California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Roles and Responsibilities

The Office of Audits

The Office of Audits is charged with protecting the fiscal integrity of the various CalRecycle funds by conducting compliance and financial-related audits of program participants. Audits are conducted under the authority of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act and the Integrated Waste Management Act.

Audits consists of a Quality Control section, along with three Northern California and two Southern California field offices. All offices conduct engagements utilizing a risk-based approach, focusing on identifying significant errors, irregularities, and potential fraud. The program areas subject to audit include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Beverage manufacturers, distributors, processors, and recyclers
  • E-Waste collectors and recyclers
  • Grant recipients of the following programs: Beverage Container Recycling, Farm and Ranch Cleanup and Abatement, Household Hazardous Waste, Local Enforcement Agency, Solid Waste Disposal and Site Cleanup, Tire Recycling, and Used Oil Recycling
  • Extended producer responsibility organizations (e.g., carpet and paint programs)
  • Payment programs: Oil fee payers and used oil payments

To maintain standards of quality audit work, the Quality Control section provides assurance that audits are performed in accordance with professional standards as well as legal and regulatory requirements.

In addition to the external audit responsibilities, Audits oversees all coordination activities for audits being conducted on CalRecycle. We are also responsible for ensuring CalRecycle meets the requirements of the Financial Integrity and State Manager’s Accountability (FISMA) Act. As applicable, internal audit responsibilities are handled through an interagency agreement with the California Department of Finance.

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Last updated: May 6, 2014
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