Internal Audit’s purpose is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value to the institution’s operations. To accomplish this purpose, the Internal Audit Office adheres to The Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) International Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics. TTU Internal Audit is also subject to the provisions of the TBR policy on Internal Audit.
The TTU Internal Audit office performs a variety of audits. Some are based on an annual plan developed using the results of internal and enterprise-wide risk assessments. Others are required by the TBR, THEC, or the State Comptrollers Office, and some are the result of a special request or report of fraud, waste, or abuse. These generally result in a report which is sent to the unit being audited, the President, TBR, and State Audit. These reports contain observations, findings, recommendations, and management’s responses as applicable given the results of the audit.
In addition to audits that result in a report, Internal Audit periodically performs Procard Reviews and various other consulting services.