Audrey Donovan, CIA, CGAP, CRMA

Senior Manager

Audrey Donovan

Old-time sailors would sometimes get the phrase “hold fast” tattooed across their fingers. It was a reminder to stay vigilant in gripping the rigging of the ship. Without grasping the ropes firmly, a sailor could get a ship off course, or be himself swept overboard by wind and wave. I live by the core principle to hold fast to my values and vision of who I am and where I am going, even when hit with the storms of setbacks. To maintain our grip on the ropes of our values, we need reminders written not on our hands, but in the books we read, the habits we perform and the hearts of those we love and befriend.

OVERVIEW

Audrey helps state and local governments with performance audits. She also assists privately held and publicly traded companies with internal audits.

Audrey is detail-oriented and focused and takes the time to understand the overall expected outcomes. She will work with you to identify the best approach that is both efficient and effective.

Outside of work, Audrey enjoys spending time skiing, golfing, sewing, painting, visiting craft breweries and spending time with her family.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Association for Local Government Auditors
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • Colorado Government Finance Officers Association
  • Finance Executive International

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Government Audit Professional
  • Certified Risk Management Assurance

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting – University of Utah
  • Master of Science, Management – Colorado State University

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Audrey has 25 years of experience in internal audit, performance/operational audit and financial consulting for both the public and private sectors. A large portion of her career was spent in the Risk Advisory Services of EY and PWC. Her experience includes managing internal audit consulting services, enterprise-wide risk assessments, process design, and documentation engagements. She is the firmwide technical resource for internal audit and performance audit. She works closely with Eide Bailly’s Special Advisory and Risk Advisory Services, such as, fraud and forensic, information technology, and quality assurance review. Audrey has managed and performed hundreds of operational and performance audits and utilized various performance audit methodologies, including benchmarking, surveys, data analytics, social impact analysis and facilitated sessions.
  • Experienced in applying professional accounting and audit standards, including the Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework (IIA - IPPF); Generally Accepted Audit Standards (GAAS); Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards (GAGAS); and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledgeable in internal control and risk management framework, theory, and techniques such as COSO - Internal Control Framework and COSO - Enterprise Risk Management Framework. Well-versed in applying performance audit, professional audit standards, analysis, methodology, and evaluation techniques.
  • Assists with fraud risk assessment and fraud reviews, IT integrated audits, future state design and implementation benchmarking assessments and leading practice recommendations.
  • Facilitates a variety of trainings and workshops as well as audit committee presentations. Assesses and implements a strong internal control environment. Also works with ERM implementation and readiness assessment, data analysis, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, SOX IT assessments, COSO 2013 implementation, and policy/procedure development.

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COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Super Twins of the Rocky Mountains (STORM)