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UNT System

internal audit

Mailing Address

Internal Audit
1155 Union Circle, #311579
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Physical Address
(for overnight mail)

University of North Texas
1511 W. Mulberry Street
Marquis Hall - Room 311
Denton, TX 76203

Phone: (940) 565-2153
Fax: (940) 565-2534

Fort Worth Office

UNT Health Science Center
802 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: (817) 735-2060
Fax: (817) 735-0551

UNT Internal Audit definitions

vision statement

UNT's internal audit professionals play many roles: auditor, consultant, advisor, facilitator, listener, teacher, and administrator. In these roles, all of our activities are directed toward helping you, our client, achieve your goals. Our focus is on the future. Although we look at how you have done things in the past and how you are doing things today, we use this information to help you make improvements so that you can manage even more effectively.

We understand that you may have concerns about working with us. The word "auditor" sometimes conjures up unwarranted fears in people's minds. Our experience shows, however, that most clients who were initially fearful about their operations being audited have been surprised to find that we welcome client participation in the audit process and that we are much more interested in helping a department operate well in the future than we are ferreting out past mistakes.

The audit process is most effective when you, as our client, are actively involved in helping us understand the results you are endeavoring to accomplish.


Who audits the auditors?

The Internal Audit Department functions in accordance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act. We recognize the Institute of Internal Auditors as our professional and authoritative source. As such, Internal Audit reports directly to the UNT Board of Regents with access to the Chancellor of the University.

Members of the State Auditors Office annually review internal audit activity. In addition, every three years, a team of auditors from outside the University performs a quality assurance review, a peer review, as required by law.

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Carissa Spinks, MBA, CFE, CIA
Internal Auditor III (940) 565-2153
Carissa Spinks joined UNT Internal Audit in November 2006 as an Auditor II. Previously, she was the Business Manager for the College of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University, where she handled all aspects of the college’s budget. Carissa graduated from the University of North Texas in 2004 with a B.B.A in Finance and she has a M.B.A. from Texas Woman’s University. She is a member of the Association of College and University Auditors and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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