Preparing for an Audit

The typical audit is intended to obtain reasonable assurance that the area under review is following prudent business and administrative practices consistent with the mission of the organization, official policies and bylaws of the university, and the laws or requirements of external authorities, as may be applicable. In addition, audits obtain reasonable assurance that significant risks have been identified, controls are designed to mitigate the risks, and that the controls have been effectively implemented.

The existence of an effective internal control environment in all of the university's administrative and support functions is an integral part of maintaining a sound financial position and providing quality services in support of academic excellence. The existence of these features, along with providing quality academic programs, will contribute towards achieving the university's vision of becoming a "preeminent metropolitan research university". More information can be found at the following link.

What the Auditors Will Need (PDF)