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Internal audit’s role in tribal government transformation

Tribal governments operate in a challenging environment. Not only are they involved in public service delivery – health, safety, housing, education – but there is also responsibility for economic development, business operations and oversight. To ensure a bright future, Tribal governments are consistently making strategic decisions, executing large projects, and making significant budget decisions. 

As a result, tribal governments must integrate mechanisms to measure performance, seek improved efficiency, and hold the organization and personnel accountable. One method is to form an internal audit function to perform audit and consulting services at the direction of Tribal Council. The presenters will provide examples on how organizations can leverage internal audit and other internal resources to improve tribal operations. Furthermore, we will discuss how the Southern Ute Indian Tribe has successfully leveraged internal audit to measure performance and enhance accountability.

Key learning objectives:

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define and apply the key principles for an internal audit function
  • Improve operations by leveraging internal audit and other internal resources
  • Develop tools and strategies to measure performance and hold personnel accountable

Who should attend?

Internal audit professionals, chief financial officers and other executive management, Tribal Council members and other professionals involved in tribal business operations.

For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly specialists can help, contact our team.

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