S.M. has 12 years of accounting and audit experience, including Big Four public accounting, internal audit, small company Controller, and SEC reporting. She is currently an independent contractor providing accounting services to small businesses. From 2011-2013, she was the Senior Manager of Accounting for Verisign, focusing on international accounting, consolidations, inter-company transactions. S.M. was hired as part of a team of accountants that transitioned the company from its west coast location to the DC area. From 2010 -2011, she was the Accounting and Financial Reporting Manager for RCN (a cable and internet company), focusing on SEC reporting, fixed assets, leases, and capitalized labor. She worked heavily on the division of the company’s accounting records into two separate entities. From 2008-2010, she was a Financial Reporting Supervisor at Gannett Co., working heavily in SEC reporting. From 2007-2008, she was Controller for Mooring Financial Corporation, responsible for all aspects of the company’s accounting, financial reporting, tax, and human resource functions. From 2003-2007, S.M. worked at Freddie Mac first as a Senior Internal Auditor and then as an Internal Audit Project Lead. She was promoted a second time to Accounting Manager, where she received awards for improving the efficiency of the account reconciliation process and reducing dependencies within key processes. She began her career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. She has a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and is an active CPA. She is proficient in Oracle, Great Plains, and PeopleSoft, and familiar with QuickBooks, Lawson, and Hyperion Enterprise.