Philando Brown, Director, CPA, MPA
The mission of the Internal Audit's office is to provide an independent, objective analysis and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration's operations. It assists the department in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
Scope of Work
The scope of work of the Internal Audit Office, within staffing levels, is to determine whether the department's network of risk management, control and governance processes, as designed and represented by management, is adequate and functioning properly.
The department's office bear the responsibility of developing, implementing and maintaining systems and procedure. Internal Audit may recommend controls to improve the department's office systems and procedures. Internal Audit's recommendations are not directives but are suggestions in determining solutions to potentials problems areas. Corrective action based on Internal Audit's findings and recommendations is the responsibility of the department office management. Internal Audit must follow up on all of its findings and recommendations until corrected.