Carrie L. Connell, CPA Senior Audit Manager

[E] cconnell@pkm.com [P] 404.420.5910 Linked In

Background & Experience

Carrie began her career in accounting by completing an internship with PKM in 2003. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters of Accountancy from Georgia Southern University in 2004, she began working at PKM primarily in the financial institution industry. Since joining PKM, her experience has expanded to include assurance and advisory services for companies within the insurance industry and broker-dealer firms. She also has experience in service organization audits of third party service providers. Carrie is experienced in both public and non-public financial statement audits, employee benefit plan audits, regulatory compliance audits and PKM’s expanding fraud and forensic accounting niche. She assists denovo institutions transition from an organizational stage to fully operational companies. Carrie also has experience working with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 internal controls documentation, testing and consulting services for both accelerated filers and smaller reporting companies.

Education

  • Bachelor and a Masters degree in Accountancy, Georgia Southern University

Organization Involvement

  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Credit Union Affiliates
  • League of Southeast Credit Unions

Hobbies & Interests

Carrie is a Georgia Southern University football fan and enjoys cheering the Eagles on in her hometown of Statesboro, Georgia. Carrie enjoys cooking and is always up for trying new culinary experiences. She also loves to travel and spend time with her friends, family and her dog, Otis.

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“Carrie compliments her professional proficiencies with a very engaging personality and a great sense of humor. Two traits that serve both her and clients well, especially in today’s climate.”

Thomas P. Wilbourne
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
MetroBank