Kimberly Turner, CPA
Texas Tech University System
Kim Turner, CPA, is the Chief Audit Executive for the Texas Tech University System and a Past President of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA). Kim leads a staff of 17 auditors in three cities with responsibility for the audit activities of the System, which includes Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. After completing Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting, Kim began her career in Ernst & Young’s Dallas office. She has been an internal auditor since 1993, first with a regional restaurant chain, and then since 1997 at Texas Tech, where she became the Chief Audit Executive in 2004.
Kim has a long history of service in professional and philanthropic organizations, including as a Board Member-at-Large on the state board of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA). She received ACUA’s Excellence in Service award in 2011 for her work on ACUA’s Risk Dictionary, and she received ACUA’s Outstanding Professional Contributions award in 2014. Kim is the founding President of the High Plains Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors and has served as president or chair of numerous organizations, including South Plains Chapter of TSCPA, City of Lubbock Audit and Investment Committee, Lubbock Meals on Wheels, Texas Tech Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee, and Lubbock Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Kim has served on a number of peer review teams to assess the performance of internal audit functions both inside and outside of higher education. She also serves as a frequent speaker on topics including leadership, audit best practices, fraud, ethics, and quality assessment and improvement.
Ms. Turner’s areas of expertise:
- Best Practices in Internal Audit Management
- Quality Assurance and Improvement in Internal Audit
- Occupational Fraud
- Internal Controls
- Internal Auditing
- ACUA Risk Dictionary