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ONPA Hires New Audit Supervisor from North Carolina

The Office of the National Public Auditor (ONPA) announces that it has recently hired Mr. J. R. (Bob) Hayes to fill a vacant Audit Supervisor position. Bob arrived on Pohnpei with his wife, Carol, on March 31, 2011 after accepting a 2 - year contract. ONPA members are happy to welcome Bob to his new post at Palikir.

Bob, originally from the state of Kentucky in the United States of America (USA), was recruited from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Bob is an experienced business and management professional with over 40 years of diverse experience and a strong background in auditing and business controls. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Most recently he worked for a consulting firm that provided internal audit and financial management services.

Bobís earlier experiences included providing management advisory services to a major global Fortune 500 corporation in their design and implementation of a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance program. Bob served as the primary process controls team leader for the global production cost and inventory processes for which he coordinated the first year documentation and testing activity. He later served as the global coordinator for the revenue process and assisted in the quarterly management certifications.

Bob has experience in financial, operational, performance and SOX auditing. He has a broad background with assignments ranging from accounting to engineering, including management experience.

Bob has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. He has been active in chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He served for seven years on the board of governors for his IIA chapter.

Bob has expressed appreciation for the warm welcome he and Carol have received on Pohnpei and is excited about beginning to work with the staff. Bob is glad to have the opportunity to learn from the ONPA staff and to use his experience and the skills he has attained over the years to contribute to the team effort of carrying out the mission of the Office of the National Public Auditor of FSM.






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