Job Title: Advisory - Business Risk Services Senior Associates
I am an accountant senior of the small but mighty Global Financial Risk & Controls team which owns the SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) program for all of Starbucks covering operations in the U.S., EMEA, Japan, and China. We are responsible for delivering annual SOX training presentations, administering and maintaining the SOX documentation system of record, and providing guidance on ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting). We further support SOX efforts by performing scoping and risk assessment exercises as well as recurring certifications targeting key financial leaders in the company and assisting with documentation of control issues/remediation. Overall we work closely with the business through process improvement and significant changes in the control environment and act as a liaison between them and internal/external auditors.
By bringing people together over coffee, Starbucks has become one of the world’s best-known and best-loved companies. We purchase, roast and serve award-winning coffee. We also offer Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, delicious food, premium teas and selected compact discs through our retail stores. Working at Starbucks is a lot like working with your friends. When you work here, you’re not an “employee” – we call ourselves “partners” because we believe in shared common goals and mutual success. We’re dedicated to serving ethically sourced coffee, caring for the environment and giving back to the communities where we do business.
Starbucks: November 2017 - present Grant Thornton: October 2012 - October 2017
Seattle University, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, majors in Accounting and International Business
Mentoring Objectives & Scope
I consider myself to be pretty laid back and want to be able to provide Mentees with answers to questions they might be uncomfortable asking professionals in more formal settings. I plan to take Mentees on an office tour, introduce them to other professionals, help with resumes, or anything else they feel they need advice on.
Although I am the Mentor, I want my Mentees to take the driver's seat on what they want to gain out of this experience.
When and where do you hold meetings with your students?
I can meet on or around the Seattle University campus as well as at Starbucks headquarters. Evenings are easier to accommodate but I encourage students to come down to Starbucks so I can tour them around and create networking opportunities by making introductions with other professionals.
Come curious and be prepared