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Portland Audit History
We've had an elected Auditor since 1868
Mission and Authority
Promoting honesty, efficiency, effectiveness & accountability
How We Audit
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Financial Audits
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Audit Schedule
Schedule for FY 2014-15
Audit Recommendations
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Audit Services Division

The Audit Services Division is the auditing branch of the elected City Auditor's Office.  The Division's mission is to conduct performance and financial audits of City operations, and to make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of City bureaus, offices and functions.  All staff are sworn Deputy City Auditors, and as such perform their responsibilities in line with City Charter and City Code provisions granting access and independence to the City Auditor.



Recent Audit Reports


Surplus Real Property: Policy, central management, and inventory of real property holdings needed (Report #461) - 4/2/15 (PDF Document, 1,273kb) An audit of the City of Portland's surplus real estate

City Attorney's Office: Good practices in place; next steps include strategic plan, measures, and post-contract evaluations (Report #459) - 3/11/15 (PDF Document, 718kb) An audit of the City Attorney's Office best practices 

Police Training Division: Progress made, but evaluating impacts on officer performance must be improved (Report 457) - 3/3/15 (PDF Document, 476kb) An audit of the Portland Police Bureau's training division 

Portland Children's Levy: Funds benefit children but goals and structure should be clarified (Report 468) - 2/24/15 (PDF Document, 283kb) A performance audit of Portland Children's Levy

City Budget Process: Timing, roles, and decision-making need improvement (Report 455) - 2/11/15 (PDF Document, 573kb)  An audit of the City Budget Office and the budget process

Portland Streetcar: City transit targets unmet, better performance management needed (Report 451B) - 12/11/14 (PDF Document, 957kb) An audit of Portland Streetcar's performance management

Bureau of Technology Services: City fails to comply with payment card industry standard (Report 460A) - 11/18/14 (PDF Document, 332kb) An audit of the Bureau of Technology Services, and the security of payment card services




























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Audit Services Division

1221 SW 4th Ave, Rm 310
Portland, OR 97204

phone: 503-823-4005

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Association of Local

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Knighton Awards

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Gold 2010, 2007, 2005

Silver 2013, 2008, 2006


Website Awards

2011 Bronze

 2009 Gold 



AGA Awards for

Service Efforts and

Accomplishments Reporting 


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2007,2006, 20052004