The Office of the County Auditor is responsible for the internal audit functions of the County. Our main objectives are to assess the adequacy of internal controls within the County, determine compliance with contracts, laws and regulations and provide recommendations, when feasible, to correct or improve the accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of County agencies and programs.
The County Auditor’s mission is to serve Broward County’s residents by conducting objective and independent reviews of county operations to improve the accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of county agencies and programs.
Our staff is committed to:
- Being objective and independent in all assigned tasks.
- Acting in a professional and ethical manner at all times.
- Doing consistently reliable, credible and meaningful work.
- Treating all stakeholders with respect, courtesy and fairness.
- Fostering a team spirit that encourages each Office staff’s personal and professional growth.
- Taking pride in our work and establishing effective working relationships with all stakeholders.
- Striving for excellence in everything we do.
The Office of the County Auditor is required by the County Charter, as approved on July 1, 2003. The County Auditor is recommended by an independent board subject to approval by a majority of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. In order to maintain independence and objectivity in reviews of County operations and administration, the appointed Auditor reports results of activities directly to the full Commission.
The County Auditor
Robert "Bob" Melton assumed the position of Broward County Auditor on June 12, 2017. His appointment was ratified unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
Prior to his appointment, Melton came from the Lake County Clerk of Courts where he served as Inspector General, and was formerly Director of Internal Audit. He has more than 30 years of state and local government experience conducting audits. Melton has served on many boards including Chair of the Florida Audit Forum, Treasurer of the Board of Governors of the Association of Local Government Auditors and served on the International Government Relations Committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Melton's previous experience includes General/Chief Audit Executive at Pinellas County Clerk of Courts, City Auditor for the City of Dallas, Director of County Audit for Orange County, Florida and Director of Audits for the State Auditor's Office in Jefferson City, Missouri.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri.
Organization and Structure
Our office is organized into four service groups; Compliance, Information Technology (IT), Performance, and Advisory. While organizationally distinct, these groups typically collaborate to effectively provide the highest level of service.