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Interim Director

 

Stefanie Powell, CPA, CISA

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Before joining the Office of Internal Audit as an audit staff member in November 2007, Stefanie worked in public accounting and higher education. She interned with Deloitte & Touche in their audit practice and worked full time in their tax practice. She also 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. Stefanie majored in both accounting and management information systems in college and has incorporated systems work into each of her professional positions.
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Auditor

 

Kelly Mintern, CPA, CIA

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Kelly came to UNCW in September 2010 with a background in public accounting. She started her career at Deloitte & Touche in New York where she was employed as an audit staff /senior in the Financial Services sector. She supervised many audit engagements which included a focus on financial integrity, internal controls and operations/performance. In her role she was responsible for all interactions with her audit clients. In 2008, she moved to Greenville, NC where she was employed as an audit senior at Dixon Hughes PLLC. She continued her role in auditing and was involved in various engagements in the manufacturing division.

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Auditor

 

Cynthia Nickerson, CPA

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Cynthia Nickerson, a two-time UNCW alumnus who received a bachelor degree in finance in 2008 and a Master of Science in Accountancy in 2010, joined UNCW’s Office of Internal Audit in November of 2013. Cynthia previously worked in public accounting at McGladrey in Wilmington, NC, and her work included a four-month engagement in London, England, with McGladrey’s alliance firm, RSM Tenon. While at McGladrey, Cynthia had the opportunity to work in several different areas, including manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, benefit plans, and governmental audits.

Karen Barnard

Auditor

 

Karen Barnard, CPA (licensed in Virginia)

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Karen is the newest member of our audit team. She comes to UNCW with a background in higher education/governmental finance. Karen started her career at Virginia Tech in 2003 in the Financial Reporting area. She has served at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Arkansas Department of Finance and in local government in Virginia with Montgomery County. Karen’s most recent assignment was back in higher education at Virginia Tech as a special projects accountant for the university controller in the ARMICS (Agency Risk Management and Internal Control Standards) area. Karen has a love and appreciation for the mission of higher education and looks forward to serving the campus here at UNCW.

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Audit Intern

 

Taylor Rote

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Taylor graduated from UNCW with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in December 2013. Following her graduation, Taylor held an audit internship with the accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout the internship, Taylor worked on numerous clients and in numerous industries including banking, manufacturing, and dealerships. Taylor is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Accountancy at UNCW with an anticipated graduation date of June 2015 and is studying for the CPA exam. She is a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma.


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