Internal Audit

Internal Auditing DefinedQuality, Risk, Management
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the profession’s global association, offers the following definition:
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. 
Internal Audit - Vision and Mission
Vision – The Internal Program serving as a resource that facilitates continual improvements in county operations and outcomes.
Mission – To provide independent and objective analysis, assurance, and information that enhances transparency and aids decision-makers in the management of county resources and operations.

What We Do
We conduct performance audits; investigate suspected fraud, waste, and abuse; and provide technical assistance to county departments.
Enabling Legislation
County Ordinance 02.218 establishes the County Auditor’s position and County Ordinance 02.255 establishes the County Audit Committee.

Internal Audit Staff
Our internal audit staff consists of County Auditor Nicole Rollins and Senior Auditors Tanya Baize and Cortnee Fagundes.
Nicole is a Certified Government Audit Professional and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Southern Oregon University.

Tanya is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Audit Professional.  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University.  

Cortnee is a Certified Payments Professional and an active member in PayTech Women.  She has a degree in Public Relations/Journalism from Humboldt State University.

How to Report Fraud, Waste, and AbuseSuspected fraud, waste, and abuse can be reported through an anonymous telephone and online reporting system. The telephone Hotline can be reached 24 hours a day / seven days a week at 1-855-222-0469. The online reporting system can be accessed at

Recent Audit Reports