Reporting administratively to the Vice-President (Finance & Operations) and functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Governors, Sharon Farnell, is the Director, Internal Audit at Western University. The Internal Audit Department provides assurance to the Audit Committee and Western’s leaders over the university’s key strategic and operational risk management processes. The Department also administers the Safe Disclosure Policy.
Sharon has been at Western for 29 years, first joining Financial Services as a financial system analyst and then moving into Internal Audit in the mid-1990’s. Prior to joining Western, she held financial-related roles in public accounting, the Federal government, and financial services.
Sharon is a Western University graduate with an Honors Bachelor of Social Science in Economics.
Team Size: Internal Audit has a staff of 3.
Key Clients: Administration and Operations, Faculty Administration, Western's leaders and the University's Audit Committee.
Main Services: Internal Audit employs a risk-based process for assessing University operations, information technology systems and compliance to assist the University in achieving its objectives. We interface with the University's Audit Committee in support of its mandate. We conduct investigations of alleged financial misappropriation on behalf of the University.
t. (519) 661-2111 x85435