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Audit Committee


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Audit Committee

On January 1, 2018, a new California Assembly Bill (AB 805) required the creation of a new SANDAG Policy Advisory Committee, known as the Audit Committee, and an independent performance auditor position. Implementation of the requirements included approval of Board Policy No. 39: Audit Policy Advisory Committee and Audit Activities, which specifies the functions of the Audit Committee and the agency’s independent performance auditor, and appointment of members of the Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the SANDAG Board of Directors regarding the hiring and oversight of the work of the SANDAG independent performance auditor, the SANDAG annual audit plan, the firm to perform the SANDAG annual financial statement audits, and internal control guidelines for the agency. The Audit Committee also is responsible for monitoring the implementation of any corrective actions arising from the audits.

Members

The Audit Committee consists of five voting members, with two members of the SANDAG Board of Directors and three members of the public. All members of this committee are appointed by the Board of Directors for a two-year term.

Public members must possess independence, experience, and technical expertise including, but not limited to, knowledge of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Applicants also must meet minimum professional standards, which include ten years of experience as a certified public accountant, a certified internal auditor, or ten years of other professional accounting, auditing, financial, or legal experience in audit management.

Hon. William Baber, SANDAG Board Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Hon. Lorie Zapf, SANDAG Board Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Paul Dostart, Public Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Stewart Halpern, Public Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Robert Monson, Public Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Hon. Bill Wells (Alternate), SANDAG Board Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Independent Performance Auditor

SANDAG Board Policy No. 039: Audit Policy Advisory Committee and Audit Activities, describes the Independent Performance Auditor position. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors and Audit Committee, the Independent Performance Auditor will oversee and conduct independent examinations of SANDAG programs, functions, operations, or management systems and procedures to assess whether the agency is achieving economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the employment of available resources; provide sound professional recommendations for consideration in formulating policies and procedures, establishing internal controls and improving operational and organizational performance. The Audit Committee and Board of Directors are working with an executive search firm, Ralph Andersen & Associates, to conduct the recruitment for the Independent Performance Auditor.

Ralph Andersen & Associates has kicked-off the recruitment by inviting comments and feedback on the draft position description, which summarizes the responsibilities, experience, and attributes SANDAG will be looking for when filling the position. Provide input on the description to Heather Renschler, the lead recruiter from Ralph Andersen, at sandag.auditor@ralphandersen.com or (916) 630-4900 by Friday, August 24.

Project Manager(s)

Lisa Kondrat-Dauphin, Interim Committee Coordinator
Phone: (619) 699-1942, Email: lisa.kondrat-dauphin@sandag.org

Meeting Schedule

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The Audit Committee meets the second Friday of each month at 12:30 p.m.

Agenda Comments

Both agenda and non-agenda comments should be sent to SANDAG via comment@sandag.org. Please include the committee name and meeting date, agenda item, your name, and your organization. Any comments, handouts, presentations, or other materials from the public intended for distribution at the committee meeting should be received by the Clerk of the Board no later than 12 noon, two working days prior to the meeting. All public comments and materials received by the deadline become part of the official public record, will be provided to the members for their review at the meeting, and will be posted to the agenda file as a part of the handouts following each meeting.

Copies of Audit Committee meeting agendas, action notes, and presentations are available via the links below. The agendas and action notes are provided in PDF format. Visit our Help section if you have problems viewing any of these PDF files.

Date Meeting Title            Meeting Materials [a-z] [z-a]
12/15/2017Board of Directors Meeting             Agenda Item 11 - Proposed New Board Policy No. 039: Audit Policy Advisory Committee and Audit Activities
 

[2018] 2017