UKIA prides itself on its Quality Assurance Initiatives and Program. The Department strives to provide the best possible service to the University by staying atop of industry and professional standards through continuous professional education, continuous process improvement and recommended assessments.
According to IIA Standard 1310, Internal Audit activities should adopt a process to monitor and assess the overall effectiveness of the Quality Program. The process should include both internal and external assessments, with the external assessment recommended every 5 years. The purpose is to provide reasonable assurance of professional standard conformity to those that rely on the work of UKIA.
In August of 2009, Internal Audit completed a Quality Assessment Review performed by the Institute of Internal Auditors. The University of Kentucky's Internal Audit department received the highest rating of "Generally Conforms."