City of Virginia Beach Office of the City Auditor

City of Virginia Beach Office of the City Auditor The mission of the Office of the City Auditor is to promote accountability and integrity in City ope

Welcome Councilman Worth Remick and Councilman Joash Schulman to the city’s Audit Committee. Glad to have you on board a...
03/16/2023

Welcome Councilman Worth Remick and Councilman Joash Schulman to the city’s Audit Committee. Glad to have you on board as our City Council liaisons.

From our office to yours we wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season.
12/22/2022

From our office to yours we wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season.

Our office had its first holiday office decorating contest.  While we had many great entries congratulations to Rosana C...
12/21/2022

Our office had its first holiday office decorating contest. While we had many great entries congratulations to Rosana Clark who won for best overall and Keith Piper for most creative. 🏆🏆

11/03/2022

The department selected the new equipment, manufactured by Safariland, because it was compatible with technology that automatically activates an officer’s body camera when the gun is drawn.

We are proud to announce that Keith Piper, Senior Auditor, recently passed the Certified Internal Auditor Exam! Keith ca...
10/11/2022

We are proud to announce that Keith Piper, Senior Auditor, recently passed the Certified Internal Auditor Exam! Keith can now put his study material to rest for good. Congrats Keith! 👏🏼👏🏼

Sometimes we get asked who audits the auditors?  Government Auditing Standards require that audit organizations undergo ...
10/06/2022

Sometimes we get asked who audits the auditors? Government Auditing Standards require that audit organizations undergo a peer-review from an outside audit agency roughly every three years. Peer-reviews can look at any audits released in the three years prior and ensure that prior audits were conducted according to standards.

This week we underwent our peer review and received the highest level of pass.

We would like to thank Tina Adams, City Auditor Charlotte, NC and Gregory Spencer, Auditor Washington Metro Area Transit Authority, for conducting the rigorous peer review.

We take pride in serving our city and ensuring integrity and accountability in city operations.

08/16/2022

Please take a moment to read the Office of the City Auditor's FY 22 Annual Report as per the Audit Charter, Article XXVIII, Sec. 2-477. It can be found by clicking on the link below.

We are hiring! Our office is looking for a dynamic professional to join our audit team as an Auditor I/II.
07/05/2022

We are hiring!

Our office is looking for a dynamic professional to join our audit team as an Auditor I/II.

View job details and apply now

Congratulations to Karen Hill who was elected as the new Audit Committee Chair at the June 16th Audit Committee meeting....
06/17/2022

Congratulations to Karen Hill who was elected as the new Audit Committee Chair at the June 16th Audit Committee meeting. Karen is a CPA and has been a member of the Audit Committee for four years. Karen is currently the Audit Director at NEXCOM.

Also at the meeting we welcomed aboard Steven Sandoval as the newest member of the Audit Committee. Steven is a CPA with Saunders, Matthews & Pfitzner.

We would like to thank all three members for volunteering their time and talent to serve on the City’s Audit Committee.

(L to R: Emil Espiritu, Karen Hill, and Steven Sandoval)

We want to thank Sharon Brown as she wraps up nine years as a member of the city’s Audit Committee, serving as the chair...
03/17/2022

We want to thank Sharon Brown as she wraps up nine years as a member of the city’s Audit Committee, serving as the chair for the past four years. Thank you for volunteering your time and your talent!

Our office is looking for a dynamic professional to join our audit team as an Auditor II/ III. This individual will perf...
01/12/2022

Our office is looking for a dynamic professional to join our audit team as an Auditor II/ III.

This individual will perform financial, attestation, and performances audits of City programs, activities, and functions under the direction of the City Auditor. Applicants should be self-motivated, energetic, and an expert communicator.

To apply click the link below, please share with anyone you know who might be interested as well.

View job details and apply now

12/31/2021

The Office of the City Auditor wishes everyone a Happy New Year! May 2022 be prosperous and pandemic free.

10/12/2021

WE ARE HIRING!

Our office is looking for a dynamic professional to join our audit team as an Auditor II/ III. This individual will perform financial, attestation, and performances audits of City programs, activities, and functions under the direction of the City Auditor. Applicants should be self-motivated, energetic, and an expert communicator.
The selected candidate for this position may be classified as an Auditor II or Auditor III depending on qualifications and experience.

