Auditor’s Office Fully Staffed

Riverside County now has a fully-staffed  Internal Audit Division in the  Auditor-Controller’s office.

Riverside County Auditor-Controller   Ben J. Benoit  has  hired 10 new employees to fill  all vacant positions in the division. 

These are not minimum wage workers.  These are  Certified Public Accountants, Certified Internal Auditors and Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Benoit says “A fully staffed Audit team will help reduce the County’s risk exposure and allow us to provide comprehensive oversight and strategic planning. “I’m particularly proud to highlight that several members of our division have already achieved their CIA certifications, with others actively pursuing both CIA and CISA certifications. This commitment to professional development not only strengthens our internal capabilities but also reinforces the County’s broader risk management framework, ensuring we maintain the highest standards of accountability and excellence. I want to thank the County’s executive office for helping us reach this milestone by allocating funding to hire talented, certified, and experienced employees.”

“Filling vacancies in the Internal Audit Division provides additional capacity to expand audit areas both in scope and in depth,” said Rene Casillas, Deputy Auditor-Controller, Internal Audit Division. “This expansion has enabled us to broaden our services and undertake more comprehensive assessments, such as the county-wide risk assessment, which demands more time and resources. It also helps ensure there is compliance within County operations at all levels, promotes good risk management, improves efficiency of public services, and helps build confidence in County government.”

The Internal Audit Division’s objective is to help instill confidence in the risk management processes by independently and objectively evaluating the internal controls designed and put in place by management to help with overall governance. The Audit Division is focused on adding value and improving the departments’ operations by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management and control.


Photo of the staff at the Riverside County Auditor-Controller Office, Internal Audit Division.

Photo from Riverside County Executive Office May 2024