About the Department
The Office of the County Auditor is charged with providing independent, objective assurance and advisory services to Fulton County Management in order to ensure the validity and reliability of fiscal and performance reporting of county-wide operations.
Under the leadership of the County Auditor, the office is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls and programs, ensure regulatory compliance, and identify opportunities for process improvements that adequately safeguard the organization against loss, waste or abuse. Using knowledge and professional judgment, the Office of the County Auditor provides an independent appraisal of the County’s financial, operational, and control activities.
We are measuring the percentage of audit recommendations agreed to by management. Recommendations state what internal audit believes should be done to accomplish beneficial results. They do not direct what must be done but seek to convince others of what needs to be done. As such, our recommendations are action-oriented, convincing, well-supported, and effective. When appropriately implemented, they should get the desired beneficial results.
This KPI measures the percentage of Title VI site visits that do not have compliance issues. The Office of the County Auditor has the responsibility of conducting Title VI Compliance Site Reviews of Federal financial assisted recipients and sub-recipients to determine whether they are honoring their commitments, as represented by certification, to comply with the Title VI/Non-discrimination Civil Rights requirements. A site visit begins once the Title VI Coordinator schedules a time to meet with the department's Director and/or Title VI liaison. The visit is considered complete once the Title VI Coordinator has issued a written report containing any findings and/or concerns noted during the visit. The department is required to provide a written response to the review within 10 days if findings and/or concerns are listed in the report. The written report is then submitted to the County Manager and Board of Commissioners.
We are measuring the percentage of Whistleblower Hotline cases reviewed within 24 hours of submission. To ensure a response is given within 24 hours or the next business day, EthicsPoint, the Incident Management System, will send a simultaneous email notification to the appointed staff's email account once a case is received.
The County Auditor department uses their own survey format to target internal customers who received services from the department. This survey is sent out through email and includes approximately 9 participants including an audit committee and a leadership team. The survey occurs quarterly.