2018 Peer Review

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The Auditor’s Office Audit Services Division participated in a review process through the Association of Local Government Auditors’ peer review program to ensure the quality and reliability of work done for the city.

The peer review considered our office's work from May 2015 through December 2017 and found that Denver Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, and his office are at the highest level of compliance with government auditing standards.

The independent peer review team noted several areas where the Auditor’s Office excels. The team noted the competence of our highly-trained and experienced team of auditors and their good understanding of government auditing standards. Including Auditor O’Brien, there are 12 certified public accountants (CPAs) in our office. We also have four certified internal auditors, five fraud examiners, three certified global management accountants, four certified information systems auditors, five certified government auditing professionals and several audit staff members with advanced degrees including MBA, MPA and Ph.D.

The peer review group also noted the quality of our audit reports, which consider the information and presentation needs of many different types of readers, including the audited agency and the people of Denver.

They also noted our wide variety of auditing topics and innovative audit techniques such as using real-time data to drive audit project. Our audit services integrate financial, performance, IT and cybersecurity, data analytics and continuous auditing techniques. This means taking a close look at city agencies’ efficiency and effectiveness of operations, financial accountability and IT security. Our staff has produced nationally recognized audits, with multiple honors through the Association of Local Government Auditors’ Knighton Awards program.

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AUDITOR TIMOTHY O'BRIEN, CPA
Denver's Auditor


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