Chief Audit Executive


John Greene has served as Chief Audit Executive for DeKalb County since September 2016. Mr. Greene has worked in state and local government for 28 years. Prior to moving to Georgia, Mr. Greene worked for over 22 years with the Florida Department of Transportation as an auditor and cash forecast manager and 5 years with the Florida Department of State as their Inspector General. He is DeKalb County’s first independent auditor, reporting to an independent audit oversight committee made up of 5 DeKalb County citizens. His office has the authority to conduct financial and performance audits of departments, offices, boards, activities, agencies and programs of the county, in order to independently and objectively determine and assess compliance, governance, fiscal adherence, efficiency, effectiveness and equity in government.

Mr. Greene is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).  He served as President for the Tallahassee Chapter of the IIA for Chapter year 1998/1999, Chapter year 2014/2015, Chapter year 2015/2016 and part of Chapter year 2016/2017. In addition, he serves on the Association of Government Accountants Professional Ethics Board.

Mr. Greene has an Associates of Science in Business Administration from Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton, Georgia and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Valdosta State College in Valdosta, Georgia. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Inspector General, (CIG) Certified Government Auditing Professional, (CGAP) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).  Mr. Greene participated as a team member on a Federal Highway Administration Financial Management Improvement Program to review how the Southeast States settled Construction Claims and participated as a team member on a Federal Highway Administration Quality Financial Management Improvement Program to develop a Consultant Overhead Guideline Book used by the Southeast States. In addition, he participated on a synthesis with the National Academies of Sciences to study Compensation for Contractor’s Home Office Overhead.