110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 313 
Westport CT 06880
Telephone: 203-341-1054
Fax: 203-341-1179
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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.

Internal Audit Reports

Report # Title
 IA 19-03  Levitt Pavilion Review[PDF]
 IA 18-02  IT Systems Assessment & Evaluation Findings & Recommendations [PDF]
 IA 18-01  Audit of Assessment, Billing and Collections for Tax and Sewer [PDF]
 IA 17-03  Audit of Land Use Department Operations, September 2017 [PDF]
 IA 17-02  Audit Report – Audit of Vendor Contracts, March 2017 [PDF]
 IA 17-01  Internal Audit Report:  Extra Help & Overtime [PDF]
 IA 16-01  Internal Audit Report: Wakeman Town Farm, May 2016 [PDF]
 IA 15-04  Internal Audit Report: Compensatory Time Off, October 2015 [PDF]
 IA 14-03     Internal Audit Report:  Audit of Marina Operations, May 2015 [PDF]
 IA 15-03  Internal Audit Report: Continuing Education, February 2015 [PDF]
 IA 14-02      Internal Audit Report: Review of Reserve Funds [PDF]
 IA 14-01  Internal Audit Report:  Audit of Capital Projects,  November 2014 [PDF]
 IA 14-01  Capital Projects Management Responses, February 2015 [PDF]
 IA 13-02  Internal Audit Report: Audit of Human Resources, revised 2/2014  [PDF]
 IA 13-01  Internal Audit Report: Audit of Payroll Time Attendance  [PDF]
 IA 12-04      Internal Audit Report: Town Owned Vehicles  [PDF]
 IA 12-03      Internal Audit Report: Cash Management  [PDF]
 IA 12-02  Internal Audit Report: Railroad Parking  [PDF]
 IA 11-02  Internal Audit Report: Personnel  [PDF]
 IA 11-01  Internal Audit Report: Longshore Golf Course - Greens Fees  [PDF]
 IA 10-02  Internal Audit Report: Toquet Hall  [PDF]
 IA 10-01  Internal Audit Report: Procurement, Town of Westport and Westport  [PDF]
 IA 09-01  Internal Audit Report: Tax Assessment, Billing and Collection  [PDF]

 

Role of the Internal Audit

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.

Internal Audit Plan 2016-2019 [PDF]

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