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Internal Audit: Annual Report FY02

  1. Departmental Mission

    The Department of Internal Audits mission is to add value, insuring UWG continues to provide its customers with the highest quality of services in the most efficient and effective manner to meet or exceed its overall goals.

  2. Departmental Statement of Goals, Process to Assess These Goals, and Assessment Results:

    Internal Audits, a single person department, continues to successfully execute the annual USG approved Audit Plan.  Fiscal year’s 2003 Audit Plan has been prepared and submitted to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Audits.  He will present UWG’s plan to the System’s audit committee for approval.  The executed plan utilizes the Institute of Internal Auditors’ standards and the USG’s endorsed method of risk assessment.  In addition to supporting the administration the Internal Auditor functions as the liaison when the State Auditors’ reviewed UWG’s FY2001 financial records.  No findings were noted for UWG in the state’s Annual Financial Report for period ending June 30, 2001.

  3. Give An Example of How Your Department Used The Assessment of Goals and Outcomes to Change/Improve a Process

    The USG system of risk assessment, (formulas), help us to determine where the following years effort should be placed. We reassess each area every year.

  4. General Statement of Department Condition:

    A one-person department, subject to the inherent limitations of time available to complete tasks that require a larger staff.

  5. Departmental Achievements

    The department successfully executed the annual USG approved Audit Plan for fiscal year 2002.  Fiscal year’s 2003 Audit Plan was prepared and submitted to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Audits in the first annual one-on-one meetings.  He presented UWG’s plan to the System’s audit committee and received approval during the spring of 2002.  The executed plan utilizes the Institute of Internal Auditors’ standards and the USG’s endorsed method of risk assessment.

    In addition to supporting the administration the Internal Auditor functions as the liaison when the State Auditors’ review UWG’s FY2001 financial records.  For the fifth straight year the State Auditors did not make any findings during their audit of UWG’s Annual Financial Report for period ending June 30, 2001.

  6. Staff Productivity

    * Completed majority of scheduled audits during fiscal year 2002.

    * Attended three meetings during the fiscal year with the University System’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Audits and campus representatives. Various representatives made presentations on current audit topics including changes in auditing standards, departmental audits, and “lessons learned” during major software implementations.

    * Functioned as UWG’s liaison with state auditors during fiscal year 2002.  The internal auditor was unable to attend the Association of College and University Auditors’ (ACUA) annual conference, where most, if not all CEU’s are earned each year.

  7. Student Achievements

    Not applicable.

  8. Other Awards, Distinctions, and Achievements

    * Member of UWG’s “Institutional Commitment” committee during its Self-Study in preparation for SACS scheduled visit during February 2003.