University Audit

Office of the University Auditor

The mission of the Office of the University Auditor is to assist the State University of New York Board of Trustees and University management in the discharge of their responsibilities by providing the independent and objective appraisals of SUNY's financial, operational, and control activities.

Authority

The Office reports to the Chancellor and to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. These reporting relationships ensure independence, promote comprehensive audit coverage and assure adequate consideration of audit recommendations. Office personnel, in the performance of audits, will be granted full access to all SUNY functions, records, physical properties, electronic media, and employees. The Office has no direct responsibility for, nor authority over, any of the operations or activities that are reviewed.

Objectives

In fulfilling its mission, the Office's objectives include the following:

Audit activities are conducted in compliance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Audit Request

If a Campus or System Administration would like an audit during the current or future fiscal year, a letter should be sent to the University Auditor explaining the type of audit that is needed. The letter should include a description of the problem, contact person, telephone number, type of audit and degree of urgency. The University Auditor will review the request and contact the Campus/System Administration official regarding response to the request.