKS&H Outstanding Client Service Award based on her SAS 99 audit interviews. In addition to her extensive public accounting experience, Connie was previously the controller of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association for 12 years. Connie has expertise in Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, documenting and evaluating the internal controls of a client’s financial reporting function. Connie earned an MBA from West Texas A&M and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a retired Certified Public Accountant in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado and is a retired Certified Fraud Examiner.

In her spare time, Connie enjoys horse riding. She is also working on her ball room dancing in case she gets a call for next year’s Dancing with the Stars.