Welcome to the Department of Audit Services
Internal auditing is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of SFA. Our mission is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight. Audit Services assists SFA in accomplishing its objectives by applying a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization's governance, risk management and internal control.
Internal audit charter
Internal audit activities are conducted under a defined charter, approved by the SFA Internal Audit Committee, that states the purpose, role, authority and responsibility of the department. Audit Services, with strict accountability for confidentiality and safeguarding records and information, has been given unrestricted access to all SFA records, physical properties and personnel pertinent to carrying out any engagement. All employees are requested to assist the internal audit activity in fulfilling its roles and responsibilities.
Internal auditing, a vital part of SFA, functions in accordance with the policies established by the president, The University of Texas System administration and the UT System Board of Regents. To provide for the independence of the internal auditing activity, the chief audit executive, or CAE, reports functionally to the SFA Internal Audit Committee. The CAE reports administratively to SFA’s president and indirectly reports to the UT System CAE.