City Auditor's Office


As provided by the Gainesville City Charter, the City Auditor is appointed by and reports directly to the City Commission.  Resolution 970187 establishes City Auditor responsibilities and administrative procedures.  An Audit and Finance Committee consisting of the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem provides oversight of activities. 

Our Mission

To promote honest, efficient, effective, transparent and fully accountable government.

Our Values

     Serving the Public Interest    
     Professional Judgment

Our Operational Goals


-   Performing an independent, objective and comprehensive

   auditing program of City operations, programs and activities.

-   Actively working with appointed officials in identifying

   risks, evaluating controls and making recommendations

   that promote efficient and effective delivery of City services.

-   Advancing accountability to the public and the City 

   Commission through the provision of assurance 

   and advisory services. 

-   Maintaining a professional work environment that 

   attracts and retains talented, dedicated and experienced 

   staff who consistently act with integrity and are 

   committed to improving City services, accountability 

   and transparency.

Our Objectives

In order to achieve our Mission and Goals, we focus on the following objectives:

       -  Conducting performance and financial audits of 

   programs and activities in accordance with 

   Government Auditing Standards issued by the 

   Comptroller General of the United States.

       -   Issuing audit reports that effectively meet the needs of users 

and communicate actionable, 

   value-added recommendations in a clear, concise 

   and constructive manner.

       -   Examining the reliability and integrity of financial and 

operating information.

       - Examining processes to ensure compliance with laws, 

   regulations, policies and procedures which have a 

   significant impact on operations and reports.

       -   Reviewing the means of safeguarding assets and verifying 

the existence of such assets.

       -   Appraising the economy and efficiency of which resources 

are employed.

       -   Reviewing programs to ascertain whether results are 

consistent with established objectives.

       -   Determining whether programs and services are equally 

accessible by all citizens.


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City Auditor

Department Head:
Carlos Holt
Phone: 352-334-5020
Fax: 352-334-2096
P.O. Box 490
Station 17