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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Internal Audit Awareness Month

WHEREAS, internal auditing is a vital part of strengthening organizations and protecting stakeholders of both the public and private sectors; and

WHEREAS, internal auditing helps identify and manage the organization’s risks and ensure policies, procedures, and controls are in place and working appropriately; and

WHEREAS, internal auditing is an increasingly sophisticated and complex activity requiring specialized knowledge, training, and education; and

WHEREAS, internal auditing is an established profession, with a globally recognized code of ethics and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing; and

WHEREAS, The Institute of Internal Auditors is the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications; and

WHEREAS, historically, the global internal audit profession promotes awareness about its value during the month of May each year; and

WHEREAS, Internal Audit Awareness Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and contributions of internal auditors to the success of organizations and the global economy at large;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize May 2023, as INTERNAL AUDIT AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.