Mike Kingery started his new role as Glendale’s internal audit program manager this week.
Kingery has more than three decades of experience with internal auditing, fraud investigation and fiscal operations.
In his role, Kingery will be responsible for managing, planning and coordinating internal audits. As the city’s internal audit program manager, Kingery will oversee the financial, contract compliance, internal control and performance audits that aid Glendale in accomplishing its strategic goals.
He will act as an independent and objective liaison to the audit committee, which serves as an advisory body reporting directly to the mayor and city council.
The city of Glendale’s audit program is an official review of financial accounts. It helps improve operations, strengthen public trust and reduce financial risk.
“An audit program is an important part of a well-run organization,” said City Manager Kevin Phelps. “Mike Kingery brings many years of experience in both compliance audits and performance audits, and that expertise will help our city provide transparent, excellent-quality service to our residents.”
Before joining the Glendale team, Kingery served as director of fiscal and business operations and financial program manager at Arizona State University. He brings an extensive background to Glendale, having audited in the hospitality, financial, retail and government sectors, including ASU and the city of Phoenix.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to join the city of Glendale,” Kingery said. “I look forward to contributing to the continued success and growth of such a vibrant organization and helping to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations for its citizens and visitors alike.”
Kingery earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration from ASU.