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Robert Berry, CPA, CIA, CCEP, CISA, CCS

Executive Director of Internal Audit
University of South Alabama

Robert Berry, CPA, CIA, CCEP, CISARobert is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Controls Specialist. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Auburn University and his MBA at the University of North Florida. Robert has over 20 years of experience in various industries including financial services, retail, manufacturing, oil/gas, and higher education. His roles have spanned internal auditing, Sarbanes Oxley, risk management, business process improvement and general accounting in moderate sized private companies, Fortune 500 organizations and a “Big 4” public accounting firm. A thought leader in his field, Robert connects the dots between formal business standards, common sense and real world application. He challenges professionals to reach for greater goals and to not fear doing something different if the status quo fails.


Robert was an active member of the Northeast Florida chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) previously serving as Treasurer and Secretary. His work has been published in the IIA’s Internal Auditor magazine and the IIA has featured his content on their Facebook page and official group. He is also a frequent presenter at IIA conferences and has presented at the IIA All Star Conference. Finally, Robert is an active ACUA member and currently serves on the ACUA Board as Treasurer, having previously served as Board Member-at-Large (2012-2015). He also presents regularly at ACUA conferences, has had his work published in the ACUA College & University Auditor Journal, and served as track coordinator and conference facilitator.


Mr. Berry’s areas of expertise are:

• Auditing International Student Activities
• Auditing Multi-purpose Campus Cards
• Auditing Parking Services
• Auditing Purchasing Card Management
• Business Process Improvement/Reengineering
• End User Computing Controls (EUC)/User Developed Applications (UDA)
• Fraud
• Introduction to Higher Education
• IT Auditing for the non-IT Auditor
• Integrated Auditing
• Risk Assessment
• Soft Skills for Auditors
• Third Party Provider Management
• A Better Way to Excel ™
• Ask, Get, Perform – Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, Perform Better Audits ™
• Auditing Parking Services
• Building a Meaningful Risk Assessment Methodology ™
• End User Computing Risks and Controls
• Fraud Resiliency

University of South Alabama
Office of Internal Auditing

AD 180

Mobile, AL 36688
Phone: 241-460-7266