Dr. Peter Hughes is the Assistant Auditor-Controller responsible for overseeing the Audit, Countywide Contract Monitoring, and Office of County Investigations Divisions of the Auditor-Controller. These divisions perform fiscal audits, contract monitoring reviews, investigations of fraud, waste, and misconduct, special studies, and Board-ordered reviews. Dr. Hughes has over 30 years of service in the public sector in the areas of auditing, investigations, and education. He holds many distinguished leadership positions within governmental and professional associations and is the recipient of various awards such as the AICPA 2010 Outstanding CPA in Local Government.
Dr. Hughes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethics and Moral Philosophy from Pomona College, a Master’s in Business Administration degree in Statistics and Organization Theory from the University of California Riverside, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Oregon State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner and an Institute of Internal Auditors’ Accredited Peer Reviewer.