Bureau of Internal Audit

Department of Finance


The Bureau of Internal Audit acts as an independent division within the Department of Finance and provides objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the City's operations. The Bureau assists in the achievement of financial and operational goals by planning and conducting financial and administrative audits and providing monitoring reviews on selected City programs. Additionally, the Bureau of Internal Audit establishes effective and proactive procedures that properly resolve audit findings while significantly reducing future audit findings.

Financial and Operational Auditing

The Division improves management's internal, financial, and administrative controls, investigates actual and potential lapses of control and incidents of risk, and assist the State-required external auditor during the annual citywide audit.

Report Fraud

Tips or complaints of fraud, waste, or abuse conducted by City of Cleveland employees, or involving business with the City of Cleveland may be made at any time by any public employee or private citizen. Use link above or call 216.664.4157.

Fraud, waste, or abuse may be reported using this website, email, U.S. mail, phone, or to the Ohio Auditor of State*.  All credible complaints will be appropriately address and investigated or referred to the appropriate individuals within the City.

You have the option to keep this report 100% confidential, with your anonymity wholly protected. Use the link above to file an online report. You may also email your report to the Manager of Internal Audit at nbrandt@clevelandohio.gov or mail a copy to:

City of Cleveland Bureau of Internal Audit
601 Lakeside Ave, Room 24 
Cleveland, OH 44114.

File an Online Report

*PLEASE NOTE: Under Ohio law, complaint forms or letters may become public records subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Act. Documents that are deemed to be public records are available to the public, including the media, upon request for review, copying, and release. 

Since the internet is not fully secure, we urge you to send personal identifying information (Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, or credit card numbers) by U.S. Mail. Please be sure to send copies of the supporting documents, not the originals.