UNLV Accounting Department Receives Grant to Enhance Internal Auditing Program

Nov. 17, 2014

The Internal Auditing Education Partnership at UNLV has received an $11,175 grant to enhance auditing course offerings and academic support.

The grant, awarded by the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund, Inc., is administered by the Department of Accounting in the Lee Business School. Funds will help support curriculum and program development, teaching/graduate assistantships, and program growth and marketing.

“This grant will allow us to continue to provide a high-quality internal auditing curriculum to our students,” said Paulette Tandy, chair of the Department of Accounting.

The grant will enhance internal auditing courses in which students complete internal audits to gain real-life internal audit experience. They conduct operational audits on various departments and business processes in the university and prepare a report. Their findings and recommendations are formally presented to the affected personnel, as well as a panel of practicing internal audit professionals.

The accounting department also administers the Internal Audit Certificate Program, which is designed to give students the latest information in the internal auditing profession and a respected professional distinction.

UNLV was accepted as an IAEP school in 2008 and is endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors. UNLV is one of only 33 universities in the U.S. and 46 in the world with this designation.

For more information on enrolling in the audit certificate program, visit this site.