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Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management

Upstate’s IA/ERM Department will design appropriate audit and risk assessment programs to support the University’s mission and shared governance. The IA/ERM department will always act with integrity, focus, respect, energy, and purpose.

Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management
Campus Activities Building
Rm. 313
155 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-4692
Fax: 315 464-4698
Hours:8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Audit Services

Internal Audit provides several required audits throughout the year. We often perform these in conjunction without outside accounting firms for larger entities such as the Medical Service Groups and the Hospital.

We also perform voluntary audits for those departments who request them. You may ask why anyone would request an audit. The answer is that audits often assist management in defining areas of weakness and assist them in determining the best means of correcting those weaknesses. By having us perform the work, this can be achieved without using a significant amount of departmental resources.

Review Services

Internal Audit provides review services in the same manner as audits are performed. The main difference between an audit and a review is the amount and type of information that is tested. Reviews are typically done in a more limited manner.

Internal Control Assessment and Testing

SUNY requires each campus to have an Internal Control Program. Internal Audit performs periodic reviews of systems to insure the security of State assets.

Investigative Services

Internal Audit performs investigations of any reported fraud, theft, or other crime involving the manipulation of accounting records. This service often involves coordination of efforts with the Upstate Offices of Human Resources (HR) and Employee Labor Relations (ELR), Institutional Compliance, Ethics & Privacy, University Police as well as SUNY Office of General Counsel, and/or NY Attorney General's Office.

Special Projects

We also participate in special projects assigned by management when our accounting knowledge is beneficial. This may include policy and procedure development or revision, new computer software implementation, control design, etc.

Officers & Staff

Willaim G. Veit, MBA, LSSGB
AVP Internal Audit/Enterprise Risk Management
Phone 315 464 4692
Fax 315 464 4698
[email protected]            

Tammy Frisbey, BS, MBA
Internal Audit Manager
Phone: 315 464 6866
Fax: 315 464 4698
[email protected]

Becca Lounsberry, BS, MBA
Assistant University Auditor
Phone: 315 464 4693
Fax: 315 464 4698
[email protected]