Sheila Moran

Overview

I love to show people their business in the way they hadn't seen before, streamline processes while keeping quality standards high, and overall help people get to where they want to go. In doing so, I help organizations resolve problems, implement solutions, promote a positive work environment, pinpoint areas of waste and abuse, and provide a higher level of stakeholder confidence. 

As a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and a recognized thought leader in the areas of audit and fraud risk, my expertise is finding the blind spots others don't see and then fixing them. 

I leverage leading-edge analytical tools to advise businesses and boards on how to achieve organizational objectives, reduce risk, free up cash, and find the "financial confidenceˆÂ to better position themselves for further growth.

I work best with companies:
- who have reached the point where growth depends on astute attentiveness and responsiveness to KPI's that target leading indicators, rather than lagging indicators, of success 
- where cash flow is the difference between growth and stagnation
- where stronger controls and healthy financial forecasts will position them for IPO, financing, sale, or JV/ M&A activity.

Areas of Expertise: 
KPI's, Dashboards
Lean Processes
Strategic Planning
Board Advisory Services
Forecasting
Job Costing
Software Implementation
Risk Management 
Internal Controls
Forensic Accounting

Author: 
- Board Directors and Audit Committee Guide to Fiduciary Responsibilities, AMACOM
- Fraud Risk Management, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Fraud-Related Compliance, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

As a CLA CAST Consultant Relationship Director, I work with our Client Leaders to create opportunities for our consultants and clients.

CLA CAST has experienced CPAs and consultants who deliver custom project management, consulting and accounting solutions for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Serving both public and private companies, CLA CAST deftly fulfills clients’ needs, whether they are interim, part-time or project-based. The tight market for experienced financial professionals continues to challenge businesses of all sizes and we have great people with 10-30 years of experience in public accounting and industry to step in whether you are starting a business, managing a temporary resource need in the midst of a system conversion, need SEC reporting talent, or just need to fill a gap with some solid accounting skills. CLA is a professional service firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed professionally and personally. With nearly 100 U.S. locations and a global affiliation, we can work with clients wherever they do business, today and in the future.

Education

MBA - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

BS - University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

BA - University of Pennsylvania

In the community

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)