Mandate:

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 3456 (Internal Auditing Act of 1962), as amended by RA No. 4177, the creation, organization, and operation of IAS/U is mandated in all government agencies to help the management achieve an efficient and effective fiscal administration and to assist in the performance of agency affairs and functions.

Vision:

A leading, competent partner and trusted office of the Local Government of Gingoog delivering best internal audit practices in attaining operational excellence and good governance.

Mission:

To provide independent advisory and value adding assurance services of the effectiveness and efficiency of internal control systems through the conduct of compliance, management, and operation audits.

Strategic Goals:

A-Active understanding of government operation and processes

U-Unbiased mental attitude in the conduct of risk-based audit plan

D-Disclosure of results to appropriate parties

I– Implementation of audit findings and recommendations will be monitored

T– Timely issuance of audit reports

Values:

C-Collaboration and Teamwork. We uphold a strong bond of unity, working in harmony as one Audit Team.

I-Integrity. We advocate the truth and work with honesty and shall not knowingly be a party to any illegal activity.

A-Advocacy for Excellence. We strive for quality and excellence, ensuring highest professional, technical, moral and ethical standards.

S-Social Responsibility. We commit ourselves to a strong and devoted sense of duty to society.

D- Digital Dexterity. We seek and apply new ideas to improve performance by making use of emerging technology, trends and innovation.

January 2020 marked the creation, organization, and operation of the City Internal Audit Service Department. Under the City Ordinance No. 2020-349, the department aims to assist in the effective and efficient implementation of the administration’s affairs and functions. Prerequisite in carrying out its functions, the team, headed by Ms. Niema Marie B. Remegoso, CPA, participated and organized activities since its formation.

CIASD Observes Inventory Count

The City Health Office(CHO) in coordination with the General Services Office and City Accountant’s Office conducted a Drugs and Medicines Inventory Count last January 6-7, 2021 at the CHO Storage Area and Pharmacy, Rizal Street, Gingoog City. This validation procedure was participated by the City Internal Audit Services Department (CIASD).

CIASD, represented by Ms. Jasmin Ubalde-Kiunisala, assessed and observed the inventory procedures in place as the Count Members generated a listing of drugs and medicines on hand,  noting its expiration date. Following the actual count, CIASD noted controls that were not operating effectively, gave recommendations, and performed follow-up procedures.

CIASD Moved to Streamline and Improve Government Services

 

In view of improving government processes, the City Internal Audit Services Department in collaboration with all department heads administered a meeting last January 14, 2021, at the Penthouse Function Hall, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Gingoog City. The team, CIASD, successfully gathered reliable feedback of the existing operations and doable courses of action in addressing concerns relative to more seamless government service.  In addition, Ms. Niema Marie B. Remegoso, head of internal audit, revisited and introduced the use of new forms compliant to the Government Accounting Manual.

Livelihood and Financial Assistance Turnover Subject to Audit

CIASD goes beyond overseeing the external and internal services enumerated under the Citizen’s Charter. On March 5, 2021, CIASD witnessed the Livelihood, Food for Work, and Financial Assistance Turnover to Kipuntos Farmers Association at Kipuntos Barangay Hall, Gingoog City. An activity helmed together by the Local Government of Gingoog and 58th Infantry Dimalulupig Battalion whereby ten (10) working carabaos, ten (10) plows, (10) harrows, goods, and cash assistance were given. While successfully helping the community sustain their living, the CIASD favorably noted salient financial and operational controls in the proper practice whenever government resources and cash equivalents were involved.