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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

Upcoming Meetings

Audit Committee Members

  • Kendra Ferguson, CPA
    Committee Chair
    Controller, Low & Bonar, Inc.
  • Larry Harris, CPA
    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.
  • Glenda Weinert - CEO
    GCW ENterprises, Inc.

Agendas & Minutes

Internal Auditing

Information about Internal Auditing for Buncombe County Government

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) states “audits provide essential accountability and transparency over government programs.”  They help an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing an independent, systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management, and control activities.

For Buncombe County, internal auditing is the ongoing process of evaluating County departments, programs, processes, and records to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, efficient and effective use 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


Kelly Houston
Internal Auditor
P. (828) 250-4145

Hours of Operation

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