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Mission Statement
The Penn State Internal Audit department is committed to performing value-added, risk-based audits, designed to independently review, test, and evaluate the financial, electronic, and operational controls throughout the University.

Department functions include examination and assessment of:

  • Business risks facing Penn State leadership
  • Compliance with policies, procedures, laws, and regulations
  • Safeguarding and use of University assets
  • Accuracy, reliability, and integrity of University records and reports
  • Development and implementation of methods, systems, and procedures
  • Suspected fraud, waste, abuse, etc.
  • Adequacy of internal controls regardless of location, form, or media

Statement of Authority
Under the direct auspices of the Board of Trustees, the Internal Audit department has full, free, and unrestricted access to all University activities, records, property, and personnel.

Individually, and collectively, internal audit staff members are responsible to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer for conducting themselves properly under that broad authority at all times.

The Board of Trustees has authorized the Internal Audit Director to have direct access to the President of the University and the Board of Trustees.

Vision Statement
Internal Audit, in alignment with The Pennsylvania State University goals and Strategic Plan, will promote good stewardship of University assets and resources to uphold the highest level of integrity.

Employee Ethics and Compliance Hotline
Address your concerns about workplace issues anonymously with the Ethics and Compliance Hotline. This service will assist you with problems including financial matters such as fraud, theft, conflict of interest, and other violations of University policy, including research compliance matters, discrimination, athletics-compliance issues, and more. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-560-1637 and online.

IT Audit Questionnaire
For Information Technology assistance, view the sample IT Audit Questionnaire.

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