Instructor Biography

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Kara Clement-Bayard, CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE



Kara Clement-Bayard is a Manager in RubinBrown’s Business Advisory Services Group with a focus on risk and IT risk services. She is responsible for leading internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley and consulting engagements. Her client base covers a wide range of industries, with specializations within the manufacturing and distribution, public sector and commercial gaming industry segments.

Kara has over 11 years of internal audit experience performing controls reviews, operational and financial audits. During her time with RubinBrown, Kara has provided data analysis services to tax, audit and risk services clients and performed IT risk audits in addition to performing internal audits. She is part of the firm’s quality assessment evaluation team, which provides independent
validations of client’s internal audit quality assurance and improvement programs.

Before joining the RubinBrown team, Kara worked at the St. Louis District, Army Corps of Engineers as the Chief of Internal Review where she performed internal audits and reviews of internal controls. Prior to working for the Corps, she worked for the Army Audit Agency, the internal audit department of the Army as an Auditor-in-Charge and Staff Auditor.

Specific Experience / Expertise
Operational reviews and internal audit for the Federal Government
Performance audits
Management procedures and controls
Computer assisted audit techniques using ACL

Professional Organizations
Member, Institute of Internal Auditors
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association

MAcc, University of Missouri – St. Louis
B.S., Accounting, Illinois State University