Cassandra Walsh

Cassandra Walsh



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Cassandra is a partner and practice leader focused on business risk services in the risk advisory practice. She has more than 25 years of experience in internal audit, operational and financial process improvements. Cassandra also consults on a wide range of business issues and regulatory compliance matters, corporate governance and internal control structures, at private, public and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Cassandra worked for an international accounting firm as an independent consultant. She specializes in internal control reviews, business process analysis and re-engineering, compliance audits, forensic investigations, enterprise risk assessments, enterprise risk management design and implementation, international activities risk management and general consulting. Client industries included public sector, higher education, not-for-profit, energy and utilities, government contracting and technology.

  • Performs enterprise risk assessments to help organizations identify risks to achieving strategic objectives and mission as well as to inform the internal audit plan
  • Performs enterprise risk assessments to help organizations identify risks to achieving strategic objectives and mission as well as to inform the internal audit plan
  • Analyzes and recommends operational and financial efficiencies at organizational and departmental levels
  • Develops customized internal control compliance programs and phase-in plan for clients to perform the compliance audits internally
  • Performs compliance testing of the design and operating effectiveness of financial statement reporting controls in environments of varying sizes and characteristics.
  • Evaluates business and operating environments, identifies control weaknesses and deficiencies, determines root causes of control breakdowns and recommends practical approaches for remediation
  • Develops audit plans, audit strategies and risk assessments for reviews, compilations and audits in industries such as government contracting, not-for-profit, higher education and IT innovation
  • Examines and monitors corporate ethics policies, guidelines and implementation, including compliance requirements
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (GWSCPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
  • Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA)
  • North Carolina State University ERM Advisory Board, member
  • “Managing the Title IX Risk Landscape” (co-presenter with Vanderbilt University and attorney with Hogan Lovells) at the National Association of College and University Business Officers, presenter
  • “Developing and Maintaining a Successful Compliance Program: A Tale of Three Institutions,” presenter (co-presenter with George Mason University, the Catholic University of America and Montgomery College) at SCCE
  • “Building and managing successful compliance and ethics programs at diverse institutions” (September 2018), co-author
  • “Fraud Risk and Prevention” at the GWSCPA conference, speaker
  • "Using enterprise risk management to achieve your mission" (2016), author
  • Frequent speaker at ACUA, IIA and other industry association meetings and conferences


Washington, DC


Bachelor of Science in management

Georgia Institute of Technology

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