Richmond City Charter
CHAPTER 4. COUNCIL
Sec. 4.18. City Auditor.
There shall be a City Auditor who shall be appointed by the Council for an indefinite term. He/She shall have been certified as a certified public accountant by the Virginia State Board of Accountancy or by the examining board of any other state which extends to and is extended reciprocity by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and shall be qualified by training and experience for the duties of his/her office. In performing his/her duties, he/she shall have access at any and all times to all books, records and accounts of each department and agency subject to examination and audit by him/her.
(Acts 1998, ch. 711)
The duties of the city auditor are assigned in the city code, Chapter 2. Administration, ARTICLE III. OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, DIVISION 6. CITY AUDITOR. municode.com
The mission of the City Auditor’s Office is to provide independent auditing and investigative services to promote accountability over resources, efficiencies in operations, effectiveness of programs, and compliance with laws, regulations and policies. The objective of these services is to make City government transparent to the citizens through audit and investigative reports.
Agency Overview-The department conducts performance, operational and information system audits to assess the accountability, controls, efficiency and integrity of business practices within City operations; conducts follow-up reviews to ensure the resolution of audit recommendations; conducts special analyses, investigations, and advisory projects requested by City Council and City Administration; serves as advisors to departments regarding system controls in the operation and development of policies, procedures and automation; staffs an Office of the Inspector General to investigate fraud, waste and abuse; and facilitates the annual audit of the City of Richmond’s financial statements.
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