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The goal of the General Auditor is to assist Metropolitan's board and management in improving business and financial practices. To carry out this effort, the General Auditor oversees a team of audit professionals who determine whether Metropolitan activities, programs and agreements comply with policies, procedures and regulations. They proactively address issues, with a focus on risk management, controls and governmental processes.
The General Auditor provides independent, objective advice, in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors' mandatory standards and guidelines. To maintain that independence, the General Auditor reports directly to the board via the Audit and Ethics Committee.
Audit staff assess whether Metropolitan processes:
The office carries out its responsibilities in accordance with the Audit Department Charter outlined in the MWD Administrative Code.