Types of Audit
- Compliance Audits determine the degree of adherence to laws, regulations, policies, and procedures of the University, and other regulatory agencies such as the Public Procurement Authority. However, monitoring the quality of Teaching and Learning as well as meeting National Accreditation Standards is the job of another department, Quality Assurance and Planning Unit of the University (QAPU)
- Operational Audits review the use of resources and procedures/practices in the department being audited to determine if goals and objectives are being met in the most effective and efficient manner. A key component of operational audits is to assess the internal control environment of the unit to manage and mitigate inherent risks.
- Information Technology Audits evaluate system processing controls, data security, physical security, systems development procedures, contingency planning, and systems requirements.
- Consulting and Advisory Services are requested by management and encompass a wide range of activities. We facilitate risk assessments, business process analysis, data analysis or information technology assessments. We are also consulted on new system implementations, process and system redesign initiatives, and policy changes.
Special Investigations are performed in response to allegations received by our office through request by Heads of Departments and through calling the Department's hotline or other internal and external sources. Allegations are prioritized and investigated based on an assessment of potential risk to the University