The internal audit team serves the University of Oregon by protecting it from external and internal threats. This is done by assessing risks, advising on internal controls, investigating instances where the process lacked internal controls, and advising on corrective action plans.
As part of the administrative structure within the university, auditors help units achieve their objectives. In turn, this support helps the university achieve its overall teaching and research mission.
The Office of Internal Audit's goal is to assist leadership in striving to provide maximum benefits while making the most efficient use of resources. This is done by identifying areas to increase efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and minimizing occurrences of fraud, waste, and abuse.