Internal Audit

The mission of the Office of Internal Audit is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Urban County Government’s operations. It helps the local government accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Scope of Work

The scope of work of the Office of Internal Audit is to determine whether the Urban County Government’s procedures of risk management, internal control, and governance, as designed and represented by management, are adequate and functioning in a manner to ensure:

  • Risks are appropriately identified and managed.
  • Significant financial, managerial, and operating information is accurate, reliable and timely.
  • Employees’ actions are in compliance with policies, procedures, standards, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Resources are acquired economically, used efficiently and adequately protected.
  • Programs, plans, and objectives are achieved.
  • Quality and continuous improvements are fostered in the Urban County Government’s control process.

Internal Audit Board

Ultimate supervision and oversight of the Office of Internal Audit rest with an Internal Audit Board. The Board is comprised of seven voting members, including four members from the community, two Urban County Council members, and the mayor or their designee. The CAO and council administrator are non-voting ex-officio members. This reporting structure promotes auditor independence.

Members of the Board

  • Gary Ludwick, Chair
  • Daniel King, Vice-Chair
  • Fred Brown
  • Trisha Hayes
  • Mike Lamb
  • Susan Lamb
  • Arthur Lucas

Ex-Officio (non-voting members):

  • Sally Hamilton
  • Stacey Maynard

Audit reports

Audit reports for the last three years are available below. For prior reports, contact the Office of Internal Audit at (859) 258-3286.

2021 Audit Reports
Accounts Payable Controls Audit
Affordable Housing Program Audit MAPPR
False Alarm Fee Collections Audit
Kronos Timekeeping System Audit
Swimming Pool Collections Audit MAPPR
Waste Management Garbage Collection Rate Study
Fleet Fuel Costs Audit
Yard Waste Coupon Redemption Process Audit
Facilities Management Inventory Controls Audit
Procurement Card Audit
Code Enforcement Billing & Abatement Audit
Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Audit

2020 Audit Reports
Fire EMS Billings Audit MAPPR
ACH & Wire Transfers Audit
Ethics & Compliance Program Audit
PCI DSS Emerging Risk Report
Golf Course Collections & Pro Shop Inventory Controls Audit MAPPR
Cloud Computing Governance and Controls Audit
Exactions Program Audit
Building Inspection Collections Audit MAPPR
LexServ Billing & Collections System Audit
PCI Annual Compliance & Attestation U.S. Bank Review
Affordable Housing Program Audit

2019 Audit Reports
ESP Collections & Disbursements MAPPR
Tap-on Fee Collection Audit
Accela Inspection Program Audit
Change Order Audit
Electronic Monitoring & Drug Testing Collections Audit
Facilities & Fleet Management Custodial Labor Audit
Fleet Repairs & Maintenance Audit
Golf Course Collections & Inventory Controls Audit
Springbrook Revenue System Audit MAPPR
MAP & CAP Audit
Fire EMS Billing Audit
Law Collection Activity Audit
Parks Swimming Pool Collections Audit
PCI Annual Compliance & Attestation U.S. Bank Review

Previous audit reports