Internal Audit: Who We Are & What We Do

The role of Internal Audit is to provide independent assurance that an organisation's risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. Internal auditors deal with issues that are fundamentally important to the survival and prosperity of an organisation. Unlike external auditors they look beyond financial risks and statements to consider wider issues such as the organisations reputation, growth, its impact on the environment, and the way it treats its employees. 

Internal Audit at the University of Birmingham is provided by a small in-house team, supported by specialist skills provided by Deloitte. We are part of the Finance function, and have reporting lines to the Finance Director, Registrar & Secretary, Vice-Chancellor and Audit Committee.

Internal Audit (IA) is committed to providing a high-quality service to all areas of the University. Delivery of this commitment depends upon a relationship that recognises the responsibilities of both IA and those who use our service. We operate in line with the standards set out by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, and have regular internal and external assessment of our compliance with these. To learn more about what to expect during an Audit, see our Preparing for an Audit and FAQ Intranet Pages.

The Internal Audit Team

Head of Internal Audit: Jon Darling                                                

Deputy Head of Internal Audit: Natalie May

Principal Auditor: Ben Shore

Senior Internal Auditors: Laura Moody & Stacey Smith




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