Chief Internal Audit Officer at Touro College Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Sabine Charles Leads Highly Trained Team In Strengthening the Operational Infrastructure of the Entire Touro College and University System

February 08, 2021
sabine charles
Sabine Charles

Sabine Charles, Chief Internal Auditor at the Touro College and University System, was recognized by the College Board of Trustees for her outstanding performance and dedication to excellence.

Ms. Charles is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) who leads a team of highly trained business, technical and risk management professionals. The Internal Audit team provides result-oriented advisory and consultative services to Touro in the areas of governance, risk and compliance. The Internal Audit Department works closely with Touro’s auditees—Senior Management, Vice Presidents and Directors—and members of the Board of Trustees Audit Committee.

“The Internal Auditors at Touro are trusted advisors,” said Dr. Alan Kadish, president. “They have built long-term relationships, demonstrating that they have everyone’s best interests at heart. This long-term perspective has established their credibility when performing audits, consultative projects and inquiries.”

In March 2020, at the height of the COVID pandemic, Touro College pivoted from face-to-face to remote learning and work. The Internal Audit Department refocused its audit plan to the newly identified risk areas—Information Security, Information Technology and Purchasing. The team began to perform laser-focused assessments on critical and high control areas that affected the institution. They were able to perform audits in a 1-2 week period of time, and these audits were used to facilitate key decision-making by the Senior Management Team.”

“My goal is to assess key issues facing Touro, provide recommendations that mitigate risk factors and support the College’s initiatives. I’m honored to be recognized and valued as a trusted advisor and partner to senior management and the governance structure,” said Ms. Charles.

“The Internal Audit team, under Ms. Charles’ capable, highly professional and dedicated leadership, works closely with outside auditors and continues to identify, analyze and apply best practices that strengthen the operational infrastructure of the entire Touro College and University System. This combination has fostered a mutual understanding of audit and business needs that has made the Internal Audit Department an indispensable partner,” said Israel Senderovic, Audit Committee chair at Touro College and University System.