Lynn Fountain has over 35 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. Lynn has 20 years of experience working in the areas of internal and external auditing. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, and financial management and compliance.
She has held two chief audit executive positions for international companies. Since 2008, she has served in positions where she was responsible for internal audit, enterprise risk management, and Sarbanes-Oxley. She has a private consulting and training business, and she has developed and delivered leading edge training sessions on COSO, internal audit, ERM, accounting, leadership, governance, compliance, and ethics. She delivers training for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, and multiple seminar and training groups.
Lynn is the author of two technical books that released in 2015: Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations; Leading the Internal Audit Function. In addition, she is a frequent blogger on the LinkedIn platform and has also had numerous articles published in professional and technical publications. She is currently authoring a third technical book on corporate ethics and the internal auditor’s challenge. She has worked as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business at Grantham University and developed the first internal audit curriculum for the School of Business at the University of Kansas. She has obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate (non-active).