Helping professionals grow and add to their tool-belts to prepare for their futures™.
"I LOVE Internal Audit"
In 2001, Raven began facilitating courses and in 2007, she decided to make her expertise in and passion for Internal Auditing a new career: professional training and education.
Some people say, "she was born to be an auditor; it is not what she does, it is part of who she is". Others say, "she is a natural teacher, speaker and presenter".
We say, "she was born to teach auditors the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be an effective auditor in a career that has served her so well".
Raven Catlin, CIA, CPA, CFSA, CRMA
CEO / Lead Trainer / Keynote Speaker
Raven is a globally recognized speaker and instructor in risk management and internal audit. She possesses over 19 years of diverse internal audit experience, and 15 years of instructing and facilitating a variety of courses. With this diverse experience she “helps professionals add dimensions to help them grow for a successful future.”
She performed reviews and audits of not-for-profit and philanthropic organizations, mutual funds, general banking operations, trust operations, real-estate lending, construction activities, benefits, compensation, payroll, procurement activities, accounting operations, marketing activities, governance activities, information technology, treasury & cash management, derivatives, secondary marketing, and debt issuance.
Her industry expertise and audit experience includes mortgage operations, mortgage backed securities, and capital markets. She served as an integral member of the financial restatement team for Freddie Mac. Additionally, she created project plans and coordinated the efforts of over 150 individuals responsible for correcting security pricing as part of the Fannie Mae financial restatement. Most recently, Raven performed a business process analysis and redesign (using Six Sigma and Lean) at the World Bank/IFC and a Fraud Risk Assessment for a Regional Bank and Trust Company.
She developed and redesigned the auditing infrastructure for internal audit functions, including developing internal audit policies and procedures, implementing audit software, designing reporting and time management templates, designing audit committee packages, and implementing databases to report and track progress of audit concerns. Raven embraces the definition of internal auditing as a value-added service and operations owners have welcomed the “fresh approach” to internal auditing.
Raven is the proud mother of a ten-year-old aspiring actress, CC, 2 ferrets, 1 hedgehog, and an adorable Maltese, Pepper Sugar Spice. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, island hopping & world traveling, tapping into her inner child at amusement parks (especially Disney World), and spending time with her family!