Amanda “Jo” Erven is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Total Quality Auditor who pushes the envelope of traditional internal auditing. She believes audit should no longer be “reactive” and should focus on “proactive,” value-add activities, melding quality into the organization. Her Total Quality Auditing® approach has helped numerous organizations (locally and globally) succeed. Her firm is also registered with the NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) and delivering CPE training to professionals, (both live and virtually), is her favorite “wing” of her business. Jo has both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Georgia. She started her career in public accounting at one of the Big Four firms, experienced a traditional accounting role at a multinational corporation, and directed an Internal Audit function at a large international financial services company in Denver, Colorado. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Accounting within the Colorado Community College System as well as an Affiliate Faculty at a state university in Denver. Jo’s experience includes advising management on a multitude of strategic initiatives, while providing ongoing recommendations for process and control improvements. She has designed SOX and other compliance programs, implemented audit management software suites, and has performed and managed financial, operational and compliance audits and/or control testing for a multitude of business lines, including oil & gas, transportation, insurance, retirement, investments, healthcare, and governments. She has also performed process and control work on national subsidiaries and entities globally. She has extensive risk assessment experience and focuses her efforts on what is critical for organizational success.