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Internal Audit Services Provided
Types of Services
An audit is an examination and analysis of an organization, program, function or activity. Our audits are performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), issued by the Government Accountability Office. The OIA completes several different types of audits.
A performance audit (or planned audit) refers to a comprehensive examination of a facility, operating unit, or activity/process to evaluate its internal controls.
In cases where fraud is suspected or proven, the OIA has responsibility to investigate the matter in accordance with Commission Practice 3-31, Fraud, Waste, & Abuse.
Commission management may also request a special investigative engagement to assure specific policy and procedures are being completed, (e.g. review of purchase card transactions, surprise petty cash counts, etc.)
Information Technology Audits
These controls assist in providing for the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of organizational systems, processes, and information, irrespective of specific hardware, software, or business process utilized.
When appropriate the OIA follows Information Technology – Security Techniques – Code of Practice for Information Security Management (ISO/IEC 27002).
Commission management provides implementation dates for corrective actions at the end of the audit. After the implementation date, an auditor contacts appropriate personnel and establishes times to review completed corrective actions. The auditor evaluates the corrective action, reviews procedural changes and performs limited testing, as applicable, to determine if the action taken addresses the concern presented in the report.
Apart from the ongoing audit services, OIA strives to become a key advisor for Commission management. In this role, auditors help to disseminate good ideas and prevent potential problems from becoming actual ones. Through their understanding of the Commission’s environment and applicable procedures and governance, the audit staff is available for consultations on interpretations of procedures or for performance of other objective analysis or measurement.
As part of its advisory services, OIA is available to assist management in the planning, design, or implementation of new systems or organizational restructuring within their departments. OIA can also assist managers in advising and interpreting Commission policies and suggest appropriate departmental procedures which would ensure compliance with those policies.
The depth of these reviews vary significantly resulting in a variety of presentations of the results including a short phone call or email message, a short memorandum, or an extensive memorandum that includes various recommendations.
OIA staff is available to assist units in meeting their training objectives. Samples of topics covered include petty cash, and ethics, fraud, waste & abuse.