University Audit serves as the university's internal auditor, providing internal audits and reviews, management consulting and advisory services, investigations of fraud and abuse, follow-up of audit recommendations, evaluation of the processes of risk management and governance, and coordination with external auditors.
University Audit reports administratively to the Office of the President and functionally to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees.
This reporting structure promotes independence and full consideration of audit recommendations and management action plans.
“As a trusted advisor, we help the UCF community achieve their purpose by doing the right things in the right way at the right time.”
“Transform ideas into effective action and efficient results”
Chief Audit ExecutiveRobert.Taft@ucf.edu
As Chief Audit Executive, Robert is responsible for providing oversight for the conduct and operations of all internal audit activities, coordinating external audits, and supporting the system of internal controls and risk management across the University. Robert has over 22 years of audit experience and lead the internal audit functions for two NYSE publicly traded organizations in the insurance industry. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Bank Auditor. He also has a Certification in Control Self-Assessment from the Institute of Internal Auditors. Robert started with University Audit in January 2014.
Tina manages the investigations function and supervises investigations. She has over 30 years of experience performing investigations and identifying internal control and process improvements. She also serves as an advisor for the first ever Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) student chapter at UCF and started a student fraud investigator internship program in University Audit. Tina has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from UCF and a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration. Tina is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Inspector General. Prior to joining University Audit in January 1990, Tina worked three years for the Florida Auditor General.
Vallery Morton manages the audit and management advisory services function, supervising operational and compliance audits, as well as supervising and providing advisory services. She has a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Saint Mary's College of California. She is a Certified Public Accountant and worked eight years as a senior auditor with a media/publishing corporation after beginning her professional career at a public accounting firm. Vallery started with University Audit November 1993.
Vicky Sharp performs operational and compliance audits and provides advisory services to departments. She has a Master of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. Prior to joining University Audit in June 2003, Vicky was a senior auditor with a public accounting firm, and has over three years in public accounting.
Audit Investigator IIMary.Dailey@ucf.edu
Mary Dailey performs investigations and fraud risk assessments. She identifies internal control and process improvements. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. Her final semester at UCF, Mary participated in University Audit’s student fraud investigator internship program. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mary started with University Audit in August 2019.
Chase is responsible for supervising and conducting investigations of allegations of wrongdoing and identifying recommendations for corrective action and process improvements. He has over 8 years of experience in performing both criminal and internal investigations. Chase has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology from UCF. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. Prior to joining University Audit, Chase worked 3 years for BB&T Now Truist as a Corporate Investigator and over 5 years with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as a sworn law enforcement officer specializing in the investigation of economic crimes. Chase started with University Audit in May 2020.
Dezso performs operational and compliance audits and provides advisory services to departments. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DeSales University and Associate degrees in Criminal Justice and Business Management from NCC. He also graduated from the U.S. Army Military Police School and the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Dezso is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a past chapter president for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and was a chapter vice-president for the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Dezso was a senior auditor at a private company with over seven years of global corporate internal auditing experience. Dezso Started with University Audit in November 2022.
Associate Director, IT AuditAlison.Bogart@ucf.edu
Alison Bogart performs IT audits and special projects. She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a dual Bachelors in Accounting and Management Information Systems, and from Florida Institute of Technology with a Masters of Science in Cybersecurity. She has over 22 years of experience in internal audit. Alison joined the team in May 2023.
Administrative Assistant IIAlexandria.Rockaway@ucf.edu
Alex assists the Audit department with administrative duties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Vanderbilt University. Alex started with University Audit in February 2022.