Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes (Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)).

Performed by audit professionals with an in-depth understanding of the CERN culture, systems, and processes, the CERN Internal Audit provides reasonable assurance to Management at all levels, by means of the objective and independent examination of evidence, that internal controls are in place to mitigate the key risks in their area of responsibilities, and that these controls are well designed and working effectively.

In this website, you will be able to find details on who we are, our contributions and the methodology we use to provide the Organization with value added internal audit recommendations. This site also gives you some insight into the procedures which we apply in the conduct of our activities.