Office of the City Auditor


​Carol A. Smith, CPA, CIA, CFE, CFF

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Interim City Auditor

Carol A. Smith began her tenure with the Office of the City Auditor in March 2007.  She currently serves as the Interim City Auditor. She is responsible for supervising and managing a staff of approximately 24 auditors who conduct a variety of performance audits and attestation engagements related to the operations of the City of Dallas. She has served as the Team Leader for two Peer Reviews and as a member of two other Peer Review teams. 

Prior to joining the Office of the City Auditor, Ms. Smith was employed by the Texas State Auditor's Office (SAO) for approximately 23 years until she retired in December 2006. During her career with the SAO, she performed and/or managed performance, compliance, and financial audits related to public education, higher education, and pension and investments. As an Audit Manager and later as one of three Assistant State Auditors, she also managed various SAO operational areas, including preparing the annual audit risk assessment and audit work plan; developing the operating budget; and, managing the audit scheduling function, the Quality Control Team, the Technical Writing Team, the Information Technology Team, and the Production Services Team. She has also provided training on various aspects of audits.

Ms. Smith has a Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting from Texas State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).