Internal Audit

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.

Audit Resources

Several professional organizations provide governance and guidance to the internal audit profession:

Department Head

Patrice Randle