What's the difference between external and internal auditors?
External auditors can be government auditors or independent public accounting firms that the agency hires. Independent public accounting firms review the annual M-NCPPC consolidated financial statements to ensure the information presented accurately portrays the agency's financial condition. Internal auditors sometimes look at the same data or perform some of the same steps as external auditors. If there is a problem, it's better to find it and fix it before external auditors review our practices. For more information please call 301-446-3334.

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1. What is Internal Audit?
2. What are the roles of internal auditors?
3. Why does M-NCPPC have an internal audit function?
4. Where does the audit function fit in the organization?
5. What's the difference between external and internal auditors?
6. How are units selected for audit?
7. What are internal auditors looking for?
8. What if something isn't handled correctly?
9. Can a department request an audit?
10. How long does an audit take?
11. What if I don't have the time to deal with the auditors?
12. Who will receive my audit report?
13. Who audits the Audit Office?
14. If I call you with information about a possible irregularity, will my identity be kept a secret?