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Audit & Compliance

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    Overview

    The District has established an EthicsLine to facilitate the anonymous reporting of fraud or misconduct. The EthicsLine is operated by Global Compliance, Inc., an independent third-party supplier, and should provide a safe and efficient method for reporting issues. Hotline: 1.888.475.0482 | Safely Report Violations/More Information

    The Audit & Compliance department is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the operations of the DeKalb County School District. The audit and compliance department helps these schools, centers, and departments accomplish their objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and business processes.

    The audit and compliance department serves several key roles within the DeKalb County School District. First, we perform audits of all activities and processes under the purview of the Superintendent. This includes, but is not limited to, school activity audits, central business process audits and technology reviews. Second, we serve as in-house consultants on matters involving internal controls and general business risk assessment. It is imperative that leaders understand where the high risk activities are in the school system and implement controls to mitigate the risks associated with those activities. We also advise on matters of ethics and conflicts of interest. Lastly, we perform special investigations where specific issues are brought to our attention.

    The director of audit and compliance reports to the Board of Education and administratively to the Superintendent. This reporting relationship allows the director to coordinate his efforts with those of the Superintendent but also allows direct access to the Board of Education if circumstances require such access.

    Independence

    To provide for the independence of audit and compliance department, the director of audit and compliance reports administratively to the Superintendent and functionally to the audit committee of the Board of Education in the manner outlined in the above section on accountability.

    Responsibilities

    The audit and compliance department has the responsibility to maintain a professional staff with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience, and professional certifications to meet the requirements of the DeKalb County School District.