Michele Winston, CRMA, CPA
Director of Internal Audit
Audit reports directly to the Board of Education to support members in the
effective discharge of their responsibilities. Internal Audit's goal is to add
value by assisting PGCPS with accomplishment of its objectives. This is
achieved by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve
the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Internal Audits are conducted in accordance
with standards established by the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Governmental Accountability
(Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards).
- To furnish the Board of Education with
analysis, recommendations, advisory services, and information concerning Prince
Georges County Public School activities.
- To evaluate Prince Georges County Public
School control procedures for ensuring that assets are protected from waste,
loss and abuse
facilitate and support any audit processes and assist external auditors to the
extent required by the Board of Education and/or federal, state or local
- To conduct audits and investigations requested
by the Board of Education and/or the Chief Executive Officer, as authorized by
the Board of Education.
authority and responsibilities of the Office of Internal Audit have been
established by the Board of Education.
This authority is outlined in Board Policy 8373, Office of Internal
Audit, as follows:
access to all PGCPS schools, records, including personnel records, documents
and files in any form;
- Authority to request assistance and receive full cooperation from
in obtaining the information listed in Item 1 above;
- Authority to interview PGCPS staff and employees to obtain
information pursuant to audit investigations; and
and inspection rights to all PGCPS assets, property and facilities owned, leased
or borrowed by PGCPS