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Profiles of Audit Organizations

Only profiles updated since March 2007 are here.  For earlier profiles of organizations not listed here, see the “Chapter III-1. Profiles” in the 2004 Guide (PDF) Auditor Roles in Government Performance Measurement.

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Alberta Auditor General

Entity audited: Province of Alberta: Every ministry, department, regulated fund, revolving fund, and Provincial agency

Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2007-08:  $30.5 billion (US dollars)
Number of auditors in the organization: 101
Reports to: Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Audit standards followed: Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Hand book (CICA) 

Contact Information:

Auditor General of Alberta
8th floor, 9925 – 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 2J8
Phone:  (780) 427-4222
www.oag.ab.ca

Contact for Practices:

Monica Jeske
(780) 422-6559           
mjeske@oag.ab.ca

Website and relevant links: 
Links to more information: http://www.finance.gov.ab.ca/measuring/index.html
This page includes links to Government of Alberta performance reports and performance measurement publications.

 

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Austin, Texas, City Auditor

Entity audited: City of Austin

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2006 –07: $2.3 Billion
Number of auditors in the organization:  20
Reports to: Non-executive Mayor and City Council
Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

Office of the City Auditor
City Hall,
301 W. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 974-2805
www.ci.austin.tx.us/auditor

Contact for Practice:

Stephen L. Morgan
512-974-2061            
steve.morgan@ci.austin.tx.us

 

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Austin, Texas, Corporate Internal Audit

Entity Audited: City of Austin, Texas

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2006 –07: $2.3 Billion
Number of auditors in the organization:  4
Reports to: Executive Management of the Entity Audited, City Manager
Audit standards followed: IIA Standards (Red book)

Contact Information:

Corporate Internal Audit, City of Austin
206 E. 9th Street,
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 341-7495

Contact for Practice:

Carla Steffen
512-974-2066
carla.steffen@ci.austin.tx.us


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British Columbia Auditor General

Entity Audited: Province of British Columbia

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2006-07: $30 billion (US dollars)
Number of auditors in the organization:  68
Reports to: Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Audit standards followed: Canadian Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)

Contact Information:

8 Bastion Square
Victoria, BC, Canada  V8V 1X4
Tel: (250) 387-6803
http://bcauditor.com/AuditorGeneral.htm

Other websites with relevant information:
www.ccola.ca
www.ccaf-fcvi.com

Contact for Practices:

Malcolm Gaston, Assistant Auditor General
250-356-2660
mgaston@bcauditor.com         

Contact for general assessment of annual reports, assurance on external performance reports, promoting performance management and reporting practices.

Jim Neily, Director
250-356-2619
jneily@bcauditor.com


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Colorado Springs, Colorado, City Auditor

Entity audited: The City Auditor has authority to audit all entities that are controlled either directly or indirectly by City Council, including:

  1. Colorado Spring Utilities (electric, gas, water, and wastewater)
  2. Memorial Hospital
  3. Colorado Springs Airport; and
  4. the City of Colorado Springs.

Annual budget of entities audited: Fiscal Year 2007:  Budgets for the entities listed above are: 

  1. Colorado Springs Utilities = $944 million
  2. Memorial Hospital = $619 million
  3. Colorado Springs Airport = $21 million, and
  4. the City of Colorado Springs = $326 million.

Number of auditors in the organization: The Office employs thirteen (13) professional auditors and one (1) support staff.
Reports to: City Council.
Audit standards followed: IIA Standards (Red book)*
* The City Auditor currently follows the Red Book.  In the past, they have followed the Yellow Book, except for the reporting standards. 

Contact Information:

City Council’s Office of the City Auditor
30 South Nevada Avenue, Suite 604
P.O. Box 1575, Mail Code 640
Colorado Springs, CO  80901-1575
http://www.springsgov.com/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=81

Contact for Practice 2a:

Denny Nester, Assistant City Auditor
(719) 395-5991
dnester@ci.colospgs.co.us


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Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA)

Entity audited: Any administrative state agency of the State of Florida, and entities performing state functions under contract.  Also may audit Florida local governments and school districts upon direction of the Florida Legislature.

