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Audrey Donovan


Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership - Colorado State University
Bachelor of Science, Accounting - University of Utah

• Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
• Certified Government Audit Professional (CGAP)
• Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)


Currently, I am the Director with CLA and have over 15 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors focused on performance audit. Formerly, I was with the City and County of Denver, Colorado (from 2/2010 – 6/2015) as the Deputy Director for Audit Services, where I managed the City’s performance-based auditing department and brought them to #1 in the nation in performance auditing. I have received three Knighton Awards from the Association for Local Government Auditors (ALGA) for best performance audit and greatest impact. I have managed and performed hundreds of performance audits and utilized various performance audit methodologies, including benchmarking, surveys, data analytics, social impact analysis, and facilitated sessions. I am highly proficient and experienced in applying professional accounting and audit standards including: The institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional practice of Internal Auditing (IIA Standards) and Code of Ethics; Generally Accepted Audit Standards (GAAS); Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards (GAGAS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledgeable of internal control and risk management framework, theory, and techniques, such as COSO - Internal Control Framework & COSO - Enterprise Risk Management Framework; subject matter expert in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements; well versed in applying performance audit, professional audit standards, analysis, methodology, and evaluation techniques; managed audit engagements and developed audit work plans; applied risk-based audit techniques through an integrated audit approach; audit planning and objective setting; data gathering, analysis and verifying evidence; identifying potential fraud indicators; drawing conclusions and recommendations; report writing and presentation; and providing technical advice.

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In the community

• The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
o Served on the International Public Sector Committee (May 2012 – May 2015).
• Association for Local Government Auditors (ALGA)
o Winner of the Knighton Award for three consecutive years(2012, 2013 & 2014).
• Association for Government Accountants (AGA)
• Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE)