JSE in Association with Ernst & Young Present an Internal Audit & Taxation Seminar

Everton A, Ferguson, FCCA, FCA, CIA, CISA
Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Jamaica
Tel. (876) 925-2501(O),
(876) 905-5011(SL), (876) 995-7866 (M)
Years of experience:
„ 20+ years
Certifications and associations:
„ Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, England and Whales (FCCA)
„ Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Jamaica (FCA)
„ Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
„ Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
„ Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
„ Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
„ Member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
„ Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
„ Member of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
„ Member of the Continuing Practice Development (CPD) Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Jamaica (ICAJ).
Relevant Experience
„ Everton has over 20 years experience providing accounting, auditing and advisory services for medium to large companies in various sectors, including, government, banking, manufacturing, entertainment, health, insurance and retail.
„ He has being working with Ernst & Young Jamaica practice for the past 7 years and is a senior manager in the firm’s advisory department. Over the years Everton has gained significant experience in assisting companies in Jamaica and across the region to protect their businesses through a wide range of risk services, including, internal audit out-sourcing and co-sourcing, enterprise risk assessments, risk and control framework assessments, enterprise risk management and corporate governance.
„ Everton has also assisted several companies in improving the performance of business processes through conducting operational audits and making recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes and by assisting with the preparation and/or updating of policies and procedures manuals.
„  He has experience in performing Sarbanes Oxley 404 documentation, review and testing, evaluation of internal controls designed to mitigate inherent business risks, gap analysis and making process improvement recommendations.
„ Everton has established and managed several outsourced internal audit functions for various medium to large companies operating in various sectors, including power and utilities, financial, government, manufacturing and retail sectors. These assignments typically involve performing an initial risk assessment and using this as the basis for developing the audit plan, executing the audit plan through testing of controls in place to mitigate risks and making recommendations for improvement in controls.
„ He has done several presentations and conducted training exercises in internal audit, corporate governance, risk assessment and enterprise risk management.
„ He has also conducted various audits for government owned entities, including operational, compliance, strategic and financial audits.