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2007 – 08: $71.9 billion was appropriated for fiscal year 2007-08.  State of Florida budget only, does not include local revenues for school districts and other non-state government entities audited. Number of auditors in the organization: 93 authorized positions, includes 83 auditors.
Reports to: Florida Legislature.
Audit standards followed: The Program Evaluation Standards

Contact Information:

111 W. Madison Street, Suite 312
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475
www.oppaga.state.fl.us

Contacts for Practices:

Gary VanLandingham
(850) 487-0578
vanlandingham.gary@oppaga.fl.gov  

Claire Mazur
(850) 487-9211
mazur.claire@oppaga.fl.gov


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Kansas City, Missouri, City Auditor

Entity audited: All departments, commissions, boards and other offices of City of Kansas City, Missouri

Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2008: $1.2 billion
Number of auditors in the organization: 15
Reports to: City Council.
Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

414 E. 12th Street
21st Floor
Kansas City, Mo 64106
816-513-3300
www.kcmo.org/auditor

Contact for all Practices Performed:

Gary White                  
816-513-3320
Gary_White@kcmo.org

 

 

King County, Seattle, Washington

Entity audited: King County, Seattle

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2007 – 08: $3 Billion
Number of auditors in the organization: 10
Reports to: Metropolitan King County Council (a non-executive elected body)
Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

206-2961655
KCC CC-1033
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-3272
http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/auditor.aspx

Contacts for Practices:

Ron Perry or
Phone: 206-296-1655
ron.perry@kingcounty.gov

Cheryle Broom           
Phone: 206-296-1655
Cheryle.broom@kingcounty.gov

Other web sites of interest:
King County Auditor’s role in county performance measurement:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/auditor/performance_measurement.aspx

 


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State of Louisiana Office of the Legislative Auditor

Entity audited: State of Louisiana – Audit the Executive Branch.  Also has authority to audit all units of state and local government and quasi-public entities providing public services, totaling about 4,000 government and non-profit organizational units.

Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2006-07: $19 billion
Number of auditors in the organization: 29 auditors in the Performance Audit Division (227 employees total, approximately 190 are auditors)
Reports to: Legislative Audit Advisory Council composed of Louisiana State Representatives and Senators
Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

1600 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA  70804
225-339-3800
www.lla.state.la.us

Contact for Practices:

Patrick Goldsmith
225-339-3848
pgoldsmith@lla.state.la.us
           

Website or relevant links: Other website of interest, Manageware:  

http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/opb/pub/manageware.htm


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Maricopa County, Arizona, Internal Audit

Entity audited: Maricopa County Arizona

Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2007: $2.1 Billion
Number of auditors in the organization: 19
Reports to: Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book) & IIA Standards (Red book)

Contact Information:

Internal Audit
301 W Jefferson #660
Phoenix, AZ  85003
602-506-1585
http://www.maricopa.gov/internal_audit/

Contact for practices:

Eve Murillo
(606) 506-7245
emurillo@maricopa.gov

Other web sites of interest:  

http://www.maricopa.gov/internal_audit/controls.aspx  Our “Got Controls?” Executive Bulletin
http://www.maricopa.gov/internal_audit/fin_fitness.aspx  Our Financial Condition Report for Executive Management
http://www.maricopa.gov/internal_audit/self_assessment.aspx Our CSA Workshops and Mgmt Videos
http://www.maricopa.gov/internal_audit/pma.aspx  Our Performance Measurement work

 

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Metro Auditor, Portland, Oregon, Metro Area regional government

Entity Audited: Metro Portland, a regional government encompassing 1.4 million residents in three counties and 25 cities.  Services include a zoo, exhibit, conference and performing arts centers, regional transportation and growth planning, parks and green spaces, and management of a solid waste system.

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2007 – 08: $370 Million

Number of auditors in the organization: 4 Senior Management Auditors, 1 Elected Metro Auditor

Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

503-797-1892
600 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
www.oregonmetro.gov/auditor

Contacts for Practices:

Suzanne Flynn
Phone Number 503-797-1891
Email: Suzanne.Flynn@oregonmetro.gov

 

 

 

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Department of Audit

Entity audited: Milwaukee County

Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2007: $1.28 Billion
Number of auditors in the organization:  16
Reports to: County Board of Supervisors.
Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

2711 W. Wells St. 9th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 278-4206
milwaukeecounty.org

Contact for Practices 2b & 4b:

Jerome Heer
(414) 278-4206   
jheer@execpc.com

 

Montgomery County, Maryland

Entity audited: Montgomery County, Maryland
The Office of Legislative Oversight does not perform formal audits.  The Office of Legislative Oversight has the authority to examine, review, and evaluate the work of various departments, agencies and entities using funds appropriated or approved by the County Council of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2008 – 09: Montgomery County, Maryland FY09 Approved Operating Budget – $4.3 billion.

Staff composition: One director, one program evaluator, two senior legislative analysts, four legislative analysts, two research associates, and one administrative specialist.

