Internal Auditor Emily Posey working to strengthen NSU as a whole

Emily Posey has served as Northwestern State University’s internal auditor since October 2020, where she provides risk-based and objective assurance services, advice and insight towards achieving university goals.

“It is my sincere hope to assist NSU personnel by adding value to their individual operations so that together we can strengthen NSU as a whole,” Posey said. “I hope to break the ‘auditor stigma’ and provide friendly and helpful service to everyone I have the opportunity to work with.”

Posey has been on staff at NSU since joining the Bursar’s office in 2014. After graduating from high school, she worked at the former Peoples State Bank for eight years. When Peoples merged with MidSouth Bank, she declined a position that would have required a move to Lafayette and instead joined the accounting department at Southern Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager, for one year and was then hired at Northwestern. She transitioned into the Internal Audit Office this past October.

“I am really enjoying my new role. I am able to work with many different people on campus and am learning lots of new things,” she said.

Posey graduated from Natchitoches Central High School in 2005. She earned an associate degree in accounting from University of Phoenix in 2009 and a bachelor’s degree in finance in 2011. She and her husband Jonathan have been married 16 years and lived in Many 13 of those years with son John Ross, 6, and Renley, 4.

“I have worked at NSU since my oldest was an infant and they both have the same love for the Demons as my husband and I do. They are huge fans and love attending Northwestern events and youth camps,” she said. “Outside of work I enjoy deer hunting, camping, and spending time with my family and friends. I am also very active in the church my Family and I attend and love assisting with youth activities.”

Posey’s office is located in Room 125 in Caspari Hall. She can be reached at (318) 357-4421 or