Mission Statement

To assist University units in effectively discharging their duties while ensuring proper control over University assets.

About the Internal Audit Department

Michigan State University Internal Audit is an independent assurance function. The Internal Audit Department provides University administrators, directors and their staff with an independent and objective evaluation of the effectiveness, efficiency, and application of accounting, financial and other internal controls necessary to accomplish university objectives in compliance with established policies, procedures, regulatory requirements and sound business practices. We conduct ongoing reviews based on a comprehensive audit plan using a risk-based assessment process.

Internal Audit has responsibility to review the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information as well as the means used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information. Also, Internal Audit reviews the systems established to ensure compliance with those policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations that could have a significant impact on operations and reports. Systems of internal control are reviewed to determine if they are functioning as designed and that assets are properly safeguarded. Recommendations are proposed to strengthen the internal control structures and operating procedures to the audited units. In addition, Internal Audit conducts investigative audits in situations where allegations of fiscal misconduct or conflict of interest arise.

Internal Audit staff are trained professionals with degrees in accounting, computer science or related fields. Our staff are dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Internal Audit at Michigan State University. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.