Innovation by Moss Adams coming to TLG 2020

ARTICLE | Feb 24, 2020

When you think of an internal audit, do you think primarily of internal controls and testing? Sure, that’s the historical approach to internal audit, and, yes, controls and compliance are important.
However, there is an innovative approach to internal audit that is more comprehensive, more creative, and aims to improve organizational performance. Utilized in a more holistic manner, internal audit can be your “Swiss Army Knife” resource to reduce risks, strengthen controls, and enhance performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Today, the Alliance for Innovation (AFI) announces another Public-Private sector collaboration at the upcoming Transforming Local Government (TLG) 2020 Conference hosted by the City of Phoenix.
Moss Adams (, a firm which offers a full spectrum of accounting, consulting, and wealth management services will join with the City of Santa Monica, CA to present, “The 21st Century Internal Audit: Leveraging Internal Audit to Achieve Your City’s Goals” as part of the program offered at TLG 2020.

During the session, TLG participants will:
• Discover a holistic approach to internal audits that help achieve city goals
• Learn that objective and independent are not mutually exclusive of collaborative and constructive
• Understand top opportunities for reducing risks, strengthening controls and enhancing performance

Presenters for the forum include Gigi Decavalles-Hughes, Director of Finance for the City of Santa Monica, Mark Steranka, Partner at Moss Adams and Colleen Rozillis, Senior Manager for Moss Adams.
“AFI is proud to welcome back Moss Adams as a TLG Partner. Their dedication to building healthy thriving communities will help to ensure that this conference is unquestionably one of the foremost opportunities to engage in local government transformation” noted AFI President and CEO Joel Carnes (

As part of Moss Adams commitment to driving local government innovation, they will also serve as sponsor of the TLG 2020 Conference Festival which allows hundreds of local government innovators the opportunity to engage and discuss how innovation is being driven in communities across North America.

With more than 3,400 professionals across more than 25 locations, Moss Adams works with many of the world’s most innovative companies and leaders. Moss Adams has helped 270+ organizations gain clarity on priorities for improving financial performance, managing growth, and motivating personnel.

As part of this unique collaboration, Moss Adams clients will now be eligible to attend TLG 2020 at the AFI member rate and join nearly 700 local government innovators to engage with industry leaders and discuss methods that improve the quality of life for the citizens of communities across North America.

Visit for information on collaborative partnership opportunities at TLG 2020, May 5-7 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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