Partner

Amy Ribick, CIA, CFE, CRMA

Risk Assurance & Advisory
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Bio

Meet Amy

Amy is a partner in Armanino’s Risk Assurance and Advisory practice, where she provides internal audit services, including compliance and control documentation and testing for clients. Amy also assists clients with strategic planning initiatives, including enterprise risk management and overall efficiency and effectiveness reviews.

Amy specializes in serving clients in the financial services industry, including in compliance, internal and operational audit engagements. Amy consults on internal and external client business processes and accounting procedures to facilitate process improvements and compliance with laws and regulations.

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Experience

Professional History

Associations

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, St. Louis Chapter
  • Institute of Internal Audit, St. Louis Chapter

Community

  • Mutts-N-Stuff, Board Member
  • Humane Society of Missouri, Volunteer
  • Weekend Dog Walker

Education

  • Saint Louis University
  • Webster University

Experience

  • Brown Smith Wallace LLP
  • Argosy Casino
  • Saint Louis University

Honors/Awards

  • St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40
  • Brown Smith Wallace Founders' Award Recipient

Q&A

Q. What is the toughest decision you have ever made?

I don’t necessarily believe that I’ve had tough decisions to make. I believe that you make a decision by using the information you have to the best of your ability, following your gut and trusting and having faith in your choice. And if your decision steers you in the wrong direction, you pivot. That’s what we do in life. We pivot.

Q. What law or regulation in the accounting industry would you like to see changed?

I would like to see laws and regulations continue to be strengthened to make it hard for bad people to do bad things. As technology continues to evolve, instances of fraud and cyberattacks are only going to become more frequent and more complex, so it’s important that laws are strengthened to combat that.

Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.

I am grateful to have had so many wonderful client experiences. I like the clients who challenge us to think outside the box, which is important to me because I strive to not put my clients in boxes; I want to build a box around my client to ensure their experience is tailored specifically to their needs. That goes a long way in strengthening our relationship.

Q. Please tell us one fun fact about yourself.

I am a huge Disney junkie! Disney can help solve a lot of life challenges. I’m a little bit of an Up fanatic.

Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life?

My mom. When I was growing up, she was a single mom of two daughters; she worked hard and she worked a lot, but she was always there for us and raised us to be good people. She instilled respect in us at a young age and showed us how hard work can pay off. I am grateful for all she taught me that helped me become the person I am today.

Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?

Be open to where the road takes you! Life is about the journey. There’s so much life I got to experience because I said “yes” when I got the opportunity.

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