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 and its four component institutions. 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 and was the founding President of the High Plains Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She has served many roles within ACUA and is a recipient of ACUA’s highest honors – the 2011 Excellence in Service Award for her work on ACUA’s Risk Dictionary and the 2014 Outstanding Professional Contributions Award. Kim served as a Board Member-at-Large on the state board of the Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA) and was one of only 38 Texas CPAs to be named a CPA Ambassador in a program jointly sponsored by TXCPA and the American Institute of CPAs. She has served as president or chair of numerous organizations including South Plains Chapter of TXCPA, City of Lubbock Audit and Investment Committee, Lubbock Meals on Wheels, Texas Tech 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 at national and local conferences on topics including leadership, audit best practices, fraud, ethics, and quality assessment.
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