Adams County’s internal audit function consists of 4 primary auditors under the Direction of John Olenberger, the Department’s Director. Please see below for brief biographies of our auditors.
John Olenberger is the founder of Colorado Independent Consultants Network, LLC (CICN), a network of experienced professionals specializing in business process consulting, internal audit and financial analysis.
Prior to founding CICN, John was a manager in the Denver office of KPMG’s advisory services practice. John has over 13 years of experience providing process consulting, risk management, internal audit and financial statement attestation services to organizations in a variety of industries, including state and local government, not for profit, waste management, nuclear deregulation, mortgage banking, food service, health care, telecommunications and manufacturing.
John is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, actively maintaining both certifications through continuing professional education.
As Deputy State Auditor, Cindi directed the performance audit division and managed the strategic human resources, external communications, and office administration functions. She completed more than 85 performance audits and evaluations aimed at reducing costs, streamlining operations, achieving measurable efficiencies, and improving government services to taxpayers. These audits and evaluations covered a wide range of topics and industries, including procurement and contract management, compensation, human resources, insurance, IT system controls, public utilities, public building projects, performance and outcome measurement, education, healthcare, regulatory compliance, homeland security, grant management, and environmental regulation, among others. Her audits and evaluations contributed to identifying $3 in financial benefits to taxpayers for every $1 invested in audit costs.
Cindi is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Audit Professional and has expertise in conducting audits under Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book).
Kevin has over 25 years of experience as an auditor, including external financial and IT audits, and Internal financial, IT, and operational audits. Kevin has been the managing partner of a two office CPA firm focused primarily on governmental accounting. He has been a controller for over seven different organizations. Kevin set up the IT audit function for the Colorado State Auditor’s office and worked as an IT auditor for an international IT consulting firm.
Larry has over 25 years of executive level auditing and accounting experience, including 18 years experience as an Audit Director for three different companies and 6 years experience as a Controller for two separate companies (including a VP /Acting CFO for one of them). He has actively facilitated change in business processes, controls, and risk avoidance for the betterment of his employer clients for many years. He has a keen eye for cost improvement and improving efficiency and effectiveness. He has an excellent broad based accounting and financial management experience in a variety of industries including government contracting, financial services, entertainment (movies, concerts, and sports), retail, food and beverage concession, transportation, manufacturing, communications, energy, and service industries. His hands-on experience has given him an expanded business perspective. Larry uses a best practices approach when suggesting or implementing business improvements.
Kellee has over 8 years of experience providing process consulting, risk management, internal audit, and financial statement attestation services to organizations in a variety of industries, including public sector, manufacturing, energy, food service, not for profit, telecommunications, and education. Kellee has served as an Accounting Supervisor specializing in Oil & Gas Accounting and was formerly a Senior Associate in the Denver office of KPMG’s External Audit and Advisory Services practices.
Kellee is a Certified Public Accountant actively maintaining her certification through continuing professional education.