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Final ACUA Response to Proposed IIA Standards

ACUA submitted a comment letter expressing appreciation for the IIASB's efforts to update the Standards. In the letter, President Melissa Hall outlined individual member feedback on the proposed Standards through the IIA Survey. In addition, President Hall addressed our member poll on assessing the general reaction to the proposed Standards.

To read the full statement, please click here.

AuditCon 2023 - Registration Open!

C&U Journal: Summer 2023 Issue is now live!

The Summer 2023 Issue of College & University Auditor Journal is now available for you to read. We hope you enjoy this new edition.

We invite you to join a growing field of professionals making their mark on the collective learning of our ACUA community by reaching out to me at Questions, ideas, and comments are always welcome.

Lastly, please review the proposed changes to the IIA Standards in the article below and submit your comments to the IIA by Tuesday, May 30.

Kara Hefner

ACUA Survey on Proposed Changes to the IIA Standards

Dear ACUA Members:

The Auditing and Accounting Principles sub-committee would like to hear from you. Please complete a brief six-question survey and share your thoughts about the proposed changes to the IIA Standards. The information collected will be used to prepare ACUA’s response to the proposed changes during the IIA’s public comment period.

To take the survey, please click here. The deadline to complete the ACUA Survey is Monday, May 8, 2023.

We thank you in advance for your participation during this exciting time in the internal auditing profession. Feel free to forward any questions to Erin Egan-Director, ACUA Auditing and Accounting Principles sub-committee, at, or Amy Kozak-Chair, ACUA Standards and Best Practices Committee at

ACUA & IIA Comments Regarding PCAOB Rulemaking Docket Matter No. 028

ACUA submitted a comment letter expressing concerns on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's (PCAOB) proposed auditing standard, “The Auditor’s Use of Confirmation, and Other Proposed Amendments to PCAOB Standards.” In the letter, President Melissa Hall acknowledges the problematic proposed language that "represents a concerning shift in the PCAOB's attitude toward professional internal auditors."

To read the full statement, please click here.

Call for Volunteers: Auditing & Accounting Principles Sub-Committee

Position: Member, Auditing and Accounting Principles Sub-Committee  

Number of volunteers needed: 2 volunteers

Time Commitment: This position requires an immediate need for potentially 5-10 hours per month from March 2023 to May 2023 as the sub-committee prepares the ACUA response to the IIA changes to its Standards. After May 2023, the time commitment is potentially a couple of hours per month to research, discuss, and/or summarize relevant news in auditing and accounting to the ACUA membership.

Task Description: Immediate need is for a contributor to the sub-committee’s charge of preparing the ACUA response to the IIA’s proposed changes to its Standards during the public open comment period. The open comment period begins on March 1, 2023, with the release of the new Standards and closes on May 30, 2023. The sub-committee will communicate with the ACUA membership that it is preparing this response and solicit feedback from the membership once it has reviewed the changes to the Standards. The sub-committee will review the membership’s responses and summarize them into a response that will be reviewed and approved by the ACUA President and Board.

Otherwise, the sub-committee meets virtually every other month and corresponds via email to discuss, research, and publish relevant changes to auditing and accounting principles impacting higher education to the membership.

  • ACUA member in good standing
  • Ability to summarize and organize information
  • Enjoys writing and editing
Expectations: The volunteer should be able to commit to a time-sensitive project with interim deadlines throughout March–May 2023

Interested? If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please contact Amy Kozak, Standards and Best Practices Committee Chair, for more information at or 360-650-3435. Thank you for your consideration!

ACUA NCAA Audit Guides

Review the new ACUA NCAA Audit Guides here.

AuditCon 2023 - Call for Volunteers Now Open!

ACUA seeks volunteers to serve on the 2023 AuditCon Conference Planning Committee. Member of the committee will be asked to provide feedback on session topics and content, review speaker proposals and agreements. AuditCon will take place September 24-28, 2023, in Miami, FL.

Committee work will be conducted online and via conference calls and may take approximately two to four hours per week. Proposal review is planned to occur in April with committee work ending July/August. Those selected to be part of the Program Committee will receive a discount on their AuditCon registration fee!

We are looking for individuals with a diverse skill set to serve and range in expertise from the following areas:
  • Small audit department directors
  • CAE's with 12+ years' experience
  • Information Technology auditors
  • Auditors new to higher education
Click here to submit your application. Responses are due by January 26, 2023. The questionnaire will take less than three minutes of your time to complete.

Thank you for considering this special request. Your willingness to serve will contribute to ACUA creating a high-quality education program for AuditCon!
Katrina McNair
2023-2025 ACUA AuditCon Conference Director

Audit Interactive 2023 - Registration Now Open!

Registration for Audit Interactive 2023 is now open! To learn more about this year's conference and to register, please visit the Audit Interactive website.

2022 ACUA Member Needs Assessment Survey

ACUA Members:
Thank you for being a member of ACUA and helping us in our goal of being the recognized advocate and a leading expert for internal auditing in higher education.  We are continually improving our services and resources for our members and would appreciate your help to ensure that your experience with ACUA is the best it can be.  Please complete this survey and give us your feedback on our organization and the benefits we provide to you.  The responses we receive from this survey will guide ACUA’s strategic planning for the next few years. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. After each section, your responses will be saved, and you can come back multiple times if needed to complete the survey. Once you click the complete survey button, the survey will no longer be accessible.
Please complete the survey by Monday, March 14, 2022.  If you have any questions about the survey questions, please contact Will Hancock, Membership & Marketing Committee Chair, at, or Amy Kozak, Best Practices Committee Director, at  If you have any questions about the survey process, please contact ACUA Headquarters at
Click here to begin the survey!
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