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What is Internal Auditing?


The Department of the State Internal Auditor (DSIA) defines internal auditing within the Commonwealth as "an integral part of the overall internal control system". The Institute of Internal Auditors defines internal auditing in this way:

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

That's nice but what does it mean? Believe it or not, we are on your side, and attempt to be as "user friendly" as possible. Our purpose is to help you more effectively perform your job. The following items are a sampling of the things we do.

          *Evaluate your operations for ways to improve your effectiveness or efficiency. 
          *Help you comply with various University, State and Federal policies. 
          *Ensure that you have proper controls in place to protect you, your employees and the University. 
          *Provide you with advice regarding systems, policies, procedures etc. 

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