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Internal Audit Can Help

The University is subject to external audits, compliance reviews, and similar activities by various external agencies and other organizations. The Chief Audit Officer can serve as a liaison to the process, especially since internal audit is responsible for following up on all findings and recommendations made by external auditors. Determining whether or not such recommendations have been satisfactorily addressed is a requirement mandated by UNC policy.

If your department is contacted by an external entity regarding any type of pending review, audit, or investigative work, please contact the Office of Internal Audit. This notification serves a dual purpose:

  • To prevent the duplication of audit effort and
  • To ensure the duties of internal audit are fulfilled

A representative from internal audit will typically accompany the appropriate department representatives to any entrance and exit meetings with external reviewers.

Copies of all findings and recommendations issued by external auditors / investigators, along with management’s response to any recommendations, must be forwarded to the Chief Audit Officer in a timely manner.

Upon implementation of the recommendations or other alternative action by management, internal audit will perform verification procedures to ensure the stated plan of action has been implemented and will issue a status report to the President and the Board of Governors’ Committee on Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance.

Please submit an email to the Chief Audit Officer if an external agency or organization has notified you of an upcoming site visit, audit, or review. Thank you!