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Denver Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, announced the hiring of Heidi M. O’Neil as Director of Financial Audits.  O’Neil is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds the Certified Global Management Accountant credential.  “Heidi O’Neil has decades of experience managing finances and accounting for private-sector businesses,” said O’Brien.  “I’m looking to her to lead our staff in performing financial audits.”

O’Neil spent several years in public accounting with KMPG.  She then served as Controller for companies ranging from Information Sciences/AVYX, Inc. to Hosting, LLC, where she implemented budgeting and accounting systems, streamlined financial systems, managed accounting teams and led the accounting and integration for acquisitions.  She is a University of Denver graduate, and volunteers as a Continuing Professional Education Board Member with the Colorado Society of CPAs.

“I was ready for a new challenge,” said O’Neil.  “In my line of work, you learn that numbers tell a story.  While the Auditor’s Office is respected for its performance audits, we can do an even better job for the taxpayer by also following the money.”

O’Neil rounds out Auditor O’Brien’s management team.  “When I was sworn in last year, I was the only CPA in our entire office,” observed O’Brien.  “With Heidi on board, we now have seven CPAs.  I promised Denver residents that I would hire top-notch financial professionals, and I’ve kept my promise.”

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