The Internal Audit function at Rockford Public Schools District #205 is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity that understands the culture of the District, and is designed to add value and improve the District’s operations. It helps the District accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate the effectiveness of financial processes, risk management, control, and governance, and to make recommendations for continuous improvement.
Internal Audit recognizes that our teachers and other personnel are passionate about providing expert services for the ultimate benefit of the students, and that the identification of process and control risks is not their focus. We collaborate with administration, departments, and staff to understand the challenges, opportunities, and risks they face, and provide objective recommendations for improvement. Recommendations take industry best practices into account, as well as existing policy and procedural framework, and other administrative input.
Internal Audit also serves as a point of communication for the reporting of fraud, waste or misuse of finances. Concerns can be reported to the Internal Auditor by way of telephone or email, or by using Let’s Talk!
The Internal Auditor reports to the District’s General Counsel, and partners with the District’s legal investigation team as needed.