About Internal Audit
Audit Staff Bios
As the Executive Director of Internal Audit, Tricia Wood is responsible for developing, organizing and directing Northeastern University's Internal Audit plan. She plans financial, operational, and compliance audits to determine the adequacy of the University’s systems of internal control and the degree of compliance with these controls. The Executive Director of Internal Audit is also charged with conducting special investigations as requested, and making recommendations for improved controls, operating procedures, and systems designs. She reports administratively to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer and has a direct reporting relationship to the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. She provides quarterly updates to the Audit Committee regarding Internal Audit’s activities.
Prior to joining Northeastern in 2008, she worked in the Internal Audit department at Boston College, and also worked as a risk consultant for Deloitte. She received her MBA from Boston College, and her Bachelors in Mathematics from Stonehill College. Tricia holds Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified in Information Systems Risks & Controls (CRISC) certifications. Tricia also served on the ISACA New England board, and most recently served as the President of the New England chapter. She is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
As the Associate Director of Internal Audit, Ryan is responsible for the planning and execution of financial, operational, strategic and compliance audits to determine the effectiveness of the University’s system of internal control and assess compliance with the University’s policies and procedures.
Prior to joining Northeastern in 2015, Ryan served as a Manager in Ernst & Young, LLP’s Assurance and Advisory Business Services offering and as a Senior Management Consultant with FTI Consulting, Inc.’s Corporate Finance / Restructuring practice. Ryan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA). Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics and a Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ryan served honorably on active duty in the United States Army.
Isabel leads the Information Technology (IT) audit function at Northeastern University. She plans and manages information systems and security audits to determine the effectiveness of internal controls and assess compliance with University's policies. She also participates in a continual risk assessment, maintaining the IT audit universe and developing the IT audit plan. Isabel is actively engaged in advisory projects and develops value-added control recommendations as well as process and system designs improvement observations.
Prior to joining Northeastern, she worked in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services practice at PricewarterhouseCoopers and also in the Internal Audit department at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. Isabel is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and holds the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). She obtained her Master of Science in Information Technology from Bentley University, and her Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from the University of Manchester, England. Isabel served on the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) New England board; and is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA).
Ashley is an Audit Manager here at Northeastern. Through the execution of audits, consulting engagements, and investigations, Ashley is responsible for assessing risk, evaluating internal controls, and making recommendations to management regarding the effectiveness of the University’s system of internal controls, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.
Prior to joining Northeastern in 2015, Ashley worked in the Internal Audit department at Staples, Inc., and also worked in the Assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received both her Master of Science in Accountancy and her Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University. Ashley is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA).
Bryan is a Senior Auditor with over 5 years of experience here at Northeastern Unversity. Prior to joining the Internal Audit department, Bryan worked in the Office of Institutional Research and Data Administration and the Office of the Provost.
Bryan leads audit engagements with internal departments, both academic and administrative, providing assurance on internal controls and university governance; and, developing value-added recommendations including industry best practices and process improvement observations. He is also actively engaged in user group trainings for university reporting tools.
Bryan graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Psychology and he received his Masters of Business Administration from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business here at Northeastern University.