Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services for the Education Sector


The role of internal audit is evolving due to economic conditions, ever-changing regulations, increased technology risk and globalization. This dynamic environment creates a new opportunity for internal audit to demonstrate its value, but also makes it difficult for many organizations to staff an internal audit function and/or maintain all of the necessary skills required to meet the challenges of the higher education sector.

Schneider Downs is positioned to provide internal audit support, from staff augmentation to full outsourcing. We work closely with internal audit functions, management and Audit Committees to achieve the scope of coverage organizations require. In a co-sourcing arrangement, we partner with your professionals to fill problematic gaps in your internal audit function’s subject-matter skill sets or geographic needs in order to mitigate exposure to crucial areas requiring attention beyond your reach.

Schneider Downs provides a suite of advisory and consulting internal audit and risk advisory services that address specific concerns of organizations, including:

  • Outsourcing and strategic sourcing
  • Compliance review
  • Fraud risk assessment
  • Process and control optimization
  • Risk assessments
  • Data mining
  • Quality assurance review
  • IT audits
  • Information security

For a list of the services that Schneider Downs can provide to educational institutions in the Pittsburgh and Columbus regions, and across the United States, please visit our education sector services webpage.