Arlene Pottinger, CPA
Managing Director - Internal Audit
Arlene Pottinger is a Director at DLA, LLC in the Internal Audit practice and has over 33 years of broad business experience in public and private accounting and consulting primarily in the REIT and private equity areas. Arlene manages DLA client relationships for delivery of enterprise risk assessment, Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) compliance, and internal audit services. As a team leader, she is responsible for internal control assessment for companies at different stages of growth – initial public offering, post-initial public offering or mature enterprises. Arlene leads and manages all aspects of engagements for compliance with Section 404(a) and Section 404(b) of SOX – planning, budgeting, reviewing work papers, issuing reports, assisting in remediation’s and implementations of controls, and updating management and audit committees.
Prior to joining DLA in 2010, Arlene supervised and participated in SOX compliance, internal and external audit engagements in the financial and investment service industry. While focusing on SOX compliance Arlene assisted clients in initiating formal risk and control self-assessment programs utilizing the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) framework.
She also evaluated the design and effectiveness of controls, identified deficiencies and assisted management in the development and implementation of remediation plans. Her audit engagements focused on conducting Credit, Financial, Operations, and Compliance audits.
Education, Certifications & Affiliations
- Pace University – BBA in Accounting
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Phone: (973) 575-1565
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