Internal auditing is defined as 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.
Internal audit provides independent analyses, appraisals, and recommendations about the adequacy and effectiveness of a state agency’s system of internal control policies and procedures and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
Assurance services means an examination of evidence for the purpose of providing an independent assessment of risk management, control, or governance processes for an organization. Assurance services include audits categorized as: financial, compliance, economy and efficiency, effectiveness, and investigations. Consulting services means advisory and related client activities, the nature and scope of which are agreed upon with the client and are intended to add value and improve an organization’s operations. Consulting services include counsel, advice, facilitation, and training.
This information, and more, can be found at Texas Government Code Chapter 2102, the Texas Internal Auditing Act (the Act).
The Act requires submission of an internal audit annual report each year to the Governor, the Legislative Budget Board, the Sunset Advisory Commission, the State Auditor, and the entities’ governing boards and chief executives. The State Auditor is charged with prescribing the form and content of the annual report and other internal audit requirements.
Audit Plan as required by Texas Government Code, Section 2102.008
Updated Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2022
Annual Audit Report as required by Texas Government Code, Section 2102.009
Annual Report for FY 2021