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Internal Audit Explained

Overview of internal audit

The overall goal of Internal Audit is to improve the University's operations across its various systems, policies and procedures and ensure that these provide value for money. As part of the regulatory requirements of its registration with the Office for Students (OfS), the University is required to have in place a comprehensive system of risk management, control and corporate governance. Internal Audit provides a mechanism to give internal assurance to the University.

This page has been created to provide a short guide aimed at staff who are hosting or contributing to an audit undertaken by the University’s internal audit function.

The guide is intended to explain some background about the audit process, what you can expect during the course of an audit and to advise on how you can make the audit run smoothly and as useful as possible for improving and enhancing the work of your area.

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Internal Audit key contacts

The University’s day-to-day relationship with the internal audit partners (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) is managed by the Director of Strategic Planning and Deputy Secretary, Simon Jennings s.jennings2@lancaster.ac.uk. In Simon’s absence please refer enquiries to the Head of Governance Services, Claire Geddes, c.burston@lancaster.ac.uk in the first instance.