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 Ah Kee manages the Information Technology (IT) audit function at Northeastern University. She is responsible for establishing, developing and performing information systems audit work throughout Northeastern University to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls surrounding University data and assets. She also participates in a continual risk assessment, maintaining the IT audit universe and developing the IT audit plan. She is charged with assessing risks and providing guidance in the following areas: General Computer Controls, Data Security, IT Compliance, IT Risk Assessments, IT Governance, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery and IT Operational Assessments.
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 College, and her Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from the University of Manchester, England. Prior to joining Northeastern in 2014, she worked in the Internal Audit department at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, and also at PricewarterhouseCoopers in the Systems and Process Assurance group. She served on the ISACA New England board and is also a member of the IIA, ACFE and ACUA.
As a Senior Auditor, Andrew is responsible for assisting Audit Managers with developing project plans to conduct operational, financial, compliance, and systems audits. He assesses risk, evaluates internal controls, reviews financial and operational systems, and appraises standards of business conduct, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws, and university policies and procedures. He subsequently makes value added recommendations for improvement as well as documents and communicates audit results.
Andrew received his BSBA with a concentration in Accounting from Northeastern University in 2011 and completed the MBA program at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business in May, 2015. Andrew is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA).
Bryan is responsible for performing audit engagements, and assists in developing audit procedures for operational and financial audits. He assesses risk, evaluates internal controls, reviews financial and operational systems, and appraises standards of business conduct, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws, and University policies and procedures. He subsequently makes value added recommendations for improvement as well as documents and communicates audit results.
Prior to joining the Internal Audit department, Bryan worked in the Office of Institutional Research and Data Administration and the Office of the Provost here at Northeastern University. He received his Bachelors from the University of Massachusetts and is in the process of completing his MBA here at Northeastern.