Welcome to the Lake County Schools (LCS) District Auditor Website. We are committed to directly serving our customers inclusive of the School Board and district management and indirectly to LCS students and parents, and Lake County tax payers. We do this by providing clear and concise objective and constructive appraisals of district programs and functions. We are interested in any suggestions you might have. Please contact us with your feedback. The objective and mission of the District Auditor is to provide leadership in the promotion of accountability and integrity within LCS. We do this by assisting in the effective discharge of the School Board and Superintendent’s responsibility to maintain 1) effective and efficient operations, 2) reliability of financial and operational reporting, 3) compliance with laws and regulations, and 4) safeguarding of LCS assets. Reporting independently to the School Board, through LCS’s advisory audit committee, the District Auditor comes alongside management to help them achieve their goals and objectives. This, in turn, helps LCS achieve its stated mission through goal achievement. OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES:Our guiding principles mirror that of the District whereby the overarching principle is that; “We do it right, we do it right every time, and we do it better than anyone else.”
OUR BASIC PREMISE:
Our basic premise is that district resources are to be applied effectively, efficiently and economically to achieve the purposes for which the resources were furnished. This basic premise is incorporated into our mission noted above.
OUR HISTORY IN BRIEF:
The history of the internal audit function is relatively new within LCS. Prior to hiring an in-house District Auditor, in 2004 LCS chose to outsource the internal audit function by contracting with a licensed firm to provide internal audit services. LCS then established an Advisory Audit Committee (AC) in early 2006; shortly thereafter, the Board adopted its first policies governing internal audit activity in November 2005. A District Auditor was appointed in January 2008 and helped to facilitate the transition from an outsourced internal audit model to an in-house function with audit fees to contract audits and enhance audit coverage.