“Supporting Effectiveness and Efficiency through Auditing”
WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF AUDIT SERVICES
Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA), an institution within the Southern University and A&M System, seeks to provide a quality education for its students and prepare students for careers in technical and occupational fields. SUSLA is dedicated to excellence in instructions and community service, promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry. SUSLA supports its core mission by awarding certificates, diplomas and associate degrees; and offering courses and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities.
The Office of Audit Services serves as an independent and objective unit to assist SUSLA management in its evaluation of internal controls in place to protect against waste, fraud, and abuse and to support the integrity of their assertions. Audit Services supports the institution’s mission by examining the integrity, reliability, and efficiency of SUSLA’s operations, policies, and procedures in assuring that internal controls are in place, operating effectively, and providing reasonable assurance of compliance with laws and requirements. In accomplishing our goals, we support SUSLA in meeting its responsibilities, improving performance and ensuring accountability to the public. We provide objective, fact-based, fairly presented, and balanced information to strengthen internal controls and achieve program objectives.
OUR CORE VALUES
Public office carries with it a responsibility to use public resources efficiently and effectively. Audit Services must maintain high standards of professionalism and integrity. Accountability, integrity, and reliability are to be reflected in our work.
We conduct our work at the request of University representatives, as mandated by public laws, or to address specific requests of the concerned public.
We support oversight by:
reviewing operations to determine whether public funds are being spent efficiently and effectively;
- investigating allegations of improper activities;
- performing policy analyses and outlining options for University consideration; and
- reporting on the effectiveness of programs and policies in meeting their objectives.