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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 by helping to identify and manage an organization’s risks and ensure policies, procedures, and controls are in place and working appropriately; 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 is an increasingly sophisticated and complex activity requiring specialized knowledge, training, and education; and

WHEREAS, internal auditors are independent, objective professionals who help organizations improve their operations and achieve their goals by providing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, controls, and processes; 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 can investigate, discover, and fix processes that may otherwise have risk of inappropriate reporting and even fraud to promote accountability, productivity, and the improvement of management controls in public and private entities; 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 2024, as INTERNAL AUDIT AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.