The mission for the Department of Internal Audit is to support the University in the pursuit of its mission to provide opportunities for intellectual and personal development through quality teaching, scholarly inquiry, creative endeavor and service for the public good. The Department's mission is to add value to facilitate UWG's efforts to provide its customers with the highest quality of services in the most efficient and effective manner to meet or exceed its overall goals.
The Department of Internal Audit is committed to the support of the University's continuous pursuit of maintaining its high level of standards and ethics in providing the West Georgia community with opportunities to continuously improve their intellect and personal development. The Department provides management with an independent, objective appraisal of such opportunities offered to its customers by means of providing thorough evaluations and recommendations (students, faculty, staff and community).
The Department, through coordination of Federal, State, and Regents audits of the University, receives a positive review designed to add value and improve the University's operations. Every effort is made to comply with the industry standards, as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors' Professional Standards in satisfying the expectations and needs of management. The department conducts audits, scheduled and unscheduled, to provide management an independent appraisal of the University's compliance with policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. The department's flexibility ensures the University's administration the desired level of confidence in maintaining adequate internal controls.