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. 


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  Annual Audit Plans

 Audit Reports

  Audit Reports

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  Peer Review


  Audit Committee


Audit Resources

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


Department Leadership

Patrice Randle

Rhonda Patrice Randle

City Auditor

Rhonda Patrice Randle was named the City Auditor, as of July 1, 2024. Randle is an experienced auditor with over 20 years of experience in local government.

Prior to her appointment as City Auditor, she was the City Auditor for the City of Fort Worth until December 2021. She has held the office as City Auditor at the City of Arlington and the Internal Auditor at the City of Irving. She has also held positions at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit as the Senior Internal Auditor and at the City of Dallas as the Contract Compliance Manager and Internal Auditor.



Randle has a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from Sam Houston State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is also a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).