Olivia Whipple, CIA

Olivia Whipple is an owner and co-founder at The Audit Library. She manages teams to perform assurance consulting engagements, develops risk-based audit plans, and creates custom audit governing documents for credit unions.

Olivia has over fifteen years of financial institution and audit industry experience. She was an Audit Senior at a regional CPA firm, specializing in financial industry clients, prior to transitioning to Internal Audit. Olivia served as the Chief Audit Executive at a credit union with over $1.3 Billion in assets and was responsible for developing audit plans and programs, managing teams, and reporting results. Olivia worked directly with executive management, the Supervisory Committee and the Board of Directors, and implemented many cost and time-saving measures.

Unable to find a solution for templates and the other required documents she needed as an audit leader, resulting in lost productivity when these were developed in-house, Olivia decided to create a service to fill this void in the market. In 2018, Olivia launched The Audit Library, an online document subscription service for Internal Auditors. A lifelong writer, Olivia authors The Audit Library Blog, an online publication about auditing theory, practice, and the unique challenges and opportunities auditors experience. In 2019, The Audit Library expanded into assurance consulting, upon the advice of clients who expressed the need for providers with industry experience. Olivia has volunteered and performed speaking engagements for various professional and industry organizations.

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.

John Kaneklides, CIA

John Kaneklides is an owner and co-founder at The Audit Library. John manages teams to perform assurance consulting engagements, develops risk-based audit plans, and creates custom audit governing documents for credit unions.

In addition to his consulting work, John was an Audit Senior at a $1 Billion credit union and brings first-hand knowledge to benefit his clients. He has worked directly with credit union executive management on various department audit and policy consulting engagements. John assisted in analyzing risks and developing annual audit plans to ensure resources were appropriately allocated. He also served in an advisory capacity on the Board of Directors’ Asset Liability Committee.

A dedicated advocate for the internal audit industry, John served as the Academic Relations Coordinator for the Charlotte, North Carolina Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors for 5 years. In this role, John spoke regularly at area universities, and managed a team of volunteers in creating events that brought students and professional Internal Auditors together to help increase visibility to the profession. In addition to his auditing career, John is a nationally recognized singer and regularly performs in New York and around the country.

John holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters Degree from Winthrop University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and lives in New York City