Internal Audit Awareness Month
WHEREAS, internal auditors play an essential role as independent, objective professionals who help organizations improve their operations and accomplish their objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes; and
WHEREAS, internal auditors analyze and monitor important issues, including risk and control, governance processes, reliability and integrity of information, and compliance with policies and regulations; and
WHEREAS, internal auditors analyze their findings and advise organizations, board members and management in ways to maintain, correct or improve their operations; and
WHEREAS, internal auditors promote accountability, productivity and improvement of management controls in public and private entities; and
WHEREAS, the efforts and contributions of internal auditors benefit the citizens and employees in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert F. McDonnell, do hereby recognize May 2013 as INTERNAL AUDIT AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.