The Campus Audit function is an independent, objective, assurance and consulting activity established within the university to review accounting, financial and other operations to determine:
The Campus Audit Department functions in accordance with policies established by the State of Nevada, the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), and the University of Nevada, Reno. Campus Auditing directly reports to the Associate Vice President for Business and Finance.
The Associate Vice President for Business and Finance is responsible for reviewing all institutional audit reports and responses to audits, including, but not limited to, those performed by campus audit and other external (non-university) organizations such as NSHE Internal Audit, the State of Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau, and federal agencies.
The Campus Audit Department is authorized to conduct a broad, comprehensive program of internal auditing within the university, which includes examination and evaluation of adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness of the systems of financial and management control of the university and their compliance with federal, state, NSHE, and university policies, procedures, laws and regulations. In carrying out these activities, Campus Audit is authorized to have full, free and unrestricted access to all university functions, property, personnel and records (including manual and electronic records). Although such access is unlimited, Campus Audit shall ensure the safekeeping and confidentiality of all records and information.
The Campus Audit Department has neither direct responsibility for, nor authority over any of the activities, functions, or tasks it reviews. Accordingly, Campus Audit does not develop or write policies or procedures that they may later be called upon to evaluate. They may review draft materials developed by management for propriety and/or completeness; however, ownership for these materials remains the responsibility of management.
The objective of Campus Audit is to assist university management with objective analysis and recommendations concerning the activities reviewed. The scope of activities may include: