Campus News

Date Published:Friday, July 1, 2016
Summer coincides with the annual end-of-the-year purchasing spree by some campus departments and units, and it is a time for offices to purge, replace, repurpose or recycle equipment. While most items make their way into the trash or recycle bins, University employees should exercise caution, as certain items require special handling. If an item is a University-classified fixed asset, it must be...
Date Published:Monday, June 13, 2016
Each May, the Institute of Internal Auditors promotes Internal Audit Awareness Month to bring attention to the profession of internal auditing. During this year’s observance, the UNC Charlotte Internal Audit Department provided several articles about the profession for publication on Inside UNC Charlotte. “We want you to get to know us and how we operate so when we come around, you will be more...
Date Published:Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Universities are more integrated, more interdependent and more diverse than ever, while internal audit is tasked with doing more with less. All of these factors create significant challenges for traditional internal audit operating models. Meeting management’s expectations in this dynamic environment requires a new mindset. The need to respond to the latest headlines, attacks and case studies...
Date Published:Thursday, May 19, 2016
Gov. Pat McCrory has designated May 2016 as “Internal Audit Month” in North Carolina in a proclamation signed April 25. The governor’s recognition of the internal audit profession and its contributions to the state complement the activities taking place across North Carolina as audit professionals highlight their role protecting organizational value by providing risk-based and objective...
Date Published:Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Professional standards (the International Professional Practice Framework) require the chief audit officer to “develop and maintain a quality assurance and improvement program (QAIP) that covers all aspects of the internal audit activity.” The QAIP should be designed to provide reasonable assurance to stakeholders of the Internal Audit Department that it: Performs in accordance with its...
Date Published:Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The UNC Charlotte Internal Audit Department defines its success by helping other University employees and campus units do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. Internal audit is ever-changing, and so are the proficiencies that it takes for an internal auditor to be successful. Technical skills are important and necessary, but soft skills are important, too. The seven attributes of a...
Date Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Advising student organizations – a reminder from internal audit Date Published:  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 There are more than 350 student organizations on campus (click here to search a listing of them); these student-led groups have faculty or staff advisors, and many groups collect dues or conduct fundraising events in order to finance their annual activities....
Date Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2016
  Internal Audit Awareness Month, observed annually in May, is an opportunity to call attention to the profession of internal auditing. Audit professionals work year round to communicate about the field and its value to organizations. A challenge is to combat misperceptions of the profession in which auditors are labeled as “...
Date Published:Friday, April 1, 2016
The University can encounter events and circumstances that may threaten its pursuit of institutional objectives. Such events/circumstances could be risks that must be identified, defined, analyzed and addressed. Some risks may be accepted (in whole or in part), and some may be fully or partially mitigated to a point where they are at an acceptable level. There are a number of ways to mitigate...
Date Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Internal Audit Department recently overhauled its consulting and advising services offered to all University departments and divisions.  “Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations,” according to the Institute of Internal Auditors[1].  While assurance services have been known and...