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  • Contact Information

    Board of County Commissioners

    commish@jeffco.us
    303-271-8525

    Monday-Friday
    7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

    Contact Form

    100 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Admin and Courts Facility
    Golden, CO 80419

    The commissioners welcome your comments, questions and suggestions. You can email all three with the address above, or the individual commissioners with the address below.

    Faye Griffin, Commissioner District One

    commish1@jeffco.us

    Casey Tighe, Commissioner District Two

    commish2@jeffco.us

    Donald Rosier, Commissioner District Three

    commish3@jeffco.us

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  • Boards and Commissions: Audit Committee

     

    Purpose:

    To assist the county and its commissioners in their evaluation of internal controls, reporting practices and audit findings.

    Duties:

    • Recommends independent audit firm to the Board of County Commissioners.
    • Reviews all audited financial statements and other reports as needed.
    • Reviews accounting and reporting issues during the annual external audit and understand any impact on the financial statements.
    • Reviews with the independent auditors any issues encountered with management and staff during the audit.
    • Assesses performance of the independent auditors any issues encountered with management and staff during the audit.
    • Assesses performance of the independent auditors and provide feedback to respective county departments and commissioners.
    • Reviews the comprehensive framework of the internal control structure and the county’s policies and procedures and identify areas of risk to report. 
    • Reports any issues brought to the committee by any audits or consultants to the Board of County Commissioners and respective departments. 

    Qualifications:

    • An understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, including those relevant standards for local and government accounting and financial reporting issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board; an understanding of financial statements and generally accepted auditing standards. Working knowledge of the enabling laws and regulations that the government operates within would be valuable.
    • Ability to assess the general application of the foregoing principles and standards in connection with the accounting for estimate accruals, external restrictions and reserves.
    • Experience preparing, auditing, analyzing or evaluating financial statements that present a breadth and level of complexity of accounting issues that can reasonably be expected to be raised by the organization’s financial operations.
    • An understanding of internal controls and procedures for financial reporting.
    • Basic understanding of an audit committee function and responsibility to the organization.  A basic understanding of the operation environment and structure of a statutorily-defined county government in Colorado. 

    Meetings:

    The committee meets a minimum of four times a year or as deemed necessary by a majority of the committee members or chair.

    Members and Length of Terms:

    The committee shall be comprised of five members for two-year terms with a term limit of four consecutive two-year terms (eight years).

    To Apply:

    Please use the online general application on the volunteer board vacancies page. All available citizen positions will be advertised.

    For current volunteer member names, information about membership, or committees, contact the County Administrator’s Office at countyadministrator@jeffco.us or 303-271-8508.

    Please also see the Audit Committee Policy View document in PDF format.

    Last Updated: 1-23-2014