Edwin S. W. Young was appointed Honolulu City Auditor on May 1, 2010.
He began his career as an auditor with the U.S. General Accountability Office and spent 25 years with the federal government. Mr. Young served as the Regional Audit Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration in Los Angeles; Division Director/Desk Officer for the U.S. Naval Audit Service; Foreign Service Officer for the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C.; and audit manager for the U.S. Air Force Audit Agency.
After retiring from federal service, Mr. Young served as Director of Internal Audit for California State University-Fullerton and served as a Senior Performance Auditor for the City of Palo Alto, California.
His projects include performance, financial, information systems, compliance, and contract audits. His audits covered diverse subjects such as utilities, risk management, street maintenance, vehicle and fleet operations, city planning and development review processes, refuse hauling, workers compensation programs, code enforcement, and joint cities programs.
These audits gained national recognition by adding value to organizational operations and received several national awards for improving management and program processes over the last ten years. His last audit for the City of Palo Alto won the 2010 Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) Knighton Gold Award.
Mr. Young received a Master's degree in Systems Analysis from the University of Southern California; an MBA in Finance from the University of Utah; and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Young is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).