Appointed as Senior Performance Auditor, City of Atlanta, City Auditor’s Office


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Justice Studies, Arizona State University

Position Description

The City Auditor’s Office assists the Mayor, City Council, and citizens in ensuring that Atlanta’s local government is accountable, transparent, and cost-effective. We fulfill our mission by providing audit and integrity services, seeking to identify risks to Atlanta city government, and offering guidance on mitigating risks through these functions. We provide published reports and other forms of communication to the Mayor, City Council, and the general public, and we work with those we audit to track and report on progress in implementing our recommendations. The City Auditor’s Office was established in accordance with the city charter and reports to an independent audit committee.

The Senior Performance Auditor will be required to develop and exercise professional judgment. After reviewing current projects and an orientation to the practices of the office, the Senior Performance Auditor will participate in planning and conducting a wide variety of audits in city government, which may include programs, functions, activities, contracts, and capital projects. Performance audits typically assess whether programs and processes are achieving intended results, being conducted efficiently, and complying with laws and regulations. Projects often include complex data collection and both quantitative and qualitative analysis, and require familiarity with Government Auditing Standards issued by the US Comptroller General, under which the City Auditor’s Office conducts its work.