Established by a city charter amendment in 1989, the City Auditor’s Office works to keep Fort Worth government effective, efficient and accountable through independent assessment of operations and business practices.
The city auditor is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Fort Worth City Council. The city auditor is assigned the responsibility to direct financial, procedural, operational, fiscal compliance, information technology and program audits for all city functions and activities; to undertake special projects, analyses and investigations as assigned by the city council and/or city manager and to direct and manage internal audit services and activities.
The City Auditor’s Office assesses citywide risks and conducts audits to help ensure proper risk management and good governance. View the City Charter to learn more about the authority and responsibilities of the city auditor and the Internal Audit Department.
Several professional organizations provide governance and guidance to the internal audit profession:
- Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA): Internal audit guidance
- Institute of Internal Auditors: Internal audit guidance
- Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA): Information technology audit guidance.
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: Fraud examiner guidance
- Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO): Internal control model.
Our mission is to assist the mayor and city council in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by identifying risks and conducting independent and objective evaluations of city programs and services. Internal Audit aims to help promote fiscal stewardship, transparency and add value by ensuring that the City of Fort Worth’s governance processes are efficient, effective and are in compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines.
200 Texas St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102