Paige M. Venable | KPMG | US

Paige M. Venable

Managing Director

KPMG in the U.S.

Paige is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Risk Consulting Integrated Assurance Advisory practice and with over 16 years of experience providing advisory and audit services to domestic and global clients. She has extensive experience in assessing organizational business risk and control environments; enterprise risk management (ERM) program design and execution; governance, risk and compliance strategy and methodology; internal audit outsource and co-source; and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance requirements. She is the President of Financial Women of San Francisco; was named as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area; and appeared on Bay Area Focus, a Bay Area talk show.

Professional and Industry Experience

Paige has substantial experience leading and coordinating Advisory engagements, such as ERM program design and execution; GRC methodology and implementation; GRC vendor selection; SEC Rule 17a-5 internal controls over compliance; internal audit outsource and co-source; quality assurance reviews; SOX compliance and program assessment and remediation; and COSO 2013 Framework assessment and remediation.

Project Management and Execution

  • Developed ERM program strategy and design, including current state gap analysis against leading practices; ERM framework and minimum standards; tool and templates; executive reporting dashboards; and education and training.
  • Managed ERM program assessment and execution, which entailed executive interviews and current and future state assessments.
  • Managed GRC implementation engagements, which entailed tool selection; identifying business requirements; preparing inputs for upload; reconciling inputs/outputs; identifying reporting requirements, conducting training workshops; and user acceptance testing.
  • Developed internal audit program strategy and design, including internal audit charter, key performance indicators, education and training, skills assessment; and executive management and Board reporting.
  • Managed co-source and outsource internal audit engagements, which entailed performing and executing annual risk assessment; planning and executing discrete projects; and maintaining detailed status reporting.
  • Managed quality assurance reviews, which entailed executive and board interviews; IIA Standards gap analysis; peer benchmarking survey; 360° feedback forums; and identifying strengths and areas for development.
  • Developed and managed Sarbanes-Oxley programs and engagements, including COSO 2013 Framework assessment and remediation; program review and remediation; top-down risk assessment; key business processes and controls identification; process analysis documentation; assessment of internal controls environment; and performance of internal controls tests of design and operating effectiveness.
  • Managed financial statement and operational risk assessment activities, including the development and execution of questionnaires and compilation and analysis of identified risks.
  • Planned and executed functional and cross-functional workshops and trainings.

Other Activities

  • 2017 President and Board Member, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF)
  • Member, KPMG Network of Women (KNOW)
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • National Instructor, KPMG LLP
     

Education and qualifications

  • BS in Accounting, California State University, Hayward

Accreditation

  • Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

  • Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA)

Professional Associations

  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors

  • 2017 President & Board Member, Financial Women of San Francisco

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