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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee was originally formed in 2000 to oversee the independent audit of the County's financial statements and provide an annual evaluation of the budget documents. Since that time, the Committee's duties have expanded to include oversight of the County's Internal Audit function including approving the annual internal audit plan and evaluating the effectiveness of the internal audit function.

Audit Committee Information

Table: Boards & Commissions
Board NameAudit Committee
DescriptionTo provide oversight for management's systems of internal control and the performance of the internal and external audit functions
Term Length4 years
Number of Terms2
Meeting Datevarious as needed
Meeting Timecontact Terri Orange
Meeting Location200 College Street

Upcoming Meetings

Audit Committee Members

  • Larry Harris, CPA
    Committee Chair
    Alderman, Town of Black Mountain
    Director of Tax Services, Parsec Financial
  • Al Whitesides
    Buncombe County Commissioner
  • Robert Pressley
    Buncombe County Commissioner
  • Mike Knepshield
    VP & Director of Retail Credit, HomeTrust Bank
  • Danny Yelton, CPA
    VP & Accounting Director, Carter, P.C.
  • Andrew Hoffman, CPA
    CFO - Eagles Nest Outfitters, Inc.
  • Kendra Ferguson, CPA
    Corporate Controller, Infrastructure Services Group, LLC

Agendas & Minutes

Internal Auditing

Information about Internal Auditing for Buncombe County Government

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

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

Locate & Contact

Audit Committee & Internal Auditing


Terri Orange, CPA
Internal Audit Director
P. (828) 250-4139

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.