Welcome to the Colorado School of Mines Office of Internal Audit webpage. Many people aren’t familiar with internal auditors or what their role is within the institution. There’s also a misconception that auditors are bad. I hope this website provides clarification of the Office’s role, greater insight into what we do all day, and tools that can be of help to you.
I believe in transparency and collaboration throughout campus. My goals are to proactively partner with management to add value to Mines through sound audit recommendations and instilling greater confidence in existing procedures. I want to be a trusted advisor on campus and seek to think outside the box.
Prior to joining Mines in May 2015, I had been in internal audit for three and a half years and public accounting for five years. I started my career in public accounting with Deloitte where I gained valuable knowledge in auditing and reviewing financial statements for a variety of clients. I also earned my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designations during this time. The most valuable tool I’ve taken from these experiences is the ability to think through a problem, use available resources, and provide possible solutions to address risks and controls. I enjoy efficiency and am an auditor through and through.
I’ve been in Colorado since August of 2011 and haven’t even brushed the surface yet of the many activities and sites to see. I enjoy snowboarding in the winter and hiking 14ers in the summer. I’m always up for a challenge and enjoy learning what other’s love about this area.
Thanks for visiting the website. I hope you found this site helpful.
Shannon E. Sinclair
Director of Internal Audit