Resume

Circa 2012

Emmaline Hoffmeister, Accounting and Auditing Professional

Motivated, personable, business professional with a successful career in government auditing. Knowledgeable of RCW’s, WAC’s and Government Auditing Standards. Form quality working relationships easily and instill a high level of confidence at all levels. Great instincts, perspectives and common sense. Exercise independent judgment. Talent for quickly mastering technology. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records.

Flexible and versatile, poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily exercise independent judgment in gathering, arranging and evaluating diversified data. Ability to distinguish critical information and formulate/apply new approaches to solve complex technical and managerial problems. Solve problems based on the selection, interpretation and application of established policies and procedures using a risk based approach. Adept at working in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions and distractions. Thrive in deadline-driven environments. Excellent team-building skills.

  • PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

    Expert Researcher
    Project Management
    Report Preparation
    Written Correspondence
    Read and Prepare Financial Statements
    Analytical, Research and Investigatory Skills
    Sound knowledge of performance audit methods and practices
    Ability to research and interpret criteria, performance measures and best practices
  • Auditing Standards

    Proficient in understanding and applying Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book)
    Knowledgeable of Internal Auditor’s International Standards (Red Book)
  • Additional Skills

    Self-motivation
    Integrity
    Professionalism
    Self-Reliant
    Flexible
    Thinks clearly in emergency situations
    Works well under pressure
    Tech Guru - I am quick to learn any software
  • Software

    Tech Guru - I can learn any software
    Adobe Suite
    Microsoft Suite
    Web Design Platforms

Washington State Auditor’s Office May 2001 to February 2012

Senior Project Coordinator/Audit Manager: Performance Audit

Senior Project Coordinator/Audit Manager, State and Local Transportation, Performance Audit

  • Responsible for a range of functions including planning, managing, conducting and reporting the results of performance audits of state and local governments in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), Initiative 900, and the State Auditor’s Office internal policies and procedures.


Have successfully written, performed and reported various performance audit reports including but not limited to:

  • Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Highway Maintenance and Construction Performance Audit
  • WSDOT Ferries Division Performance Audit
  • WSDOT Administration and Overhead Performance Audit
  • WSDOT Congestion Relief
  • Impact Fees of 5 Washington Cities
  • Sound Transit Link Light Rail
  •  Sound Transit Risk Assessment
  • Port of Seattle
  • And assisted in reviewing and monitoring others including hospitals, PUD’s, cities, counties and school districts.

Successfully completed Angela Maniac’s training on “Writing High Impact Reports”.

Responsible for developing, maintain and managing client and contractor relationships.

Responsible for providing professional and technical advice on a range of audit issues.

Responsible for the completion of audits within approved budgets and timetables.

Provide leadership and support to subordinate staff, including reviewing performance and providing professional guidance and performance feedback.

First line supervisor for audit staff, directing the Auditor’s-In-Charge and audit staff on assigned audits including large and complex financial, single ad compliance audits of local and/or state government entities.

Planned, organized, assigned and reviewed the work activities of subordinate ASA’s.

Responsible for monitoring audits in progress to ensure that budget, audit timeliness, State Auditor’s Office Policy and Procedures and quality control standards are met.

Prepared and presented oral presentations to local and state government executive management.

Mentored staff including performance development plans and individual performance appraisals. I managed personnel concerns with staff including individual performance appraisals.

Additional Professional Experience

Other positions held at the Washington State Auditor’s Office

  • Assistant Audit Manager, Performance Audit
  • Assistant Audit Manager, Local Audit
  • State Public Works, County Road and Bid Law Field Specialist
  • Fraud Specialist, local Audit
  • Assistant State Auditor, Local Audit
  • College Career Graduate, Local Audit
  • Audit Intern, Local Audit

Professional Presentations

As part of my routine job functions, I make regular presentations; however, besides routine presentations, I have accepted additional speaking engagements which have included but are not limited to:

  • December 2002 – Presentation to the Ephrata High School Career Class.
  • March 2003 – Department of Labor and Industries Bid Law and Prevailing Wage Seminar.
  • September 2004 – Associated Student Body Seminar to the Omak and Wilbur School District’s.
  • April 2006 – Municipal Research and Services Corporation (MRSC) Public Works Seminars (3 presentations).
  • August 2006 – Washington State Transportation Commission Performance Audit Presentation.
  • September 2007 to December 2007 - Department of Labor and Industries Bid Law and Prevailing Wage Seminars (10 presentations).

Professional Awards & Accomplishments

  • Expert witness in multiple forensic fraud investigations.
  • Presented Performance Audit findings to the Washington State Governor's Office and at broadcasted State Legislative Hearings.
  • I played a key role in the establishment, implementation and successfulness of the Washington State Auditor’s Office Performance Audit Division. I was one of the first 5 people brought into the division to assist in its creation and organization.
  • In the 11 years I worked for the Washington State Auditor's Office, I received 11 awards and accomplishments including the 2006 Outstanding Contribution Award and various Outstanding Accomplishment Awards (*).

*Provided as part of my professional portfolio.

Education

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

09/1998 to 08/2001

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

In addition to the accounting degree I have extensive coursework in Juvenile Developmental Psychology and Personality/Social Psychology.

Brigham Young University (Idaho)

Formerly Rick's College

Rexburg, ID

09/1996 to 05/1998

Associate’s of Arts and Sciences in Psychology