Sheila Alves

Sheila Alves, CIA, CISA, CFE
Sheila Alves, CIA, CISA, CFE

Sheila Alves is Virginia State University’s newly appointed Chief Audit Executive (CAE).  She brings years of combined experience in internal and external audit and computer programming from the government, banking and manufacturing industries.  As CAE, Sheila and her team are charged with examining and evaluating the financial processes, policies, procedures, operations and systems to ensure reliability and integrity of information; compliance with policies, plans, laws, and regulations; investigating potential fraud, waste and abuse; the safeguarding of assets; and, the economical and efficient use of resources. 
Prior to joining Virginia State University, Sheila was VITA’s Audit Executive for over 10 years, where her team was responsible financial, operational, compliance and information technology audits, a Senior Examiner with the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and was responsible for performing examinations in the Fifth District which includes Maryland, D.C, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  For MeadWestvaco (now WestRock), she was an Audit Supervisor where she performed IT and operational audits, project management reviews and supervised and trained auditors.  During her employment with Jefferson National Bank which merged with Wachovia, she held the position of Assistant Vice President and Internal Audit Officer where she performed project management reviews of the Retail Banking Branch Activities and Mortgage Corporation Operations, and participated on the merger team for branch operations.  She has supervised and trained auditors and has performed audits domestically and abroad.  

Sheila  has also worked as a computer programmer after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the School of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, California and completed Banking School at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill (three-year program).  She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Information System Audit and Controls Association (ISACA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the Region II Professionals Chair Emeritus of the National Society of Black
Engineers (NSBE).