Office of the City Auditor
Principles & Standards

Our Principles

The Office of the City Auditor is committed to the following core principles in order to achieve the highest level of performance and quality of work possible.


By providing high-quality, client-focused services that are useful, timely, responsive, and in keeping with professional standards.


By using original, "outside the box" approaches, techniques, and technologies to deliver timely and relevant audit results.


By maintaining a work environment that promotes respect, teamwork, efficiency, and productivity among a competent and well-trained staff, while fostering a commitment to professional advancement through education and active involvement in professional organizations.


By demonstrating a commitment to ethics, honesty, objectivity, and independence in all we do.


By performing our duties with the highest levels of fairness, honesty, objectivity, and respect.

Our Standards

The Office of the City Auditor adheres to the generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS) issued by the Comptroller General of the United States in the performance of all applicable audit projects. Additionally, requires that we undergo a peer review every three years to provide assurance that we have established a system of quality control that provides reasonable assurance of compliance with GAGAS and other applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Our last peer review was performed in September 2014. The results indicate that our quality control system is in compliance with GAGAS. View the peer review report.

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