The Office of Internal Audit and Risk Management is committed to assisting Missouri State University and its management by furnishing independent appraisals, evaluations, and recommendations concerning university activities and operations. In addition, the Office processes all third party requests for documents, manages the University's ethics hotline, and works with University employees to ensure Ethics Commission financial disclosure reports are completed timely when required.
The Director reports directly to the Board of Governors Risk Management & Audit Committee and indirectly to the President in accordance with the Charter. All staff report directly to the Director. This arrangement provides the independence necessary to ensure impartiality. The Director also serves as chair of the Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Committee.
Missouri State University is a member of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and the Association of Governmental Accountants (AGA). In addition to these organizational memberships, individual auditors also hold membership with the IIA and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).