Kyle O'Rourke

Kyle O'Rourke



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Kyle O’Rourke, principal in the public sector advisory practice, leads risk advisory engagements. Kyle joined the firm after a number of years with a large public accounting firm, where he was also devoted to serving government and public sector clients. He provides a variety of services to his public sector clients, including internal audit and risk consulting, business process reviews, organizational and operational assessments, benchmarking studies and technology needs assessments.

  • Leads outsourced and co-sourced internal audit services, including internal control reviews and audits, fraud mitigation, contract compliance, and financial, operational and business process audits
  • Kyle currently serves as the City Auditor for the City of Palo Alto (CA), where he oversees the outsourced Office of the City Auditor function
  • Specializes in organizational and operational reviews of functions and departments aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness of operations through processes, use of technology, organization, staffing and alternative      service delivery
  • Conducts business process reviews designed to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations, enhance internal controls and align with industry best practices
  • Provides pre-implementation assistance and implementation project management services related to enterprise resource planning systems, work order asset management and other systems, including needs assessment, requirements gathering, request for proposal development, proposal evaluation and vendor demonstration coordination
  • Conducts contract compliance audits and billing reviews
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • IIA, Chicago Chapter ‒ President, Chair of the Annual Seminar, Government Advisory Committee Secretary
  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
  • Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA)
  • Chicago Quarter Fund, Member, former Board Member
  • Member of the Year (2020), IIA – Chicago
  • Educator of the Year (2017), IIA – Chicago
  • “Internal Controls for Public Sector Organizations” 2020
  • “Internal Audit for Operational Efficiency” American Public Power Association 2020
  • “Agile Internal Audit for the Public Sector” 2020
  • “Business process redesign: a how to guide,”, 2020
  • “Robotics and process automation: implications for internal auditors,” IIA Chicago, 2019
  • “Risky business: assessing risk in your organization,”, 2019
  • “Internal audit 101,” internal training, 2019
  • “Emerging risks in public utilities,”, 2019
  • “Building a sustainable organization,” Native Governance Center webinar, 2019
  • “Business process redesign: improving efficiency and effectiveness of operations,” internal training, 2018
  • “Internal audit’s role in organizational transformation,” Native Governance Center webinar, 2018
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Leadership Academy
  • IIA, Certified in Risk Management Assurance
  • IIA Chicago Chapter, Annual Seminar
  • IIA Chicago Chapter, Government Advisory Committee Fall into Training
  • IIA, Enhancing Internal Audit Effectiveness


Chicago, IL


Indiana University at Bloomington

Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in public financial management

Bachelor of Science in public affairs

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