Joan has provided internal control services since 2004. She provides risk management and compliance services to clients in many industries, including manufacturing, technology, and retail.

Joan’s key focus is on process improvement work and managing audits under the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) section 404. She uses risk assessments to scale and evaluate client risks before reviewing key processes within these work streams to identify control objectives and control activities.

Joan assists her clients with creating, conducting, and reviewing testing results and documentation, and recommending solutions to remediate gaps and efficiency opportunities.

Prior to joining Moss Adams, Joan provided internal audit services at a Big Four firm.

External Publications

  • "Cybersecurity Threats Are Always Present—Here’s How You Assess Your Risk" (San Diego Business Journal, October 2018)
  • "Navigating SOX Compliance: What You Need to Know for Your Growing Business" (San Diego Business Journal, July 2018)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • How to Adopt the New Lease Standard and Maintain SOX Compliance
    (Workiva User Conference, Nashville, TN, September 2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors


  • BSBA, accounting, California State University, Sacramento

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