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The City of Portland, Oregon

Audit Services

Audits City bureaus and programs for efficiency, effectiveness and equity

Phone: 503-823-4005

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 310, Portland, OR 97204

How We Audit

Audit Schedule

Each year the City Auditor identifies a list of audit topics for the Audit Services Division to take on in the fiscal year. Topics are selected based on potential for cost savings and service improvements; level of public and Council interest; evidence of problems or wrongdoing; risk of loss or abuse; and availability of audit staff. In accordance with independence provisions of the Government Auditing Standards, the City Auditor makes the final decision about what will be included on the Audit Schedule.

The audit process

Auditors conduct three main phases in each audit project:

  • Planning - Clarify objectives and develop a work plan.
  • Fieldwork - Collect and analyze information to identify audit findings. Review findings with auditees.
  • Reporting & Follow-up - Communicate conclusions and recommendations to managers, City Council, and the public. Monitor corrective action.

Audit schedule for fiscal year 2018-19

For the Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Suggest an audit topic

Complete an audit suggestion form and submit it electronically

Quality Control and Peer Review

Checking our facts, documentation, and audits of the auditor


Auditing awards won by Audit Services Division projects