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Scottsdale Arts Contract, Audit No. 1807

The audit found that Scottsdale Arts underspent approximately $202,000 of purpose-restricted City funding, art maintenance funds have not increased in proportion to new art acquired, Scottsdale Arts is not progressing in efforts to become more independent of City funding, and contract oversight of program management and public transparency can be improved.
Independent Review of Scottsdale City Court's Compliance with Minimum Accounting Standards, Report No. 1811

This independent review is required by the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, triennially. This agreed-upon procedures report is intended solely for the information and use of the Administrative Office of the Courts in evaluating the City Court’s compliance with its minimum accounting standards.
WestWorld Marketing & Concession Contracts - Audit No. 1806

The audit found that a more fully developed marketing plan may help improve marketing effectiveness. Concession revenues were generally reported in accordance with terms, but exceptions were not documented and some terms are unclear. Further, several aspects of contract administration should be improved.
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The City Auditor’s Office conducts audits to promote operational efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, and integrity in City operations.

Authority and Oversight

As established in the voter-approved City Charter, the City Auditor is appointed by the City Council. The City Charter gives the City Auditor authority to conduct financial and performance audits and investigations of all city activities and programs. It also provides the City Auditor free and open access, except as limited by law, to all city records, personnel, facilities, and information necessary to carry out these duties.

City Code establishes an Audit Committee consisting of three City Council members, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Currently, Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp serves as the Chair, and Vice Mayor Virginia Korte and Councilwoman Kathy Littlefield serve as members of the committee. Additional information is available through the Quick Links menu.


Annually, the City Auditor presents an Audit Plan for the upcoming year to the Audit Committee for review and recommendation, and then to the City Council for review and approval. The current fiscal year Audit Plan for is available through the Quick Links menu.

The City Auditor's Office presents all of its completed reports at the Audit Committee's public meetings. Further, completed reports may also be presented to the full City Council. Reports issued by the City Auditor's Office are available through the Quick Links menu.

The City Auditor's Office conducts audits in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards issued by the United States Government Accountability Office. To assure compliance with these standards, the City Auditor has an external peer review completed at least once every three years. Scottsdale is one of only two cities in Arizona and about 94 cities in the United States and Canada having an external peer review conducted by the Association of Local Government Auditors. The most recent peer review is available through the Quick Links menu.

Integrity Line

In 2014, the City Auditor has established an Integrity Line to receive information regarding potential fraud, waste or abuse that may have occurred affecting City operations. Further information, including examples of matters to report and contact methods, is available through the Quick Links menu.

Sunset Reviews

The City Auditor supports the Audit Committee in carrying out its Council-assigned duty to periodically review the City's Boards and Commissions. Through these "sunset reviews" the Audit Committee considers the ongoing continuation of boards and commissions and whether modifications should be recommended. Further information is available through the Quick Links menu.

The Scottsdale City Auditor's Office is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors and other professional organizations.



Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - City Auditor
7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite 205
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P: 480-312-7756
F: 480-312-2634

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office Contacts

Sharron E. Walker, CPA, CFE, CLEA
City Auditor
P: 480-312-7867

Kyla Anderson
Sr. Auditor
P: 480-312-7863

Paul Christiansen
Sr. Auditor
P: 480-312-2627

Lai Cluff
Sr. Auditor
P: 480-312-7851

Cathleen Davis
Sr. Auditor
P: 480-312-7986

Brad Hubert
Sr. Auditor
P: 480-312-7784