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    Office of Internal Audit

    Under the direction of the Audit and Finance Committee, the Office of Internal Audit conducts audits to support and promote integrity, accountability, and transparency with respect to internal financial controls of all funds and compliance of the District. The office also oversees the District's Ethics/Whistleblower Program.

    The Office of Internal Audit was created in 2011, and reports directly to the Audit and Finance Committee. This reporting structure was established to ensure that the Office of Internal Audit remains independent of District Management. Independence is essential to ensure that audit results are objective, and are communicated directly to the School Board. The Office of Internal Audit provides recommendations only, and does not have any authority to implement operational policies or procedures on behalf of the District. Upon completion of an audit, the results are communicated to the Audit and Finance Committee, which ensures full transparency of the internal audit function. In 2014 the office expanded to become the Office of Internal Audit and Ethics.


    Annual Risk Assessment and Audit Plan

    The Office of Internal Audit is committed to conducting risk-based audits. This process increases the likelihood that internal audits will be conducted in the areas with the greatest need. The Annual Risk Assessment and Audit Plan is an effort by the Office of Internal Audit to assist the District in mitigating risks. This document summarizes the risks impacting the District, and it includes an audit plan detailing which areas will be audited this year.


    Completed Audit Reports

    The goal of internal audit is not to simply point out errors that have occurred in the past, but rather to highlight those areas where current procedures may be lacking. The Office of Internal Audit focuses on improvement opportunities going forward, and is committed to partnering with District Management to find sustainable solutions to the District's challenges.

    The following completed audits are represent an ongoing effort to improve accountability and transparency:

    2017/2018 Audits

    2016/2017 Audits

    2015/2016 Audits

    2014/2015 Audits

    2013/2014 Audits

    2012/2013 Audits

    2011/2012 Audits


    Corrective Action Plans

    The District's management team prepares a detailed Corrective Action Plan in response to each audit, and distributes the Plan to the Audit & Finance Committee. The Committee also receives a quarterly update on the status of the Corrective Action Plan, until the Plan is completely resolved. The District employs an Audit Response Manager to oversee this function.

    The Office of Internal Audit also conducts follow-up audits to ensure that prior audit findings have been adequately resolved.

    Contact Us

    Andrew Medina
    CPA, CFE, LPEC
    Director of Internal Audit
    ajmedina@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0138

    Kimberly Fry
    CPA, CGMA, CCA
    Capital Audit Program Manager
    kafry@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0394

    Amita Mathur, CIA
    Senior Internal Auditor
    ammathur@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0993

    Elisa Kim
    Senior Internal Auditor
    eykim@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0229

    Ethics/Whistleblower Program

    ethics@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0004

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