I live in Lake County, FL and spent two years in Baghdad, Iraq (5/2004 to 3/2006) helping set up an Iraqi anti-corruption agency. I also have 18 years corporate internal audit experience, an MBA and professional certifications in internal audit ( Certified Internal Auditor) , fraud prevention (Certified Fraud Examiner) and computer auditing ( Certified Information Systems Auditor - CISA -inactive). I have worked as corporate audit manager or director in large organizations including ARCO (now part of BP - the oil company), Nissan Motor Corp., and a software firm and a concrete products manufacturing company. I also was an internal auditor at the County of Los Angeles for five years. My specialty was operational auditing - conducting audits to improve organization efficiency, economy and effectiveness. I have audited or directed audits of construction contracts up to $400-million, marketing incentive programs up to $600-million and treasury operations of $16-billion.
My focus in my blogs is anti-corruption and local government fiscal management.
The blog on Corruption in Iraq and the World is based upon my exposure to international anti-corruption efforts while in Iraq. It is at: http://webworks.typepad.com/corruption_in_iraq/
In the case of the Lake County Fiscal Rangers blog ( see www.fiscalrangers.com ) - it focuses on the Lake County, Florida School District Fiscal management, since my review of their fiscal statements, budgets, and spending justification statements indicates the fiscal manaqement of this $700-million budgeted government agency needs more public oversight and improvement. Fiscal issues related to other central Florida government agencies and programs may be covered as they become important (such as the County Commission, the County Auditor reports, and the North Lake County Hospital District).
This blog can be reached directly at: http://webworks.typepad.com/lakecountyfiscalrangers/
i am interested in worldwide anti-corruption programs, especially regarding iraq. my blog interests are fiscal & business controls in local government agencies and anti-corruption efforts in countries