Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Why was I selected?
  • A: If you are like many directors or department heads, you may not have requested an internal audit. The university conducts a regular, ongoing examination of its internal controls, and, as part of this process, OIA conducts about 20 audits annually.
  • Q: What is the typical audit length?
  • A: Audits can last from a few weeks to several months. The auditor assigned to your unit will give you a reasonable estimate of the time she or he needs to complete the audit.
  • Q: What should I expect?
  • A: An OIA representative will contact you to schedule a meeting to discuss the scope of the review and the logistics of conducting the audit. At this initial meeting, you should take the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions that you may have and determine how you can provide input to facilitate the review process. A typical audit has several stages, including preliminary research, data collection and analysis, review, report preparation and distribution, and follow-up. Please refer to the Audit Process link below for details: