The University of Texas at El Paso is a large, complex and growing teaching and research institution whose successful management requires firm control over all activities through a system of financial and operational procedures. The Office of Auditing and Consulting Services (OACS) is charged with the critical function of overseeing management's disposition of these procedures.
The Office of Auditing and Consulting Services is responsible for ensuring the adequacy and effectiveness of the University's financial and operational controls through their continuous examination and evaluation. The OACS staff performs objective and independent appraisals of those internal controls, and reports the appraisal results to the responsible administrative officers. Throughout this process, the OACS staff is authorized to access all documents and records regarding UTEP's functions, property, students and personnel.
The Office of Auditing and Consulting Services also serves as a valuable consulting resource to other campus offices. Upon request, the OACS staff provides assistance in ensuring adequate function of control systems, helps to identify problems, and makes recommendations for improvements.
Some of the types of services provided include:
Evaluate internal controls.
Verify the existence of assets and ensuring proper safeguards for their protection.
Evaluate the adequacy and reliability of accounting systems and procedures.
Conduct special request audits and reviews.