Audit Division

The Audit Division is responsible for conducting audits and reviewing the performance of the executive branch of state government, public institutions of higher education, independent state authorities, local governments and school districts. In addition to performing audits, the Audit Division is tasked with performing follow up reviews to track the implementation of recommendations made by the office. The Audit Division obtains corrective action plans from public entities it audits to ensure that audit recommendations are properly implemented in an appropriate timeframe and subsequently conducts onsite follow-up reviews to determine compliance with those corrective actions.

Yvonne Tierney, Director

Yvonne Tierney joined the Office of the State Comptroller as Director of the Audit Division in January 2016, bringing 30 years of experience as an auditor and investigator, including more than 25 years with the state and federal governments. As Audit Director, Ms. Tierney leads a team of auditors responsible for auditing and reviewing the performance of the executive branch of State government, public institutions of higher education, independent state authorities, local governments and school districts.

Ms. Tierney most recently served as Director of the Office of Contract Policy and Management for the New Jersey Department of Human Services, where she managed the department's procurement activities. Before that, she was the Contract and Procurement Manager for the Division of Family Development, responsible for managing and overseeing the Division's procurement and contract administration services.

Earlier in her career, Ms.Tierney worked as an Auditor-in-Charge for the Office of the State Comptroller, as an Assistant Inspector General for the New Jersey Office of the Inspector General and as a Planning Associate for the New Jersey Department of Education.

Ms. Tierney graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Science from Rider University in 1986 and is a Certified Public Accountant.