Arlington Brief: New County Board Auditor Appointed

Arlington Brief: New County Board Auditor Appointed

The Arlington County Board has appointed Jessica A. Tucker as its first County Board Auditor. This newly-created position reports directly to the board and is responsible for developing short- and long-range work plans for the systematic review of county programs.

Tucker will conduct, at the direction of the Audit Committee, independent program and operational audits and reviews of county departments, operations and/or county-funded programs, focusing on program efficiency, effectiveness and transparency. The County Board auditor will augment the existing internal audit function within the Department of Management and Finance.

Tucker will start her new position on Jan. 25, 2015. The board approved her contract by a vote of 4-1, with Walter Tejada voting no.

Tucker has 15 years of government audit experience. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Since 2010, she has served as deputy auditor of the board for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including a one-year term as acting auditor of the board.

Previously, she served as a senior-level information technology auditor for the Inspector General of the Library of Congress. She also served as a senior performance auditor and senior financial auditor for the Arizona Auditor General, and as an auditor/evaluator with the California State Auditor.

Tucker earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona. Tucker is a member of the Greater Washington Area Society of CPAs, the Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.