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Former CAFNR administrative assistant pleads guilty to embezzling more than $700,000 from MU

   June 7, 2016

COLUMBIA — A former administrative assistant with the Southwest Research Center in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, a unit of MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, pleaded guiltyMonday to embezzling more than $700,000 from the university.

Carla Rathmann, 54, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty to one count each of mail fraud and credit card fraud.

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Internal audit's journey of lifelong learning

   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...

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Governor declares May ‘Internal Audit Month’

   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...

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Quick fact - the Internal Audit Department gets an audit

   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...

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Seven attributes of an effective internal auditor

   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...

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May is Internal Audit Awareness Month

   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 “nitpicking fault-finders, blame-layers or bureaucrats.” Tom York,...

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Advising student organizations – a reminder from internal audit

   May 3, 2016

Advising student organizations – a reminder from internal audit

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...

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Independent Contractors: Beware of traps - from HR.com

   April 28, 2016
The risks of implementing an independent contractor model may include misclassification litigation and federal or state investigative initiatives. For example: 1. Federal and state Department of Labor (DOL) wage and hour investigations seeking unpaid overtime compensation if employee status is found to exist; 2. Private individual and collective lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (...

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Fighting Fraud the 49er Way

   April 5, 2016

Are you aware there is fraud occurring all around you?  Discover the meaning of occupational fraud.  Learn how you can recognize fraud, prevent it and detect it, and how to report it so action can be taken. Register through Learning and Development with the Human Resources department ...

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Fighting risk - whose job is it?

   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...

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