Northeastern University’s Audit & Advisory Services department is an independent, objective assurance, and consulting function designed to add value and improve University operations. We are employees of the University hired to:
assess and evaluate the University’s internal control environment,
assist management in identifying potential risks and controls, and
identify process improvement opportunities.
The Vice President of Audit and Advisory Services has a direct reporting relationship to the Audit & Risk Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees and reports administratively to the Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer.
We are here to help you become more effective and efficient in your areas of operation. Our goal is to work collaboratively with you to ensure internal controls are designed effectively and operating efficiently. Additionally, we are required to conduct special investigations when ethical business conduct is questioned or misappropriation of assets is suspected.
While performing our audits, we follow the Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Standards for the Professional Practice of Audit and Advisory Service (www.theiia.org).
Our staff comes from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds and many hold advanced degrees and certifications that are highly regarded in the audit industry.