900.2 - Internal Control Policy - Responsibility for Internal Control

Policy Area:  Internal Control
Policy Sub Area:  N/A
Authority:  G.S. 143D-7
Effective Date:  7/1/2008
Last Revision Date:  N/A
Policy Owner/Division:  Risk Mitigation Services

Policy

North Carolina General Statute §143D-7 provides that “The management of each State agency bears full responsibility for establishing and maintaining a proper system of internal control within that agency.”

Agency management may not delegate its responsibility for establishing and maintaining a proper system of internal control. Agency management must establish and reinforce a strong control environment through practice and action which embodies these principles:

  • Sound integrity and ethical values, particularly of top management;
  • Where appropriate, a board which understands and exercises oversight responsibility related to internal control;
  • A management philosophy and operating style which supports achieving effective internal control;
  • An organizational structure which supports effective internal control;
  • Retention of individuals competent in matters subject to internal control;
  • Management and employees are assigned appropriate levels of authority and responsibility to facilitate effective internal control; and
  • Human resource policies and practices are designed and implemented to facilitate effective internal control.
     

Procedures

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Accounting Guidance

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Related Documents (Memos/Forms)

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Revision History

  • None to date