Does that sound like you? If so, click the link below and view the entire job posting to apply.

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=VBGOV&cws=37&rid=35354

Recently appointed City Councilmember, Rocky Holcombe, stopped by to meet with City Auditor Lyndon S. Remias to learn mo...
09/01/2021

Recently appointed City Councilmember, Rocky Holcombe, stopped by to meet with City Auditor Lyndon S. Remias to learn more about the audit functions and responsibilities. Welcome aboard!

To learn more about the audit function and review audit reports visit www.vbgov.com/cityauditor.

PSA - The audit of the Virginia Beach Police Body-Worn Camera Program is now complete and the results will be presented ...
07/12/2021

PSA - The audit of the Virginia Beach Police Body-Worn Camera Program is now complete and the results will be presented to the City Council on Tuesday July 13, 2021 at 2:30 PM. The audit report will be available on July 13th at www.vbgov.com/cityauditor.

Please email City Auditor, Lyndon Remias, at [email protected] for any questions.

09/11/2020

Please take a moment to read the Office of the City Auditor’s FY 20 Annual Report as per the Audit Charter, Article XXVIII, Sec. 2-477.

This report can be viewed online at www.vbgov.com/cityauditor.

06/08/2020

The Office of the City Auditor is in the process of developing our Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Audit Schedule of areas to be reviewed.

What do you have a concern about or consider high risk in City operations?

Let us know just by taking this quick survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TXQVZCZ

We will take into consideration your comments and suggestions when developing our FY21 Audit Schedule.

04/09/2020
Knighton Award Winners - Association of Local Government Auditors

In the midst of a lot of bad news we would like to share a little good news. We are pleased to announce that our office was awarded the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) Knighton Award of Exemplary for small audit shops. To view our award and the other winners click the link below.

https://algaonline.org/general/custom.asp?page=knighton-winners

The ALGA Awards Program Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Knighton Awards! The Knighton Awards recognize the best performance audit reports of the year. The following reports were recognized for their excellence for calendar year 2019.

03/17/2020

The audit of the Sandbridge Tax Increment (TIF) and Sanbridge Special Service District Funds (SSD) is now available online at www.vbgov.com/cityauditor. A summary of some key results are listed below.

03/09/2020

We are pleased to announce the addition of Stephen Volgyi to our audit team. Stephen earned a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Military Institute and has also earned a Masters in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University. Stephen has eighteen years of business and audit experience. Welcome aboard Stephen!

11/07/2019

A Special Session of the Virginia Beach City Council has been called for Wednesday November 13th at 6:00 PM. At this meeting Hillard Heintze, the independent review firm, will present to City Council the results of their review into the May 31 tragedy.

Following the Special Session a Question/Answer session will be held with the media. Also, family members will be able to ask Hillard Heintze questions in a separate private location.

Note: Also upon the completion of the Special Session the entire report and the accompanying power point presentation will be made available to all at www.vbgov.com/cityauditor.

10/11/2019

Have you ever wondered, “Who audits the Auditors?”

GAO Government Auditing Standards requires “an external peer review performed by reviewers independent of the audit organization being reviewed at least once every 3 years”.

This week we underwent our independent peer review. 🕵️‍♀️

The Office of the City Auditor is proud to share that the results concluded that we received the highest level of assurance that our audits are conducted in compliance with Government Auditing Standards.

A copy of the External Quality Review can also be found on our website www.vbgov.com/cityauditor.

08/24/2019

If you are interested we have just posted our most recently completed audit titled “Audit of City’s Vendor Master File” to
www.vbgov.com/cityauditor.

We have also posted the:
• Office Annual Report
• Annual Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Report

08/01/2019
07/26/2019
City Auditor's Office :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

All 15 bids received in response to the RFP to conduct an independent review of the May 31 tragedy are now available for review. To view the bids visit www.vbgov.com/cityauditor.

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07/16/2019

Below is the list of the 15 firms who submitted a proposal to conduct an Independent Review of the May 31 Tragedy. One of these firms will be selected upon final review of all the bids. A Notice of an Intent to Award will be issued by close of business tomorrow Wednesday July 17, 2019.

