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Internal Audit/Performance Audit Services

Per county code, internal audit is an independent appraisal activity for the review of operations within the county. The objective is to assist management in the effective discharge of their duties, and to promote efficiency and economy consistent with the public interest.

The Audit Services Department conducts performance audits, internal control reviews, and provides other services to county management. Performance audits are objective and systematic reviews of program quality and the results achieved. Internal control reviews include analytical reviews, interviews, observations, and tests with the intent of evaluating the security of county assets and the accuracy/reliability of financial reports.

Audit Services follows generally accepted government auditing standards set by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. An audit oversight committee functions to promote the effectiveness and integrity of the audit process, including recommending internal audit priorities to the county auditor. Requests for audits and special projects may be submitted in writing to the auditor by any elected official, employee, or citizen of Clark County.

Generally accepted government auditing standards require that auditors receive a peer review by other audit professionals on a regular basis under guidance provided by the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).  Clark County's Audit Services receives a peer review every three years starting with its first peer review in July 2010.  Each report is provided at the appropriate link below.


Audit Services 2013 ALGA Certificate of Compliance


2013 Peer Review Letters and Response

2010 Peer Review Letters and Response



Clark County Auditor's Office: Matthew Grady, Operations Review Manager
Street Address: 1300 Franklin, 5th Floor Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: Auditor's Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2241 | FAX: (360) 397-6007

Responsible Elected Official: Greg Kimsey

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