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  • MFA Cornerstone Consulting

Lisa Whittemore, CFE, CRMA, MBA

Partner – Performance & Controls Practice


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(978) 557-5308


Ms. Whittemore provides solution-driven results for clients with a specialization in internal controls assessments and audits, consulting and regulatory compliance readiness services. Her global experience includes performing financial accounting, treasury, operational and information technology audits for worldwide investment, insurance, e-commerce and HR service entities. 

In her role as a Partner of MFA Cornerstone Consulting, Lisa works with clients to review their existing internal financial control policies, counsel on new policies and perform controls testing in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. She examines, identifies and evaluates complex procedures and systems to create practical recommendations that positively impact clients’ business processes and ensure compliance with IRS and SEC regulations. Lisa is also actively involved in assisting in financial statement audits and litigation support matters, and regularly conducts SSAE 18 audits, bank examinations, fraud examinations and regulatory required surprise examinations.

Prior to her internal audit experience, Lisa held a senior position in defined contribution plan administration where she was responsible for the maintenance and organization of employee benefit plans and ensuring compliance with IRS and SEC regulations.


  • MBA – University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • BA – Psychology; University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Budget Buddies


  • Sarbanes-Oxley readiness services
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Internal control design and testing
  • Internal control evaluation and remediation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business process efficiency
  • Employee benefit plan audits
  • Due diligence
  • SSAE 18 audit services and System and Organization Controls reports (SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3)
  • Regulatory required surprise examinations
  • Bank field examinations
  • Fraud examinations
  • Litigation support
  • Privacy and data protection consulting
  • Compliance with Massachusetts Privacy Law (201 CMR 17.00)
  • Internal audit


  • CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner
  • CRMA – Certification in Risk Management Assurance


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