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Lynn A. Fountain Instructor Information

Consultant, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, Past Chief Audit Executive

Business Consultant, Trainer, Author

Instructor Information

Instructor Courses

Ms. Fountain has over 30 years of experience in the business profession, which includes public and industry accounting and over 20 years within internal and external auditing combined. She is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker and also a published author. She is a subject matter expert and specializes in Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud, Governance and Compliance. Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. She currently performs consulting for companies on internal audit, risk management, internal controls, financial reporting and accounting along with performing training. She has also been instrumental in the establishment of ERM, Sarbanes-Oxley and Governance frameworks.

Ms. Fountain has developed and delivered leading edge training sessions on COSO, Internal Audit, ERM, Accounting, Leadership, Governance, Compliance and Ethics. She has numerous recorded webinars on Proformative.com.

Ms. Fountain has authored a publication for the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) titled “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”. The publication will be released April 20, 2015. In addition, she is authoring a publication for Auerbach on “The Realities of performing the Chief Audit Executive Role”. The publication will be released in the Fall 2015. In addition, she has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and the School of Business at the University of Kansas.

Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has active, current CPA, CGMA, and CRMA credentials.

 

Experience

Consultant/Advisor/Speaker &Trainer : Self employed consultant - [2012-09 to Current]
Experienced past Chief Audit executive specializing in consulting and training on Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Governance and Compliance issues.
Coordinated April 2010 high profile risk seminar designed to provide participants to hear the view of board and executive KC business men and women regarding the topic of "Enterprise Risk Management and Governance. Speakers include 13 senior KC C'Suite or Board level individuals with multiple KC companies.
Established Corporate ERM frameworks from ground up.
Experienced with financial consolidation, SEC filings and XBRL.
Affiliated as an instructor for MISTI the Institute of Internal Auditors
Experienced professional trainer on Internal Audit, Risk Management, Fraud, Complinace, Leadership and ERM
Fall 2013 instructor of Internal Auditing for University of Kansas

AVP Internal Audit : Black & Veatch - [2010-06 to 2012-08]
Assisted in the investigation of a $13M fraud executed by a joint venture partner and supplier. Fraud resulted in FBI indictments and implication of over 20 employees

Consultant/Advisor/Speaker & Trainer : Self employed consultant - [2008-07 to 2010-05]
Experienced past Chief Audit executive specializing in consulting and training on Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Governance and Compliance issues.
Coordinated April 2010 high profile risk seminar designed to provide participants to hear the view of board and executive KC business men and women regarding the topic of "Enterprise Risk Management and Governance. Speakers include 13 senior KC C'Suite or Board level individuals with multiple KC companies.
Established Corporate ERM frameworks from ground up.
Experienced with financial consolidation, SEC filings and XBRL.
Affiliated as an instructor for MISTI the Institute of Internal Auditors
Experienced professional trainer on Internal Audit, Risk Management, Fraud, Complinace, Leadership and ERM
Fall 2013 instructor of Internal Auditing for University of Kansas

Vice President Risk Assessment and Audit : Aquila Inc - [1997-11 to 2008-07]
Vice-President Risk Assessment & Audit Services
Maintain responsibility for developing and implementing the company’s internal risk assessment and audit services strategies and tactics, in accordance with regulatory requirements, business risk tolerances and best practices. Managed staff of twelve auditors in addition to numerous external consultants and audit budget of $1.5 million. Part of executive leadership team reporting to the CEO. Coordinate all aspects of SOX. Facilitated ERM process.

Various : Various - [1980-07 to 1997-11]
Various positions with Touche Ross, Panhandle Eastern Pipeline, Sprint and Western Resources. Positions included public accounting, internal auditing and financial related positions.

 

Education

Chartered Global Management Accountant, accounting : - [2010 to ]

Certificate in Risk Management Assurance, Risk Management : - [2010 to ]

Certificate-Certified Public Accountancy, Accounting - non practicing CPA : - [1985 to ]

BSBA, Accounting : Pittsburg State University - [1985 to ]

MBA, Business : Washburn University - [1985 to ]