University hires internal auditor
9/10/2012 11:15:20 AM
(Sept. 10, 2012) –
North Georgia College & State University has appointed Jill Holman to the
new position of director of internal audit. Internal auditing provides
independent review of controls and governance processes to improve the
institution’s operations. Holman will provide consultative services to all
areas of the university to assure appropriate controls and best practices. She
is the university’s first internal auditor and reports to the university’s
“Internal auditors are very helpful to an organization’s
success because of the systematic approach they bring to operational issues
like risk assessment and regulatory compliance,” said Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs,
president of North Georgia College & State University. “The University
System of Georgia highly recommends that schools of our size have internal
auditors, and Jill’s efforts will enhance our work, particularly as we grow
through consolidation with Gainesville State College in January.”
North Georgia and Gainesville State were among just a few
USG institutions without an internal auditor. Pending approval of the two
schools’ consolidation in January, the schools will form the University of
North Georgia, which will be the system’s seventh-largest university.
As internal auditor, Holman will provide objective
appraisals of departments and their operations and processes to ensure
compliance with state and federal regulations, the university’s adopted
policies and standards, and sound business ethics.
“My role with North Georgia will be to examine departments
and ensure proper procedures and policies are being followed, and to determine
possible areas of improvement,” Holman said. “Each year, I will perform an
assessment to create an audit plan based on risk levels, which will aid the
university in preventing problems.”
Holman graduated from North Georgia in 1992 with a Bachelor
of Business Administration degree in accounting. She began working for BB&T
while in college, and, during her 23-year-career with the company, she focused
on internal audit and operations in accounting, human resources and payroll.
“I am very glad to be returning to North Georgia, and look
forward to my new role within the university,” Holman said.
Founded in 1873 and located in Dahlonega, Ga., North Georgia
College & State University is the second-oldest public institution of
higher education in the state and currently has about 6,500 students. The
liberal arts university is designated by the University System of Georgia as a state
leadership institution and by the Georgia General Assembly as The Military
College of Georgia.