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ONPA Hires New Audit Supervisor from New Jersey

The Office of the National Public Auditor announces that it has recently hired Mr. Patrick Zacchini to fill the vacant Audit Supervisor position. Pat arrived on Pohnpei on November 13, 2010, after accepting a 2 Ė year contract. ONPA members are happy to welcome Pat to his new post at Palikir.

Pat, originally from New York City, was recruited from New Jersey, USA. Pat is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 25 years of diverse professional experience. He has assumed both financial management and audit responsibilities in a variety of industries and business environments. Most recently he served as Audit Manager for a consulting firm that provided internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) support. His earlier experience includes Audit Director of a savings and loan association, where he established the initial audit function, Chief Financial Officer for a dental laboratory, and as partner in a start-up independent accounting firm.

Patís public accounting experience includes supervisory work at the CPA firms of Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte, Haskins & Sells. His prior experience also includes working as Controller for a real estate management firm and as an internal auditor in commercial banking and manufacturing.

Pat has experience in financial, operational, performance, and SOX auditing, contract and regulatory compliance, and recovery auditing. He has impressive industry experience in banking, government, construction, real estate, and manufacturing. His government experience includes providing services to the U.S. Department of Labor and working as a consultant for the Port Authority of NY & NJ.

Pat is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Pat said he is very excited to be here and is looking forward to rolling up his sleeves and contributing to the work and mission of ONPA. It is certainly a unique opportunity, both in terms of the job itself and the challenges it presents, as well as the chance to work in a positive and friendly environment. Like an extended family, it is important for people to work well together, since everyone has a stake in the organizationís future. Equally important is a willingness to share tasks and responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

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