About Auditor Roberts

Brenda Roberts, CPA, CFE, CIA


On January 5, 2015, Brenda Roberts was sworn into her first term as Oakland City Auditor. She has two decades of professional experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner working with national firms KPMG and Deloitte. Auditor Roberts has performed audits for agencies including Fortune 500 companies, U.S. Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Labor, and City/County of San Francisco.

Roberts has received many accolades for her professional excellence including: Knighton Award – Gold from the National Local Government Association, Exceptional Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Labor and a Significant Achievement Award from Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Auditor Roberts has also shown leadership in her field having served on the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors Northern CA – East Bay Chapter for almost a decade, including as President and currently as a member of its International Committee.

She has over 20 years of experience working in internal audit departments in government and non-government organizations. As a CPA and auditor, she brings the knowledge and values necessary to have more transparency and accountability in Oakland.

Oakland has been her home for over 25 years, it is where she built her life and raised her three daughters. She is committed to making Oakland run with efficiency and transparency and has the credentials to move Oakland forward: driving for more cost savings, and accountability on every level.