The Internal Auditing Department (IA) is part of the Colorado State University System, under the direction of Allison Horn. IA reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Governors and administratively to the Chancellor. This reporting structure provides the independence necessary to perform internal audits. IA’s authority is provided within the Audit Charter which was ratified by the Board of Governors June 24, 2009. The Department, on behalf of the Board of Governors (BOG), provides the CSU-Pueblo with an independent appraisal function designed to enhance accountability and to help members of CSU-Pueblo’s Management in the effective and efficient discharge of their responsibilities.
In addition to conducting audits and reviews, Internal Audit is available to make presentations regarding Internal Controls and “red flags”. Effective controls provide deans, department chairpersons, college and academic-support unit fiscal officers and the Board of Governors with reasonable assurance that institutional objectives have been achieved through sound financial management. Internal Audit is available to assist departments with financial/operational audits, information systems audits and compliance with established procedures and laws.