The Department of Inspector General conducts audits of departments or functions of the Board of County Commissioners and the Clerk & Comptroller's Office in an effort to:
- Assess risks and recommend measures to mitigate those risks.
- Evaluate internal controls to identify potential problems or inadequacies.
- Review compliance with contracts, policies, procedures, regulations, laws, etc.
- Determine the impact of noncompliance as well as analyze and evaluate the efficiency and operational effectiveness of the various functions or programs of the Board and Clerk.
As a result of the service provided, the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office and County are better assured risk is being managed effectively and controls are in place which help to ensure:
- Assets are adequately safeguarded.
- Compliance with laws, ordinances, policies, etc.
- Transactions are properly authorized.
- Information provided to management and/or the public is accurate and reliable.
- Resources are used efficiently.
- Programs are effective and meeting established objectives.
Independence & Objectivity
The Director of the Inspector General Department reports directly to the Clerk & Comptroller, an elected official, thereby maintaining independence from activities audited.
Objectivity is essential to the audit function. Therefore, the Auditor should not develop or install procedures that will be reviewed. The Auditor's objectivity will not be compromised by reviewing and recommending controls for new systems. In the installation of new systems, the Auditor can offer suggestions for minimum controls during the course of feasibility studies and program implementation without impairing objectivity.