1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 310, Portland, OR 97204
Audit Services works to promote effective, efficient, equitable, and fully accountable City government.
What we do
We analyze the performance and management of City operations, recommending changes to improve services. We also coordinate the City’s external financial audit and operate the Auditor’s Fraud Hotline.
Our reports enhance accountability of City spending and decision-making.
We follow Government Auditing Standards and have strict internal quality control procedures to ensure accuracy.
Who we are
Audit Services reports the independently elected City Auditor. This means our work cannot be restricted by City Council; we are accountable to the Auditor and the public.
Each June, the City Auditor identifies a list of audits for the following fiscal year. Topics are selected based on the potential for cost savings, service improvements, or more equitable outcomes.
Suggest an audit topic
Send us your ideas using our online form.
Who audits the auditor?
City Code and Government Auditing Standards require the Audit Services Division to have an external quality control review, or peer review, at least once every three years. A team of three auditors drawn from local governments around the country conducts the peer review.