Drexel University's Internal Audit Department reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of Drexel University with respect to audit activities and findings, and administratively to the Vice President and University Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, to maintain their independence to Drexel University. The Internal Audit Department is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the organization's operations. It helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Internal Audit consists of a team of independent, objective and experienced auditors assigned to execute strategic auditing processes that help improve organizational operations throughout the University. Drexel University is an institution that provides high-quality education, research and service; to ensure high standards are met, it is important that there be adequate systems of control and accountability for all of our activities.
Internal Audit has the authority to recommend improvements and to monitor the implementation of approved recommendations. It has free, unlimited and unrestricted access to all books, records, files, property, systems and personnel of Drexel University and its subsidiaries. Affiliates, partnerships, joint ventures, licensees, contractors, vendors, distributors, third parties or other operations are also subject to review by Internal Audit.
Consistent with the mission of Drexel University, the Internal Audit Department strives to protect and promote the integrity of, and enhance the ability to achieve, our business and strategic objectives. Internal Audit strives to promote and enhance a culture that encourages employees, faculty and professional staff to conduct their activities with the utmost integrity, dignity and respect, in accordance with the University's Code of Conduct. We are committed to providing clear and strategic guidelines to train and educate members of the Drexel community about sound business practices.
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