The City announced today that Mr. Houman Boussina, Senior Performance Auditor, has been appointed as Acting City Auditor while a national search is conducted for a new City Auditor. Boussina replaces City Auditor Jim Pelletier who left for a new career opportunity in Florida after 20 months with Palo Alto. Boussina, who has been with the City since June of 2010, will serve as City Auditor and receive a 10% boost above current salary (from $110,000 to $121,264) until the new City Auditor is appointed.
Boussina has conducted audits covering a variety of subject areas including contract management and compliance, effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and information systems, use of government funds, and investigations. Boussina has emphasized use of computer-assisted audited techniques and database analytic procedures in audit work that has resulted in high impact audits, including two audits which received the prestigious Knighton Award from the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA). Boussina was a Performance Auditor at the City and County of San Francisco and was promoted to Audit Manager prior to joining Palo Alto.