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Paula M. Ferdinandi, CPA ________________________________________ pf13324d6@westpost.

net 15-7265 8 Sharon Drive, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816 401-2

PROFILE Accomplished leader adept at ensuring compliance with laws and regulations inclu ding Sarbanes-Oxley and established policies and procedures. Strong interperson al skills with significant evidence of business partnering and leading teams in a cohesive environment. Demonstrated results leading to improvement of internal controls, operational efficiency and leading the organization on ethical and mo ral principles. Other competencies include: * * * * * * * * Project Management Accounting Process Improvements Strategic Planning Financial Budgeting Presentation Development and Delivery Contract Negotiation Risk Management Problem Resolution

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE________________________________________ Volt Workforce Solutions/American Power Conversion, Kingston, RI Special Projects in Compliance & Control - Three month contract Aug 2010 to Oct 2010 * Developed internal controls compliant with Sec 404, AS5 and IFRS * Performed Sec. 404 testing on specific controls; performed other financial ana lyses as requested utilizing Oracle and Excel FGX International (Foster Grant), Smithfield, RI (NASDAQ:FGXI) - acquired by Es silor International, Feb 2010 Director of Internal Audit - Consumer eyewear business marketed internationally - Feb 2007 to Apr 2010 * Primary responsibility for creating inaugural and subsequent annual audit acti vities encompassing risk assessment, scope setting, project scheduling, and test ing plans related to financial and IT audits; * Evaluate control environment and results at corporate and subsidiary entity le vels; * Developed key management reports for quarterly presentation to the Audit Commi ttee of the Board of Directors and corporate senior management; * Monitored corporate and subsidiary testing programs for both financial and IT areas; * Lead, by providing guidance and focus, to changes affecting business users ens uring a common set of experiences across the organization; * Liaison with external auditors; * Reported directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors; * Liaison for issues reported through the Whistleblower Hotline. Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi & DeRienzo, P.C., Providence, RI Senior Audit Manager - PCAOB registered regional public accounting and busines s consulting firm serving health care, public, private and governmental entities -- 2002 to 2006 * Develop and design internal control systems with management of a $1.2B public company in broadcast media industry resulting in stronger internal controls, saf eguarding of assets, more accurate financial reporting and compliance with SOX S ec. 404; * Successfully completed first and second year's compliance testing of SOX 404 ( approximately 2,000 hours of billings each year), enabling external auditors to

rely on our testing, thereby reducing client fees; * Develop and implement internal audit plan, including risk assessment and contr ol procedures for broadcast media client involving coordination at 8 remote loca tions across the USA and Puerto Rico. Narragansett Jewelry, Inc., Providence, RI Controller - Contract manufacturer of precious metals jewelry - 2000 to 2002 * Integrate newly acquired subsidiary into general ledger and costing systems, r educe company exposure to loss, increase efficiency and accuracy of reporting an d costing mechanisms, reduce administrative costs, enabling management to make m ore appropriate decisions based on financial and costing information; * Reduced monthly closing process from 15 to 5 days, resulting in decreased cost s to prepare financial reports, freeing up staff time to work on special project s; * Designed more informative and efficient financial reporting package enabling m anagement to make decisions more in line with Company goals, utilizing more reli able financial information. * Full P&L responsibility for accounting and IT functions Finkel, DiSanto, Forsythe, Sciuto & Martin, Providence, RI Senior Auditor Manager - Recruited out of this position into the one above - 19 97 to 2000 Ernst & Young, Providence, RI Senior Auditor - 1985 to 1987 KPMG Peat Marwick, Providence, RI Senior Auditor - 1983 to 1985. EDUCATION________________________________________ University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, B.S.B.A., Accounting - With Highest Di stinction BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE EXPERIENCE________________________________________ Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint, Oracle, COGNOS, Computer Associates (GL an d Cost Accounting); various proprietary software. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS________________________________________ * * * * * * RI CPA License # 1599 The Institute of Internal Auditors The American Institute of CPAs Ocean State IIA RI Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

COMMUNITY SERVICE________________________________________ Coventry Girls Soccer League, Pop Warner Football, American Cancer Society