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Audit Services

The internal audit profession has changed over the years. Auditors no longer exclusively review past transactions looking for compliance with policies and procedures. Today, we are engaged in a number of activities on campus:

Compliance

Our office performs compliance audits to determine the extent to which there is adherence to federal, state, local laws, other regulatory requirements and university policies and procedures.

The University has a compliance committee who's role is to promote compliance awareness amongst the University's academic and administrative units. Additionally, our office works closely with others around the University to help formulate strategies to achieve compliance in areas such as accounting, information technology, environmental health and safety, athletics, research and human resources.

Consultations and Special Projects

We accept management requests for consultative and special purpose projects. These may include data analysis and validation, operational and compliance assessments, assistance with interpreting University or state policies and procedures and IT related matters.

To submit a request for consideration please email Amanda Skaggs, askaggs@odu.edu.

Investigations

Internal Audit is charged with the responsibility to investigate internal complaints of fraud, waste and abuse, as well as the responsibility to investigate ODU related complaints received from the Commonwealth's Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline.

You may contact us directly at 757-683-3069 or the Commonwealth's Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline at 800-723-1615. Calls to the Hotline are anonymous and non-traceable.

Scheduled Audits

An audit plan is developed for each fiscal year and approved by the Audit Committee of the Board of Visitors. These scheduled engagements typically include financial, operational, information technology and compliance audits. For additional information see Audit Process.