Office of Internal Audit

Southeastern's Office of Internal Audit was established to assist operating management and to work with you in achieving University financial and operating goals. We strongly believe the internal audit function enhances the system of internal controls at Southeastern. It is important to recognize that internal auditing is intended to be constructive in nature. We want you to feel comfortable and to be thoroughly informed about the entire audit process. We look forward to working with you to help ensure the future success of our University.

Mission and Purpose

The mission of the Office of Internal Audit is to assist University management and the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by furnishing them with analyses and recommendations concerning activities reviewed. These recommendations come from examination and evaluation of University departments and units on a periodic basis to ensure that the University's assets are adequately safeguarded, the entities are operating efficiently and effectively, and are in compliance with Federal, State, and University regulations.

Southeastern's Office of Internal Audit assists management in achieving University financial and operating goals. It is our responsibility to evaluate the adequacy of the system of internal control, verify the existence of University assets, and ensure that proper safeguards are maintained to protect them from loss. Internal Audit makes recommendations to management to improve internal controls based on testing and analysis.

Internal Audit also identifies operational opportunities for cost savings/revenue improvements and evaluates whether existing policies, procedures, and practices are useful and effective, and economically justified. Internal Audit is also available as an in-house consultant on internal control matters and provides guidance on control aspects of new systems and procedures.

Internal Audit reports to the University President and interfaces with the University of Louisiana System Director of Internal Audit.

Frequently Asked Questions will answer some of the questions you may have about internal audits. The Office of Internal Audit is available to answer any additional questions you may have about your audit or the auditing process.