Chief Audit Officer
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Robyn A. Jones has been named to the position of chief audit officer for Coastal Carolina University. Robyn maintains the following certifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA). She also serves on the President’s Council and the Executive Council and reports to the Board of Trustees Audit Committee and CCU President David A. DeCenzo.
The chief audit officer duties include internal auditing, providing independent and objective assurance, consulting services, evaluations, analyses and appraisals. Jones is tasked with determining the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls within the University’s operations and improving the University’s governance, compliance and risk management processes.
Jones brings deep and broad internal audit experience from four industries in corporate America. She has worked as a chief audit executive; director global audit – americas; director of internal audit; and senior manager corporate audit - americas for organizations with revenues from $700 million to $60 billion.
She also has 11 years of experience in higher education as a chief financial officer, as an associate vice president of finance and administration;and as a management consultant for higher education institutions addressing financial and business operations, internal auditing, business process improvement, governance matters and the fiscal component of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation of accreditation process.
Jones earned an executive MBA from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kent State University.