About

Leadership

Dona Bondurant

Partner

 

Dona is a Partner with CAUSA Talent Source. She offers over thirty years’ experience in the fields of internal audit and risk management and is the firm's Subject Matter Expert on SOX. Dona is recognized for her client service, leadership and team building strengths, as well as her to ability to recommend business improvements. She has established two internal audit functions, designed risk assessment frameworks, overseen process and control design/redesign processes, performed Quality Assurance Reviews for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and identified cost savings, efficiencies and accounting reclassifications of at least $23M. Dona has extensive international experience, working in over 20 countries.

 

Prior to joining CAUSA Talent Source, Dona held several executive positions in myriad industries, to include banking, transportation, retailing, internet, manufacturing, nonprofit, food service, facilities management, mortgage markets, education, asset management, government contracting and homeowners’ associations. This breadth of industry experience and accumulated business acumen contributed to other selected accomplishments:

 

  • Designed/implemented process to solve material international intercompany accounts imbalance, resulting in the proper classification of $16M.

  • Identified a warranty reserve methodology exposure of $2.4M, resulting in management’s development of a new warranty accrual policy.

  • Uncovered $1M in accounts receivable and inventory reserve under accruals at a Brazilian manufacturer.

  • Identified strategy to transform Indian operations from underperforming to profitable, recapturing $750K in accounts receivable and reducing external consulting fees by $370K, bringing the company back into compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

  • Audited two $80M contracts, identified $400K in revenue recapture/cost savings, and recommended strategy to reduce risk exposure by evaluating the quality of credit rating agency ratings.

  • Seamlessly integrated retail corporate accounting function when it moved headquarters from New York, operating at 50% of prior staffing.

  • Designed/executed IT data integrity review process that resolved significant deficiency recognized by external auditors.

  • Designed State audit test plans to comply with Federal Reserve System/OCC Consent Orders for mortgage servicers.

 

Positions held during her career include:

 

  • Operational Risk Oversight Senior Managing Director (Freddie Mac)

  • Internal Audit/Risk Management Consultant (Resources Global Professionals/Institute of Internal Auditors)

  • Head of Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive (Sodexo/Project HOPE)

  • Internal Audit Manager (York International Corporation/AOL)

  • Manager, Corporate General Ledger (Woolworth Corporation)

  • Senior Internal Auditor (CSX)

  • Assistant Vice President and Regional Audit Manager (Signet Banking Corp.)

 

Dona holds the designations of CPA (Virginia), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant), and has a Masters of Business Administration degree. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is the Treasurer of her HOA overseeing a $100 million real estate portfolio.

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