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Robert N. Willis, Jr., CPA

Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Duke University Health System
Robert N. Willis, Jr., CPA

Robert Willis is the Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Duke University Health System. He has been a member of the Duke University Hospital and DUHS staff for nearly 35 years.

Willis has served as Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer since 2012 and most recently served as interim Chief Financial Officer in 2023. Prior to that, he was Corporate Controller for DUHS since 1999.

In his current role, Robert is responsible for the health system’s general accounting, financial consolidation and reporting, internal accounting controls, accounting policies and procedures, and coordination of the accounting and finance support provided by the university to DUHS. He and his team coordinate external audits, annual combined financial statements and disclosures, monthly internal financial reporting packages, and many other regulatory filings for DUHS hospitals.

Robert also serves as the Associate Treasurer for DUHS, and he and his team manage all investment banking and borrowing activities, as well as commercial banking and insurance activities.

Prior to coming to DUHS, Robert worked in the audit department at KPMG.