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Marie Rice
Marie has 17 years of experience serving in audit, risk and compliance roles for organizations in the retail, financial services, professional services and educational travel industries.

At A Glance

  • CFE, CIA
  • Risk and compliance, governance, information security, process improvement, internal audit and controls, SOX
  • Growth and divestiture
  • Public and private entities
  • Industries include retail, financial services, professional services and educational travel

Key Leadership Accomplishments

  • Implemented expense and invoice management SaaS, which improved financial reporting transparency and increased process efficiency, yielding $180,000 in annual savings
  • Managed due diligence for the sale of a domestic subsidiary and supervised the cessation of foreign operations and sale of the foreign subsidiary
  • Revamped third party management process to improve efficiency and effectiveness by utilizing publicly available tools for background checks and performance measurement, and by performing more effective IT solutions assessments

Bio

Marie Rice has 17 years of experience serving in audit, risk and compliance roles for organizations in the retail, financial services, professional services and educational travel industries. Marie brings a human capital approach to her work and thrives in an entrepreneurial environment. She has built or elevated risk and compliance programs throughout her career. After 10 years in retail operations management and audit, she joined a start-up financial services firm where she developed the compliance and quality assurance functions for the Operations department. She moved on to a public accounting firm where she developed a fraud and forensic accounting practice and grew the audit portfolio by 100 percent. Recently, Marie transitioned the internal audit function of a publicly traded company from pure SOX testing to a GRC/ERM function, partnering with senior leadership and the Audit Committee to identify, assess and manage enterprise-level risks. She also developed and implemented a turnaround strategy for the Justice for Fraud Victims Project at Gonzaga University, which has enabled the program to flourish and expand. Marie’s abilities to collaborate vertically and to strategize, plan and execute helps move organizations forward. She holds a Master of Science in economic crime management from Utica College and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Auditor.