An audit is an independent examination of the controls, procedures and finances of an organization. The results are documented in a written report to management.
The Constitution of the State of Florida, Article VIII, Section 1.(d) and Section 125.01(1)(s) Florida Statutes, assign the internal audit function to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. On September 17, 1991, the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, and the Clerk of Circuit Court of Hillsborough County adopted a Statement of Purpose, Authority and Responsibility for County Audit Department.
We are a professional staff of ten auditors. Our staff’s professional certifications include:Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (3)Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) (6) (In addition, 3 staff auditors are studying to become CIAs.)Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) (3)Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (4)Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) (3)Certified Control Self Assessment (CSA) (1)Several of our staff hold multiple certifications.
We are a professional staff of ten auditors. Our staff’s professional certifications include:
Several of our staff hold multiple certifications.
The mission of the County Audit Department is to serve the citizens and taxpayers of the County. We are an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve our organization's operations. We help the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes under the Board of County Commissioners and Clerk of Circuit Court.
The Director of County Audit prepares an audit workplan for each fiscal year. This plan includes departments, agencies, programs and functions to be audited. The plan is developed based on criteria suggested in the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, as published by the Institute of Internal Auditors, with input from the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator and the approval of the Clerk of Circuit Court.
We examine and evaluate the internal control systems and procedures used to carry out the assigned responsibilities of the organization being audited.
You may download recent audits or contact the BOCC Records Department of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at (813) 276-8100, Ext. 4567 for information. You can come in person to the 12th floor of the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida. Current records are immediately available. Other records may be stored off-site and will be brought to the County Center from storage. To save time, call ahead to be sure the records you need are on hand. A fee will be charged based upon the number of pages copied.