The mission of the Office of Internal Audit is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the City of Fayetteville’s operations. The Office of Internal Audit helps the City of Fayetteville’s management team accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
- Internal Audit Charter (.pdf)
- FY15-16 Internal Audit Plan (.pdf)
- FY16-17 Internal Audit Plan (.pdf)
- FY17-18 Internal Audit Plan (.pdf)
- City of Fayetteville Code of Ethics (.pdf)
Audit Committee Charter
To assist the City Council in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting process, the system of internal control, the audit process, and the City’s process for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations and the code of conduct.
The audit committee will consist of seven members: three City Council members, two members selected from among the universities/colleges of Fayetteville State University, Methodist University and Fayetteville Technical Community College, the City Manager and the Internal Audit Director.
Elizabeth Somerindyke, Director- Internal Audit
Elizabeth is the Internal Audit Director for the City of Fayetteville. She has been employed with the City of Fayetteville since May 1995. She became Internal Auditor in January 2003 and assumed the role of Internal Audit Director in October 2014. During the eleven years Elizabeth was the City’s Internal Auditor with the Finance Department, she managed the City’s annual external audit and under her direction the City continually received an unmodified or “clean opinion” on the City’s financial statements. This is the highest level of assurance the City can receive.
As the Director of Internal Audit, Elizabeth is responsible for developing, organizing and directing the City of Fayetteville’s Internal Audit plan. She plans financials, operational, and compliance audits to determine the adequacy of the City’s systems of internal controls and the degree of compliance with these controls. She reports administratively to the City Manager and directly to the Audit Committee.
Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Campbell University graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).
The Office of Internal Audit strives to provide the highest quality of service to its customers, comprised of both Citizens and City Staff. The office is committed to accountability, transparency and excellence. The office has an open door policy and exists to serve the public to the best of their ability.