Controls Assessment Tool
Internal Controls Self-Assessment
The Controls Assessment Tool (CAT) is designed to aid WSU departments in performing an internal controls self-assessment. The CAT serves as a guide and is not all-inclusive. Should you have a question, feel free to contact Director of Internal Audit Chris Cavanaugh.
The key unit in the organizational structure of a university is the department, and the department head (whether a chair, director, budget officer or principal investigator) is the key administrator. The CAT uses department head generically throughout.
Yes indicates a necessary control is in place. No indicates internal control could be improved and warrants attention.