Business Compliance and Internal Controls

This department facilitates the integration of the activities, plans, attitudes, policies, systems, resources and efforts of the people of an organization working together to provide reasonable assurance that the organization will achieve its objectives and mission.  

Functional Services

This unit has the functional responsibilities to:

  • Ensure compliance with regulations, policies, and guidelines
  • Identify and remedy the absence of policies
  • Facilitate a university wide Risk Control Self-Assessment
  • Proactively manage risk
  • Consultative compliance, risk management and internal control services

The University at Buffalo uses the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control framework as the basis for a comprehensive internal control program.

Cube describing COSO framework

Five components of the COSO framework

Contact an Expert

Carrie Woodrow

Carrie A. Woodrow

Director, Business Compliance and Internal Controls

Business Services

420 Crofts Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1786

Email: carriewo@buffalo.edu