This group focuses on providing management with independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the effectiveness of the department operations and internal controls. We will accomplish our goal by performing internal audits designated through a risk assessment process or management request. There are two types of audits that may occur:
- Performance audits which evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of operational units within ADOT. Effectiveness is measured by how successfully an organization achieves its goals and objectives. Efficiency is measured by how well an entity uses its resources to achieve its goals.
- Information Technology (IT) audits which evaluates the quality of the controls and safeguards over information technology resources. These audits normally consist of reviewing the effective use of information technology resources, adherence to management's policies, and to encourage the design and implementation of adequate controls over computer applications and the computing environments in which they are used. This includes operational controls over data going into and out of the application.