110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 313
Westport CT 06880
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Internal Audit Mission Statement
To provide independent audit activities designed to improve financial controls and enhance transparency, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of town and educational operations for the citizens of Westport.
The Internal Audit function is required by the Westport’s Charter, C12-7 Internal Audit:
There shall be an internal audit which shall be responsible for monitoring and reporting on all Town expenditures, the cost of Town capital projects, other financial activities, and other items as designated by the Board of Finance, the Finance Director or the First Selectman. The Finance Director shall supervise the internal audit. The periodic internal audit reports shall be provided to the Finance Director, the Board of Finance and the Board of Selectmen. It shall be the responsibility of the First Selectman to have all the agencies that comprise the reporting entity of the Town reviewed with an internal audit at least once every four years.
The internal audit function is defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors as follows:
Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
In Westport, the Internal Auditor reports functionally to the town’s Board of Finance (working closely with the Audit Subcommittee of the Board of Finance) and administratively to the town’s Director of Finance.