Rachel Cappell


Rachel is a seasoned CPA with over 20 years of experience in numerous Accounting and Finance activities and leadership roles, ranging from SEC reporting, accounting research and month end GL close, to her most recent focus on SOX/FDICIA and other regulatory controls in the banking industry. For the last 8 years, Rachel has implemented multiple end-to-end financial controls programs, installed financial governance programs, and developed finance third party service provider reviews and controls, refining her expertise in operational efficiency and in strengthening controls in accounting processes.

Rachel loves to spend time with her family and their pet bunny, Bunilla Way-fur, and frequently hosts get-togethers with family and friends. Rachel is also a voracious reader of fiction and literature and loves to learn new languages. She also enjoys exercising and cooking, as well as attending Broadway musicals with her children. Rachel is an active member of her synagogue and community, helping to support people through life-cycle events whenever possible.

Industry Expertise

  • Financial/regulatory controls design, implementation, testing, QA
  • TPO SOC-1/ SSEA-18 review and analysis
  • Liaison with internal/external audit, ERM team, and regulators (FRB NY, NY DFS, FINRA/SEC)
  • Controls/aggregation related memos, including SAB 99, SAD analysis
  • Operational process improvement
  • Process documentation
  • Insurance
  • Telecom
  • Energy
  • Consumer Products
  • Fintech
  • Banking: Retail, Commercial, and investment banking
  • Startup/development stage
  • Mid Cap and Large Cap
  • Foreign owned


  • Financial Controls, Internal Controls, and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)
  • Banking Regulations
  • Operational Redesign
  • Creating operational efficiency in accounting processes
  • Training and developing talent

Education & Certifications

  • Loyola University, Chicago- Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Cum Laude CPA, 2000