Office of the City Auditor
The Office of the City Auditor (OCA) provides independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the City’s operations. The fundamental objective of our department is to assist management in the effective discharge of their duties. This objective is met by providing City Management with analyses, appraisals and recommendations to promote accountability to the public, improve the efficiency of our City government, and reduce risk of fraud, waste and abuse. City Management is encouraged to consult the OCA on issues related to internal controls, efficiency and effectiveness of City operations.
OCA’s efforts are allocated based on an annual risk assessment. We focus on performing audits (Operational, Performance, Revenue, and Compliance), fraud investigations, special reviews, consulting and ad hoc engagements.
Employees and City vendors can anonymously report fraud or misuse directly through the toll-free Fraud Hotline 1-888-236-7053, managed by an independent, outside reporting company, EthicsPoint, Inc. This hotline should be used only to file reports on the following types of violations:
- Accounting, auditing or internal financial control issues
- Falsification of reports/records
- Misuse of assets or services
The Office of the City Auditor is the City's liaison for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to maximize the reimbursement the City of St. Petersburg receives through FEMA’s Public Assistance program for disaster related expenses. The Disaster Cost Reimbursement Manual may be downloaded from this page.
Per the Office of the City Auditor Charter, the City Auditor reports directly to the Mayor. The department is comprised of four full-time professional auditors and is assisted by one administrative assistant shared with the Budget department.
At the City Council meeting on May 1, 2015, Mayor Rick Kriseman declared May “Internal Audit Awareness Month” in the City of St. Petersburg. You can see the Mayor’s Proclamation here.
View the OCA Org Chart.
Boriana A. Pollard, MBA, CPA, CIA, CFE, CGAP