Michele Edwards, a Managing Director with StoneTurn Group, has more than 20 years of combined experience in fraud and compliance risk management and financial statement auditing. She specializes in assessing and implementing antifraud and compliance programs, fraud risk assessments, fraud and compliance training, fraud detection and forensic investigations.
Michele has assisted many Fortune 500 companies with building and assessing antifraud and compliance programs and controls. She has helped to assess and respond to their vulnerability to fraud by applying the “scheme and scenario” antifraud risk assessment framework, as well as implement controls, fraud auditing and fraud detection strategies. In addition, Michele has led and assisted companies with corporate investigations focusing on executive, employee and vendor asset misappropriation, and matters involving revenue recognition, related-party transactions, manipulation of reserves and other financial reporting irregularities.
Michele leads the StoneTurn team currently serving as forensic adviser to the NHTSA-appointed Independent Monitor of a Tier One automotive supplier. She was also a member of the StoneTurn team serving as New York State Department of Financial Services-appointed Compliance Monitor of the largest non-bank mortgage servicer in the U.S.
Michele has worked with clients across various industries, including automotive, mortgage servicing, investment banking, retail, grocery, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, telecommunications, hospitality, chemicals, consulting and construction.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Michele spent four years with PRGX Global, Inc., where she developed and led the firm’s Fraud Risk Management Service practice, with a special focus on helping clients to detect fraud. Prior to PRGX, Michele spent 14 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Forensic Services, Fraud Risk & Controls, and Audit practices. While at PwC, she spent six years advising assurance and advisory clients and audit engagement teams on fraud risk management; helped to develop new firm and service methodology at the peak of public accounting firm professional scrutiny related to financial statement fraud scandals; and supervised complex financial investigations. In addition, she spent eight years conducting financial statement audits, and advising clients on initial and secondary public offerings, acquisitions, purchase price negotiations and private placements.
Michele is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in the state of Illinois).