OSBM serves as staff and support to the Council of Internal Auditing in its implementation of the NC Internal Audit Act (Article 79, Chapter 143 of the NC General Statutes). The 2007 session of the General Assembly created this act, the passage of which was recommended by a study directed by the Government Performance Audit Committee.
The act requires a state agency that (1) has an annual operating budget that exceeds ($10,000,000), (2) has more than 100 full-time equivalent employees, or (3) receives and processes more than $10,000,000 in cash in a fiscal year, shall establish a program of internal auditing, and that internal audits comply with current Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing issued by the Institute for Internal Auditors. The act establishes qualifications of Internal Auditors, directs that agencies appoint a Director of Internal Auditing, and establishes the Council of Internal Auditing.
To support the Council, OSBM has established an Office of Internal Audit to assist in the carrying out its responsibilities. The Office of Internal Audit structure is shown below.
Interagency Internal Audit Program
The Interagency Internal Audit Program provides technical expertise to internal audit functions and assists state agencies with internal audit activities whose budgets are between $10 and $70 million. The Program helps agencies develop and implement audit plans to add value and improve a state agency's operations.