Frequently Asked Questions
What do auditors do?
- Internal Auditors review the system of internal controls established
by the Board of Supervisors and County Administration.
How long do audits last?
- Audits will last from eight hours to several hundred hours depending
on the scope of the audit. An average audit will take approximately
150-200 hours of internal audit resources.
Do you have to comply with the Auditor's Report?
- Internal Auditors make recommendations. Policies are made by
the Board of Supervisors and County staff.
Do auditors only look for negative things?
- No, the Internal Auditor is a partner that will help your business
be successful. The Internal Auditor is looking for ways to help
you to do your job more efficiently.
How do the auditors determine who gets audited?
- An internal audit plan is developed annually based on input
from the Board of Supervisors and County staff. Audits are selected
based on a risk assessment, external audit results, and department
What do I do if I suspect fraud?
- Notify your supervisor immediately. Your Department Head will
notify Internal Audit. Department Heads, the Sheriff's Office
and the Internal Auditor will work together to identify any operational
weaknesses or any criminal actions.