What We Do
Division of Internal Audits’ (division) improves the efficiency and
effectiveness of state government by auditing state agencies. The division ensures state resources are
effectively safeguarded by reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of
agencies’ internal controls over fiscal processes. The division assists agencies by providing
training on internal controls, state fiscal requirements, and other matters of
importance. The division consists of
the Internal Audit and Compliance Review sections.
Internal Audits section conducts audits that result in recommendations for
agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Audit
recommendations have resulted in millions of dollars of cost savings and increased
effectiveness of state agencies, which often enhance the welfare of citizens. Audit
reports are presented to the Executive Branch Audit Committee (comprised of the
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller,
Attorney General, and an appointed Public Member) at a public meeting.
Agencies are required to attend the meeting and address any questions
from committee members.
Compliance Review section performs reviews that provide recommendations for
agencies to improve the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance with
state and federal guidelines. Review recommendations are intended to help
agencies safeguard valuable state and federal resources and ensure compliance
with state administrative guidelines, regulations, and statutes. Recommendations also help agencies receiving
federal funds comply with applicable federal guidelines. Review
reports are issued to agency management and the Clerk of the Board of