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The City of Portland, Oregon

Audit Services

Audits City bureaus and programs for efficiency, effectiveness and equity

Phone: 503-823-4005

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

Quality Control and Peer Review

Internal quality controls are those procedures established by an audit organization to help ensure its work is conducted satisfactorily and in accordance with professional standards. Controls the Audit Services Division has established include our comprehensive audit plan, supervisory review, independent review, and checklists from the Association of Local Government Auditors' Quality Control Review Guide.

City Charter requires the City Auditor to conduct audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.  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 conduct the peer review.  The Association of Local Government Auditors selects peer review team members and coordinates the review.  The Audit Services Division successfully passed reviews in 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017.  Its next peer review is scheduled for 2020.  Peer reviews of the Audit Services Division are also shown in the Library of Audit Reports section of this website, under the respective year for each review. 

To learn more about peer reviews, you can visit the peer review section of the Association of Local Government Auditors' web site. 

The most recent Peer Reviews of the Audit Services Division: