Auditor's Office

Mission

To provide value to the taxpayers of New Castle County by performing independent, objective audits of key County functions and activities, ensuring taxpayer dollars are adequately protected and that the County Government promotes transparency and efficient, effective, and ethical governance.

Overview

The County Auditor’s Office has three primary responsibilities:

  • Assist the County Executive and County Council in the fulfillment of their fiduciary responsibilities by independently examining the County’s internal control  systems to determine whether adequate controls exist to mitigate the risks which threaten the accomplishment of the County’s operations, reporting, and compliance objectives.  The majority of our audits are “performance audits”, which are defined by Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards as audits that provide findings and conclusions based on an evaluation of sufficient, appropriate evidence against criteria.
  • Coordinate and oversee the annual financial audits of the County’s financial statements and the County Pension Program’s financial statements, as well as the annual compliance audit of the County’s federal programs.
  • The County Auditor investigates reports of suspected fraud, waste, and/or abuse filed via the County’s Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline.