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ALGA is a professional organization committed to supporting and improving local government auditing through advocacy, collaboration, education, and training while upholding the highest standards of professional ethics. We provide information to assist our members whether they are audit directors, managers, or staff in conducting financial as well as performance audits. Our membership year runs July 1 to June 30.
Current Membership
ALGA was formed in 1989, and has enjoyed a growing membership, now with approximately 300 member organizations comprising 1,700 auditors. Our membership represents a wide diversity of local government audit organizations ranging from one-person audit shops to others with more than 75 professionals.

The directors of some of our member organizations are elected and others are appointed. Our members audit cities, counties, tribal governments and service districts, such as school, transportation, and water districts. We also offer associate memberships for auditors working in state and federal organizations as well as private auditing firms. View our membership rates.

ALGA Services
Local Government Auditing Quarterly
All members receive a copy of ALGA’s Local Government Auditing Quarterly. The quarterly provides important information about government auditing issues and articles about local government audit organizations. The quarterly informs members about audits performed by other members, describing the findings and methods used in audits in a wide variety of audit areas, including public safety, social services, and revenues.

Annual Conference
Every year ALGA presents a conference for local government auditors. The conference provides continuing professional education training credits, but most importantly it encourages interchanges of practical information and experience among the auditors. Small group discussions on issues pertinent to local government auditing are mixed with presentations from nationally recognized speakers. Attendees have consistently rated the conferences as the most valuable and least expensive learning experience they receive during the year.

The conference location rotates between different parts of the country to encourage access to new audit organizations. Members receive discounted registration fees to the conference and workshops. Recent conferences have been held in:
  • Tempe
  • Charlotte
  • Memphis
  • San Jose 
  • Milwaukee
  • Richmond 
  • Toronto
  • Lake Tahoe 
  • Long Beach
  • New Orleans 
Peer Reviews
Through its peer review program, including the peer review guide, ALGA assists local government auditors in complying with Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) and/or International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Red Book).

ALGA members are organized and trained to conduct high-quality peer reviews of member organizations for much lower costs than contracted reviews. Program participants have consistently indicated the highest level of satisfaction with their ALGA peer review experience.

Through its committees comprised of volunteer members, ALGA advocates for local government auditing and provides industry representation on emerging issues with other professional management, accounting, and finance organizations. ALGA is often invited to provide a local government perspective in reviewing and commenting upon draft audit standards issued by governing agencies or other professional audit organizations.

The directory of members provides quick access to other audit organizations for questions or comparisons.