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Internal Audit

This site will acquaint you with the purpose and functions of the Internal Audit Department at Western Michigan University.

Purpose

The purpose of the Internal Audit Department is to assist the Board of Trustees, management, staff and faculty in safeguarding University assets and achieving institutional goals by delivering the highest quality service.

Services

The Internal Audit Department identifies and assesses risk within the University environment through independent auditing and advising. This can be accomplished by providing services such as analyses, appraisals and assessments; confirmations; counsel and critiques; examinations and evaluations; investigations; research; and validations.

Audit Schedule

An audit schedule for the upcoming year is prepared at the end of the fiscal year and approved by the University president. This schedule includes University departments or programs on a routine, rotating basis, as well as departments or programs which require special attention in response to concerns or questions. Audits are occasionally initiated during the year which are not part of the yearly schedule.