Michelle Nguyen, MBA, CPA

Michelle Nguyen, MBA, CPA

Risk Analyst at Capital Group

Greater Los Angeles Area

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Michelle Nguyen, MBA, CPA's Overview

  • Peer Academic Advisor at University of California, Irvine
  • Advisory Risk Intern at Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Discussion Leader at University Studies
  • Student Assistant II at UCI - General Accounting

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Michelle Nguyen, MBA, CPA's Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

    • California Board of Accountancy
    • License 122719
    • February 2014 to March 2016

Michelle Nguyen, MBA, CPA's Experience

Risk Analyst

Capital Group

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Investment Management industry

June 2014Present (4 months) Irvine, CA

Advisory Senior

Ernst & Young

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

August 2011May 2014 (2 years 10 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

*Passed all four sections plus ethics exam for the CPA
*Obtain an understanding of the day to day operations at various client sites, identify risks, and recommend controls
*Rotated through the Audit service line during busy season to gain knowledge of financial statements.
*Worked with the Fraud Investigative Dispute Services (FIDS) group to investigate credit card fraud, computer hacking and suspicious expense reimbursements of high profile individuals.

Market Analyst Intern

Apria Healthcare

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

July 2010June 2011 (1 year) Foothill Ranch, California

• Developed and refined presentations on competitors concerning their background and recent developments after performing web-based searches, placing phone calls to gather information, and monitoring industry publications for relevant information.
• Found new market opportunities for Apria after analyzing opportunity sizing, competitive space, and external factors such as technology or regulatory environment for various industries.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

June 2010March 2011 (10 months)

• Assisted the supervising faculty member by grading assignments or examinations, provide input into the development of assignments or exams, and hold office hours, which led to increased student performance and high student evaluations.
• Provided teaching assistance in classes such as: Introduction to Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Competitive Intelligence, Accounting Information Systems

Peer Academic Advisor

University of California, Irvine

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

March 2008June 2010 (2 years 4 months)

Communicated with over 500 students about the majors and minors offered and plan a program of study, thereby increasing student satisfaction with UCI.
Represented the student body, escalated issues to the administration, which led to changes in policies and programs, such as implementing the concept of "dorm advising" where peer advisors go into the dorms and help students first hand.

Advisory Risk Intern

Ernst & Young, LLP

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

June 2009August 2009 (3 months)

Assessed and identified 63 risks within Broadcom by interviewing clientele, presented the risks to management executives, which led to increased security against intellectual break-ins in the engineering labs.
Conducted contractor audits by reviewing invoices, which led to saving Occidental Petroleum $40,000 in one contract.
Consistently received positive feedback from seniors and managers, especially concerning "people," indicating a bettering of client relationships

Discussion Leader

University Studies

March 2008December 2008 (10 months)

Created and organized lesson plans to lead a weekly discussion with a class of 15 students, who were then able to learn more academic, administrative, and social information about UCI.
Mentored new freshmen without a declared major by helping them learn about UCI, which facilitated a successful transition into college.

Student Assistant II

UCI - General Accounting

July 2007September 2008 (1 year 3 months)

*Audited check and cash receipts of various departments at UCI including Housing, University Extension, and Parking, thereby reducing the possibility of cash overstatement and fraud.
*Created a seamless office system by filing account and fund numbers, organizing journal entries and ledgers, and distributing documents daily to principal general and plant accountants.

Michelle Nguyen, MBA, CPA's Skills & Expertise

  1. Financial Analysis
  2. Accounting
  3. Auditing
  4. System Administration
  5. Analysis
  6. Leadership

Michelle Nguyen, MBA, CPA's Education

University of California, Irvine - The Paul Merage School of Business

MBA, Consulting


Activities and Societies: Merage Student Association - VP of Academics, Beta Alpha Psi - Founder

University of California, Irvine

Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Accounting


Activities and Societies: Accounting Association - VP Internal Dean's Ambassador's Council Colleges Against Cancer Golden Key Honor Society

Michelle Nguyen, MBA, CPA's Languages

  • Vietnamese

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