Auditor General


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue - Suite 216
Detroit, MI  48226

(313) 224-3101 (office)
(313) 224-4091 (fax)
TTY: 711 or (800) 649-3777

The mission of the Auditor General is to perform the duties enumerated in the City Charter. These duties include the following:
  • Conduct an audit of all City agencies at least once every two years or as otherwise directed by the City Council.
  • Report to the City Council on each individual audit.
  • Report the financial position of the City as soon as possible after the close of each fiscal year.
  • Investigate the administration and operation of any City agency and report findings and recommendations of such investigations.
  • Settle all disputed claims against the City to the extent and manner provided by City Ordinance.

  • Focus is on improving operations. Collecting what's owed and calculation of consumption. Making recommendations for reducing the cost of city operations that ultimately result in better service.

Goals & Objectives
  • Automation of working papers.
  • Increase in revenue generation or cost saving recommendations.
  • Increased number of reports used.


  • Use of IT to analyze data.
  • Directors direct involvement in each audit.
  • Use of CSA techniques in audit process.

Significant Accomplishments

  • Allow the City to provide more services without requiring additional costs.
  • By making recommendations which, if implemented, will reduce cost of providing services to the citizens.
  • Assist the City in meeting its four cornerstone goals.
  • Improve the effectiveness of the Departments.