Vincent R. Vlk, CISA
graduated from Miami
University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelors
of Science in Business, majoring in Accounting and
Finance, with a heavy concentration in statistics. During the second semester of his junior
year, he participated in an accounting internship with Ernst
& Whinney (E&W) in Cleveland, where he subsequently
accepted a full-time position.
E&W, Vince's first assignment was the
Bell & Beckwith Audit and Asset Liquidation which in
1983 was the largest brokerage fraud case in SEC
history. His financial audit assignments, which
interim and year-end audit procedures, included the
areas of Insurance (Progressive), Health Care (Cleveland Clinic, Metro General
Hospital, Lake Hospital, and Sunny Acres Skilled Nursing Facility), Colleges & Universities
(Case Western Reserve University, and Dyke College), and Banks
(National City Bank, and Ameritrust). Vince made the choice to
participate in E&W's extensive Computer Audit training
program and, as such, conducted general controls reviews and
performed computer audit programming using E&W's in-house
1987, Vince accepted an EDP (IT) Audit Analyst position at Progressive
Over the next 18 years, he progressed into many other
positions in various divisions including Internal Auditor,
Senior Financial Analyst, Assistant Product Manager, Accounting Manager, Business
Analyst, and Senior Programmer/Analyst IV.
While at Progressive, Vince became proficient with SAS
programming, using it to greatly reduce manual efforts for
account reconciliations, automate monthly general ledger
entries, eliminate daily user involvement in capturing
critical business data, perform extensive computer auditing
of on-line and batch applications, in addition to providing
many user-requested custom reports.
Vince directed user requirements for a new, cost-effective,
PC-based premium accounting system for Progressive's
Financial Services division. He conducted data center
control reviews of division mini-computers (IBM AS400 &
DEC VAX); physical and on-line (TOP SECRET) security
reviews; and programming controls reviews. Vince performed
operational audits for remote insurance centers, testing state
compliance and policy issuance controls.
1997, Vince started V-MAN Computer Services on a
part-time basis, slowly building it, gradually devoting more
and more time to it by changing his employment status at
Progressive from full-time to part-time. He made it a
full-time venture in April 2005. V-MAN's initial services
were all related to website development, however, Vince quickly found
the greatest business need for his clients was technical
support for computer hardware, software, and networks.
Although V-MAN's specialty is dental office computer
environments, Vince has provided services to clients in
manufacturing, sales, retail, financial advising,
accounting, consulting, real estate, and non-profit. In
helped successfully plan and implement the entire IT infrastructure
for a start-up company, Deck Services, LLC.
From 2005 to 2012, Vince provided on-going ad-hoc SAS
programming support to Progressive as a contractor. V-MAN
has had an on-going working relationship with the Aurora
Group performing IT auditing and providing specialized
technical support. Since 2010, Vince has annually assisted
Forest City Realty Trust's (formerly Forest City Enterprises) Internal Audit department
with performing SOX 404 IT auditing. The scope of this work
has included audit planning, control design evaluation, and
testing of general and application controls.
Vince is proud to be a Certified Information Systems
Auditor (CISA) since 1999. He also has been
a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional (Computer
Hardware and Operating Systems) since 2003.
Key Professional Attributes:
Written and Verbal Communicator.
Establishes Positive, Productive, Long-Term Work
Aptitude for Quick Learning and Retained Comprehension.
Ambitious, Persistent, and Independently-Driven.
Analytically-Minded and Detailed-Oriented.
and Focused on Logical, Process, Control Approaches to
Insightful, Creative, Artistic, and Resourceful.
Trusted, and Respected.
of new innovations of the ongoing, changing technical