Audit Services and Management Support

The Office of Audit Services and Management Support (City Audit) performs independent, objective assurance and advisory activities designed to add value and improve the city’s operations. City Audit brings a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the city’s risk management, control and governance processes.

The fundamental objective of City Audit is to assist city managers to discharge their responsibilities effectively. This objective is met by providing city management with analyses, appraisals and recommendations concerning the activities reviewed.

Audit Services

The audit work performed by City Audit is conducted in accordance with the International Professional Practices Framework of the Institute of Internal Auditors. These standards define internal auditing as an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. The core principles of internal auditing help to ensure City Audit:

  • Demonstrates integrity
  • Demonstrates competence and due professional care
  • Is objective and free from undue influence (independent)
  • Aligns with the strategies, objectives, and risks of the organization
  • Is appropriately positioned and adequately resourced
  • Demonstrates quality and continuous improvement
  • Communicates effectively
  • Provides risk-based assurance
  • Is insightful, proactive, and future-focused
  • Promotes organizational improvement