Nearman Maynard Vallez Auditing Services for Credit Unions

Cynthia Austin
MBA, NCCO, CICA

Cynthia Austin joined Nearman, Maynard, Vallez, CPAs, P.A., in November 2007 and currently holds the position of Internal Audit Manager. Cynthia received her Bachelor of Science in Information Management from the University of South Carolina and her Masters of Business Administration from Strayer University. Cynthia has also completed the National Association of Federal Credit Unions Regulatory Compliance School and has earned the NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) designation. In addition, based on Cynthia's education and experience, she has earned the designation of Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) from The Institute for Internal Controls (IIC). The Institute for Internal Controls is dedicated to promoting an effective internal controls environment in all organizations by providing high quality research and education in all areas of internal controls.

As Internal Audit Manager, Cynthia participates in the audit fieldwork, performing testing and analysis in various sections of the audit as needed. After the audit fieldwork is completed, she helps prepare the financial statements and management reports containing the audit results and our recommendations. Cynthia also provides consulting services to our clients, such as internal auditing, NACHA compliance audits, BSA/OFAC compliance reviews, and other special work as required.