Every three years, the City Auditor’s Office is “audited” to determine whether it is following Government Audit Standards. These standards provide a framework for performing high-quality audit work with competence, integrity, objectivity, and independence to provide accountability and to help improve government operations and services.
The review, conducted under the Association of Local Government Auditors’ Peer Review Program, was performed by experienced auditors from Fulton County, Georgia, and Tampa, Florida. The reviewers interviewed all levels of audit staff and evaluated office policies and procedures, internal monitoring processes, a sample of audits, non-audit service engagements and work papers; as well as documents related to independence, competency, training, and staff development.
As a result, the Association of Local Government Auditors awarded the ALGA Certificate of Compliance to the City of Wilmington's Auditor's Office for compliance with government auditing standards during the period of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2019.
The ALGA also completed a peer review of the City of Wilmington City Auditor's Office for the same period and issued the ALGA Peer Review Opinion.
The City Auditor's Office issued a Peer Review Response Letter as a companion piece to the Peer Review Opinion.