Kevin O'Connor, CPA, CFE
Kevin is a proud graduate of Columbus City Schools East High School.
He has over 35 years experience in auditing government entities. This includes 9 years with the Columbus City Schools (CCS) Office of Internal Audit. Prior to his CCS work, he spent 15+ years as Chief of the Office of Internal/External Audits for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). He was responsible for directing all facets of internal and external audits for ODNR, including establishing and administering the Internal Accounting Control Program. He was a valuable resource in process improvement teams throughout ODNR. He also performed numerous compliance audits of grants awarded by ODNR and contracts where entities had to pay ODNR a percentage of their revenues.
During this same time, through an arrangement with the Ohio Auditor of State, he was charged with the responsibility of performing financial audits for all Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) throughout the State of Ohio. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) arranged to have audits of various grants performed by him and his staff.
He performed numerous training events and provided guidance for ODNR staff, SWCD staff and Board members, other State agency staff and grant managers in an effort to improve their internal control awareness.
Prior to working for the ODNR, Kevin worked for the Ohio Auditor of State for 8 years. He began as an Assistant Auditor and held positions of increased responsibility including Audit Supervisor. During his time with the Ohio Auditor of State, he supervised audits for most of the large State Agencies and various elected officials.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University with a major in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).