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Sonia Luna


Sonia Luna, CPA

Founder & CEO

Sonia is the founder, CEO and President at Aviva Spectrum. Winner of the 2018 California Cannabis Awards as "Best Accountant". Mrs. Luna has more than 18 years of compliance, internal and external audit experience. She was recently appointed by SEC Chair Mary Jo White to the Advisory Committee on Smaller & Emerging Growth Companies in Oct. 2014. She is an elected member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and worked in Big 4 environments such as EY and Arthur Andersen.

Sonia is a result-oriented and motivated team builder with proven ability in leading a staff in various countries and a wide-range of compliance projects. Expertise in developing people, software implementation projects, managing compliance projects within budget and on time. Known expert in compliance matters for public companies and appointed by SEC Chair in 2014 as a member to the Advisory Committee on Smaller & Emerging Growth Companies. Excellent interpersonal skills. Proven leader in the internal audit community and recently elected for a four year term to the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Institute of Internal Auditors. She has worked instrumentally on several of the audit projects issued by the Office of Inspector General of Build-LACCD. She has handled both compliance related matters from procurement analysis, fair wage analysis, bidding/proposal processes for Build-LACCD as well as fraud investigations.

Sonia has been a partner in-charge for multiple clients in a variety of industries. Core strengths and accomplishments include:

  • Trusted compliance advisor to several cannabis clients from testing labs to cultivators and distributors.
  • Served as an internal control compliance subject matter expert in a legal case representing a large IT retail business entity.
  • Planning and organizing audit engagement teams both domestic and international. Manages several internal control compliance design and operational effectiveness assessment.
  • Prepares training material for several public & private companies on topics ranging from audit, compliance to data analytics.
  • Managed several control rationalization projects for companies in various industries.
  • Form 8300 expert compliance consultant.

Actively involved in as a member of Aviva Spectrum™ training and employee development team.

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