The City Charter (PDF) identifies an Audit Committee comprised of two Bremerton residents, an independent Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and two City Council members. The Bremerton Municipal Code allows the City Council to designate one additional member as an alternate, who serves in the absence of one or both of the appointed council members.
The CPA is approved by the City Council. The Audit Committee selects a Chair and Vice Chair each year. The two citizen members are appointed by the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee appoints the City Auditor. To learn more about the City Auditor, visit the City Auditor's page.
“Internal Auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes” as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Review and approval of the internal audit work schedule and planned budget for the coming year
Review results of external and internal audits, prior to release of internal audit reports, with specific attention to restrictions, cooperation received, audit findings, and recommendations
Review and approve appropriate special audit requests
Review and recommend revisions to policies relating to unethical and illegal procedures
Ensure the City Auditor’s independence of management
Meet regularly with the City Auditor
Help to assure that management is exercising due professional care
Jennifer L. Sims, CPA/CFF, CFE City Auditor 345 6th St., Suite 100 Bremerton, WA 98337 Email