To maintain citizen trust and confidence that County resources are used effectively, efficiently, and honestly by monitoring and strengthening the reliability and integrity of financial records, compliance with established policies and laws, and reduce the possibility of fraud, waste, and abuse.
The internal audit activity was established by the Council by Ordinance 2018-21 and codified in section 2-13(j) in the County Code of Ordinances. The responsibilities are defined by Council. On May 5, 2020 Council approved the Internal Audit Guidelines which set the role, professionalism, authority, independence, responsibilities, and other matters. On an annual basis the internal auditor recommends an audit plan to Council for approval.