The Internal Audit Department is an integral part of Nicholls State University, reports administratively to the University President, and functions under the policies established by Nicholls’ management and the University of Louisiana System Board. The Internal Audit Director also collaborates as needed with the University of Louisiana System Director of Internal Audit.
The internal audit function serves as an independent appraisal function for the University through the examination and evaluation of its activities. The objective of the internal audit function is to assist members of the organization in the effective and efficient performance of their responsibilities. Internal Audit also provides analyses, appraisals, recommendations, counsel, and information concerning the activities reviewed.
Internal Auditing, as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) :
“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.”