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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

Drummond Kahn

Drummond Kahn - Director of Audit Services

CIA, CGFM, CGAP, MS, BA Political Science 

Drummond has served as Director of the Audit Services Division since February 2005. As Portland's Director of Audit Services, Drummond supervises all the audit projects completed by the division - managing a diverse professional staff of auditors in carrying out the audits of City government programs and offices. Under Drummond's leadership, the Audit Services Division won the following awards, given by the Association of Local Government Auditors:  

  • 2010, 2007 and 2005 Gold Knighton Award for Best Audit
  • 2016, 2013, 2008 and 2006 Silver Knighton Award for Best Audit (including Distinguished Knightons)
  • 2011 Bronze and 2009 Gold Website Awards

Prior to joining the City of Portland, Drummond served since 1990 in State and Federal government auditing positions, including service as Chief of Audit Services for the Oregon Department of Transportation (2000-2005), State Audit Administrator for the Oregon Audits Division (1998-2000), and in the United States Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress. In 2009, Drummond also served as the Interim Director of the Oregon Audits Division. 

Drummond served on professional association boards, including the Editorial Board of the Journal of Government Financial Management, the Association of Government Accountants' Financial Management Standards Board, and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board's task force on economic condition reporting / fiscal sustainability. 

In 2016, Drummond was appointed Chair of the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards by the U.S. Comptroller General, and served as a member of the Council from 2009-2016.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum, is a Past-President of the Association of Government Accountants' Portland Chapter, and served on AGA's National Committee on State and Local Government.  

Drummond served as national President of the Association of Local Government Auditors in 2012-13. 

Drummond has taught graduate courses in financial management and auditing at Portland State University’s Hatfield School of Government and at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business. He has also trained auditors and financial managers overseas through the Graduate School USA’s International Institute. 

Drummond was named one of the 15 Most Influential Professionals in Government Auditing in 2014 by the Institute of Internal Auditors’ American Center for Government Auditing in recognition of professionals who have positively impacted the practice of auditing in the public sector.  In 2013, he received the AGA's Frank Greathouse Distinguished Leadership Award for "sustained, outstanding leadership in financial management, resulting in notable contributions to the profession."  He received an AGA National President's Award in 2008 and the national Special Achievement Award in 1997.  He was a member of the Portland Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" in 2007. 

Drummond holds a master's degree from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree from Whitman College. 

He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, and Certified Government Auditing Professional. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Government Accountants, and the Association of Local Government Auditors.