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Janice Richards

Janice Richards

Senior Management Auditor

CPA, CISA, BS Accounting


Janice joined the Audit Services Division in 2009. Previously she worked for Rentrak Corporation in Portland as a Business Risk and Control Analyst/Auditor. She also previously worked as an internal auditor and later as Regional Audit Manager for The First American Corporation. Janice has prior government experience with the Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division, where she worked for nine years, rising to the level of Senior State Auditor, performing Information Technology (IT), compliance, financial, and performance audits. Prior to joining the Audits Division she spent six years with a mid-size locally owned company, initially as a staff accountant and later as Accounting Supervisor.


As a Senior Management Auditor in the Audit Services Division, Janice leads Information Technology auditing for the division. She conducts IT audits on specific systems of city bureaus and offices and assists other audit staff in evaluating information technology systems and data as part of other performance audits.  She also conducts transaction testing and other performance audits.


Janice holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. She also serves on the Portland Chapter Board of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA). She was previously a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).


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