City Auditor: Darlene Allen
Established by a city charter amendment in 1989, the Internal Audit Department works to keep Fort Worth government effective, efficient and accountable through independent asssessment of operations and business practices.
The department is headed by the city auditor — a City Council-appointed position that reports only to elected officials but functions within the department structure to ensure regular communication with other managers.
Types of Audits
Financial audits focus on verification of financial transactions and balances. Internal auditors focus on a financial system's controls to ensure that financial checks and balances are effective.
Operational audits review the performance of a program or service then make suggestions for improvement. The primary goal is to determine whether objectives are achieved effectively and efficiently.
Grant audits include financial and operational elements, but the focus is on compliance with the financial terms of grant agreements. The City is obligated to review grants to determine whether funds are spent for the proper purpose when grant funds are received from the State or Federal government.
Construction Project Audits
Construction audits include review of construction project cost and performance terms. Audits of street, water, sewer, and other construction projects are designed to verify that citizens receive full value for construction project dollars.
Information System Audits
Information Systems audits involve verifying that computer systems are effective and efficient. These audits also focus on assuring the security of data and information assets.
Internal Audit also performs cost studies and and other ad-hoc services.
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