We are the Internal Audit Service team working at the University of Reading.
Internal auditing is defined by our Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors as 'an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organisation's objectives. It helps an organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes'.
A helpful introduction to Internal Audit can be found here on the Institute's website.
We provide an opinion to the Audit Committee, Council and the Office for Students, in accordance with the requirements set out in section 69 of Regulatory Notice 2: ‘Annual report of the internal auditor- to provide assurance over the adequacy and effectiveness of arrangements for:
- Risk management, control, and governance
- Economy, efficiency; and effectiveness (value for money)’.
The Audit Committee Terms of Reference can be found in the Committee List on the University Governance zone and the Internal Audit Services Terms of Reference can be found here.
In order to deliver this we have developed an Audit Strategy determining the approach outlining the approach we take which is reviewed and approved by the Audit Committee periodically.
Contact details for individual members of the Internal Audit Services can be found in the Staff list.