The Internal Audit Department derives its authority to conduct audits of City departments, boards and commissions from the City’s Code of Ordinances. City Ordinance, Title 2, Chapter 17, Section 17.80-130, establishes the duties and responsibilities of the Internal Audit function.
The City Ordinance authorizes the Internal Audit Department to conduct audits in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing established by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
To perform our role effectively, the Internal Audit Department requires organizational independence from City management to allow unrestricted evaluation of organizational activities.
To ensure this independence, the Director of Internal Audit reports functionally to the Audit Committee and administratively to the City Coordinator.