Monday, April 24, 2017
New Ventura County Grand Jury Report Says County Audits Needed To be Tweaked
A new Ventura County Grand Jury report says that the county needs to improve its internal auditing procedures.
The County Auditor/Controller’s office has an Internal Audit Division, which looks it whether taxpayer dollars are being used efficiently, and effectively. But, the Grand Jury says you can’t tell if the dozen or so audits done annually have led to cost savings. It also says a wish list of potential future performance audits is unrealistically long, with nearly 100 subjects.
The report says with current staffing, it would take more than five years to complete the list.
The Grand Jury says the county needs to give the agency more funding to deal with the workload, and suggests that the Auditor/Controller’s Office do an annual report evaluating the audit results.
April 14, 2017
KCLU – NPR for the California Coast
By Lance Orozco