Kip R. Memmott
Kip has approximately thirty years of auditing, consulting, and training experience at the international, federal, state, local government and private sector levels. Kip’s professional positions include Audits Director for the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, which is the state auditor function, Chief Audit Executive for the Oregon State Treasury, Director of Audit Services for the City and County of Denver, Colorado, Audit Manager with the County of San Diego, California, Performance Audit Supervisor with the State of Arizona’s Office of the Auditor General, and as a Senior Consultant with KPMG LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Arts degree with a certificate in Public History from Arizona State University.
Kip is a graduate from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government’s Executives in State and Local Government executive education program and has earned a Certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institute. Kip currently serves on the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) Public Sector Advisory Committee (PSAC) and is the Chair of the Executive Committee for the Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum (PNIAF). He previously served on the Association of Local Government Auditors’ (ALGA) Governing Board.
Kip has been formally recognized several times for his excellent work performance. In both 2020 and 2019, the Oregon Secretary of State received the National State Auditors Association’s (NSAA) Excellence in Accountability Award for high impact performance audits examining Oregon’s prescription drug monitoring program (2020) and foster care system (2019) and received NSAA’s Special Project Award in 2018 for an innovative Medicaid Auditor Alert. In 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013, performance audits he directed received Knighton Awards for performance audit excellence from the Association of Local Government Auditors. Additionally, in 2014, the Institute of Internal Auditors identified the City and County of Denver, Colorado’s Auditor’s Office as one of eleven best practice audit functions for major cities in the United States and Canada.
Kip has provided numerous trainings and presentations to professional groups including, among others, the Federated States of Micronesia, Institute of Internal Auditors, the Intergovernmental Audit Forum, the Association of Local Government Auditors, the Association of Government Accountants, the National State Auditors Association, the American Society for Public Administration, the Governing Institute, Financial Executives International, the Navajo Nation, the Texas State Auditor Conference, and Arizona State University.
Kip R. Memmott: APIPA 2020 Course Listing Current Time Zone: Guam (GMT+10) Change
This session will explore strategies and ideas for identifying and communicating with key audit stakeholders throughout the audit process. In addition to focusing on the concepts of managing stakeholder expectations and risk appetite, the session will also identify tactics and methods for effectively engaging key stakeholders, such as elected officials, government department heads and staff, external audit committees, the media, and citizens, to ensure audit visibility and impact. The session will highlight the use of a “real-time” auditing approach as an innovating example for how to effectively engage key stakeholders.
This session will explore strategies and approaches for developing and leading high performance audit teams, including key strategies for recruiting and onboarding audit staff, empowering auditors and audit teams, implementing innovative work and communication approaches, and prioritizing professional development to ensure positive and innovative audit cultures. A case example highlighting audit leadership during the current COVID-19 response will be used to highlight innovative techniques.
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