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Office ofthe County Auditor

The Office of the County Auditor improves the effectiveness and efficiency of local government by actively providing independent auditing and other fiscal services to the County Council.

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We are hiring within our Audit unit. View the auditor job description. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; however, applications received by June 24 will receive first consideration.

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The Office of the County Auditor operates as part of the Legislative branch of County Government pursuant to the Baltimore County Charter, Section 311.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze the fiscal impact of legislation (e.g., bills, fiscal matters, resolutions) to be enacted by the County Council.
  • Conduct financial audits as directed by the County Council of organizations funded in whole or in part by County funds.
  • Assist the external auditor in conducting a financial audit of the County's general purpose financial statements as required by §312 of the Charter.
  • Prepare reports on internal accounting control, administrative and operating practices and procedures and other pertinent financial and compliance matters.
  • Conduct operational and performance audits as authorized by the County Council.
  • Assist the County Council in its annual evaluation of the County Executive's proposed budget.
  • Conduct special projects and investigations at the request of the County Council.
  • Report on the County's economic indicators and revenue projections.


The Office of the County Auditor is responsible for staffing the Spending Affordability and Economic Advisory Committees.

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Use the whistleblower form to submit allegations of fraud, waste and abuse to the County Auditor's Office. The County's whistleblower provisions of law protect employees against reprisal for the lawful disclosure of information which the employee reasonably believes evidences:

  • A violation of law which prohibits bribery, theft or embezzlement
  • An unauthorized use of County funds
  • A substantial and specific danger to public health or safety

Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse

Contact Us

Office of the Auditor

400 Washington Avenue
Room 221
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.




County Auditor

Lauren Smelkinson

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