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About Internal Audit

Mission

Our mission is to assist Jacksonville State University accomplish its objectives and improve operations.  We fulfill our mission through independent assurance and consulting activities designed to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance activities.

Code of Ethics

Principles

Internal auditors are expected to apply and uphold the following principles:

Integrity

The integrity of internal auditors establishes trust and thus provides the basis for reliance on their judgment.

Objectivity

Internal auditors exhibit the highest level of professional objectivity in gathering, evaluating, and communicating information about the activity or process being examined. Internal auditors make a balanced assessment of all the relevant circumstances and are not unduly influenced by their own interests or by others in forming judgments.

Confidentiality

Internal auditors respect the value and ownership of information they receive and do not disclose information without appropriate authority unless there is a legal or professional obligation to do so.

Competency

Internal auditors apply the knowledge, skills, and experience needed in the performance of internal auditing services.

Standards

The International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing is essential in meeting the responsibilities of internal auditors and the internal audit activity. Internal auditors uphold the principles of integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, and competency as defined in The Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics.

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