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Ronald P. Steinkamp Joins Brown Smith Wallace as Risk Principal


Ron SteinkampST. LOUIS (May 6, 2010) Ronald P. Steinkamp, CPA, CIA, CFE, joins Brown Smith Wallace LLC as a principal in the firm’s Risk Services practice. With over 18 years of internal audit, business process improvement and fraud risk experience, he brings risk management expertise in construction auditing, manufacturing, retailing, telecommunications and state, local and federal government.

“Ron’s expertise in the areas of internal audit, fraud prevention and detection, process improvement and risk management are a valuable addition to our risk services practice,” says Ted Flom, member-in-charge of risk services, Brown Smith Wallace. “His hands-on knowledge of government internal auditing will significantly enhance our capabilities.”

Steinkamp comes from Adams Harris, a professional services firm, where he served as managing director of the St. Louis market. He was responsible for developing and managing client engagements and served as the internal audit and financial internal controls expert. His prior experience also includes serving as the internal audit executive for the City of St. Louis.

In his new role, Steinkamp will focus on internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing, technology risk management, construction audits, fraud prevention and detection services and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. His extensive internal audit experience spans areas such as developing, enhancing and directing audit functions, business process improvement initiatives, compliance reviews, operational audits, construction audits, and fraud services.

He has led the development of a methodology for internal audit quality assessment reviews, developed the internal audit infrastructure for a large metropolitan city, directed construction audit efforts on a $2 billion dollar airport expansion and assisted in the implementation of Government Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 34. He has also identified over $300 million in questioned costs/savings while an auditor with the federal government.

Steinkamp graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a certified public accountant (CPA), a certified internal auditor (CIA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE). Steinkamp is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). He is currently on the board of governors for the St. Louis Chapter of the IIA, having previously served as president, vice president, treasurer, and chairman of several committees for the organization, and a validator/internal quality assessor for the IIA.Steinkamp, a native of the area, resides in St. Louis and is married with four children.

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