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Sharon Kurek, CPA, CFE




Sharon M. Kurek, CPA, CFE
Virginia Tech


Sharon is the Director of Internal Audit at Virginia Tech. She is responsible for developing and executing an annual and long‐range audit plan for university programs and resources. Sharon supervises a team of auditors, reviews and approves the evaluation of internal controls and resulting recommendations, and provides updates of audit activities and recommendations to the Audit Committee of the Virginia Tech Board of  Visitors. Prior to Virginia Tech, she worked at University of California, Berkeley, serving in a number of roles including Manager of Controls and Accountability, Senior Auditor, and Principal Auditor. She began her professional career at the Georgia Department of Audits conducting external audits of state entities, including colleges and universities for the State of Georgia. Sharon received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Mercer University.


She previously served ACUA as Board Member At Large, and has volunteered on three ACUA committees, including the Membership Committee, Best Practices Committee, and Auditing and Accounting Principles Committee. Sharon was selected for the ACUA Faculty Program in 2014. She has presented sessions for professional organizations including ACUA and College and University Auditors of Virginia (CUAV). Sharon has participated in a number of QAR peer review teams at several ACUA member institutions, including serving in a leadership capacity.


Sharon is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In addition to her formal educational training, she is also a graduate of the Commonwealth Management Institute sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University and the Senior Leadership Seminar program sponsored by the American Council on

Education Women’s Network.