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T. Bert Fletcher III, CPA, CGMA

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City Auditor
City of Tallahassee


Responsibilities
The City Auditor directs the auditing function within the City. He is appointed by and works under the administrative direction of the City Commission. As the independent appraiser of City operations, the City Auditor reviews and evaluates activities, both operational and financial, as a service to the City Commission and other Appointed Officials. As requested by the City Commission, the Audit Committee, the Appointed Officials, or upon his own initiative, the City Auditor provides assurance and consulting services to add value and to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of City risk management, control, and governance processes.
Certifications, Education, and Experience
Mr. Fletcher is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He holds a bachelor of science in finance from the Florida State University, and completed the equivalent of an accounting major at the University of Florida. Prior to being appointed City Auditor in 2013, Mr. Fletcher served as Senior Audit Manager within the City Auditor's Office. Prior to his employment with the City, Mr. Fletcher served the Florida Legislature in the Office of the Auditor General.
Professional Activities
Mr. Fletcher has extensive experience in the public sector as a financial and performance auditor. His professional service includes serving as president and board member of the Tallahassee Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants, and on the Financial Management Standards Board of the Association of Government Accountants. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
In addition to his City of Tallahassee City responsibilities, Mr. Fletcher is actively involved in his church, where he has served on various personnel and finance committees, and in the college preparatory school that his two daughters attended, where he has served on both the operating and corporate boards, including a three-year term as Board Treasurer.