Reports to: County Council of Montgomery County, Maryland (a non-elected executive body)

Audit standards followed: N/A

Contact Information:

(240) 777-7987
Office of Legislative Oversight
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/olo

Contacts for Practices:

Leslie Rubin                                         
Phone: 240-777-7998                                                                                    
Office of Legislative Oversight
100 Maryland Avenue, Room 509
Rockville, MD  20850
(240) 777-7998 (phone)
(240) 777-7879 (fax)
Email: leslie.rubin@montgomerycountymd.gov

Other web sites of interest: OLO Reports

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/csltmpl.asp?url=/content/council/olo/reports/index.asp


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Nevada Legislative Auditor

Entity audited: State of Nevada Executive Branch agencies

Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2007: $8.8 billion
Number of auditors in the organization: 28
Reports to: Nevada Legislature.
Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

Legislative Audit Division
401 S. Carson St.
Carson City, NV  89701-4747
775-684-6815
www.leg.state.nv.us/audit

Contact for Practice 2a:

Paul Townsend
775-684-6815
Audit@lcb.state.nv.us


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Palo Alto, California, City Auditor

Entity audited: City of Palo Alto, California

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2006-07: General Fund $128 million plus Enterprise Funds $258 million (including electric, gas, wastewater, water, refuse, storm drain, and wastewater treatment).
Number of auditors in the organization: 3
Reports to: City Council.
Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

Office of the City Auditor
P.O. Box 10250
Palo Alto, CA  94303
(650) 329-2667

Contact for Practices 3a & 5b:

Sharon W. Erickson
(650) 329-2629
sharon.erickson@cityofpaloalto.org

Website or relevant links: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/auditor

 

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Portland, Oregon, City Auditor

Entity audited:  City of Portland, Oregon.

Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2007: $1.6 billion
Number of auditors in the organization: 8
Reports to:  The elected City Auditor
Audit standards followed:  Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

1221 SW Fourth Ave Rm 310
Portland, Oregon   97204
503-823-4005
Audit Services Division: www.portlandonline.com/auditor/auditservices
City Auditor: www.portlandonline.com/auditor

Contacts for all practices:

Drummond Kahn
(503) 823-3536
drummond@ci.portland.or.us

Ken Gavette
503-823-3540
keng@ci.portland.or.us

 

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Prince William County, Virginia, Internal Audit

Entity audited: Prince William County Government

Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2007: $575 million
Number of auditors in the organization: 4
Reports to: Executive Management: County Executive
Audit standards followed: IIA Standards (Red book)

Contact Information:

Prince William County
Internal Audit
2241-B Tackett’s Mill Drive
Lake Ridge, VA 22192  Phone
www.pwcgov.org/oem

Contact for Practices:

James A. Webster
703 792-6884
jawebster@pwcgov.org   

Website or relevant links:  www.pwcgov.org/accountability


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San Jose, California, City Auditor

Entity Audited: City of San Jose

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2007 – 08: $1.2 billion
Number of auditors in the organization: 16
Reports to: City Council
Audit standards followed: US GAO Yellow book

Contact Information:

408-535-1250
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA  95113

Contacts for Practices:

Sharon Erickson                      
Phone Number:  408-535-1238          
Email Address:  sharon.erickson@sanjoseca.gov                                        

Website or relevant links:
www.sanjoseca.gov/auditor

 

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Saskatchewan Provincial Auditor

Entity audited: Government of Saskatchewan (which includes 270 departments, Crown corporations and agencies).

Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2006-07: $10 billion (US dollars)
Number of auditors in the organization: 59
Reports to: Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
Audit standards followed: Auditing standards established by The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Contact Information:

1500 Chateau Tower
1920 Broad Street
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
S4P 3V7
(306) 787-6361
www.auditor.sk.ca

Contact for Practice 2b & 4b:

Rosemarie Volk
306-787-6380
volk@auditor.sk.ca

Website or relevant links:  www.auditor.sk.ca


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Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts

Entity audited: Agencies and institutions in the executive and judicial branches of Virginia state government
 
Annual budget of entity audited:  Fiscal Year 2006: $32 billion
Number of auditors in the organization: Approximately 100 auditors.
Reports to: Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) of the Virginia State Legislature
Audit standards followed: Government Auditing Standards (US GAO Yellow book)

Contact Information:

Auditor of Public Accounts
P.O. Box 1295
Richmond Virginia 23218
www.apa.state.va.us

Contact for Practice 2a:

Linda Wade
804-225-3350, x341
Linda.Wade@apa.virginia.gov

Website or relevant links: http://www.apa.virginia.gov

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Washington State Auditor

Entity Audited: All state agencies and local governments in the state of Washington.

Annual budget of entity audited: Fiscal Year 2007 – 08: Washington State biennial budgets authorized by the Legislature in the 2008 session total $71.5 billion. This does not include the budgets of the 2,100 units of local government, including school districts, the State Auditor has authority to audit.

Number of auditors in the organization: 390

Reports to: Washington State Auditor

Audit standards followed: US GAO Yellow book

Contact Information:

Main number (360) 902-0370
P.O. Box 40021
Olympia, WA
98504

Website or relevant links:
www.sao.wa.gov