Internal Claims Auditor
The Board of Education will annually designate and appoint an internal claims auditor for the district. The internal claims auditor shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. The internal claims auditor is empowered to report directly to the Board, not the Superintendent or Business Official, if unethical or illegal business practices or improprieties are observed or suspected.
The internal claims auditor is responsible for formally examining, allowing or rejecting all accounts, charges, claims or demands against the school district. The auditing process should determine:
- that the proposed payment is for a valid and legal purpose
- that the obligation was incurred by an authorized district official
- that the items for which payment is claimed were in fact received or, in the case of services, that they were actually rendered
- that the obligation does not exceed the available appropriation; and
- that the submitted voucher is in proper form, mathematically correct, does not include previously paid charges, and is in agreement with the purchase order or contract upon which it is based
Once the internal claims auditor certifies the audit, then the appropriate verification should be signed authorizing the District Treasurer to pay the claimants the amounts allowed.