For eight years I have attended Lake County School Board meetings, and attended County Board meetings for 6 years.
As a former Certified Internal Auditor I have preached the need to have competent Internal Auditors in both County Government and for the Lake County School District.
During that time, each agency went through three auditors and now both have very competent Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) who focus on efficiency, effectivenes and economical operations reviews. I also was a CIA for 20 years.
Today the Daily Commercial published a front page story by Livi Stanford on the County's Inspector General, Bob Melton. Livi is the reporter covering both the Lake County Board and the Lake County School District, and has recently been writing articles on the detailed audit reports from each agency's audit departments.
Hooray. Now they need to do a story on School District Internal Audit Director Tom Mock, another Certified Internal Auditor.
You can find internal audit reports from Melton's website as well as the Lake County internal audits of Tom Mock at these two links:
And for more background on why agencies need Certified Internal Auditors rather than CPA's, read my list of operation audit examples HERE.