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Joe Montes Promoted to Principal at Brown Smith Wallace


(ST. LOUIS, August 6, 2019) Joe Montes, ACDA, CFE, has been promoted to principal in the Advisory practice at Brown Smith Wallace. She leads the data analysis team within the practice and formerly served as a manager, developing continuous monitoring tools and reporting dashboards to enhance controls and reduce time-intensive manual reviews. The data analysis team is a key contributor to many different projects including process improvement, system implementation, audit and fraud projects. 

An experienced Galvanize (formerly ACL) data analyst, Montes joined the firm in 2011. She has experience serving industries such as manufacturing, financial services, construction and insurance.

Montes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Missouri State University and a Masters in Business Administration from UMSL. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). She is also involved with the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO). Montes is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and an ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA).


About Brown Smith Wallace

Brown Smith Wallace—an independent member firm of Moore Stephens North America—is a nationally recognized, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 300 employees. The firm is the top-ranked St. Louis firm in the 2020 Vault Accounting Firm rankings and is recognized as a top workplace for women by the Accounting MOVE Project. For more information, visit or call 314.983.1200.

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