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KIPKE. BOB. GRAPHICS. KIPKE. BOB. GRAPHICS. 2000. 2001. “We’re from Internal Audit… And we’re here to help!”. Internal Audit – Our Role.

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“We’re from Internal Audit…

And we’re here to help!”


Internal Audit – Our Role

“Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.”

(Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. International Professional Practices Framework c 2009)

Simply put, we’re here to support University administration in making the best use of the University’s resources, assure the appropriate processes are in place to protect the University’s assets, and educate management on how to make the best use of University resources while protecting them.


Internal Audit – Our Vision

To provide assurance and consulting services in a spirit of partnership with the University System community – services that promote forward-looking improvements to the University System’s operating environment and internal control structure, and encourage the efficient and effective use of all University System resources.


Internal Audit - Responsibility and Authority

  • The internal audit function is mandated by Texas Government Code (Texas Internal Auditing Act of 1993).
  • Internal Audit is a system function responsible for UNT Denton, UNT Health Science Center, and UNT Dallas.
  • Internal Audit reports directly to the UNT System Board of Regents.
  • Regent Rule 04.501 is the “Charter” for Internal Auditing at UNT.

Internal Audit - Scope of Services

  • Review the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and the means used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information.
  • Evaluate compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Study processes being used to assure the most efficient and effective use of all University resources.
  • Evaluate the means used to safeguard assets and, when appropriate, verify the physical location of assets.
  • Review operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals, and whether the operations or programs are being carried out as planned.
  • Support and assist with investigations of employee dishonesty and theft when requested.
  • Provide customized training to UNT operating units on accountability, internal control, and fraud awareness.

Who are the Internal Auditors at the Denton Campus?

  • Donald Holdegraver, CIA, CFE
  • Chief Internal Auditor – UNT System
  • Susan Edwards, CIA, CICA
  • Director - Internal Audit – Denton
  • John McDermott, CIA, CICA
  • Auditor III
  • Luis Solis, CGAP
  • Auditor III
  • Bernest J. (BJ) Lott, Jr., CICA, CFE
  • Auditor III
  • Andrea Lillie
  • Auditor II
  • Carissa Baughman
  • Auditor II
  • Alfred Winder
  • Auditor II
  • Nicole Eleazar, CGAP

Auditor II


Why might my area

be selected for review?

There are several ways that a unit may be selected for review. They include:    

  • Part of the annual risk-based project plan.
  • Investigation requests.
  • Random selection based on various inputs.
  • Special requests from administration, external regulatory bodies, or other authorities.

Why might I request an audit?

  • An audit can provide benefits to you as an administrator…
  • If you have recently assumed new or additional supervisory responsibilities.
  • If operations have been significantly modified, Internal Audit can review procedures to assess whether internal controls are adequate.
  • A periodic “checkup” to review your unit's activities can help ensure that your procedures continue to comply with University policy.
  • An audit really is an opportunity to receive an independent assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of your unit's activities.

When would I be well-advised to contact Internal Audit?

  • When you have questions related to policy compliance or interpretation.
  • When you have concerns related to fiscal matters and are not comfortable with the answers supplied by your staff or other members of the University community.
  • When you need advice regarding the implementation of new processes.

When am I requiredto contact Internal Audit?

  • If you identify loss or theft of state funds you must report it to the University Police and Internal Audit immediately. UNT Policy 2.1.3
  • If you believe a suspected activity may involve fraud or dishonest activity, you should contact …Internal Audit, Legal Affairs, and Human Resources.UNT Policy 9.12

We look forward to working with you!

Don HoldegraverChief Internal AuditorUNT System311 Marquis

Susan EdwardsDirector-Internal Audit, Denton Campus311 Marquis