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CAMPUS AUDIT DEPARTMENT CHARTER

INTRODUCTION

 

Campus Audit’s role is to be an independent, objective, assurance and consulting function that adds value and improves the operations of UNLV. It helps the University achieve objectives by systematically evaluating and improving risk management, control, governance, and the implementation of best practices.

 

Campus Audit was established by the Vice President for Finance and Business. The Campus Audit Director reports, both administratively and on audit matters, directly to the Vice President for Finance and Business.

 

Campus Audit is granted free and unrestricted access to all relevant University records, physical properties and personnel. When necessary, University personnel will assist Campus Audit.

 

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

 

The Campus Audit will follow the Code of Ethics of the Institute of Internal Auditors and all University policies. The department diligently maintains an independent attitude.

 

The audit work schedule is developed by prioritizing the audit universe by risk. Campus Audit reports its plans, significant issues, and staffing capabilities to the Vice President for Finance and Business as needed.

 

Campus Audit issues a written report after each review for distribution to clients and other appropriate parties. Each audit’s results are retained by the Department and are available to the Vice President for Finance and Business. Management implements corrective action identified during audits, and Campus Audit performs follow-up reviews of these actions.

 

AUDIT DEPARTMENT WORK

 

Campus Audit’s scope includes evaluating the University’s control systems and its progress on achieving stated goals and objectives, suggesting improvements, and providing reports. The scope involves helping to:

 

  1. Assess the University’s risk management, corporate governance, and internal control systems. Provide an overview of the effectiveness of the internal control system.

  2. Assess issues or concerns. At management request and with the approval of the Vice President for Finance and Business, review specific matters. Review existing operations or programs to determine results are consistent with those expected. Review development of new systems to determine progress, results, and testing are consistent with established goals and objectives. Perform value-added process analyses and provide advice to management. Systematically evaluate the University’s efficiency and effectiveness.

  3. Develop Campus Audit associates for management positions. Identify candidates with control expertise and recommend them for positions throughout the University
 

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