The Internal Audit Department serves the public interest by providing independent and objective audits, reviews, and assessments of City functions and promotes accountability through public reporting. Visit the Internal Audit Reporting webpage to learn more.
When auditing, the Department evaluates if the City:
Applies its resources effectively, efficiently, and economically;
Complies with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures;
Adequately safeguards its assets and resources;
Appropriately manages its revenue; and
Provides reliable financial and operational information.
Additionally, Internal Audit aids in the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse. Visit the Fraud, Waste, & Abuse webpage to learn more.
The Internal Audit Department also provides advice to City staff upon request on how to implement internal controls to mitigate risks - including the risk of fraud - that can impede the City's objectives. To assist the City with this, the Department has developed an Internal Control Cheat Sheet (PDF) that includes information about common control activities, mitigated risks, and tips for implementation.