College of Ceramics Internal Control Program

The Internal Control Act

The New York State Governmental Accountability, Audit and Internal Control Act of 1987 requires that all State-operated campuses of the State University of New York establish and maintain a system of internal controls and an ongoing internal control program.

This Act includes provisions for strengthening campus internal controls and for measuring their effectiveness. All SUNY campuses received the following mandates:

  • Establish and maintain guidelines for a formal internal control program
  • Establish internal control reviews for departmental managers to identify risks, weaknesses and corrective actions
  • Ensure that all employees understand the concept of internal control and their respective roles and responsibilities
  • Formally state the organization's policies and standards for all employees
  • Determine the manner of fulfilling the internal audit function
  • Designate an internal control officer to coordinathe program
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