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2017 Knighton Award Winners

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 Knighton Award winning reports! The Knighton Award recognizes the best performance audit reports of the preceding year. The following reports were recognized for their excellence for calendar year 2017.


Extra Small Shops (1 to 2 auditors)

EXEMPLARY – City of Reno, NV, City Auditor’s Office
City of Reno 17-03 Cash Handling Part B – Cash Procedures and Testing

DISTINGUISHED – City of College Station, TX, Office of the City Internal Auditor
Performance Audit of Public Works: Sanitation Division

DISTINGUISHED – San Diego City Employees' Retirement System, CA, Internal Audit Department
Cost of Living Annuity


Small Shops (3 to 5 auditors)

EXEMPLARY – Orange County Public Schools, FL, Internal Audit Department
Accounts Payable Access to Vendor Master File

DISTINGUISHED – Clark County, WA, Clark County Auditor
Facilities Management Audit of High Risk Material Management

DISTINGUISHED – County of Hawai’i, HI, Office of the Legislative Auditor
County of Hawai'i's Department of Human Resources Hiring Practices


Medium Audit Shop (6 to 10 auditors)

EXEMPLARY City of Sacramento, CA, Office of the City Auditor
Audit of Fire Department Overtime Use

DISTINGUISHED – City of Palo Alto, CA, Office of the City Auditor
Accuracy of Water Meter Billing Audit

DISTINGUISHED – City of Seattle, WA, Office of the City Auditor
Audit Seattle’s Incentive Zoning for Affordable Housing


Large Audit Shop (11 to 15 auditors)

EXEMPLARY – City of Portland, OR, Portland City Auditor – Audit Services Division
Prosper Portland: Disciplined property management needed to achieve future revenue goals, equitable outcomes

DISTINGUISHED – City of Long Beach, CA, Long Beach City Auditor’s Office
Business Improvement District (BID) Oversight Audit

DISTINGUISHED – King County, WA, King County Auditor’s Office
King County Sheriff's Office Overtime: Better strategy could reduce hidden costs and safety risks


Extra Large Audit Shop (16+ auditors)

EXEMPLARY – Government of Guam, Office of Public Accountability

OPA Report No. 17-09, Department of Public Works Village Streets Management Strategy

DISTINGUISHED – City of Dallas, TX, Office of the City Auditor
Audit of Homeless Response System Effectiveness

DISTINGUISHED – City of Philadelphia, PA, Office of the Controller
Mayor's Office of Education: Review of the PHL Pre-K Initiative


See the descriptions of all the reports, including a list of past winners here: Past Winners


 **Check back soon for a listing of all 2017 submissions with links to the reports whose shops granted permission to publish**


For detailed information on the Knighton Award and the submission process, please see the 2017 Knighton Award Program Description. To view the criteria, please see the Knighton Award Rubric.

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Recognizing the Winners

The award winners will be recognized at the ALGA Annual Conference in Colorado Springs on May 7, 2018.

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Thank you to the Judges and Awards Committee Volunteers!
ALGA’s Awards Program would not be possible without the commitment of ALGA’s member organizations. I would like to thank the following organizations for supporting the Awards Program with volunteer judges and committee members:

    • Broward County, FL, Office of the County Auditor
    • City and County of Honolulu, HI, Office of the City Auditor
    • City of Albuquerque, NM, Office of Internal Audit
    • City of Anaheim,CA, Audit Division
    • City of Atlanta, GA, City Auditor's Office
    • City of Austin, TX, Office of the City Auditor
    • City of Berkeley, CA, Office of the City Auditor
    • City of Buffalo, NY, City Comptroller
    • City of Calgary, AB, City Auditor's Office
    • City of Corpus Christi, TX, City Auditor's Office
    • City of Durham, NC, Audit Services Department
    • City of Indianapolis, IN, Office of Audit and Performance
    • City of Kansas City, MS, City Auditor's Office
    • City of Long Beach, CA, Long Beach City Auditor's Office
    • City of Portland, OR, Audit Services Division
    • City of Sacramento, CA, Office of the City Auditor
    • City of San Antonio, TX, Office of the City Auditor
    • City of San Diego, CA, Office of the City Auditor
    • City of Seattle, WA, Office of the City Auditor
    • City of Wilmington, DE, City Auditor's Office
    • Clark County, WA, Audit Services Department
    • Fulton County Schools, GA, Department of Internal Audit
    • Johnson County, KS, Audit Services
    • King County, WA, King County Auditor's Office
    • Louisville Metro Government, KY, Office of Internal Audit
    • Maricopa County, AZ, Internal Audit Department
    • Milwaukee County, WI, Audit Services Division
    • Multnomah County, OR, Multnomah County Auditor's Office
    • Oakland County, MI, Oakland County Compliance Office
    • Orange County Public Schools, FL, Internal Audit Department

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Participation Opportunities

The Awards Program Committee is recruiting for new volunteer members! We are also always on the lookout for volunteer judges. If you or someone in your audit shop might be interested in serving as a judge or committee member for the 2018/19 awards year, please contact me.


Thank you!

Lisa Monteiro
ALGA Awards Program Committee Chair
Email: 
Phone: (714) 765-5332