Training

Audit Services strives to ensure that the university has adequate internal controls.  While we do not own the processes and controls established by management, we want to help staff and faculty understand university policy and best practices so they can create the best possible control environment. Below is a list of training offered by Audit Services covering a wide range of important topics.

Payroll Compliance and Controls

In this course, emphasis is placed on compliance with federal regulations, university policy, and the controls necessary in the payroll function. (Click here to request training)

Fraud Awareness (Interactive)

Every department should be concerned about the potential for fraud.  It can not only affect you operations directly, but can also affect the university as a whole when occurrences make the news.  We should all take steps to limit the ability for fraud to occur within the university.  This course concentrates on necessary controls to limit the potential for fraud. (Click here to request training)

Internal Controls

Internal controls are a means by which resources are monitored, measured, and directed. They play an important role in detecting and preventing fraud.  Without proper internal controls, an organization would lack the ability to achieve its objectives. This course is an introduction to internal controls to help gain an understanding of what they are and how to establish them. (Click here to request training)

Risk Management

Through presentations, practical exercise, self-assessments, your department will be able to improve their understanding of risk, while identifying current issues and challenges affecting your operations. This will enable you to establish new processes and controls mitigating risk before it becomes a serious problem to your operations. (Click here to request training)

Control Self-Assessment Workshop

Control self-assessment (CSA) is a technique that allows managers and work teams directly involved in business units, functions, or processes to participate in assessing the organization's risk management and control processes.  In the facilitated workshop, assessments of risk and controls are made by the department personnel, which can increase the ability to achieve business objectives.  We will work with you in a consulting role to help in the assessment of risks and controls. (Click here to request training)

Management Review and Oversight

This is specifically geared toward newly appointed Chairs, Deans, and Principle Investigators.  The training reviews best practices for managers to ensure they have the tools and knowledge necessary to provide meaningful oversight of their area of operation.  Concentration will be placed on how to read important University Reports and other financial information necessary for successful managment of operations, sponsored programs, and endowments. (Click here to request training)