Internal Audit Office

Frequently Asked Questions

To whom does the Internal Auditor report?

The Internal Auditor reports directly to the President on all audit matters.  Operationally, the Internal Auditor reports to the Controller and Vice President for Administration and Finance.  Per Kansas Board of Regents policy, the Internal Auditor shall report directly to the Kansas Board of Regents Fiscal Affairs and Audit Committee any situation wherein the Auditor perceives a conflict of interest with or on the part of the President's involvement with the subject of an audit.

What is the authority of Internal Audit?

The Internal Audit Office has been authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University President to have full and free access to any and all FHSU records, physical properties, and personnel relevant to an audit.

How does Internal Audit decide what to audit?

Most audits are selected based on a risk evaluation performed by Internal Audit.  Additionally, some audits are requested by the department, FHSU Administration, or the Kansas Board of Regents.

How long does an audit take?

Depending on the complexity and scope of the audit, an audit can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months.

How would an audit impact our staff time and resources?

Internal Audit will need you to provide information and documentation; however, a conscious effort will be made to limit the effect on your daily operations.

Can I request an audit?

Yes.  Audits can be requested by contacting the Internal Auditor.  An attempt will be made to comply with all requests; however, Internal Audit resources are limited and requests must be prioritized.