A proactive business partner.

The mission of the Office of Internal Audit is to serve as a proactive business partner with the University's management and Board of Trustees by providing independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve Bucknell's operations. It helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management and control processes.

Frequently Asked Questions


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What is the function of Internal Audit?


Internal Audit conducts financial, operational and compliance reviews of various departments and processes throughout the University. Internal auditing is defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors as is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations.

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What if I think actual abuse, fraud or waste is going on?


All members of the Bucknell Community, including outside vendors, are encouraged to report *any* suspected fraudulent activities. Available resources include immediate supervisors, Human Resources, the Workplace Advisor Program, the Director of Internal Audit, and EthicsPoint (a third-party service).  Read more about reporting fraud, waste or abuse.

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What should I do if I have suggestions for better ways for the University to do things?


Let us know. Faculty and staff can use the Online Suggestion Box located in the Quick Links on their myBucknell dashboard. Students can use the Student Suggestion Box located in the Quick Links on their myBucknell dashboard.

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To whom does the Office of Internal Audit report?


The Office of Internal Audit reports functionally to the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Bucknell University Board of Trustees and administratively to the Controller/Treasurer.

Charters

Charters

CharterInternal Audit Charter - Defines the mission, scope, and responsibilities of the Office of Internal Audit. The charter also details the authority granted to the Office of Internal Audit by the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Audit and Risk Management Committee Charter - Defines the purpose, authority, composition, and responsibilities of the Audit and Risk Management Committee as approved by the University's Board of Trustees.

If you desire to learn more about the responsibilities of the Office of Internal Audit or the Audit and Risk Management Committee, please contact Robert Hoster, Director of Internal Audit, at 570.577.3342.

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