To add value to the university by partnering with university management to ensure that risk is managed and that controls are optimized and effective; to be respected by our peers as a model audit team that uses best practices that meet and exceed IIA standards.


To assist the management of the university and the members of the Board of Visitors by providing an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve university operations. We help departments accomplish their objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, controls and governance. 


Excellence: We strive to exceed the expectations of our auditees, university administration and the audit committee. We endeavor to perform at the highest level of competence and take pride in our accomplishments.  We strive to continually improve performance through the use of innovative technologies and audit techniques.

Professionalism: Our success depends on maintaining a highly-trained, diversely skilled, and motivated team. We value innovation, teamwork, and excellent communication skills. Our organizational independence and individual objectivity are important to our success.

Integrity: We recognize the importance of accurate and timely information. We practice open, truthful, and timely communication with auditees, university management, and the audit committee. By carefully listening and responding to their concerns, we seek continuous improvement in our services.

Accountability: We keep promises. We are accountable, responsible, and answerable to auditees, university management, the audit committee and Virginia taxpayers.

Stewardship: We ensure responsible stewardship of our human and financial resources as well as data and information entrusted to us. 

 2021 QAR

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