Andrew Ganey

Director Of Internal Audit (Chief Audit Executive) at Ruiz Foods

St. Louis, MO


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Hard-working, intelligent, driven individual with past Big 4 and Global Internal Audit experience, as well as Corporate finance/accounting. I have worked with numerous multinational corporations in each of my past roles. As a result, I have experience with business processes and culture in numerous countries throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. I am very driven to produce quality results and continue to grow my knowledge to attain success in any role I seek. I successfully led my organization through early adoption of COSO 2013 in conjunction with our first year audit as an independent public company. Additionally, I am proficient in the entire suite of Microsoft Office products and numerous ERP and financial consolidation systems.

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Work experience

Jan 2021 - Present

Ruiz Foods

Director Of Internal Audit (Chief Audit Executive)


Nov 2017 - Feb 2021

Post Holdings

Director Of Internal Audit

In addition to many of the same duties as below: o Led Year 1 SOX compliance work for our first international acquisition in the UK, including aspects of GDPR and ABAC compliance


Apr 2015 - Nov 2017

Post Holdings

Senior Manager Internal Audit

o Manage the Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance process at the Holdings Company level for the two fastest growing segments, Active Nutrition and Private Brands o Direct completion of all internal audit work, both 404 and operationally, for Corporate o Manage the outsourced audit service provider, Ernst & Young, through all aspects of audit fieldwork o Prepare risk assessments for each operating company to ensure all significant risks are appropriately mitigated through the implemented control program o Assist management, especially at newly acquired companies, in developing and implementing programs of internal control throughout their entity o Develop audit methodology, guidelines, and standard programs for use as Company grows to ensure consistency of work performed o Assist management in the implementation of JDE 9.1 within the Private Brands business, focusing on controls and segregation of duties/restricted access o Develop reporting materials for quarterly Audit Committee meetings in conjunction with the VP, Internal Audit o Coordinate procedures and timing of work with our external auditor throughout the year to ensure maximum reliance on IA’s work can continue to be achieved o Prepare and monitor departmental budget as it relates to each operating company as well as the Holdings Company in aggregate to ensure fees approved are not exceeded

Jun 2013 - Apr 2015

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Manager, Global Internal Controls

o Managed the Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance process for a $2.54B independent public company with operations/sales force in numerous countries worldwide. o Trained internal staff and those responsible for compliance globally in the requirements of SOx compliance. o Successfully led my organization in the requirements of the newly implemented COSO 2013 requirements as an early adopter as it related to internal controls opinion in our first 10-K as a public entity. o Led a cross-functional team of 10 individuals spanning business, IT functions and consultants (as well as coordinating with global leads in the various regions) in implementing appropriate security within JD Edwards E1 world-wide (current focus being internationally to separate from our former parent, Covidien). o Led my team in successfully implementing a new user role model within JD Edwards E1. o Implemented SOD rules within JD Edwards E1 to ensure the new roles developed were secure and could be replicated globally, allowing us to more efficiently manage security. o Coordinated with our business leaders in Asia Pacific, EMEA, Japan, and Latin America to ensure the successful implementation of security within E1 and SOx compliance efforts. o Conducted user security audits within 15 systems throughout Mallinckrodt. o Managed relationship with both Internal and External auditors throughout the year. o Implemented the Delegation of Authority (DOA) structure worldwide across various AP and T&E systems and ensured all were in-line and updated from Covidien's model. o Managed and approved all changes to the DOA matrix, including incorporating two significant acquisitions during 2014 (Cadence Pharmaceuticals and Questcor Pharmaceuticals). o Assisted in and led many of the tasks necessary (from both the Finance/Accounting and Internal Controls viewpoints) in working towards completing the spin-off of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals from Covidien since the December 2011 announcement.

Jul 2011 - Jun 2013

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Sr. Financial Analyst - Shared Services / Pharmaceuticals Internal Controls Lead

o Coordinated with Legal regarding large environmental and asbestos liabilities to ensure they are properly reserved for throughout the year. o Coordinated with two outside specialists regarding our asbestos liability to ensure it is properly valued on an annual basis. o Point person for external (and internal) auditors regarding numerous requests related to the Shared Services group. o Prepared month-end journal entries and account reconciliations. o Created and submitted quarterly P&L forecasts for 15-20 different departments supported by Shared Services. o Created and submitted quarterly Balance Sheet and Cash Flow forecasts for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals segment. o Managed capital and expense forecasts for Information Systems and Facilities comprising of approximately $30M in capital and $7M in expense. o Provided management reporting for fluctuations between periods in both actuals and versus forecast, as well as other ad hoc requests.


Jan 2010 - Jul 2011


Audit Analyst

o Participated and led audits globally for our Affiliates [both Energizer Household Products (battery) and Energizer Personal Care (Schick Wilkinson Sword and Playtex)] o Gained international audit experience and had the opportunity to perform audits in China, Hong Kong, France, Belgium, Germany, Japan, and Egypt (among numerous locations throughout the USA) o Expanded upon my knowledge of manufacturing clients from the internal, process oriented side o Helped develop best practices for various groups, including our relocation services provider and AP department o Led SOx testing/fieldwork at numerous sites and helped assist in creating a stronger control environment at Energizer Holdings


Sep 2008 - Jan 2010


Experienced Associate (Audit)

See description below.


Jul 2007 - Sep 2008


Staff Accountant

Main client, Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Carthage, MO: o Led 404 controls testing during the previous two year-ends o Led branch control testing at locations across the US during the previous summer o Worked with management in filing numerous 10-Qs and 10-Ks to the SEC o Ensured that all reporting requirements were met and were accurate within all SEC filings o Participated in a carve-out audit for 2006 and 2007 when Leggett & Platt divested a segment o Coached numerous new-hires and interns in all aspects of the audit and their expectations


Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

University of Missouri

Teaching Assistant

o Led classes for three semesters in which I was solely responsible for one class each semester o Created syllabi and classroom instructions to teach students all applicable functions of Microsoft Excel o Led additional study sessions to prepare my students for their tests three times per semester o Held office hours and provided extra help for any students that needed extra assistance o Successfully passed over 100 students with no failures over the course of the three semesters


Aug 2005 - May 2006

University of Missouri

Volunteer Tutor

o Tutored students in Statistics, Introduction to Accounting, and Economics o Assisted up to 4 students each semester through the Learning Center program in the above classes o Gained valuable experience towards learning how to successfully teach all different types of individuals


Jan 2006 - Mar 2006



Performed numerous duties on four different clients during busy season, including: o Tied out financial statements o Performed sampling of various populations for testing per PwC guidance o Assisted with background research and complex calculations for a restatement o Sought out every instance to assist my colleagues with any work that I could help with


2002 - 2007

University of Missouri-Columbia

Combined Bachelor/Masters of Accountancy, Accounting

Graduated cum laude.

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