What We Do

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Internal​ ​auditors​ ​identify​ ​and​ ​assess​ ​the​ ​organization’s​ ​risks​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​bad​ ​things​ ​from​ ​happening, ensure​ ​good​ ​things​ ​happen,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​management​ ​and​ ​other​ ​stakeholders​ ​understand​ ​where​ ​the​ ​risks are​ ​and​ ​whether​ ​they​ ​are​ ​under​ ​control.
To​ ​do​ ​this,​ ​internal​ ​auditors

  • Evaluate​ ​whether​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​procedures​ ​are​ ​being​ ​followed.
  • Monitor​ ​compliance​ ​with​ ​laws​ ​and​ ​regulations.
  • Ensure​ ​controls​ ​are​ ​in​ ​place​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​and​ ​secure​ ​USA​ ​assets.
  • Suggest​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​reduce​ ​costs,​ ​improve​ ​processes,​ ​manage​ ​risks,​ ​and​ ​enhance​ ​revenues.
  • Investigate​ ​alleged​ ​fraud​ ​situations.
  • Essentially​ ​we​ ​are​ ​your​ ​internal​ ​consultants
  • And​ ​much​ ​more!

Where​ ​Do​ ​We​ ​Work

The​ ​scope​ ​of​ ​our​ ​work​ ​includes​ ​all​ ​University​ ​of​ ​South​ ​Alabama​ ​entities​ ​including​ ​the​ ​university, hospitals,​ ​cancer​ ​institute,​ ​clinics,​ ​etc.

What​ ​Is​ ​Our​ ​Authority

The​ ​Department​ ​has​ ​unrestricted​ ​access​ ​to​ ​all​ ​USA​ ​activities,​ ​records,​ ​properties,​ ​and​ ​personnel.​ ​The President​ ​has​ ​endorsed​ ​this​ ​right​ ​and​ ​has​ ​resolved​ ​that​ ​no​ ​member​ ​of​ ​management​ ​should​ ​attempt​ ​to restrict​ ​or​ ​limit​ ​the​ ​scope​ ​of​ ​internal​ ​auditing​ ​activities.

What​ ​Are​ ​Our​ ​Standards

The​ ​internal​ ​audit​ ​department​ ​and​ ​staff​ ​follows​ ​authoritative​ ​guidance​ ​promulgated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Institute​ ​of Internal​ ​Auditors​ ​(IIA).​ ​The​ ​IIA​ ​is​ ​the​ ​internal​ ​audit​ ​profession's​ ​global​ ​voice,​ ​recognized​ ​authority, acknowledged​ ​leader,​ ​chief​ ​advocate,​ ​and​ ​principal​ ​educator.​ ​(source​ ​theiia.org).​ ​​ ​The​ ​IIA​ ​promulgates professional​ ​standards​ ​and​ ​other​ ​authoritative​ ​guidance​ ​organized​ ​under​ ​a​ ​Professional​ ​Practices Framework​ ​(IPPF).​ ​This​ ​framework​ ​provides​ ​International​ ​Standards​ ​and​ ​Code​ ​of​ ​Ethics​ ​by​ ​which internal​ ​auditors​ ​should​ ​follow.​ ​The​ ​IIA​ ​has​ ​over​ ​180,000​ ​members​ ​in​ ​over​ ​22​ ​countries.