07/03/2019

A message from the City Auditor regarding the Independent Investigation:

On Tuesday July 2, 2019 the Virginia Beach City Council unanimously passed a resolution directing the City Auditor to engage an independent consultant to conduct an independent review of the May 31, 2019 tragedy. The scope of the review to be performed by the independent consultant will include: creation of a timeline of events; a review of the perpetrator’s employment history and workplace interactions; and a review of relevant city policies, procedures and practices, including, without limitation, those related to facility security, prevention of workplace violence, and employee alerting and response to active shooter notifications.

Upon the completion of the review the firm will submit a written report to the City Council and present the findings of the review to the City Council. The report should include recommendations as to best practices that should be employed by the City.

The City Council seeks to start this review as quickly as possible. Thus the deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday July 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST. All other details, including the City Council resolution, are included in the Request for Proposal which can be found at www.vbgov.com/cityauditor.

Note: To ensure there is not any conflict in appearance or fact the following language is included in the proposal: “Offeror shall identify any City contractual relationships, business before the City. The intent is to not award a business with any existing or previous relationships with the City.”

As the City Auditor, I will be the liaison for this proposal and subsequent resulting contract. This includes preparing the RFP, reviewing the proposals, selecting the independent consultant, processing payments to the consultant, and ensuring the consultant has access to documents, records, and people to ensure a timely and thorough review. I will NOT be involved in the actual review or have any influence in the outcome of the review. My role is to be the liaison and provide oversight of the contract and will not be a part of the review team.

Please follow this page or visit www.vbgov.com/cityauditor for continued updates.

Thank you.
Lyndon Remias, City Auditor

06/18/2019

Today’s City Council agenda will include an important briefing of the city’s continuity of operations following the tragic shooting.

Also on the agenda is the presentation of the results of the VBCDC Audit by City Auditor Lyndon Remias.

To view:
TV - Cox channel 48
Online - www.vbgov.com
Facebook Live via City FB page

06/11/2019

Please welcome our new summer intern, Stephanie Dang. Stephanie is a rising senior at Virginia Tech University working towards her Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Finance.

06/06/2019

We would like to publicly thank Healthcare Horizons for their generous donation of $2,500 to the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund. These funds will directly benefit the families of our colleagues who lost their lives. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. 💙

06/05/2019

We are sad and heartbroken and continue to try and wrap our heads around what happened but we will never forget the loss of our fellow colleagues. Thank you to those who created this beautiful art piece to honor the victims and those who are grieving for them. 💔

06/02/2019

VBSchools

Wear blue Monday, June 3 to unite in solidarity with students, staff and community members across Virginia Beach. Please join us to support those affected by Friday’s events and to honor the 12 lives lost.

05/30/2019

The Office of the City Auditor is in the process of developing our Fiscal Year 2020 annual audit schedule of areas to be reviewed.

What do you have a concern about or consider high risk in City operations?

Let us know just by taking the quick survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMTGKJF

We will take into consideration your comments and suggestions when developing our FY20 audit schedule.

05/14/2019

We want to hear from YOU - Help the City Auditor to determine what to audit!!!

The Office of the City Auditor is in the process of developing our Fiscal Year 2020 annual audit schedule of areas to be reviewed.

What do you have a concern about or consider high risk in City operations?

Let us know just by taking the quick survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SMTGKJF

We will take into considerations your comments and suggestions when developing our FY20 audit schedule.

If you would like to see our prior audit schedule or audit reports visit our website at www.vbgov.com/cityauditor

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts and concerns.

12/31/2018

As 2018 comes to a close it also marks the closure of a 28+ year career with the city/schools for Chris Ford, Deputy City Auditor. Thank you for your many years of dedication to the city. Enjoy your retirement! 👏🏼👏🏼

12/20/2018

Newly elected Councilwomen Sabrina Wooten met this morning with City Auditor Lyndon S. Remias to get an overview of the role and responsibilities of the Office of the City Auditor. Congratulations Councilwoman Wooten on your new position and we all look forward to working with you.

12/04/2018

Our report for the Audit of the City of Virginia Beach Development Authority was just completed and can now be read on our website at www.vbgov.com/cityauditor.

Below is a picture from our exit conference to discuss the audit report.

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