Audit Committee

“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” as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors.   The City Charter requires that the Audit Committee include two (2) Council Members, a CPA, and two (2) residents.

Responsibilities include:

  • Annual appraisals of the City Auditor’s performance as to effectiveness and efficiency, including a comparison of planned and actual audits
  • Review and approval of the internal audit work schedule and planned budget for the coming year
  • Review results of external and internal audits, prior to release of internal audit reports, with specific attention to restrictions, cooperation received, audit findings, and recommendations
  • Review and approve appropriate special audit requests
  • Review and recommend revisions to policies relating to unethical and illegal procedures
  • Ensure the City Auditor’s independence of management
  • Meet regularly with the City Auditor  
  • Help to assure that management is exercising due professional care

Members


City Council Members


  • Jeff Coughlin, Chair
  • Quinn Dennehy

Independent Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


  • The volunteer CPA position is vacant. If you are a CPA and are interested in serving the City of Bremerton, please complete an application here. Terms of service are for 3 years

Citizen Members


  • Deborah McDaniel, Vice Chair
  • A Community Member Position is vacant. If you are a Resident in the City of Bremerton (for at least one year) and are interesting in serving the City of Bremerton, please complete an application here. Terms of service are for 3 years.

Overview


The City Charter (PDF) identifies an Audit Committee comprised of two Bremerton residents, an independent Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and two City Council members. The Bremerton Municipal Code allows the City Council to designate one additional member as an alternate, who serves in the absence of one or both of the appointed council members. The CPA is approved by the City Council. The Audit Committee selects a Chair and Vice Chair each year. The two citizen members are appointed by the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee appoints the City Auditor. To learn more about the City Auditor, visit the City Auditor's page.