Our staff members blend to form an exciting combination of backgrounds, experiences, and skills, allowing each individual to make a unique contribution to the success of the department's overall operations.
WILLIAM A. LONG, JR., CPA
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNAL AUDIT
A.B., Economics, College of the Holy Cross, 1976; M.S., Accounting, Northeastern University Graduate School of Professional Accounting, 1977. Mr. Long was appointed Director of Internal Audit in September 1987 and was promoted to Associate Vice President in 2001. His prior positions include Audit Manager with Coopers & Lybrand, where he concentrated primarily on the firm's Higher Education and Health Care practices. He also served as Associate Director of Internal Audit at Harvard University, and as a Senior Auditor with Ernst & Whinney.
ANN V. HARTE, CIA
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR INTERNAL AUDIT
Ed.M. in Policy, Planning, and Administration, Boston University, 2010; B.S., Accountancy, Arizona State University, 1996. Ms. Harte joined the audit staff in April 2000 as a staff auditor. In September 2005, she was promoted to the position of Associate Director for Internal Audit.
KARA L. KEARNEY
M.A., International Relations, Boston University, 2010; B.S., Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business, Northeastern University, 2002. Ms. Kearney joined the audit staff in May 2006 and was promoted to audit supervisor in October 2009. Her prior positions include senior internal auditor at Houghton Mifflin and audit associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is currently working towards obtaining her Certified Public Accountant license.
YVONNE SALYER, CPA
Master of Accountancy, University of South Florida, 2002; B.S., Accounting, University of South Florida, 2000. Ms. Salyer joined the audit staff in July 2008 and was promoted to Audit Supervisor in June 2010.. Her prior positions include senior internal auditor at CareGroup, Inc., senior financial auditor at TJX Companies, Inc., and senior audit associate at Grant Thornton LLP. Prior to attending college, she worked as an accountant in Germany for five years. Ms. Salyer is assigned to Internal Audit’s Medical Campus Satellite Office.
PHILIP F. O'BRIEN
SENIOR AUDIT INFORMATION ANALYST
Attended Northeastern University, Computer Science program. Mr. O’Brien joined the audit staff in April 1995 after holding management and analyst positions in Boston University’s IS&T Department. His prior experience includes positions in information systems at National Medical Care, Inc. and Draper Laboratory.
MARCY B. SMOLOW
B.S., Accounting with Business Ethics focus, Bentley College, 1998. Ms. Smolow joined the audit staff in February 2005 and was promoted to Senior Auditor in September 2007. Her prior positions include Audit Specialist at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Senior Auditor at Partners HealthCare, Inc. She is currently working towards obtaining the Certified Internal Auditor certification.
CORINA DECANDIA, CISA
SENIOR IT AUDITOR
B.S., Finance and Accounting, University of West Timisoara (Romania), 2002. Ms. DeCandia joined the audit staff in September 2007. She was previously a senior consultant in the Enterprise and Risk Services practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
JAMES HOWARD, CIA
B.S., Business with an accounting concentration and a minor in management information systems, Miami University in Ohio, 2005. Mr. Howard joined the audit staff in October 2007 as a staff auditor and was promoted to senior auditor in October 2009. He previously served as an internal auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers for three years. Mr. Howard is currently working towards obtaining his Ed.M. in Policy, Planning, and Administration with a concentration in Higher Education through the Boston University School of Education and anticipates receiving a degree in December 2010.
B.A., Business Administration with a concentration in finance and a minor in statistics, Bryant University, 2003. Ms. Colozzo joined the audit staff in June 2009. Her prior positions include senior internal auditor at Lifespan and mutual fund accounting analyst at Fidelity Investments. She is currently working towards obtaining the Certified Internal Auditor certification.
JENNIFER HALLIDAY, CISA
SENIOR IT AUDITOR
B.S., Business Administration with concentrations in information systems and operations & technology management, Boston College, 2004. Ms. Halliday joined the audit staff in March 2010. She was previously a manager in the advisory practice of Ernst & Young, LLP.
JEREMY D. TARR, CIA
B.S., Corporate Finance and Accounting, Bentley University, 2005. Mr. Tarr joined the audit staff in April 2010. His prior positions include Senior Internal Auditor at Deloitte & Touche and Audit Intern at John Hancock. He is working towards obtaining his Masters of Business Administration thorough the Boston University Graduate School of Management and anticipates receiving a degree in May of 2012.
SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR
B.S., Management, Lesley College, Cambridge MA, 1992. Ms. Ogunjobi joined the audit staff June 2010. Her prior positions include senior internal auditor and managing auditor roles at other organizations including, 3Com Corporation, Partners Healthcare and Harvard University. Ms. Ogunjobi also held position as Sarbanes Oxley Analyst at Ascential Software and the Hanover Insurance group. She’s currently working towards completing the Certified Internal Auditor Certification.
B.S., Business Management, Westfield State College, 2000. Ms. Lombardo joined the audit staff in September 2007. Her prior positions include senior assistant auditor at Marsh & McLennan Co., Inc, fund administrator at State Street Corporation, and portfolio accountant analyst and dedicated participant service specialist at Putnam Investments.
B.A., Mathematics, Bates College, 2002. Ms. Bhatia joined the audit staff in September 2007 as audit administrator and was promoted to staff auditor in June 2009. She previously held positions at EF Education and the Council on International Educational Exchange. Ms. Bhatia is currently working towards obtaining her Master of Business Administration from the Boston University Graduate School of Management and anticipates receiving a degree in May 2011.
B.A., Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 2009. Ms. Rochette joined the audit staff in July 2009. She previously held positions at a CPA firm and Putnam Investments. Ms. Rochette is currently working towards obtaining her Ed.M. in Policy, Planning, and Administration with a concentration in Higher Education through the Boston University School of Education.
BACK TO TOP
Copyright @ 2008 by Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved.
& GOOD PRACTICES
MEET OUR STAFF
THE AUDIT PROCESS