The City of Las Cruces Internal Audit Department serves the citizens of Las Cruces by ensuring transparency and accountability for the efficient and effective use of public funds by City government.
Services provided by the Internal Audit Department are conducted in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) international standards and government auditing standards. The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) is the conceptual framework that organizes authoritative guidance outlined and promoted by IIA.
The Internal Audit Department focuses on areas that represent the most risk to the City. Risks are identified through an annual risk assessment. The risk assessment process results in an annual audit plan that lists the audits to be conducted during the upcoming fiscal year. The department investigates anonymous allegations and provides consulting services to City management.
Internal Audit Department personnel certifications and designations include CPA, CIA and CISA.