Napa County Auditor Office

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Napa County Auditor 1195 3rd Street Napa CA 94559 707-253-4551


About the Napa County Auditor

The Napa County Auditor performs an oversight role that ensures the transparency and accountability of government agencies and operations in Napa County, CA. The Napa County Auditor's Office is responsible for providing objective evaluations of the performance of government agencies, the integrity of the government's financial operations, and the compliance of government agencies with laws, rules, and regulations. The Auditor also helps Napa County government agencies accomplish their objectives by identifying opportunities for improving operations. At times, Auditors may also uncover corrupt or fraudulent activities.

You may contact the Auditor's Office for questions about:
  • Napa County government audit reports
  • Local government office financial operations
  • Government auditing standards in Napa County, California
  • Napa County government financial statements
  • Financial investigations and fraud
Auditing Process
  • Developing the scope of the audit and defining the criteria for evaluating Napa County government offices and programs
  • Conducting background research and gaining an understanding of the government office or program being audited.
  • Conducting fieldwork to gather detailed information and evidence.
  • Preparing preliminary findings and possibly distributing findings to the audited agency to allow for their response.
  • Preparing the Napa County audit report which includes the findings of the audit and recommendations for improvement or corrective action.
Napa County Government Office Audits

The unique role of the Napa County Auditor requires that they be granted the authority needed to carry out investigations and other audit activities. This authority typically comes from Napa County legislation that ensures the Auditor has full access to government agencies and their records, and provides safeguards against interference from agencies being audited. Auditors in Napa County, California often operate outside of traditional management structures, and report to an audit committee or other oversight authority. This further protects against interference in the Napa County Audits.

Government Contract Audits

In addition to internally focused activities, an Auditor audits Napa County government grants and contracts awarded to private sector entities. These externally focused reviews provide oversight and transparency for the distribution of grant funds and contract payments.

Napa County External Audits

The Napa County Auditor conducts audits of some aspect of a government agency or program. For example, an outside accounting firm, or certified public accountant (CPA), almost always conducts the annual financial audit. The purpose of the annual financial audit is to confirm that the Napa County government's annual financial statements accurately represent its financial position. The annual financial audit may also uncover problems or deficiencies in the entity's financial policies and procedures.