John Olenberger, CPA, CIA
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., C5413
The Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution on May 25, 2011 to establish an internal audit function with an independent auditor to enhance public accountability and adhere to best practices in in county government. Click here to view the resolution.
Through a competitive bidding process, the county selected Colorado Independent Consultants Network, LLC (CICN) to establish an internal audit process and conduct operational audits of the county’s operations.
Adams County’s internal audit function was created to institute best practices in government and provide transparency to the citizens of the county. Oftentimes, business processes have been operating the same way for many years despite changes in the organization, culture or resources. Internal audit examines these business processes, providing recommendations to enhance controls or efficiencies. While based on best practices and experience with other government agencies, recommendations are custom tailored to the specific circumstances and needs of Adams County.
Internal audit will review business transactions to ensure applicable policies were followed and that the transaction was made in the best interests of the county. Such oversight will reinforce good stewardship and provide citizens with added assurance that their tax dollars are appropriately spent. Internal audit will serve as a key component to the county’s mission of delivering the best services it possibly can to the citizens in a fiscally responsible way.