The mission of the Internal Audit Unit (IAU) is to provide independent, objective assurance and accounting advisory services to assist the Board of Supervisors and County Management; and to add value and improve the County's operations by promoting integrity, accountability, compliance and innovation.
The IAU is responsible for the audit functions of Sacramento County. This includes performing financial and compliance audits for County departments, special districts, Federal and State grants, joint power authorities, trust funds and other distict's who's funds are deposited in the County Treasury. Reviews are performed of the Comprehensive Online Management Personnel and Accounting System (COMPASS) for Sacramento County; and of how various departments utilize COMPASS and the established internal controls.
The IAU also conducts compliance audits and reviews of transient occupancy tax, utility tax and concessionaires doing business within the County, and investigates any cash or property losses occurring within the County.
Legal authority to perform these duties is set forth in California Code, principally in Government Code Section 26909, the State Constitution and Resolutions of the County Board of Supervisors.
This IAU performs approximately 45 audits and reviews per year. This work is accomplished by seven professional Auditors, one Audits Manager, and one Sr. Accounting Manager.
The Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Audit Plan is available here.
The Sacramento County Open Data portal provides a searchable database of all Audit Reports maintained by the Department of Finance.
A listing of Audit reports and reviews may be found here.
Department of Finance
Attn: Internal Audits Unit
700 H Street, Room 3650
Sacramento, CA 95814
TDD callers should dial 1-800-735-2929 or 711 for California Relay Service.