Internal Audit Awareness Month


WHEREAS, internal auditors play an essential role as independent, objective professionals who help organizations improve their operations and accomplish their objectives; and 

WHEREAS, internal auditors provide a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes; and 

WHEREAS, internal auditors monitor important issues, including risk and control, governance processes, reliability and integrity of information, and compliance with policies and regulations; and

WHEREAS, internal auditors analyze their findings and advise organizations, board members, and management in ways to maintain, correct, or improve their operations; and 

WHEREAS, internal auditors promote accountability, productivity, and improvement of management controls in public and private entities; and 

WHEREAS, Internal Audit Awareness Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and contributions of internal auditors to residents and employees in the Commonwealth; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 2014 as INTERNAL AUDIT AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.