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Ted Flom, CPA, CISA, CIA

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Bio

Meet Ted

Ted has over 30 years of financial statement audit, internal audit and consulting experience. Prior to joining Armanino, Ted was the Partner in Charge of Brown Smith Wallace’s Advisory Services practice. He also spent more than 13 years with KPMG, where he was responsible for leading audit and advisory service engagements.

Ted has experience overseeing and managing engagements to evaluate and execute initiatives to improve business processes, systems and implementations, as well as overseeing and managing internal audit co-sourcing arrangements and assisting internal audit organizations with the development and execution of entity-wide risk assessments and audit plans.

He also led and managed internal control documentation, testing and remediation engagements as part of various regulatory compliance programs, including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 requirements. He managed and served as concurring review partner for SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 examinations for third-party service providers as well. 

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Experience

Professional History

Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Inc. (ISACA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors, St. Louis Chapter

Community

  • Board Member and President, Crown Center for Senior Living
  • Treasurer, St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer
  • Treasurer and Board Member, Jewish Community Center of St. Louis

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin

Experience

  • KPMG LLP

Q&A

Q. What is the toughest decision you have ever made?
Leaving my role at a large, well established firm to join an entrepreneurial firm where I could evolve and bring my expertise to the table.
Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.
I had the opportunity to do more consultative and internal audit work for a company that was looking to mature its business practices. I enjoyed helping create a vision and coming up with the steps to accomplish it.
Q. Please tell us one fun fact about yourself.
I wrestled in high school and went to the state championships with the team.
Q. Describe your work style.
I’m certainly big picture-focused, but also very much someone who is persistent, hard-working and determined.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life
The two most influential people in my life are my wife and my mother. My wife helps me balance my style and approach to things. Growing up, my mom was someone that was very much focused on doing the right thing and combining that with enjoying life.
Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?
Take a risk. Try things you normally wouldn’t try. Raise your hand when volunteers are requested. Those risks will set you apart and serve you well. You do a lot of repetitive tasks earlier in your career – don’t discount them. Instead, treat those tasks as they are the most important thing. It’s those little things that show you care and show what type of person you are.
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October 07, 2022