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Leadership Team

Toni (Messer) Stephens, CPA, CIA, CRMA

Institutional Chief Audit Executive

tstephens@utdallas.edu

972-883-4876

Responsible for directing and managing internal audit operations at the institutional level.

Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting; Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Experience
  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 1992 - present
  • Texas State Auditor’s Office - Assistant State Auditor - Supervising Assistant State Auditor; 1985 - 1992
Professional Activities
  • Past President and Professional Education Chair of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA)
  • Past Board Member of the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Texas Association of College and University Auditors
  • ACUA Faculty Member
  • Member of the UT Dallas Center for Internal Auditing Advisory Board
Professional Honors
  • Recipient of the ACUA Excellence in Service Award
  • Recipient of the Aaron Saylors Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Chapter, Dallas IIA

Polly Atchison, CPA, CIA

Internal Audit Manager

pea140130@utdallas.edu

972-883-2240

The Audit Manager assists with the development, implementation, and operation of the internal audit program, including the performance of more complex audits, primarily in the areas of financial, operational, and compliance audits.

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting; Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

Experience

  • The University of Texas at Dallas; Audit Manager; 2013 - present
  • City of Henderson, Nevada; City Auditor; 2006 – 2013
  • Clark County, Nevada
    • Department of Parks & Recreation; Management Analyst -  Fiscal Services Administrator; 1992 - 2006
    • Internal Audit; Internal Auditor; 1989 - 1992
  • Texas State Auditor’s Office - Assistant State Auditor; 1985 - 1988

Professional Activities

  • Past Board of Governors and Treasurer of the Las Vegas Chapter of  the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Past Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors as well as former Audit Committee member for the Clark County Credit Union (Las Vegas, NV)

Carla Garner, CFE

Compliance Office - Compliance Manager

cxg029000@utdallas.edu

972-883-2698

The Compliance Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, and operation of the university’s institutional compliance program.

Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration; Tarleton State University
Experience
  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 2002 - present
  • Short & Associates; 1987 - 2001

Ali Subhani, CISA, CIA, GSNA

Internal Audit - Information Technology Audit Manager

alisubhani@utdallas.edu

972-883-2540

The Information Technology Audit Manager assists with the development, implementation, and operation of the internal audit program, including the performance of more complex audits, primarily with information technology audits and audit software.

Education
  • Master of Science in Accounting & Information Management; The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Information Management; The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Endorsed Internal Audit Program Certificate; The University of Texas at Dallas
Experience
  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 2006 - present
  • Palm Harbor Homes; 2005 - 2006

Professional Staff

Vacant

Internal Audit - Auditor II

The Auditor II provides intermediate auditing skills for the purpose of evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the university’s systems of internal control.

Brandon Bergman, CFE

Internal Audit - Senior Auditor / Investigative Auditor

brandon.bergman@utdallas.edu

972-883-2727

The Senior Auditor / Investigative Auditor is responsible for conducting and supervising audits and special projects, and assisting Internal Audit with conducting forensic accounting investigations, hotline reports, special projects, fraud risk assessment, and fraud detection. Also responsible for helping design and maintain a fraud prevention program including awareness and training for university employees.

Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration; Texas Tech University
Experience
  • The University of Texas at Dallas, 2013 - present
  • Texas Tech University; Senior Auditor; 2012 - 2013
  • Texas Tech University; Staff Auditor; 2010 - 2012

Robert Hopkins, CFE

Compliance Office - Compliance Analyst

rob.hopkins@utdallas.edu

972-883-2692

The Compliance Analyst assists the Compliance Manager with ensuring compliance with UT System and UT Dallas policies on the disclosure and handling of potential conflicts of interest (COI) and commitment (COC) for university faculty and staff and other compliance projects as necessary.

Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management; Texas Tech University
Experience
  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 2008 - present
  • GE Capital Solutions; Credit Specialist in Construction Equipment Finance; 2007 - 2008
  • Citibank; Investigation Specialist; 2005 - 2007

Hiba Ijaz

Internal Audit - Audit Assistant

hxi120730@utdallas.edu

972-883-2693

The Audit Assistant, a part-time position, conducts audits as a staff auditor and helps with various administrative tasks in Internal Audit.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Wayne State University
  • Pursuing Master of Science in Accounting, The University of Texas at Dallas

Experience

  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 2014-Present
  • Chrysler Corporation, formally DaimlerChrysler; International Accounting Intern and Fixed Asset Intern, 2006

Ray Khan

Internal Audit - Staff Auditor

rak031000@utdallas.edu

972-883-2695

The Staff Auditor provides auditing skills for the purpose of evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the university's systems of internal control.

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Master of Science in Accounting, The University of Texas at Dallas

Experience

  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 2014 – Present
  • Center for Internal Auditing Excellence; Teaching Assistant – 2013-2014
  • The University of Texas at Dallas;  IT Audit Intern - 2013

Ashley Mathew

Internal Audit - Staff Auditor

ashley.mathew@utdallas.edu

972-883-2405

The Staff Auditor provides auditing skills for the purpose of evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the university's systems of internal control.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Master of Science in Accounting, The University of Texas at Dallas

Experience

  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 2014  – present
  • Southwest Airlines; Financial Accounting Intern, 2013
  • The University of Texas at Dallas; Internal Audit Intern, 2012

Darren Smith

Compliance Office - Compliance Assurance Specialist

dxs140030@utdallas.edu

972-883-6010

The Compliance Assurance Specialist assists the Compliance Manager with providing assurance services for the university’s institutional compliance program.

Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting; Texas Tech University
Experience
  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 2013 – present
  • Texas Tech University System and Health Sciences Center; Senior Auditor; 1999 - 2010

Mousumi Tanha

Compliance Office - Compliance Training Coordinator

mxt140630@utdallas.edu

972-883-2233

The Compliance Training Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Compliance Manager in the development, oversight, and monitoring of the compliance training program.

Education

  • MS in Software Engineering, North Dakota State University
  • MS Food and Nutrition, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • BS Food and Nutrition, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Experience

  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 2013 - present
  • North Dakota State University; Instructional Designer; 2011 - 2013
  • University of North Dakota; Instructional Technologist; 2009-2011
  • NAVTEQ; Geographic Data Associate; 2009
  • North Dakota State University; Help Desk Consultant and Classroom Technologist; 2005 - 2009

Colby Taylor

Internal Audit - Information Technology Staff Auditor

cjt025000@utdallas.edu

972-883-4813

The Information Technology Staff Auditor provides auditing skills for the purpose of evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the university’s systems of internal control, primarily over information systems.

Education

  • Bachelor of Independent Studies in Computer Science/Natural Science; The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Pending CISA certification upon completion of experience requirements

Experience

  • The University of Texas at Dallas; 2013 - present
  • Advancial Federal Credit Union; IT Support Specialist; 2011 – 2013
  • Allied Solutions; Network Support; 2009 – 2011
  • The University of Texas at Dallas Information Resources; 2004 - 2009

Not sure which one of us to contact?

Use our main phone number.

(972) 883-4876 for Internal Audit or (972) 883-2698 for Compliance.

Fax

(972) 883-6864

Location on campus

SPN 2.730

Physical address

3000 Waterview Pkwy
Richardson, TX 75080

Mailing address

800 West Campbell Rd SPN 32
Richardson, TX 75080

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Last updated: October 2, 2014