Olivia Whipple, CIA
Olivia Whipple is an owner and co-founder at The Audit Library. She has over fifteen years of financial institution and audit industry experience, and has served in both internal and external audit roles.
Olivia created many of the documents in the Library, which are the product of her industry knowledge as well as a lifelong passion for writing. As a business writer, Olivia also contributes to The Audit Library Blog, where she educates readers about auditing theory, professional practice, and the unique challenges and opportunities auditors experience. Olivia serves Credit Union clients as an assurance consultant, where her prior experience as a Chief Audit Executive provides first-hand perspective. Over the course of her career, Olivia has learned the value that Internal Audit brings to organizations, and created new ways to unlock the audit activity’s potential by providing resources where they are needed most.
In addition to her consulting and leadership roles, Olivia makes the time to volunteer and perform speaking engagements for various professional and industry organizations. Olivia also volunteers for Girls on the Run, an organization dedicated to cultivating confidence and positivity in elementary-aged girls.
Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Oregon and a Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate from Portland State University. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and lives in the Charlotte, NC area.
Other Posts by Olivia
This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting real auditors who have uncovered major frauds. We’ll break down the frauds, explore auditing
All human beings are creatures who change with their environment and circumstances. Auditors are in the unique position of watching this progress in real time.
We are officially in the holiday season! A time to reflect on all the good things in our lives, despite this being a particularly difficult
I’ve been an auditor of some sort since 2006. Several of my closest friends are former colleagues I met on the job, including my business
Internal and External Auditors are often lumped into the same category. While there are many similarities, and grey areas that can cause confusion, these two
Internal Auditors should not be involved in the creation of company policies. There are several reasons, based on theory and on situations I have personally