About Us

MISSION

The mission of the Office of Audits & Consulting Services is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight. We assist UTRGV in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization's governance, risk management, and internal controls.

VALUES STATEMENT

To lead with professionalism and integrity and provide excellence and accountability in all we do.

VISION

Optimize institutional effectiveness and efficiency consistent with high quality organizational standards.

STRATEGIC GOALS

Develop an annual audit plan in accordance with the Texas Internal Audit Act and UT System guidelines that evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, operational and governance processes.

  • Perform institutional risk assessment to identify high risk areas and include those areas in the annual plan.
  • Prepare annual audit plan in accordance with the Act and UT System guidelines and executive management needs.
  • Include evaluations of appropriate Presidential initiatives in annual audit plan.

Provide management with independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve University operations.

  • Request operating management input to audit planning process.
  • Provide recommendations based on audit activity and results
  • Provide consulting and advisory services as requested and approved.
  • Provide risk assessment training to the university community.
  • Provide internal control and control self assessment training as identified or requested by management.

Office operation and audit engagements will be performed in accordance with professional audit standards.

  • Conduct quality assurance reviews in accordance with professional auditing standards.
  • Monitor office operations and staff engagement for conformance to IIA Standards.
  • Audit staff will prepare a plan that includes long/short term professional development and training needs to maintain sufficient knowledge, skills, experience, and professional certifications to meet the requirements of professional audit standards.