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The City of Portland, Oregon

Audit Services

Audits City bureaus and programs for efficiency, effectiveness and equity

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

About us

Audit Services works to promote effective, efficient, equitable, and fully accountable City government.

What we do

We analyze the performance and management of City operations, recommending changes to improve services. We also coordinate the City’s external financial audit and operate the Auditor’s Fraud Hotline.

Our reports enhance accountability of City spending and decision-making.

We follow Government Auditing Standards and have strict internal quality control procedures to ensure accuracy.

View our Strategic Plan for 2018-2021

View our Office's brochure

Learn what to expect from a performance audit


Who we are

Audit Services reports the independently elected City Auditor. This means our work cannot be restricted by City Council; we are accountable to the Auditor and the public. 

Learn more about staff in Audit Services


Upcoming audits

Each June, the City Auditor identifies a list of audits for the following fiscal year. Topics are selected based on the potential for cost savings, service improvements, or more equitable outcomes.

Look at what we're working on into 2021

View our FY 2020-21 Audit Schedule

Important changes to the FY 2019-20 Audit Schedule as of April 2, 2020


Suggest an audit topic

Send us your ideas using our online form.


Who audits the auditor?

City Code and Government Auditing Standards require the Audit Services Division to have an external quality control review, or peer review, at least once every three years.  A team of three auditors drawn from local governments around the country conducts the peer review.

View the most recent peer reviews of Audit Services: 2017 2014 2011