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Introducing CCUL: Experienced professionals here to meet your audit needs

Thursday, February 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
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As credit union staff and volunteers know, the credit union regulatory environment is getting more and more complex with rapidly changing technology and compliance. And examiners expect your policies to be thorough and your staff to be knowledgeable.

This can leave credit unions feeling overwhelmed, which is why the Carolinas Credit Union League's audit team is here, and ready to assist you with these compliance needs.

The audit team, led by Patricia English, draws on more than thirty years of experience to provide a wide range of services to credit unions under $500 million in assets, plus internal audit services to those over $500 million in assets. Our audit team is also partnered with PBMares out of Virginia.

Meet the Team

Patricia English, VP Audit Services

Originally from Mississippi, Patricia has worked with the League since 2001. Her varied experience ranges from controller of a North Carolina furniture company to the fourth largest law firm in Houston, TX, where she served as general accounting supervisor. Before moving to North Carolina, she worked for Ergon Oil Company in Jackson, Miss. Her experience there brought her to the Treasury Department where she was responsible for payroll for several divisions in multiple states.

LaDawn Atkinson, Senior Auditor (NC)

LaDawn began her career in the accounting department at RTP Federal Credit Union. She joined the League in 2006 and her goal is to ensure that credit unions are in compliance with state and federal regulations, and to help them succeed. LaDawn holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from UNC-Greensboro and is BSA certified.

Pamela Jennings, Senior Auditor (SC)

Pamela is not only BSA certified, but also earned her designation as Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE). She has worked with the League for more than seven years and holds both a bachelor's degree in business and master’s degree in management from Southern Wesleyan University.

Levar Anderson, Auditor (NC)

Levar first joined the credit union movement in 2000, serving as an accounting analyst with First Carolina Corporate Credit Union (FCCCU). He also spent nearly four years with Carolina Credit Union Services in Winston-Salem. His accomplishments include a bachelor's degree in English from UNC-Greensboro and recently earning his BSA and ACH certifications.

John Blevins, Auditor (SC)

John has worked with the League since 2008. He has a degree in business from the University of Tennessee. John’s accomplishment this year will include his BSA and ACH certification.

Rico Palmer, Auditor (NC)

Rico joined the League in 2007. He has a degree in accounting from NC A&T State University and most recently earned his BSA certification.

Rose Sims, Auditor (NC)

Rose joined the League in 2011 after working for nine years with FCCCU. She also recently earned her BSA certification. Other accomplishments include a bachelor's degree in business from UNC-Greensboro and a master’s degree from High Point University.


Summary of Services

Specializing in more than twenty areas, our audit team services fall under three main categories: comprehensive annual audits, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) audits, and internal audits. All procedures listed on our webpage are consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as prescribed by the National Credit Union Administration, North Carolina Credit Union Division, and South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions. The scope of agreed-upon procedures satisfies all requirements of a Comprehensive Supervisory Committee.

For more information about our audit services, please contact Patricia English at 800-822-8859, ext. 9070 or email


"In the Loop” will be "Introducing CCUL” to you over the next few months through these weekly pieces.These introductions will share changes in staffing and services for credit unions provided by the Carolinas Credit Union League.