Tammy Farrell CPA, CFE

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Freelance Ghostwriter, Accounting & Fraud SME
Tammy's Skills
User Experience
Open to networking with people holding these skills
Public Relations
Business Development

Age Group


About Tammy

I am a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner and work full-time as a freelance writer. I help companies communicate product and service information to their accountant, fraud examiner, and C-Suite clients.

I have ghostwritten thought leadership articles for CFOs and CEOs that have been published by Accounting Today, Financial Executives International, Insurance Innovation Reporter, and Global Banking and Finance.


“If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.” - Jim Rohn

Work Experience

Accounting Director

Assurant Inc

November 2001 - October 2013

I worked as the Accounting Director for 12 years at American Reliable Insurance Company, which was the specialty insurance product division of Assurant, Inc. I introduced credit card acceptance to the company, managed an Accounting MIS staff (Management Information Systems), developed and directed multiple system integrations that were the results of mergers and acquisitions. I initiated and developed business requirement documentation, managed an operational team, collections, commission and profit sharing calculations and distributions, and being the lead contact for premium audits, tax audits, operational audits, PSI (Payment Card Industry) and SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) compliance.I also completed my degree in Accounting, passed the CPA exams on my first attempt (13% typically achieve this), and became a Certified Fraud Examiner while working at Assurant.

Freelance Writer & Consultant

Prism Coaching and Consulting LLC dba Savvy White Papers

September 2013 - Today

I work primarily as a ghostwriter for CFOs and CEOs, producing thought leadership articles for corporate websites and trade and industry magazines. My work has been published by Financial Executives International, Global Banking and Finance, Insurance Innovation Report, The Partner Channel (for Microsoft Dynamics Partners), among others.


Arizona State University

BS in Business, Major in Accountancy

1997 - 1999

Univerity of Texas at Dallas

Business & Accounting courses

1992 - 1996


Certified Fraud Examiner

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Certified Public Accountant

State of Arizona