Leigh Goller

Leigh Goller, CPA

Duke University and Health System

Leigh Goller is the Executive Director of Audit, Risk and Compliance for Duke University and Duke University Health System. She is an integral part of the leadership structure and is an advisor and resource to senior leadership as it considers issues of controls, compliance and risk across the Duke entities. She has institutional responsibility for directing and coordinating an integrated internal audit and risk management function, both of which have enterprise-wide scope, and a federated university compliance function, as well as accountability to enhance the ability of these functions to advance the mission of Duke. Internal audit and compliance reviews make policy, process and internal control recommendations that help Duke reduce the risks of unintended operational outcomes, financial fraud or misappropriation, compliance violations and governance breakdowns. The risk management program raises awareness of the threat and opportunity environment while focusing leadership on risk tolerance decisions that enable sound business and risk management strategies. Leigh serves as a member of the local IIA chapter board of directors, the North Carolina State Enterprise Risk Management Advisory Board and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Accounting Advisory Board. She also served as a member of the Association for College and University Auditors (ACUA) Board of Directors and currently holds an appointment to the ACUA Faculty.

Ms. Goller’s areas of expertise are:

  • Enterprise risk management
  • University compliance programs
  • Academic medical center risks and operating environment
  • Global education initiatives and campus globalization
  • Horizontal auditing and integrated data analytics
  • Internal controls and process automation for sponsored program
  • The business behind collegiate athletics
  • Balancing risk and compliance activities
  • Leadership in the 21st century