Internal Audit

UPDATE:  The IIAA will be returning to in-person meetings beginning with the September 15, 2021 meeting.  There will not be an August meeting.  The September 15th meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will be held at Winchester Hall in the 2nd Floor Winchester Conference Room. This meeting will be open to the public, who must register with Security at the front desk of the building. Please remember that public comments are typically not taken during our meetings. The agenda for this meeting can be found by accessing the link to the left one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

Please see the link to the left for the updated 2021 dates.

NEWS:  The Internal Audit Division along with the Interagency Internal Audit Authority (IIAA) is currently seeking a general public representative who possess expertise in accounting, auditing, and/or internal controls (a currently licensed CPA is preferred) and who are willing to volunteer their time on this 7-member board.  Persons having a desire to serve must be a resident of and registered voter in Frederick County, Maryland.  The individual appointed to fill this seat will begin 2 four-year terms, if desired.   If interested in serving, send a letter of interest and a current resume by regular mail or e-mail (no facsimiles) to the attention of:  Dawn Reed, 12 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD  21701.  Email to:  dreed@frederickcountymd.gov

Please include current contact information in the documentation submitted, i.e. home, work and cell telephone numbers, home mailing address, and e-mail address.

Letter of interest and resume for this open seat will be accepted until the seat is filled.

Frederick County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Please visit the Frederick County Government homepage website for any new updates on Frederick County in general.

IIAA Background Document

Per the Frederick County Ethics Law, members are required to complete an annual Financial Disclosure Statement. For more information, contact the County Attorney’s Office at 301-600-1030.

Internal Audit

The Internal Audit Division reports to the Interagency Internal Audit Authority (IIAA), an independent agency established by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) by Resolution 78-8 and codified into the Frederick County Charter as enacted on April 17, 2018 and effective on June 16, 2018 through Bill No. 18-12.  The IIAA’s mission as noted in the resolution is to operate an internal audit staff that independently provides the County Council, Board of Education (BOE), and Frederick Community College (FCC) Board of Trustees a constant review and appraisal of their many operations to identify and solve problems for the betterment of operations and the general public. 

Specifically, it conducts performance audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States which focuses on improving program effectiveness and economy / efficiency, strengthening internal controls, and identifying opportunities to reduce costs.

Members

The IIAA is a 7-member board comprised of 1 representative each from the County Council, BOE, and FCC Board of Trustees and 4 members from the public with expertise in accounting, auditing, and internal control. 

The IIAA Chair is Mr. Jon Alexander and the Vice-Chair is Ms. Nicole Prorock. The IIAA is responsible for the employment and discharge of qualified personnel within limitations of the budget approved by the County Council and reviews and approves the Division’s budget, audit plans, and final reports.