Roanoke County Administrator Thomas Gates today announced the appointment of Tanya Catron as Internal Auditor.
“It is our responsibility to continually improve the accountability and transparency of our organization,” said Gates. “Tanya brings experience that will enable us to achieve these goals.”
Catron has served for the past four years as a manager within the County’s Finance Department.
"I am excited to begin my role as the first County Internal Auditor,” said Catron. “In this capacity, I look forward to working together with County management and departments in order to strengthen the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the County's operations."
Catron brings 17 years of experience in public accounting, private industry and local government. Prior to joining Roanoke County in 2011, Catron served in management positions with KPMG, Petroleum Marketers, Cole & King CPAs, and the Western Virginia Water Authority. Her expertise includes evaluation of internal controls, performing financial and compliance audits, federal and state regulations, and maintaining internal controls to protect against fraud, abuse, waste and misappropriation of assets.
Catron is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds a B.S. in Business-Accounting from Virginia Tech, and an M.B.A. from Radford University. She is a member of, the Virginia Government Finance Officers Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Catron will assume her new position November 1.