Internal Auditing

Office of Internal Auditing

Welcome to the WIU Office of Internal Auditing.   Please take a few minutes to review our site and learn more about Internal Auditing, the services we provide, and how we can assist you.  We have included useful information about our office, the University and Foundation, and resources available to the campus.  

What Internal Auditing Does

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. 

Internal Auditing performs audits with a focus on financial, operational, compliance, strategic and reputational risks. In addition, Internal Auditing is responsible for auditing information systems and the controls embedded within those systems to support organizational processes and goals. Our audits are designed to ensure that the University and Foundation is functioning in the most efficient manner, and that controls are adequate and effective. Our purpose is to assist management in the effective and efficient discharge of their duties and responsibilities. In doing so, we provide management with analyses, appraisals, recommendations, counsel and information concerning the operations and activities we review.

We perform our audits based on an annual risk-based audit plan, as well as at the request of the Board of Trustees, University Management, Deans, and Department Heads.