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The City Auditor’s Office, through City ordinance, adopted adherence to Government Auditing Standards (GAS) established by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. All performance audits, as defined by GAS, and are performed under these standards.

These standards require our office to obtain a peer review every three years to ensure audit quality and adherence to GAS. Qualified external reviewers independently conduct an assessment of our internal monitoring procedures plus evaluate audit knowledge and skills through staff interviews and sampling audit documentation.

The City Auditor’s Office has been in operation since 2011 and received its first peer review in 2015. During that review, peer reviewers noted we excelled in the following areas:

  • Understanding the needs of the City and flexible approach to audit coverage
  • Open communications and a team approach resulting in value-added audit services
  • Earning the support and trust of the Audit Committee


2015 Peer Review Report