Northern Michigan University’s Internal Auditor Office exists for the purpose of self-examination of policies, procedures and practices that are related to federal and state laws, the universities own policies and guidelines and best practices for higher education institutions.
Jim Compton is NMU’s internal auditor. Ms. Compton reports directly to the president and the NMU Board of Trustees. Each year, she develops a set of proposed internal audits that are approved by the Board of Trustees then implemented during the year. The findings of each audit are reported back to the board’s finance committee, along with any subsequent changes or actions that are necessary.
The Internal Auditor’s Office provides value-added auditing services using an independent risk-based approach with emphasis placed on accountability, compliance and efficiency.