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Leadership Team

Toni (Messer) Stephens, CPA, CIA, CRMA

Executive Director of Audit and Compliance

tstephens@utdallas.edu

972-883-4876

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Audit Executive and the Compliance Officer and is responsible for directing and managing internal audit and compliance operations.

Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting; Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Experience
  • The University of Texas at Dallas Office of Audit and Compliance; 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

Audit Manager

pea140130@utdallas.edu

972-883-2240

The Audit Manager assists the Executive Director/Chief Audit Executive 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 Office of Audit and Compliance; 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 Manager

cxg029000@utdallas.edu

972-883-2698

The Compliance Manager assists the Executive Director/Compliance Officer with 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 Office of Audit and Compliance; 2002 - present
  • Short & Associates; 1987 - 2001

Ali Subhani, CISA, CIA, GSNA

Information Technology Audit Manager

alisubhani@utdallas.edu

972-883-2540

The Information Technology Audit Manager assists the Executive Director/Chief Audit Executive 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 Office of Audit and Compliance; 2006 - present
  • Palm Harbor Homes; 2005 - 2006

Professional Staff

Dylan Becker, CPA, CIA

Senior Auditor

dfb091000@utdallas.edu

972-883-2694

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

Education
  • Master of Science in Accounting & Information Management; The University of Texas at Dallas; Scholar with High Distinction
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics; The University of Texas at Austin
  • Endorsed Internal Audit Program Certificate; The University of Texas at Dallas
Experience
  • The University of Texas at Dallas Office of Audit and Compliance, 2012 - present
  • JC Penney Corporation; Senior Auditor; 2010 - 2012
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center; Audit Intern; 2010
  • Gummer Munn, LLC, InterBay Funding LLC, WMC Mortgage; Accounting experience; 2004 - 2010

Brandon Bergman, CFE

Investigative Auditor

brandon.bergman@utdallas.edu

972-883-2727

The Investigative Auditor is responsible for assisting the Executive Director/Chief Audit Executive 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 Office of Audit and Compliance, 2013 - present
  • Texas Tech University; Senior Auditor; 2012 - 2013
  • Texas Tech University; Staff Auditor; 2010 - 2012

Robert Hopkins, CFE

Compliance Analyst

rob.hopkins@utdallas.edu

972-883-2692

The Compliance Analyst assists the Compliance Officer 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 Office of Audit and Compliance; 2008 - present
  • GE Capital Solutions; Credit Specialist in Construction Equipment Finance; 2007 - 2008
  • Citibank; Investigation Specialist; 2005 - 2007

Ashley Mathew

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, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Master of Science in Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas

Experience

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

Darren Smith

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 Office of Audit and Compliance; 2013 – present
  • Texas Tech University System and Health Sciences Center; Senior Auditor; 1999 - 2010

Mousumi Tanha

Compliance Training Coordinator

mxt140630@utdallas.edu

972-883-2695

The Compliance Training Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Compliance Officer 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 Office of Audit and Compliance; 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

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 Office of Audit and Compliance; 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
 

Administrative Staff

Vacant

Administrative Assistant

972-883-2693

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and clerical support for the Office of Audit and Compliance.

Education

Experience

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(972) 883-2233

Fax

(972) 883-6864

Location on campus

ROC 2.705

Physical address

17217 Waterview Pkwy
Dallas TX 75252

Mailing address

800 West Campbell Rd ROC 32
Richardson TX 75080

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Last updated: April 4, 2014