The Internal Audit department currently consists of one internal auditor, who reports to the City Manager and presents reports to City Council. These reports provide suggestions to help the City utilize the limited resources available to best serve the public. The Internal Auditor must remain independent in order to audit the City’s operations, and thus has no responsibility for any ongoing operational duties. The Auditor also operates the Internal Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline, a channel for City staff to report misuse of City resources.
The goal of the City’s Internal Audit function is to conduct performance audits to help identify opportunities for improvement. Audits often involve research, interviews and data analysis and can cover a wide range of topics involving any number of departments or processes. Audit areas are determined through the process laid out in the Audit Plan,opens PDF file and all results are transparent. Relevant documents, reports and results will be posted on this site.
Internal Audit provides independent, objective and useful evaluations to help reduce risk and increase effectiveness and efficiency in operations.
To adhere to the highest level of professionalism in auditing, Internal Audit follows the International Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, as published by the Institute of Internal Auditors. These standards describe requirements for auditors’ professional qualifications, independence and responsibilities to issue relevant, meaningful, well-supported audit reports.
Internal Audit Framework
- Audit Plan Formal Memoopens WORD file
- Audit Plan 2019-2021opens PDF file
- COSO 2013opens PDF file
- Internal Audit Policy Resolutionopens PDF file
- Internal Audit Charteropens PDF file