Department of Internal Audit

Contact Us

The Internal Audit Department is located in the Campion House (Map).

Creighton University
Campion House
Suite 42500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska  68178
Fax: 402.280.3502

T. Paul Tomoser, CPA, CIA, CRMA
Internal Audit Director

Thomas Pfeifler, CPA, CMA, CIA
Senior Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Department

On behalf of the staff of the Internal Audit Department I welcome you to our website.  I am T. Paul Tomoser and serve as the Internal Audit Director.  We are excited that you have come to pay us a virtual visit.

We have assembled a collection of informative resources to assist you in understanding the internal audit process, our department and the ways in which we serve the University and discharge our professional responsibilities.  Our Frequently Asked Questions section answers many questions about the types of assurance and consulting engagements we perform and our basic engagement approach and methodology.

We consider ourselves partners with administration and management teams across campus.  We see ourselves in an auxiliary role assisting them in their stewardships to educate, inspire and serve.  We desire to enhance academic and administrative processes by recommending ways to make them more effective and efficient.  Our objectivity and independent reporting structure allows us to view unit objectives, efforts, accomplishments, risks, control activities, information and communication systems, processes and procedures in a unique and unencumbered way.  We continually strive to issue meaningful reports that address risk, control and governance matters which are of concern to you, our stakeholders.  If it's important to you - it's important to us!

We remain firm in our support of the University and its administration and management teams and will continue to fulfill our role assisting and furthering the mission of Creighton University to the best of our ability.

The Role of the Internal Audit Department

The Internal Audit Department is an independent appraisal activity established as a service to management.  It is a management control which functions by examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of other controls.

Consistent with its mission, the Internal Audit Department provides management with information, appraisals, recommendations and counsel, regarding the activities examined and other significant issues.

The Department executes an approved service plan and performs the following tasks in accordance with its overall strategy:

  • Verify the existence of assets and ensure proper safeguards for their protection.
  • Investigate reported occurrences of fraud, embezzlement, theft, waste, etc.
  • Assess compliance with state and federal laws, and contractual obligations.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of the system of internal control.
  • Evaluate the reliability of information generated by reporting systems.
  • Assess compliance with policies and procedures and sound business practices.
  • Review operations/programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and whether the operations/programs are being carried out as planned.
  • Appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed.
  • Educate and train University employees regarding policies, procedures and sound business practices.
  • Recommend actions that assist the University to achieve its mission.

Written audit reports are furnished to the President and other administrators that include management's corrective action plans.  A review of the corrective action plan is performed with a written follow-up report issued.