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City Auditor
City Auditor

What Do the Auditors Do?

Provide an independent assessment of whether City funded services and operations:

  • Are managed properly and in compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Achieve their objectives and desired outcomes.
  • Are being provided efficiently, economically and effectively.

Perform revenue audits and provide consulting services; and provide fraud prevention and detection training.

The elected City Auditor reports to and is accountable to the City of Berkeley voters.  All audit reports issued by our office are performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, are presented to Council, and are available to the public.

Jenny Wong was elected Auditor of the City of Berkeley in November 2018.

Priority Initiatives for Fiscal Years 2018 & 2019

Performance Audit Division Priority Initiatives  

  • Performance Audits of City Programs and Services:  Provide reliable, objective reports and work actively with City staff to improve service delivery, transparency, and accountability.

  • Implementation of Performance Audit Recommendations:  Identify and remove barriers to successful implementation of performance audit recommendations, and coordinate with the City Manager to report publicly every six months on progress made on each audit.

  • Ethics and Fraud Prevention:  Communicate the importance of City employees' responsibility to avoid and report fraud, waste, and abuse of City resources in individual interactions, in our audits, and by conducting training.


Payroll Audit Division Priority Initiatives

  • Enterprise Resource Planning: Collaborate with the multi-departmental Enterprise Resource Planning project team to replace the City's existing financial system, including carefully identifying system needs in accordance with complex and rapidly changing federal and state laws, employee MOUs, and City regulations affecting payroll.
  • Implementation of Payroll System Recommendations:  Implement recommendations from an audit firm (MGO) under contract to the City Auditor. These internal control recommendations aim to improve security of user access to the City's payroll system by putting in place controls to guard against in accurate or improper transactions.


Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA)

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