Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Internal Audit

Internal Audit

Internal Audit brings an independent, systematic and disciplined approach to the evaluation of the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Unlike external assurance providers, Internal Audit provides assurance to management, the  Audit and Risk Committee and the University Council that controls are operating as expected.

Internal Audit reports directly to the Council via the Audit and Risk Committee and provides advice to the Vice-Chancellor. The University Secretary has administrative oversight and management over Internal Audit across CSU.

Internal Audit at Charles Sturt operates in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter and the Internal Audit Manual.

EY has been appointed by the University Council as the University's Internal Audit service provider, working with the CSU internal audit team to deliver services across CSU.

Internal Audit Team

Internal Audit Officer

Christina Kozlik

The Internal Audit Officer will work jointly with EY to deliver internal audit services.

Engagement Partner (EY)

Amy Grace

Amy will be the lead Engagement Partner and will be responsible for overall delivery and service quality. Amy will leverage a deep experience across the Education sector, and will bring insights to deliver a robust, and tailored internal audit. Amy will be your first point of contact for queries and feedback.

Engagement Director (EY)

Jon Lucas

Jon will serve as the day-to-day contact for the Internal Audit and will oversee the delivery of the Internal Audit Plan and manage key stakeholder relationships. He will also provide access to the right expertise to ensure value is delivered through the internal audits.

Engagement IT Senior Manager (EY)

Anthony Fossy

Anthony will be responsible for the day to day management and delivery of the IT audit projects. He will work closely with Jon and the team to ensure that the right communication, capability building, tools, techniques and resources are integrated and that the program is delivered on time and with high quality.

Engagement IA Manager (EY)

Madeleine Bowdern

Madeleine will be on the ground and responsible for overseeing fieldwork and managing the delivery team. She is an internal audit specialist and has extensive experience managing and delivering internal audit engagements. You will see her regularly during the delivery of internal audit work at CSU.

Internal Audit Senior Consultants and Consultants (EY)

Various

A team of highly capable consultants will support the engagement team.

Internal Audit Lifecycle

Diagram of Internal Audit Lifecycle

Frequently Asked Questions

How often will I see Internal Audit?
You will see us from time to time carrying out work at relevant offices and campuses. The frequency and locations we attend will be determined when we scope projects.
How much of my time will be required in dealing with Internal Audit?
We may spend between 1-4 weeks carrying out an internal audit project and some interaction with staff will be needed during this time. However, we will plan carefully and work hard to accommodate your daily work activities and minimise disruption as much as we can.
Who should I contact if I have any further questions regarding the Internal Audit function/process?
Your first contact should be the Internal Audit Officer or Executive Officer to the University Secretary.
How will we communicate across geographic locations?
We will communicate mainly via Microsoft Teams Video Conference meetings. On-site meetings will be held where required as agreed with key stakeholders in advance, and taking into account factors such as COVID-19 travel restrictions.
What type of information will you require from me?
When carrying out an internal audit project we will work closely with the executive sponsor of the project to define information requirements and a single point of contact (SPOC), who will be the day-to-day contact. As part of our work we will carry out interviews to understand processes, and carry out analytics and sample testing to see evidence of controls. The most common information we will require will be policies and procedures, a verbal description and demonstration of processes occurring, data to select a sample for testing and evidence of processes/controls in action.
Who does Internal Audit report to within CSU?
We will report to the CSU Audit and Risk Committee via the University Secretary.