|Ross Arnett, Chair, Ward 8||12/2/2025|
|Elly Tierney, Ward 1||12/2/2025|
|Rhonda Pindell Charles, Ward 3||12/2/2025|
|James A. Cardillo, CPA||
A. The Audit Committee shall be responsible for the review, retention and oversight of the work of any external auditors engaged to perform independent audit, review, or attestation services. All external auditors shall report findings directly to the Audit Committee. Additionally, all external auditors shall provide to the Audit Committee a copy of all required communications to the City Council. External audit services shall be contracted for in accordance with the City's standard procurement procedures under the direction of the City Procurement Officer after the scope of work as been reviewed and approved by the Audit Committee.
B. The Audit Committee shall be responsible for the oversight of any internal auditors, employees, and consultants engaged to provide internal audit services to the City. The Audit Committee shall make recommendations to the City Manager for the appointment and retention of individuals or firms performing internal audit services. The City Manager shall accept the recommendations of the Audit Committee unless there is compelling reason to the contrary presented to the City. The work product of any individual or firm engaged to perform internal audit services shall be furnished directly to the Audit Committee.
C. The Audit Committee shall present annually to the City Council a written report of how it has discharged its duties and met its responsibilities. The Audit Committee's report shall be made public and shall include copies of all reports received from any internal or external Auditors issued since the last written report.
D. The Audit Committee shall establish written rules and regulations for the governance of its meetings and responsibilities.
E. The Audit Committee shall oversee the establishment and execution of procedures for the receipt, retention, treatment, and resolution of allegations of improper procedures, irregularities, fraud, waste, or abuse in City government.
F. The Finance Director and Finance Department shall cooperate with the Audit Committee to assist the committee in performing its oversight duties and responsibilities by fulfilling requests for information and administrative support in a responsive manner.