The Denver Auditor is an independently elected official, elected every four years as are the Mayor, Clerk and Recorder and members of Denver City Council. While a part of the City, the Auditor is completely independent of the other branches of government and provides, through the City Charter prescribed audit powers of the office, a ‘check and balance’ to Denver’s Strong Mayor form of government.
Three Main Functions
- Through the Audit Services Division the Auditor is responsible for conducting performance and other types of audits of city agencies (including the Mayor and City Council) as well as companies and individuals doing business with the City.
- The Auditor is responsible for enforcing the City’s Prevailing and Living Wage laws through the Prevailing Wage Division.
- The independent Audit Committee oversees the external audit of the City’s finances and receives audit reports from Audit Services.