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Internal audit functions to assist the Board of Health, the Commissioner of Health, and all levels of Agency management to achieve reliable and informed management decisions. Internal Audit provides management with independent appraisals of the organization by reviewing operations and:

  • Appraising the effectiveness and application of administrative and financial controls, and the reliability of data generated.
  • Evaluating sufficiency of and adherence to Agency plans, policies, and procedures, and compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations.
  • Ascertaining adequacy of Internal controls for safeguarding Agency assets and ensuring the reliability of information.
  • Performing special investigations and reviews at the request of Agency management.
  • Coordinating activities with the Auditor of Public Accounts, and other outside reviewers and monitoring the status of the Agency corrective action plans to resolve the findings of the Auditor of Public Accounts, and other outside reviewers.

The focus of the internal audit function is primarilypreventive in nature. By reviewing current operations and recommending actions to influence future results, potential problems can be identified and resolved prior to their actual occurrence or prior to their becoming a material weakness.


Last Updated: 11-14-2011

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