Sharron Walker, CPA, CFE, City Auditor
City Auditor's Office
7447 E Indian School Rd, Suite 205
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
The City Auditor’s Office conducts audits to promote operational efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, and integrity in City operations.
As established in the voter-approved City Charter, the City Auditor is appointed by the City Council. Appointed effective June 15, 2009, Sharron Walker is an experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA).
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.
Audit Plan (pdf/1.78mb/7pp)
Audit Process (pdf/2.20mb/15pp)
Sunset Review (pdf/814kb/5pp)
Peer Review (pdf/1825kb/6pp)
City Code establishes an Audit Committee consisting of three members of the City Council, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Currently, Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp serves as the Chair, and Councilmember Virginia Korte and Councilman Robert Littlefield serve as members of the committee.
Annually, the City Auditor presents an audit plan to the Audit Committee for review and recommendation, and to the City Council for review and approval. The Audit Plan for FY 2014/15 is available here (pdf/1.78mb/7pp). 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.
Audits are conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards, often referred to as "Yellow Book" standards. To assure compliance with these standards, the City Auditor has an external peer review completed at least once every 3 years. The most recent peer review is available here (pdf/1825kb/6pp). 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.
Reports issued by the City Auditor's Office are available here.
The Scottsdale City Auditor's Office is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors and other professional organizations.
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Sharron Walker, City Auditor