Internal Audit Services is an administrative unit of Syracuse University, reporting to the Senior Vice President for Business, Finance and Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer and to the Audit and Risk Committee of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees.

As part of the University’s ongoing efforts to enhance its enterprise risk management capabilities, Ernst & Young has been selected to co-source internal audit services. The firm undertook a broad-based risk assessment to identify and prioritize the University’s key risks, with a specific focus on emerging issues in higher education such as cybersecurity and privacy, campus culture and safety, and various business operations.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality internal auditing services and business advice, consistent with professional standards, to the University’s senior management, faculty and staff, which will enable:

  • Efficient Operations
  • Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, University policies, and best practice guidelines
  • Accountability of the University’s assets

Vision Statement

The vision of Internal Audit Services is to be a positive influence on the internal control environment throughout the many and varied operations of Syracuse University in support of its overall mission.