Audit Committee

Audit Committee Overview

The Audit Committee was established by the County Board to provide advice to the Board regarding the exposure of Arlington County government to risk, such as financial, operational, and reputational risks.  To accomplish this purpose, the Audit Committee has tasks enumerated in the County Board Charge, as updated on April 20, 2021. These tasks include:

  • Reviewing and advising the County Auditor regarding the draft audit schedule (list of proposed performance audits) and overall draft audit work plan;
  • Receiving final audit reports from the County Auditor and reviewing the results with the County Auditor;
  • Receiving and reviewing the County Auditor’s periodic reports on follow-up regarding audit recommendations and corrective action taken by management;
  • Consulting with County Manager on funds proposed for consideration by the County Board to carry out the County Auditor’s annual audit work plan;
  • Determining, jointly with the County Auditor, the nonpartisan objective group to provide peer review of the County Auditor and staff;
  • Receiving an annual report from the external auditor on the results of the County’s annual financial audit;
  • Receiving an annual update regarding the results of the County’s internal audit work, conducted by the Department of Management and Finance internal audit function.

See the Audit Committee’s composition and tasks in full in the County Board Charge (pages 6-7).

Audit Committee Members

The Audit Committee is composed of eight members. Two Arlington County Board members serve as committee co-chairs. The committee has four community members, including a representative from the Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee (FAAC), as well as the County Manager, and the Director of the Department of Management and Finance (DMF).

  • Christian Dorsey, Arlington County Board Member, Audit Committee co-chair
  • Takis Karantonis, Arlington County Board Member, Audit Committee co-chair
  • Mark Schwartz, County Manager
  • Maria Meredith, Director, DMF
  • Sonia Salinas, Community Member
  • Brian Sigritz, Community Member, FAAC Representative
  • John Vihstadt, Community Member
  • William (Bill) Wiggins, Community Member

2021 Meetings and Materials

Meeting Schedule: The Audit Committee meets at least four times per year and Audit Committee meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the Ellen Bozman Government Center Building (2100 Clarendon Blvd) unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Meetings and Materials – 2020 and earlier

View Meetings and Materials 2019

4/1/2019

Agenda

Meeting Documents

Approved Meeting Minutes


6/3/2019

Agenda

Meeting Documents

Approved Meeting Minutes


8/1/2019

Agenda

Meeting Documents

Approved Meeting Minutes

View Meetings and Materials 2018