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John C. Herbst, CPA, CGFO, CGMA

City Auditor for the City of Fort Lauderdale (August 2006 – Present), has held the position of independent City Auditor since its creation through a charter revision in 2004.  Mr. Herbst has over 30 years of diversified audit, accounting and finance experience in both the public and private sectors. 

Prior to coming to the City of Fort Lauderdale, he held several positions with the City of Jacksonville, Florida, including Chief Financial Officer for the Jacksonville Housing Commission, Director of Finance for the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and Principal Budget Analyst for the City of Jacksonville.  In addition, he worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and was the Director of Finance for the City of Neptune Beach, Florida.

Mr. Herbst earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College – City University of New York, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Florida, and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School.  In addition to being a Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant, he also holds the designation of Certified Government Finance Officer and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Mr. Herbst is also very active in the community, serving on the audit committee for the Broward County Housing Authority, the investment and audit committees for the Community Foundation of Broward County, and the finance committee for the Performing Arts Center Authority/Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Contact Information

John C. Herbst, City Auditor, 954-828-4350,