Services Internal Audit Can Provide
In addition to audits that are carried out as part of the Internal Audit's regularly scheduled workplan, the IA section can also provide a range of consulting and assurance services to City Departments. We can assist you with the following:
Risk Assessment and Internal Controls Advising - Internal auditors are trained to review activities for potential risks and threats and then assess the controls being used to mitigate those risks. If you are launching a new activity or have a function not performing to acceptable standards, IA offers a disciplined approach for designing controls that will help you meet your goals.
Fraud Detection and Investigation - One of IA's responsibilities is to minimize waste, fraud, or abuse in City government. If you are concerned about a possible fraud or misuse of public funds by a City employee, contractor, or grant recipient, our department can investigate those concerns. Please see our Fraud Hotline page for more information.
Consulting Services - Providing consulting advice can be a natural extension of auditing's investigative and analytic approach. Examples of consulting services could include developing internal control systems, evaluating assets, implementing information technology systems, or providing independent research and evaluation of several courses of action.