You are the director of internal auditing at a university. Recently, you met with Issa Arnita, the manager of administrative data processing, and expressed the desire to establish a more effective interface between the two departments. Issa wants your help with a new computerized accounts payable system currently in development. He recommends that your department assume line responsibility for auditing suppliers’ invoices prior to payment. He also wants internal auditing to make suggestions during system development, assist in its installation, and approve the completed system after making a final review.
Would you accept or reject each of the following? Why?
a. The recommendation that your department be responsible for the pre-audit of supplier's invoices.
b. The request that you make suggestions during system development.
c. The request that you assist in the installation of the system and approve the system after making a final review.