Internal Audit Division

Barbara Beatty, Chief Deputy
Barbara Beatty, Chief Deputy

Mission Statement

The Internal Audit Division, through cooperation with County management, accomplishes timely audits that foster positive change to reduce risk and enhance the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Ventura County departments/agencies.

What We Do

  • Conduct independent and objective performance, compliance, and financial audits of County agencies, departments, functions, and processes.
  • Lead the County’s Control Self-Assessment Program to promote the formal, ongoing evaluation of and reporting on departmental internal controls.
  • Administer the Fraud Hotline to provide an avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse occurring in our County government.
  • Monitor audits of special districts, joint powers authorities, and federal award subrecipients to ensure compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate with County agencies/departments and external auditors to compile the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards for the County’s Single Audit.
  • Assist in the selection of external auditors and coordinate County audit contracts.


Why We Do It

To assist all levels of management in achieving County objectives by bringing a systematic approach to evaluate and improve risk management, control, and governance processes in the following areas:

  • Safeguarding of County assets from fraud, waste, or misuse;
  • Achievement of operational objectives through effective and efficient use of resources;
  • Compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; and
  • Reliability of internal and external financial information and reports.