Finance Department

Internal Controls / Audit

The mission of the Internal Controls Group is to provide Finance and other City departments objective resources, guidance and recommendations to improve the City’s financial operations and safeguard City’s assets.  The group will work toward improving operational efficiency, enhance internal controls and ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and policies & procedures.  The group’s efforts will assist City’s administration and management improve operations, business processes, Governance, Risks and Controls (GRC) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

The Internal Controls Group with the help of professional consulting firm(s) is currently conducting a Citywide Enterprise Risk Management process with the goal to improve citywide business processes.  The project entails the following tasks and will be conducted in different phases:

  • Enterprise Risk Assessment (ERA)
  • Internal Controls Reviews
  • Control Self-Assessment (CSA)
  • Review of Accounting and Financial Policies & Processes
  • Training and Development of City employees

The Internal Controls team consists of 2 Audit Managers and 2 Senior Auditors and is equipped with the technical and professional competencies, and necessary skills to meet the challenges.  The staff possesses professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, CGAP, CRMA and CFE.