Office of Internal Audit

Bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Our Purpose

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Internal Audit’s mission is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based objective assurance, advice and insight. Professional staff are members of the Institute of Internal Auditors and abide by the Code of Ethics principles of integrity, objectivity, confidentiality and competency.

Our services include assurance and consulting in the following areas:

  • Compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or contractual agreements
  • Financial transactions and the systems/procedures used to process them
  • Information Security/Technology to evaluate confidentiality, integrity, availability and reliability of data and programs
  • Operational/Performance tests the efficiency and economy of operations

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Internal Controls Training & Checklists

The Office of Internal Audit offers training classes that address risks and controls. These are available to employees on The University of Alabama System campuses, the UAB Health System and affiliated entities. These classes will help participants understand internal controls and how to effectively balance risks and controls.

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Ethics Support

The University of Alabama System encourages ethical conduct among all employees of the System and its three institutions. Ethics Support is a resource for employees to seek guidance, without fear of retaliation, regarding potential actions or situations that could be considered unethical or a violation of conflicts of interest or other governing standards.

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Offices

  • System Office

    Mailing Address
    1720 2nd Avenue South
    AB860
    Birmingham, AL 35294-0108
  • IT Office

    Mailing Address
    1720 2nd Avenue South
    KCPD509
    Birmingham, AL 35294-0500
  • The University of Alabama Office

    Mailing Address
    Box 870146
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0146
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham Office

    Mailing Address
    1720 2nd Avenue South
    KCPD509
    Birmingham, AL 35294-050
  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville Office

    Mailing Address
    301 Sparkman Drive
    Shelbie King Hall, Room 347
    Huntsville, AL 35899