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Jennifer Williams

Jennifer "Marguerite" Williams

CPA, CISA
Manager, IT Assurance
Location: San Jose |
Areas of Expertise: IT Assurance
Industries: Technology

Marguerite has nine years of IT Assurance experience in public accounting, two of which were at a Big Four, with seven years performing SOC examination services.

She assists clients with SOC 1® and SOC 2® readiness assessments in preparation for SOC examinations, and performs SOC 1, SOC 2  and SOC 3® examinations. Her understanding of financial processes helps with developing a clear set of controls to address internal controls over financial reporting (“ICFR”) for SOC 1 environments. Her comprehension of the SSAE reporting standards and trust services criteria helps with developing a clear set of controls that cover SOC 2 criteria.

Marguerite conducts independent testing of ITGC and application controls for external audit clients. Additionally, she helps develop ITGC frameworks for internal audit clients needing to develop ICFR, beginning with a brief overview of current processes and applications, to creating a risk assessment and developing the control environment, followed with testing the controls for design and effectiveness.

Marguerite has participated in BPM’s ITGC PCAOB reviews on numerous occasions.

Jennifer (Marguerite) Williams holds an active CPA license in the State of California. She also holds an active CISA license.

Interesting Tidbit

Marguerite has spent nine years working as a COBOL programmer.

Quick Facts

Community
  • Member – ISACA
  • Member – California Society of CPAs (CalCPA)
  • Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Certifications
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Education

BS/Mathematics and Computer Science – University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK)
BS/Business Administration (Accounting Information Systems) – San Jose State University