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Howard Levy

Associate Senior Vice President, Audit Services

Howard Levy joined USC as director of audit services in 1999, and was appointed associate senior vice president for audit services in July 2005. He works closely with senior administrators and the Audit and Compliance Committee of the USC Board of Trustees, and is responsible for coordinating the execution of the university’s internal audit plan with Ernst & Young LLP.

He assists university management in risk mitigation strategies with the objective of improving business processes and internal controls, as well as facilitating strong stewardship and management accountability at all levels. Under Levy, the Office of Audit Services and Ernst & Young LLP are proactive in providing guidance to improve the university’s operations by addressing risk management, control and governance processes through evaluation of financial, operational and information systems.

Levy is an adjunct professor in the USC Gould School of Law where he teaches Accounting for Lawyers, and has more than 36 years of public accounting experience, the majority of which was as a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, specializing in the media and entertainment industries. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

Last Updated: 02/10/12