The Audit Services Unit oversees agency activity with respect to audits conducted by governmental and non-governmental entities, including the City Comptroller and the State and Federal governments. The auditors' review includes the ways the City conducts its business, handles its finances, and administers grants. Auditors look to ensure that the right policies and procedures are in place so that waste is reduced, resources are used effectively and efficiently, and expenses and revenue are accounted for properly.
The Audit Services Unit also facilitates and reviews the annual assessment of agency internal controls and preparation of Financial Integrity Statements based upon the City Comptroller's Directive No. 1. These statements discuss the extent to which an agency establishes practices and procedures affecting operational and financial activities.