In his role as Director of Internal Audit, Mark Israel is responsible for overseeing financial systems and business operations audits for the Laboratory that promote continuous process improvement and mitigation of potential operational and financial risk. Israel’s office serves as an independent resource for conducting these audits, and improving business operations as a result of corrective actions taken by management in response to Internal Audit recommendations. His office provides expertise and guidance on effective internal controls and prudent business practices. The Internal Audits are conducted in accordance with the framework of International Standards established by the Institute of Internal Auditors, and satisfies the DOE Office of Inspector General’s Cooperative Audit Strategy required under our Prime Contract with the DOE.
A certified public accountant, Israel received a BBA in accounting in 1969 and an MBA in finance in 1978, both from Adelphi University. From 1968 to 1971, he was an accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co. Certified Public Accountants in Manhattan, and from 1971 to 1974, he was a senior financial analyst for American Airlines in Lake Success, NY. He joined Brookhaven Lab in 1974 as a Senior Internal Auditor, advanced to several supervisory auditing positions, and, in 1987, became the Laboratory’s Fiscal Officer. He has served as Director of Internal Audit since September 2006, except for the nine month period from October 1, 2009 through June 28, 2010, during which he served as the Interim ALD for Finance.
Israel is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA); the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, for which he has chaired several of the Society’s committees; The Institute of Internal Auditors; and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), for which he is a past president of IMA’s Long Island – Suffolk Chapter. Israel is also an active member of CIAD, the Contractor Internal Audit Directors, a group that serves as liaison between the Laboratory Internal Audit Directors and the DOE Office of Inspector General, and had served as a member of its Advisory Board.