Stefanie Powell Named Chief Audit Executive at UNCW

Friday, December 05, 2014

Stefanie Powell has been named chief audit executive at UNCW. In this role, she will lead the Office of Internal Audit which enhances and protects the university by providing risk-based, objective and reliable assurance, advice and insight. The office develops an annual risk-based audit plan which serves as the primary basis for the work of the UNCW Board of Trustees Audit Committee. The chief audit executive reports directly to the BOT Audit Committee and collaborates with management at all levels of the university.

Powell joined UNCW in 2007 as an internal auditor and was named interim director of internal audit in December 2012. Prior to arriving at UNCW, she worked for Ohio University as an afterschool program and summer camp coordinator and later as the university's first tax compliance manager. She previously worked full time in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche in their tax practice. She holds a B.B.A. in accounting and management information systems from Ohio University. She is Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

“The board of trustees and I are pleased to support someone who has proven her professionalism, positive attitude and strong commitment to UNCW,” said UNCW Chancellor Bill Sederburg.