As Colorado’s State Auditor, Kerri is responsible for overseeing independent audits and reviews that hold government agencies accountable and promote positive change in government. As head of the Office of the State Auditor (OSA), Kerri leads a staff of experienced professionals who conduct performance, financial, and IT audits and evaluations, tax expenditure evaluations, and track independent audits of local governments in the state.
Kerri was appointed by the General Assembly to the position of State Auditor in May 2021 for a 5-year term. With more than 25 years of governmental auditing experience at the OSA, Kerri has dedicated her career to making a difference for the people of Colorado. She is highly regarded as a subject matter expert in internal control and audit areas, including the federal Single Audit Act requirements, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Governmental Accounting Standards Board standards, and generally accepted government auditing standards. She possesses in-depth knowledge of Colorado’s state and local governments.
Prior to her appointment as State Auditor, Kerri served as the OSA’s Deputy State Auditor for Financial Audits, responsible for overseeing the financial audits, including the State’s annual statewide financial and compliance audit covering nearly $45.9 billion in total assets and $39.2 billion in total expenditures for Fiscal Year 2020. As Deputy State Auditor, she also oversaw the OSA’s Local Government Audit Division, quality assurance program, internal and external peer review processes, and the OSA’s accounting, budgeting, contracting, and financial reporting functions.
Kerri participates in various professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National State Auditors Association, and the Colorado Fiscal Managers’ Association. In 2016, Kerri was named by the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as one of three "Women to Watch" in the Emerging Leader category. In 2008, she was awarded the Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Award for exceptional service. As one of Colorado’s select Boettcher Foundation Scholars, Kerri completed her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Denver. Kerri is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Colorado. A Colorado native, Kerri grew up on Colorado’s eastern plains.
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