Internal controls make the right thing happen the first time.
The mission of University Auditing and Advisory Services is to promote accomplishment of university objectives by reviewing and advising on financial and operational risk management, policy and regulatory compliance, internal controls, and efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
University Auditing and Advisory Service adheres to the international standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, as promulgated by The Institute of Internal Auditors. The purpose, authority and responsibility of University Auditing and Advisory Services are formally defined in an approved internal audit charter.
Reviews of financial and operating activities, and related systems, as a service to management. Subjects of internal audits are based on risk assessment. Internal audits focus on achievement of the organization’s strategic objectives, reliability and integrity of financial and operational information, effectiveness and efficiency of operations and programs, safeguarding of assets and compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and contracts. Internal audits typically equate to assurance services, which the Institute of Internal Auditors defines as an objective examination of evidence for the purpose of providing an independent assessment on governance, risk management and control processes for the organization. Examples may include financial, performance, compliance, system security and due diligence engagements.
For more information about audits:
- Review the audit process.
- See the service plan.
- Request an engagement if you want to schedule an audit for your organization.
Advisory services are the result of requests from university management. Their nature and scope are intended to add value and improve an organization’s governance, risk management, and control processes without the internal auditor assuming management responsibility. Examples include reviews, recommendations (advice), committee participation, facilitation, training and other outreach activities.
To obtain advisory services or more information:
- Ask the auditor a question, or view questions and answers.
- Request an engagement and receive assistance tailored to your needs.
Investigations are independent evaluations of allegations generally focused on improper misuse of university resources, fraud, financial irregularities, significant control weaknesses and unethical behavior or actions. If you suspect an employee is engaging in improper governmental activities, see the Hotline for further information and details on how to file a report.