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 March Presentation - Academic Awards

3/26/2014 9:45 AM
3/26/2014 2:00 PM
Spaghetti Warehouse |  

9:45 - 10    Registration
10 - 11       Presentation
11 - 11:45  Award Presentation
11:45 - 12:45  Lunch

List of choices: Spaghetti w/ meatballs; 15-layer lasagna; fettuccini alfredo, four-cheese manicotti, chicken or regular Caesar salad

12:45 - 1:45  Board Meeting


Deadline: March 19th, 2014

Person receiving r.s.v.p.: John Sheaffer


Phone: (607) 337-6553

CPEs: 1

$30 Member, $40 Non-Member and $15 Student/Retiree

Presentation Summary:

Transformation of an Internal Audit Department

This session will describe how the Internal Audit function of the Research Foundation of State University of New York was transformed into a risk based, highly productive, value added operation; one that is viewed by senior management and the audit committee as a key contributor to achieving the overall risk management objectives of the organization.


Presenter Biography:

Emily Kunchala, CPA, PMP
Vice President for Internal Audit, The Research Foundation for SUNY 

As the RF’s Vice President for internal audit, Emily B. Kunchala oversees and directs the independent appraisal of RF operations to minimize risk, support the efficient and effective delivery of services to customers, and ensure the integrity and accuracy of corporate records and reports.  She serves all the State University of New York campus locations across New York State that have research or innovation activity. 

Prior to joining the RF, Ms. Kunchala was a director in the public sector regulatory and compliance practice at KPMG LLP. In this role, she performed external audits, internal audits, risk assessments, and other advisory services primarily for government and higher education clients. She also instructed internal staff, clients, and related industry groups on various related topics.

Ms. Kunchala is both a certified public accountant and a certified project management professional. She is a board member of the Association of Government Accountants Capital Chapter and the Greene County Historical Society.  She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Project Management Institute, the Association of Government Accountants, and the Association of College and University Auditors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.​