Statewide Internal Audit

The Audit Unit oversees the State’s internal audit, recovery audit and compliance functions. The Audit Unit also provides the State Controller the ability to conduct audits of all state agencies to assure compliance with statutes, fiscal rules, and generally accepted accounting principles.

Internal Audit
The Internal Audit Unit assists the State Controller to provide oversight of the State’s delegated financial operations including conducting pre-audits of obligations and disbursements.  In that effort, the Unit also provides internal control guidance, risk assessment questionnaires, and links other resources provided below.  Additionally, the Unit conducts training to and reviews of state agencies upon request.  Therefore, if you would like our assistance please contact us!


Internal Resources:

Internal Control Guide (draft)

Internal Control Training Presentation

Risk Assessment Questionnaire

Useful Websites:

Recovery Audit


Coordinates recovery audits to identify and collect overpayments made by State agencies to vendors.  Position was created by HB 10-1176 and advises the State Controller on promulgating rules regarding recovery audits.  Under 24-30-203.5, C.R.S., the Office of the State Controller contracts for recovery audits every three years to recoup improper payments by state agencies. Prepares reports to the General Assembly summarizing the results of recovery audits. 

2018 State of Colorado Recovery Audit and Summary