The City Auditor’s Office assists the City of Glendale’s management team in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Our office provides independent and objective feedback on city programs, activities and functions and work plans are designed to add value and improve operations.
The scope of internal audit includes examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the city’s internal control structure and the city’s ability to carry out assigned responsibilities to achieve stated goals and objectives. It includes:
- Accomplishment of goals and objectives
- Compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures
- Reliability of financial data
- Efficiency and effectiveness of operations
- Safeguarding of assets
- Adequacy of information systems
Opportunities identified during an audit will be presented in the form of audit recommendations. These recommendations will be communicated to the department under review and the executive management team for consideration. The department will then be required to provide a “management response” to the specific findings and recommendations. Management’s response will include a timetable for anticipated completion of actions to be taken and an explanation for any recommendations not addressed. Internal audit staff will be responsible for appropriate follow-up on audit findings and recommendations.