Internal Audit

The Internal Audit Division is an autonomous assurance and consulting service designed to add value and improve the City of Winston Salem’s operations by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Organizational Goals

The organizational goals of the Internal Audit Division include:

  • Assist the management team by furnishing objective appraisals and recommendations concerning activities under their responsibility
  • Help safeguard public assets and promote cost effective operations
  • Promote higher levels of control consciousness among employees


Core concepts for conducting internal audit activities are provided in the City of Winston Salem Internal Audit Charter (PDF). To promote the quality of services provided, all activities are performed in accordance with the applicable standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (PDF) and Code of Ethics (PDF).


Common Internal Audit services include:

  • Consulting projects
  • Contractor and grantee monitoring
  • Financial and compliance audits
  • Internal control evaluations
  • Special projects and investigations

Internal Audit Quarterly Work Plan Updates                          Fiscal Year 2021-22                                                                         

Internal Audit Quarterly Work Plan Updates                   Fiscal Year 2022-23

Internal Audit Reports Issued