WHEREAS, internal auditors are independent, objective professionals who help organizations improve their operations and accomplish their objectives; and
WHEREAS, internal auditors provide a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and government 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 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 residents, employees, and citizens of the Commonwealth;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize May 2019 as INTERNAL AUDIT AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.