Department of Health Services Logo


Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Grants Home

Department Audit Requirements

Federal Audit Requirements

Allowable Cost Policy Manual

Financial Management Manual

How to Contract for Audit Services

Efficiently procuring cost-effective audit services is a key board and management responsibility.  To provide assistance in fulfilling the responsibility, the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum (NIAF) developed the following guide, Selecting an External Auditor, Guide for Making a Sound Decision (May 2007).  The information lays out a systematic approach to audit procurement which can help ensure engaging a qualified auditor and receive a quality audit.  The steps include the following:

  1. Planning the Audit and the Procurement
  2. Communicating Audit Requirements and Soliciting Proposals
  3. Selecting a Qualified Auditor
  4. Writing the Agreement: Documenting Expectations
  5. Monitoring the Audit:  Ensuring a Quality Audit

An additional resource on this subject the agency may wish to consider reviewing is:

"What a Difference Preparation Makes: A Guide to the Nonprofit Audit," by the Accountants for the Public Interest.  Call (202) 347-1668 for ordering information.


Last Revised: June 10, 2014