Mitchell A. Fink Associates is proud to be able to call on many accomplished professionals who are the best in their fields. Here is a sample of some members of that cadre.
Mitchell A. Fink, CDP Mitchell has an extensive background in the design and implementation of computer systems.This work involves all aspects of financial services back-office and front office operations, with emphasis on the usability of information.Recent engagements have focused on the audit and evaluation of existing systems with analysis and recommendations for changes to increase efficiency and save money.This work has probed the integrity and reliability of computer processing along with the related controls relative to the strategic and tactical plans of the client companies.Experience and skill in this area has led to a number of engagements and expertise relating to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.Working directly for the senior management, Mitchell has been able to understand the business needs of the client companies and designed and managed projects that analyzed existing internal control procedures and documented in forms and formats suitable for audit.In cases where weaknesses were determined, remediation activities were organized and implemented.In other work, for a Big 4 accounting firm, he assisted in managing IT audits for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Brokerage back-office systems have been the focus of Mitchell's application experience.This includes trading systems and broker work stations, cashier's department processing, margin systems and SRO compliance reporting.As part of this work a major software package was developed and marketed to Investment Advisors and Mutual Funds.
Richard S. de Leon
Richard is a Senior Financial Management Professional with over 20 years work experience in financial control, reporting and treasury, budgeting and forecasting, operations and administration, due diligence,internal audit and compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, liaison with investors, SEC, and external auditors.He holds a Harvard Business School MBA and CPA with Big 4 Senior Manager experience.Recent engagements include CFO experience with hedge funds, turnarounds and pre-IPO company start-ups. He has in-depth Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC and regulatory filing experience.Richard?s expertise includes GAAP, SEC, current FASB pronouncements, management of back office accounting and monthly financial reporting.He has excellent presentation skills to C-level management and Board of Directors and has extensive experience with corporate governance and compliance.
John M. DeMasi
John is a CPA and FINRA 27 who has served as Vice President of Finance, Controller, Manager of Accounting Operations and as a Senior Financial Analyst.These positions have been in both domestic and international reporting structures.His public accounting experience has given him a base to provide internal control and controller functions for newly developed and expanding product environments.He has successfully developed and delivered regulatory, internal and external audit relationships.Financial services experience includes proprietary multi-product trading environments.John has proven ability to create collaborative teamwork and interaction in diverse areas of an organization; developing strong relationships between product support, operation and corporate finance functions.
Chris is an internal audit professional with over ten years experience in internal audit of financial, IT and operational functions as well as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.Industry experience includes Fortune 500, public and private firms with industry emphasis in telecommunications, financial services, retail and energy services.He holds a B.S. in Business Management and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.Chris's in depth Sarbanes-Oxley knowledge was a prime factor in helping several newly listed companies to obtain full compliance in their first year of filing.As an internal auditor, project manager and consultant he is well versed in dealing with middle management and Senior Executives.
Paul (Professional writer - lead)
Paul is an independent business writing consultant with 25 years of experience. He has work on hundreds of projects that include technical documents, policy guides, administration guides, user process guides, help systems, e-commerce marketing materials, newsletter and product summaries. Most recently he has completed the IT Policies and Controls Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines, the Daiwa Securities Employee Handbook, and the Reconciliations and Analysis Work Flow Process Guide for a financial services accounting department. His Clients have included Digital Equipment, Lotus Development, Pepsi-Cola, JP Morgan, Oppenheimer, Morgan Stanley, General Foods, and Daiwa Securities. Paul's vast experience will assure his clients that he is able to take on any project of any length and complete it on time to their satisfaction.
Jim has a great deal of experience providing operational and financial auditing, business process reengineering, SEC reporting, and financial close support. Working with companies to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley law, Jim has done risk assessments and Internal Control evaluations and testing. Using his expertise in Excel and Visual Basic, Jim has developed a number of automated solutions to make the work faster, more efficient and save money for clients. Jim has an MBA in Business Administration.