Cecelia Goulet, CPA, CGA, CIA - Acting Director of Internal Audit

On January 9, 2009, the Commonwealth enacted Chapter 468 of the Acts of 2008.  This legislation contained a series of governance changes, including the creation of the Director of Internal Audit. 

The Office of Internal Audit conducts financial and performance reviews to prevent and detect waste, fraud and abuse and to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of public services provided in and by the City of Springfield.

CIA Designation Earned by City's Acting Director of Internal Audit

Congratulations to Springfield’s Acting Director of Internal Audit, Cecelia Goulet, for earning the hallmark designation of internal audit:  the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation.  The CIA is the only globally accepted designation for internal auditors and the standard by which individuals demonstrate quality and professionalism in internal auditing. 

Cecelia is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in both Massachusetts and Tennessee.  She additionally earned her Certified Governmental Accountant (CGA) certification established in Massachusetts as a measurement of achievement for governmental auditors and accountants.  The CIA designation is a valuable accomplishment that required an investment of many nights and weekends over the last year.   “I am a strong believer in advancing my own education, bringing superior knowledge to the table, and commitment to my profession.  This will not only help me in my day to day duties but will enhance the Internal Audit Department our roles as key players in the City’s success,” stated Cecelia Goulet. 


NEW: Tell the Auditor

There may be times when an employee has a non-fraud related concern or idea for improvement regarding City policies, practices, or activities but does not know who to talk to.

The Office of Internal Audit encourages City employees to first consider discussing their concerns with their supervisor. However, “Tell the Auditor” is now available from the Director of Internal Audit for employees to use to communicate this information. She is always ready to hear your concerns and listen to your ideas for making sure that the systems we have in place are working as intended.

If you have a question, idea, or concern that you would like to submit, please

Tell the Auditor:

Email:  telltheauditor@springfieldcityhall.com

Telephone:  413-750-2792

City Launches Fraud Hotline

Financial Accountability is a top priority for the City of Springfield, Massachusetts. With this goal in mind, the Office of Internal Audit has created a fraud hotline that can be used to report information about fraud, waste or abuse of resources related to the City of Springfield, MA. 

If you have information regarding known or suspected misappropriation of municipal funds or resources, we encourage you to report what you know to the City’s Office of Internal Audit. Learn more.

Internal Audit’s website gets favorable mention in Sunshine Review

Contents of the Office of Internal Audit’s website were included in “The good” section of the evaluation for Springfield, Massachusetts!  Items that Sunshine Review found favorable were our links to audit reports as well as our Fraud Hotline.  Read more here:  http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Springfield,_Massachusetts

Sunshine Review is about state and local government transparency, engaged citizens, and holding government officials accountable. The Sunshine Review wiki collects and shares information about state and local transparency using a 10-point Transparency Checklist to evaluate 6,000 state and local government websites. Sunshine Review is a non-profit that collaborates with individuals and organizations across America to promote state and local transparency.  

Page last updated:  Monday, February 03, 2014 03:34 pm