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Internal Audit contact information

Name Title Telephone Number Email Address
Jim Thompson City Auditor (505) 768-3138 [email protected]
Lawrence L. Davis Internal Audit Manager (505) 768-3103 [email protected]
Alan R. Gutowski Sr. Info. Systems Auditor (505) 768-3166 [email protected]
Christina M. Owens Contract Auditor (505) 768-3162 [email protected]
Vacant Principal Auditor    
Vacant Principal Auditor    
Connie Barros-Montoya Staff Auditor  (505) 768-3157 [email protected]
Joy A. Serna Executive Assistant (505) 768-3154 [email protected]

Employee Bios

Jim Thompson, City Auditor

Jim is a CPA and CFE and has over thirty years of audit experience.  Jim has served as the City Auditor since June 2018. Prior to becoming the City Auditor, he worked for several large public accounting firms. Jim began his audit career as an auditor in 1989 with Arthur Andersen, a big four public accounting firm.  In 1999, he left Arthur Andersen to join a large local public accounting firm that later merged with a large national firm in 2006.  Jim served as a partner in the large national firm’s governmental practice from 2006 until his retirement from the firm in 2017. Over the years, he has performed a variety of audits and forensic audits involving large government entities.  Jim is experienced in performing audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.  Many of these audits involved city, county, and state & local governments throughout New Mexico.  Jim graduated from UNM’s Anderson School of Business in May 1989 and proudly served in the United States Coast Guard from 1982 to 1986.

Lawrence L. Davis, Internal Audit Manager

Lawrence has more than 13 years of audit, accounting and financial management experience. He has a diverse background from both private and public sectors, which includes financial management experience with multi-billion dollar corporate expense accounts and public pension fund accounting experience with the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s $11 billion retirement fund. Lawrence received his BBA and MBA from the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management with concentrations in accounting and finance, respectively. Lawrence previously worked for the Program Evaluation (Audit) unit of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee.

Alan R. Gutowski, Senior Information Systems Auditor

Alan Gutowski has worked for the Office of Internal Audit (OIA) 2 times; most recently returning as the Senior Information Systems Auditor on May 14, 2016.  He has worked for the City of Albuquerque (City) for over 18 years.  Alan was the Risk Finance Manager for the City Risk Management Division from January 2012 thru May 2016.  He previously worked for OIA from December 2000 – January 2012 as the Senior Information Systems Auditor and as the Audit Manager.  Prior to being employed by the City, Alan worked for 10 years in the private sector in the banking and healthcare industries in various accounting, information systems, and audit positions, and in public accounting in various positions.  He graduated from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management with a BBA with a concentration in Accounting.  Alan is a CPA licensed in New Mexico, CISA, CITP, ITIL F v3, CFE, CIA, CSSGB, and ARM.  He is a member of the AICPA, IIA, ISACA, ACFE, AGA, ASQ, and ALGA.

Christina M. Owens, Contract Auditor

Christina has over 15 years of audit and investigative experience in the private and governmental sectors. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an accounting concentration as well as a Master of Business Administration degree. Christina is a CPA licensed in the state of New Mexico and is also a CFE, CGAP, and CFF. She is a member of the AICPA, ACFE, IIA, and ALGA.

Connie Barros-Montoya, Staff Auditor

Connie has 24 years of experience in financial and collections in the private sector and 6 years of experience with Taxation and Revenue.  With one year of auditing with Weight Distance and 2 years of auditing with International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) and International Registration Program (IRP).  Connie graduated from University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s of Science in Business and a minor in Accounting.

Joy A. Serna, Executive Assistant

Joy has been with the City of Albuquerque for over 12 years.  Her career began at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History with the Cultural Services Department.  Prior to joining OIA, Joy worked at the Planning Department, where she was the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Code Enforcement Division and also the secretary for the Housing Advisory and Appeals Committee.


  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library - Foundation (ITIL F v3)

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ)