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Kenneth Kleffner named Johnson County Auditor

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has appointed Kenneth Kleffner as Johnson County Auditor. Kleffner has served as the Interim County Auditor since July 1, 2013 when the prior Auditor, William Miller, retired. Kleffner officially became County Auditor on March 29, 2015.

Kleffner joined the Johnson County Audit Services office in April 2008. He 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, 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 AGA’s Kansas City Chapter, Special Achievement Award, 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.