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Office of Internal Audit and Process Improvement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Internal Audit and Process Improvement is to provide a wide range of quality audit services to our customers. We will accomplish our mission by:

  • Using innovative approaches in performing independent assessments of systems, controls, and efficiencies; guided by professional standards
  • Supporting our customers’ efforts to achieve their objectives
  • Promoting the full understanding, acceptance, and utilization of the internal auditing function by all levels of university management
  • Rendering assessments and advice for improving activities that will advance the goals and objectives of the university.

Definition of Internal Audit

Internal audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps organizations accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance process.

Reporting Structure and Authority

Internal Audit reports functionally to the Board of Trustees via its Executive Committee and administratively to the President. Our reporting structure and charter allows us to be independent of the functions we audit and gives us the authority needed for full, free and unrestricted access to all operations, records, property and personnel within the University.

No legitimate source of information is to be closed to Internal Audit. Documents and information provided to Internal Audit staff during an examination are handled in the same discreet manner as by those employees normally accountable for them. Internal Audit staff is obligated to protect the privacy of confidential and proprietary information accessed during the course of its activities.