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Internal Audit

Director's Message

Helen Vanderland, CPA
Internal Audit Director


The Mission of Internal Audit:

…To provide the State Board of Virginia Community Colleges, the Chancellor, and the administrators of the 23 community colleges with independent and objective assurance and consulting services guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of the Virginia Community College System. Internal Audit assists the Virginia Community College System in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management, control, and governance processes.

Welcome to the Internal Audit website at the Virginia Community College System. This website will explain the ‘what and why' of internal auditing and will help you determine how internal audit can assist you and when it is important and necessary to call for advice. We will educate you on internal controls by figuring out what they are, who is responsible, and why they are important.

The audit process is a collaborative effort. My objective is to have your continued involvement at every stage, so that you understand what we are doing and why we are doing it. The process works best when client management and the internal auditor have a solid and constructive working relationship based on clear and continuing communication. Consequently, your involvement is critical at each stage of the audit process.

As Audit Director, I report functionally to the State Board for Community Colleges and administratively to Chancellor Glenn DuBois as seen in the Organization Chart. I am a 1980 graduate of Longwood University and have my MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am also a CPA and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of College and University Auditors, and the College and University Auditors of Virginia.

 Helen Vanderland

Helen Vanderland, CPA
Internal Audit Director
804) 819-4951

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