Denver County Auditor Office

Find Denver County Colorado auditor offices. Auditors provide information on government auditing standards, internal audits, financials, budgets, debt, spending, accounting, operations, compliance and performance.


Colorado Auditor 200 East 14th Avenue Denver CO 80203 303-866-2051


Denver Auditor 201 West Colfax Avenue Denver CO 80202 720-913-5000

About the Denver County Auditor

The Denver County Auditor performs an oversight role that ensures the transparency and accountability of government agencies and operations in Denver County, CO. The Denver County Auditor's Office is responsible for providing objective evaluations of the performance of government agencies, the integrity of the government's financial operations, and the compliance of government agencies with laws, rules, and regulations. The Auditor also helps Denver County government agencies accomplish their objectives by identifying opportunities for improving operations. At times, Auditors may also uncover corrupt or fraudulent activities.

You may contact the Auditor's Office for questions about:
  • Denver County government audit reports
  • Local government office financial operations
  • Government auditing standards in Denver County, Colorado
  • Denver County government financial statements
  • Financial investigations and fraud
Auditing Process
  • Developing the scope of the audit and defining the criteria for evaluating Denver County government offices and programs
  • Conducting background research and gaining an understanding of the government office or program being audited.
  • Conducting fieldwork to gather detailed information and evidence.
  • Preparing preliminary findings and possibly distributing findings to the audited agency to allow for their response.
  • Preparing the Denver County audit report which includes the findings of the audit and recommendations for improvement or corrective action.
Denver County Government Office Audits

The unique role of the Denver County Auditor requires that they be granted the authority needed to carry out investigations and other audit activities. This authority typically comes from Denver County legislation that ensures the Auditor has full access to government agencies and their records, and provides safeguards against interference from agencies being audited. Auditors in Denver County, Colorado often operate outside of traditional management structures, and report to an audit committee or other oversight authority. This further protects against interference in the Denver County Audits.

Government Contract Audits

In addition to internally focused activities, an Auditor audits Denver County government grants and contracts awarded to private sector entities. These externally focused reviews provide oversight and transparency for the distribution of grant funds and contract payments.

Denver County External Audits

The Denver County Auditor conducts audits of some aspect of a government agency or program. For example, an outside accounting firm, or certified public accountant (CPA), almost always conducts the annual financial audit. The purpose of the annual financial audit is to confirm that the Denver County government's annual financial statements accurately represent its financial position. The annual financial audit may also uncover problems or deficiencies in the entity's financial policies and procedures.