The Internal Audit function provides the University community with objective and independent assurance and consultative services.

Schneider Downs, the University's internal audit services provider, is ranked as one of the 60 largest public accounting firms in the nation and the largest locally owned and managed firm in Pittsburgh.

Jim Yard oversees the Duquesne internal audit team and serves as the practice leader for the firm's Consulting practice which includes Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services. He specializes in providing risk management, internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley and internal control consulting services.

James Yard, CPA, CIA, CISA
Shareholder, Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Group

The Internal Audit Team

Schneider Downs is the University's Internal Audit provider

Eric is responsible for coordinating the evaluation of information technology general and application controls, and for consideration and integration of technology into the audit environment.

Jaye is responsible for the day-to-day management of the internal audit team.

Bill specializes in overseeing information technology audits.
Heather is an experienced Director in the Risk Advisory Services practice, and serves as a subject matter expert for the internal audit team..
John is an experienced Assurance Shareholder and serves as a subject matter expert for the internal audit team.
Sue serves in a consultative capacity on exposures affecting the University's operations and financial reporting.