Michael Bowers

Michael Bowers, CPA, CIA, CGMA

Brown University

Mike serves as the Chief University Auditor at Brown University.  Mike Joined Brown in June 2019 with prior experience in higher education internal audit and public accounting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual concentration in International Business and Accounting, and a Political Science minor, from Northeastern University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Public and Non-Profit Management from Boston University. Mike maintains his license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and holds designations as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Prior to joining Brown University as its Chief University Auditor, Mike spent over two decades gaining knowledge of the culture and operation of higher education and sponsored research at MIT. Prior to MIT, Mike worked in the public accounting sector. He is currently an adjunct professor for Northeastern University focusing on governmental and not-for-profit financial reporting.

Mike serves as the Audit Committee Chair for the Boston Latin School Association. In previous years Mike sat on the Association for College and University’s Audit Committee from 2003 to 2005 and as chair of this committee from 2005 to 2011.

Mr. Bowers' areas of expertise:

  • Auditing of the Federal Compliance Environment, including Research and Development Clusters
  • Integrating Internal Audit within the Business Process
  • Internal Audit’s Role in Promoting and Evaluating Institute Compliance
  • Leveraging Internal Auditing