Relax! You aren't being singled out for something you did or didn't do. All county activities are subject to audit. Generally, we select audits based upon a number of factors. We look at things such as the time since your last audit, the size of your operation, system changes and turnover of key staff.
What is an Audit?
An audit is an independent review of county operations and financial activities. During an audit we evaluate your internal control system and suggest ways to improve the operational effectiveness and profitability of your area. We realize you are busy and having us around can be disruptive. We try to minimize interruptions of your regular work, and keep open communication with you about the audit.
Who are the Auditors?
We are a team comprised of experienced individuals. We have varied business experiences. Many of us have professional certifications such as Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
The Controller is an elected official, independent of the administrative, legislative and judicial branches of Lehigh County Government. Audit reports are issued to the County Executive and Board of Commissioners and any other directly affected parties. All audit reports are a matter of public record.