Audit Plan (pdf/1.78mb/7pp)
Audit Process (pdf/2.20mb/15pp)
Sunset Review (pdf/814kb/5pp)
Peer Review (pdf/1825kb/6pp)
The City Auditor’s Office provides independent research, analysis, consultation, and educational services to promote operational efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, and integrity in response to City needs.
The City Auditor is appointed by the City Council, serves at the pleasure of the City Council, and leads the seven-member professional audit staff. The City Council appointed Sharron Walker as the City Auditor effective June 15, 2009.
City Code requires 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.
The City Auditor's Office has the responsibility of conducting audits of City activities and programs. An annual audit plan is presented 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). Audit assignments are selected from the adopted plan.
The audit process (pdf/2.20mb/15pp) was established to independently review, evaluate, and report on management and employee accountability of taxpayer resources. All audits are conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards, often referred to as "Yellow Book" standards.
To comply with these standards, the office has an external peer review completed at least once every 3 years. Our 2012 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.
City Auditor's Office
7447 E Indian School Rd, Suite 205
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-312-7756 Fax: 480-312-2634
Kyla Anderson, Sr. Auditor
Lai Cluff, Sr. Auditor
Cathleen Davis, Sr. Auditor
Brad Hubert, Internal Auditor
Dan Spencer, Sr. Auditor
Sharron Walker, City Auditor