Toni Stephens

Toni Stephens, CPA, CIA, CRMA

The University of Texas at Dallas

Toni is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor; she also has certification in Risk Management Assurance. Toni currently serves as the Chief Audit Executive at The University of Texas -Dallas.  She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Toni has more than 25 years’ internal auditing experience at The University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining the university, she worked for the Texas State Auditor’s Office.

Professionally active, Toni serves locally and nationally within several organizations. Toni is a past President of the Association of College & University Auditors (ACUA), an international association of 600 higher education institutions from the United States, Canada, and abroad. She has served in many roles within ACUA: Vice President, Board Member-at-Large, Professional Education Committee chair, the volunteer appreciation director, and the national conferences director. She was the recipient of ACUA’s Excellence in Service Award in 2006. Toni was a Board member of the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), chaired the Certified Internal Auditor Program, and held several key committee leadership positions. She is an Advisory Board member for the UT Dallas Center for Internal Auditing Excellence and also was on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of College and University Auditors. She also works with and mentors internal audit students on audits to provide them with actual audit experience.

Ms. Stephens’ areas of expertise are:

  •  Adding Value as an Internal Auditor
  • Audit Evidence
  • Auditing Research
  • Auditing Auxiliaries
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Developing and Creating Continuing Education for Internal Auditors
  • Higher Education Auditing
  • Internal Controls
  • Leadership
  • Quality Assurance Reviews
  • Internal Auditing Standards
  • Best Practices in Audit Committees
  • Reconciliations and Financial Controls
  • Risk Assessment and Audit Planning
  • Understanding Business Processes
  • Working with Students in an Internal Auditing Environment