mission of the Internal Audit Department is to help achieve honest,
efficient management and full accountability throughout Shelby County
government. The Internal Audit Department serves the public interest by
providing management with accurate information, unbiased analysis, and
objective recommendations on how best to use public resources in support
of the well being of the citizens of Shelby County, Tennessee.
Shelby County's Internal Audit Department works to provide independent, objective assurances and consulting services designed to add value and improve the operating efficiency of Shelby County government at large. Auditors within the department are routinely required to assess the nature, scope, and complexity of each assignment undertaken and provide the Shelby County administration with relevant, accurate, and timely assessments of the work assigned.
Members of the Internal Audit Department are called upon to perform audits across a broad spectrum of county government functions. In general, the department performs in-depth analysis and systematic appraisals of financial and administrative programs, management controls, and other activities affecting county government.
The department is also asked to conduct independent audits of new and existing business applications on a variety of platforms, assess controls over emerging technologies, and evaluate the overall information systems infrastructure.