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Kayla James, CPA, CIA
Deputy Director of Internal Audit
Kayla James is a Director of Internal Audit and Advisory Services for the University of Nebraska.
Kayla works with management across the University system to ensure that the campuses have established risk management, internal control and governance processes and that these processes are functioning in compliance with University policies and procedures, state and federal laws and regulations. She is physically located on the UNK campus where she is a member of the Chancellor’s Administrative Council and the Conflict of Interest Committee.
Prior to joining Internal Audit and Advisory Services, she served as Accountant/Grants Manager in the UNK Finance Office and as an Auditor In Charge for Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts, conducting audits and investigations of financial operations of Nebraska state and local governments.
She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Kearney State College with emphases in Accounting and Business Management and has more than 29 years of state and University accounting and auditing experience. Professionally, Kayla is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors as well as the Association of College and University Auditors.