Virginia Collins is a Manager in the Quality Control Department of Berdon LLP with more than 35 years of experience in public accounting. Ms. Collins has advised clients across a broad spectrum of industries, among them real estate (including HUD), not-for-profit, employee benefit plans, construction, wholesale and retail, health care, and hospitality. Leveraging broad experience in auditing, accounting, and internal controls, she has expertise in information technology including data analytics, Excel, and active data.
Ms. Collins is a Certified Informational Technology Professional (CITP) which is a specialty designation administered by the AICPA and is awarded to CPAs with the unique ability to bridge between business and technology. She has been appointed as a Committee Member of the AICPA (CITP) Credential Committee. Ms. Collins has been actively involved in increasing the use of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAAT’s) by CPA’s as part of her role as a CITP Committee member. She has delivered webinars and podcasts for the AICPA and the California and Pennsylvania State Society of CPA’s.
Her experience extends to: Planning of Engagements— applying CAATS techniques, internal control IT review, quality control review of engagements of various industries, training staff on use of CAATS, data analytics, continuous auditing, and business intelligence, data analytics, and advising on the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Ms. Collins is a member of the AICPA CITP Credential Committee and has participated in AICPA Webcasts including: Auditing in the Information Age, Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATS) for All, and Power Query – Clean and Transform Your Client’s Data Utilizing Business Intelligence to Your Benefit.