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Tom Dwyer Designated Interim Director of Audit and Management Services
Tom Dwyer, assistant director of Audit and Management Advisory Services (AMAS), has been named interim director of AMAS, effective Jan. 1. Dwyer, who has been with the office for 25 years, will follow current Director Stephen Colicci, who is retiring after 40 years at the University. A new director will be appointed following a search process.
The office provides internal auditing services and business advice, consistent with professional standards, to the University’s senior management, faculty and staff to enable efficient operations; compliance with applicable laws, regulations, University Policies and best practice guidelines; and accountability of the University’s assets. The director reports to the senior vice president and chief financial officer and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees.
“Steve has been an outstanding leader and an integral part of our operational team here at the University for many years. We appreciate his service, his expertise and his wise guidance that have contributed greatly to our campus,” says Amir Rahnamay-Azar, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “As we search for a new leader for Audit and Management Advisory Services, Tom is an excellent choice to serve in the interim. His knowledge and work for the University in auditing; his familiarity with the management of the office; and his professional training and certifications show his depth of understanding in the field and for the University’s processes.”
Dwyer currently performs annual risk assessment and audit schedule planning for financial, operational and compliance-related audits. He manages and conducts operational, financial, compliance and fraud-related audits in the areas of University administration, academics, athletics and auxiliary operations.
His professional certifications include CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CBA (Chartered Bank Auditor). A member of the CNY Chapter of the IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) and ACUA (national Association of College and University Auditors), he received ACUA’s highest annual award in 2016—the Outstanding Professional Contributions award—for his contributions in the field of internal auditing in higher education.