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Internal Audit Services



Vision Statement

Internal Audit Services is committed to partnering with the Board of Education, Superintendent, and members of management to effectively discharge their responsibilities while empowering students to live and compete successfully in a global society.

Mission Statement

Internal Audit Services strives to serve as an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve operations of Clayton County Public Schools by providing high quality internal audit services recognized by our customers and peers for innovation, the integrity of our audit work, and the quality of our reports. We strive to assist Clayton County Public Schools in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. We are committed to improving our services, team work and a healthy culture founded upon clarity, transparency and integrity.


Internal Audit Services provides financial and performance audit services to the School Board and the Superintendent. Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve operations. It provides a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Objectives And Responsibilities

The overall objective of Internal Audit Services is to assist all members of the CCPS administration and the School Board in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by providing them with objective analyses, appraisals, recommendations, and pertinent audit comments concerning the following activities:
Reviewing and appraising the soundness, adequacy, and application of accounting for financial and other operating controls;
Promoting an effective system of internal controls at a reasonable cost;
Determining that assets are accounted for and controls are in place to minimize losses;
Ascertaining the reliability of financial data;
Recommending operating improvements;
Determining whether a department or program is achieving its mission, goals, and objectives in an effective manner;
Assessing compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as local, state, and federal laws; and
Providing sufficient follow-up on audit findings to determine the degree of implementation of audit recommendations.
Standards of Practice:  Internal Audit Services follows the Government Auditing Standards.
Reporting Responsibilities: CCPS Board Policy descriptor code DID (Audits) establishes the internal audit function. The head of Internal Audit Services reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer to the Superintendent. This reporting structure includes frequent written and oral reports to the Superintendent and Board of Education.