The Audit Process
Types of Audit:
We carry out different types of internal audit review.
- Risk based audits: where we look at a particular service, function, area, School or Service and review the risk management and controls in operation in that area to ensure that they are effective and efficient in meeting their objectives. Routine, probity work will also be undertaken to enable assurance to be given on the standard of financial control operating.
- Data assurance: we are required to provide assurance over the controls to ensure the accuracy and completeness of certain data.
- Value for money: during all audit reviews we consider value for money issues and will identify and report on any areas which may offer improvements in terms of value for money.
When does an audit take place?
Internal Audit Services produces an annual audit plan which outlines the likely areas for audit reviews in the coming year. This plan is based upon our assessment of the risks facing the University. This plan is agreed by the Audit Committee.
We will try to schedule an audit review around busy times within a School or Service in order to minimise disruption.
The audit process is described in the pages below: