The purpose of Western Michigan University's Internal Audit Department is to assist the Board of Trustees, management, staff and faculty in safeguarding WMU assets and achieving institutional goals by delivering the highest quality service.
The Internal Audit Department identifies and assesses risk within the Western Michigan University environment through independent auditing and advising. This can be accomplished by providing services such as analyses, appraisals and assessments; confirmations; counsel and critiques; examinations and evaluations; investigations; research; and validations.
An audit schedule for the upcoming year is prepared at the end of the fiscal year and approved by Western Michigan University's president. This schedule includes University departments or programs on a routine, rotating basis, as well as departments or programs which require special attention in response to concerns or questions. Audits are occasionally initiated during the year which are not part of the yearly schedule.