The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Kenneth Kleffner as Johnson County Auditor. The appointment went into effect March 29. Kleffner has served as the Interim County Auditor since July 1, 2013.
As County Auditor, Kleffner leads a team of auditors responsible for objectively evaluating the effectiveness of all Johnson County Government operations, services and programs. Kleffner’s audit efforts have led to recommendations for reducing costs and improving government operations in areas including fleet maintenance, mental health, information technology and the Sheriff’s Office.
Prior to joining Johnson County in 2008, Kleffner had an extensive financial management career with the Department of Defense holding a number of leadership positions in accounting, budgeting, finance, military payroll, and operational review. Throughout his career, Kleffner has been recognized for his service and contributions to improving government financial management including the Special Achievement Award from AGA’s Kansas City Chapter and the Department of Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Kleffner has a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting and a MBA degree in Accounting from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and an active member in professional audit and financial management organizations.
On February 5, the BOCC approved the 2015 Audit Plan, which includes an enterprise-wide risk assessment and review of how the County administers contracts, an external peer review of the Audit Services office, and an audit of Johnson County MED-ACT.