Internal Control & Accountability

The Internal Control & Accountability unit was created in 2009 as a result of the passage of Minn. Stat. Section 16A.057. The primary mission of the unit is to improve internal controls throughout state government. The unit has the following statutory responsibilities:

  • Adopt statewide internal control standards and policies
  • Coordinate executive branch agency internal control training and assistance
  • Promote and coordinate the sharing of internal audit resources
  • Monitor Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) reports and corresponding corrective action plans; and
  • Make biennial reports on the system of internal controls and internal auditing in executive branch agencies

The Internal Control & Accountability Unit is staffed with a Director and four Internal Control Specialists. Director Jeanine Kuwik was a long-time audit manager with the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) and more recently the Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) financial reporting supervisor. Each of the four internal control specialists has a wide variety of audit, internal control, and financial services experiences within state government and the private sector, particularly from the banking industry. The assorted talents and broad experiences of the team provide diverse perspectives on internal control.