Staff

Stefanie Powell

Chief Audit Executive

 

Stefanie Powell, CPA, CISA

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Stefanie Powell was named Chief Audit Executive in November 2014 after being appointed as Interim Director of Internal Audit in December 2012. She joined the Office of Internal Audit as an audit staff member in November 2007. Stefanie’s experience includes work in public accounting and higher education. She spent five years working for Ohio University as the coordinator of an afterschool program and summer camp and later as the university's first tax compliance manager. She worked full time with Deloitte & Touche in their tax practice and interned in their audit practice. Stefanie is a CPA and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Kelly Mintern

Assistant Director

 

Kelly Mintern, CPA, CIA

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Kelly joined the Office of Internal Audit as an auditor in September of 2010. Before joining UNCW, she worked as an audit senior at Dixon Hughes PLLC in Greenville, NC. During this time she was involved in various engagements in the manufacturing division. Prior to that, Kelly was employed as an audit senior/staff in the Financial Services sector at Deloitte & Touche in New York. In her role, Kelly supervised many audit engagements which included a focus on financial integrity, internal controls, and operations/performance. She was also responsible for all interactions with her audit clients. Kelly is a CPA and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Cynthia Nickerson

Auditor

 

Cynthia Nickerson, CPA, CFE

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Cynthia joined the Internal Audit team as an auditor in November of 2013. Prior to joining UNCW, Cynthia worked in public accounting at McGladrey in Wilmington, NC. In her position, Cynthia had the opportunity to work in several different areas, including manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, benefit plans, and governmental audits. Her work at McGladrey also included a four month engagement in London, England with McGladrey’s alliance firm, RSM Tenon. Cynthia is a CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Shelley Morris

 

Auditor

 

Shelley Morris

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Shelley joined the Office of Internal Audit as an auditor in September of 2015. Before joining UNCW, Shelley worked in the division office for Guilford Mills, a manufacturing company in Wilmington, NC, as a senior financial analyst. In her role, Shelley managed the books for the division office as well as managed the fixed assets for three different sites. Prior to that, Shelley was employed by Capital Bank in Raleigh, NC as a senior staff accountant. Shelley is currently working toward becoming a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Alan Pearce

Audit Intern

 

Alan Pearce

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Alan joined the Office of Internal Audit as an audit intern in August of 2015.  Alan is currently enrolled as a graduate student in the MSA program at UNCW.  Alan is a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma.  Before starting graduate school, Alan held a tax internship with the public accounting firm McGladrey, LLP in Wilmington, NC.  Upon graduation, Alan plans on becoming a CPA and will be joining McGladrey, LLP in Wilmington, NC as a tax associate.    

 


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