III. Challenges to the County Auditor

  1. Maintaining the independence of the County Auditor - the office of County Auditor was created to provide independent oversight of the financial transactions of the County. Independence in appointment, budget, and staffing is necessary to ensure that the functions of the office are carried out in a professional manner.
  2. Mastering diverse functions such as:
    • Budgeting and budgetary control
    • Compliance with purchasing laws
    • Debt issuance and management
    • Governmental accounting and financial reporting
    • Grants management
    • Internal auditing
    • Personnel matters
    • Risk management
  3. The personalities and politics of working with elected officials, co-existing while exercising oversight and prescriptive authority.
  4. Staff recruitment, retention, and development in the County government environment.
  5. "Inherent" conflicts due to the unique nature of the job.