In order to provide the City with information that is reliable and useful, our office strictly follows Government Auditing Standards and submits to external peer reviews on a biannual basis.
Our office's work is guided by internal policies and procedures. These policies and procedures are outlined in our Policies & Procedures Manual, which is updated annually by the city auditor and staff.
Government Auditing Standards
Our office complies with Government Auditing Standards (GAS, commonly known as "the Yellow Book") which were developed by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAS provides a framework for conducting high-quality work products with competence, integrity objectivity, and independence.
Auditing the Auditors: Peer Reviews
The objective of a peer review is to determine whether an audit organization’s internal quality control system is in place and operating effectively, and to provide assurance that established policies and procedures and applicable auditing standards are being followed. Per City Charter, our office undergoes a peer review every two years.