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Internal Auditing

The Institute of Internal Auditor's (IAA) defines internal auditing as "an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes."

For Buncombe County, internal auditing is the ongoing process of evaluating county departments, programs, processes, and records to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, accuracy of data, efficient and effective uses of resources and adequate security over county assets and records.

Internal Auditing Services Include:

  • Departmental Audits
  • Program Audits
  • Evaluation of Internal Controls
  • Special Projects
  • External Auditor Liaison
  • Education and Training

Recently Completed and Ongoing Audits

For information about recently completed and ongoing audits, please contact Tim Flora.

Helpful Links

Audit Committee Members

Larry Harris
Committee Chair, Town of Black Mountain – Board of Aldermen and CPA

Al Whitesides
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners

Diane Price
Buncombe County Management Team

Mike Knepshield
Representative for the Banking Community

Danny Yelton
CPA - Carter Accounting & Consulting

Andrew Hoffman
CFO - Eagles Nest Outfitters

Kendra Ferguson
CPA – Carter Accounting & Consulting