We are often asked two very important questions:
Why is what we do important, and how do we bring value to the Tribe?
Quite simply, for the Tribe to continue to grow and prosper, the Tribal Government has to be fiscally strong. A strong Internal Control Structure is the backbone to any successful organization. A strong Internal Control Structure results in reduced risk of errors, irregularities, and fraudulent transactions going undetected, resulting in a more efficient and cost effective operation.
To achieve this end, we assist the Tribe and its entities by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving effectiveness of the risk management, control and governance processes. We conduct audits to assess the reliability of financial and operational information, compliance with rules, regulations, policies and procedures, safeguarding of assets, and the effectiveness and efficiency of operations including.
Each year an audit plan is developed based on various risk factors. This audit plan is reviewed and approved by the Audit Committee.
The following are used as guidelines to perform audits:
- The International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing published by the Institute of Internal Auditors
- Code of Ethics as set forth by the Institute of Internal Auditors