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Internal Audit Center 


Mission Statement

The Internal Audit Center (the Center), housed in the Coles College of Business School of Accountancy, is here to serve our students through providing leadership for the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) here at KSU. The program is the only college and university in the State of Georgia that is recognized at the IIA's Comprehensive Level. The Center also serves as a thought leader in the internal audit arena through groundbreaking applied research conducted by our Center faculty.

About the Director

Dr. Richard Clune, CPA, CIA, Associate Professor, has been teaching full-time at Kennesaw State University (KSU) since 2002, upon his retirement as an audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). While teaching at KSU, he earned his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. His internal audit experience includes being a director of internal audit for a financial services group, engagement partner on internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing arrangements, and PwC's national partner in charge of internal audit services to the insurance industry. He has received two awards from the IIA: the Michael J. Barrett Dissertation Award and a William S. Smith Award for performance on the CIA examination. He presently serves on the Atlanta Chapter IIA Board of Governors and as Board member and Audit Committee member for a wholly owned US based life insurance subsidiary of a multi-national corporation.

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The Atlanta Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (the Chapter) and Kennesaw State University is pleased to announce that the Chapter has funded a grant in the amount of $50,000 to Kennesaw State representing the Chapter’s continued support of the KSU Internal Audit Educational Partnership (IAEP) program with the IIA and the KSU Internal Audit Center activities in general.

John Fuchko III, CIA, CRMA, Chapter President, stated that “We are proud to continue our association with KSU as it develops programs that helps students prepare for the internal audit profession which in turn helps in our State’s economic development, providing companies and organizations the ability to recruit internal audit talent right here in Georgia. The Chapter was able to do this because KSU demonstrates continued commitment to the Atlanta Chapter, the internal audit profession, and the IAEP as evidenced by the implementation of a curriculum in its Master of Accounting program that reflects many of the elements of the IIA Global Recommended Curriculum”. The Chapter previously matched $50,000 as the subject of a separate grant in early 2012 from the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund for the aforementioned curriculum development.

Bill Mulcahy, CIA, CPA, Chairman of the Chapter’s Board of Governors from 2006 to 2010 added “that KSU’s IAEP program has exceeded the expectations of our 2006 Strategic Plan to have an IAEP program here in Georgia. KSU was and is our partner in going from no focused internal audit education to the top 40 colleges and universities in the world. Their efforts in this regard and enthusiasm helped us in being selected to host the IIA International Conference in 2010 that had a $3 million economic impact to the State. Now being able to give back to KSU makes us feel good.”


Institute of Internal Auditors awards $100,000
grant to KSU's School of Accountancy

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has awarded $100,000 in grants to Kennesaw State University's School of Accountancy for its internal audit education program.

The School of Accountancy at the Coles College of Business, which houses the Internal Audit Center, will receive a $50,000 grant from the IIA's Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund and an additional $50,000 grant from the IIA's Atlanta Chapter.

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Richard R. Clune, Jr., Director
Office: Burruss Building 205
Phone: 470-578-6514




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