The University Audit Office exists to assist University management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees in the effective discharge of their responsibilities. The University Audit Office is responsible for examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of (1) the systems of internal control and their related accounting, financial, computer, and operational policies and (2) the procedures for financial and compliance monitoring and reporting and to make recommendations for the improvement thereof.
The scope of the University Audit Office's responsibilities includes examining and evaluating the policies, procedures, and systems which are in place to ensure:
- reliability and integrity of information;
- compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations;
- safeguarding of assets; and,
- economical and efficient use of resources.
The University Audit Office shall have direct access to all university books and records necessary for the effective discharge of its responsibilities. The reporting relationships, duties, and responsibilities of the University Auditor are contained in the University Bylaws Article XI.
The University Audit Office supports the mission of Cornell University by helping protect its assets and reputation. The office provides objective assurance and advice on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Cornell University. This is accomplished by reviewing operations and controls, providing relevant analyses, recommending improvements, and promoting ethical behavior and compliance with policies and regulations.
395 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 255-9300
Fax: (607) 255-9303
Weill Medical College Office
418 E. 71 Street, Suite 42
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 746-1897
Fax: (212) 746-8872