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On the 2015 Higher Education Audit Committee Agenda

Apr 09, 2015
From the Government Institute

Over the past year, we’ve had many conversations with trustees and senior officers at leading colleges and universities around the country. While financial matters still remain at the top of the agenda, audit committees are increasingly being called upon to oversee other kinds of risk.

Drawing on the insights gleaned from these meetings, we have created a new publication, On the 2015 Higher Education Audit Committee Agenda.

This document outlines topics that have recently garnered the attention and time of audit committees. They include:

  • Financial Reporting, Internal Controls and External/Internal Auditors
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Compliance with Laws and Regulations
  • Technology
  • Conflict of Interest/Related Party Transactions
  • Institutional Data Integrity

In addition to outlining the key challenges related to these topics, the publication also offers suggestions about the steps audit committee members can take to address these issues.