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Chief Auditor

Craig S. Trujillo, CPA
Phone:(860) 757-9952
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Craig Stephen Trujillo is a graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the National and South East New England Institute of Internal Auditors and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He joined the Insurance Internal Auditors Group (IIAG) in 1985 and was president in 1998. Craig has held several chair positions on the Board of Directors and is currently the Vice President Secretary.

Craig started his career in Public Accounting and after four years joined the Internal Audit Department of the Insurance Company of North America, now CIGNA Corporation. Covering over 20 years with CIGNA in Philadelphia, Craig was responsible for all financial and operational audits of Domestic Property & Casualty, International Operations (over 30 countries, managing an audit staff in Philadelphia, London, Brussels, Tokyo, Bogota, Los Angeles and Miami), including fraud investigations, Life and Employee Benefits, Special Risk, Marine & Aviation, Bonds, Information Technology and various Marketing and Sales functions. In 1996, He relocated to Simsbury Connecticut with his wife and two sons and headed up the Internal Audit Management Team for the CIGNA Healthcare Operations.

In 1998, Craig retired from CIGNA and joined the Phoenix Life Insurance Company internal audit department in Hartford Connecticut as Assistant Vice President. He was responsible for the Phoenix's International, Reinsurance and various operational and financial audits and special projects. He was the lead audit investigator related to the insurance industry’s largest worker’s compensation reinsurance fraud perpetrated in Bermuda and Chicago. He was the Process Improvement Coordinator for the Finance Division and was a key team member that implemented Sarbanes Oxley compliance.

In 2006 and early 2007 Craig worked for a National CPA firm and did some consulting work for Robert Half International in the International Banking, Manufacturing and domestic Retail and Energy sectors. In May of 2007, Craig assumed the position of Deputy Chief Auditor and in November 2017 he was appointed Chief Audit Executive for the City of Hartford, Connecticut responsible for all audits and special investigations related to all City operations including Fire, Police, Public Works, Health and Human Services, eight Public Libraries, the Hartford Public School District, and the Hartford Parking and Baseball Stadium Authorities.


Deputy Chief Auditor

Joseph Caruso, CPA
Phone: (860) 757-9955
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Joseph Caruso is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Business Administration and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).

Joseph started his career in Public Accounting with global and national CPA firms. He has worked at the staff, senior and manager levels throughout his time in Public Accounting. He is an alum of both Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. Joseph was responsible for financial and operational audits for SEC clientele and providing management recommendations to executive management. In addition, Joseph drafted audit reports and prepared financial statements for his clients. Joseph also specialized in training audit staff and interns and developing them into managers.

Joseph joined the City of Hartford as an Auditor in 2010. Joseph assisted in developing audit programs, executing audits, communicating audit findings with Department Heads, and writing audit and special review reports. Joseph officially became Deputy Chief Auditor in November 2017, a position he currently holds.


Auditor

Desmond Sinclair, CPA
Phone: (860) 757-9953
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Desmond G. Sinclair is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with a Master Degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Data Security and Accounting respectively.  

Desmond background provides a depth of knowledge and understanding of audits; accounting, financial statements analysis and compilation as well as data intrusion, detection and vulnerability testing that can assist and enhance the City process improvement endeavours.   

He is a Member of AICPA, CTCPA, IIA and IEEE and has held various positions within Public Accounting firms and Private industries. Desmond goal is to minimize financial risk while assisting in developing successful business models that can sustain the City of Hartford’s financial health.  


Auditor

Jay Johnson, CPA
Phone: (860) 757-9954
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Jay Johnson is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (BBA, major in accounting) and Western New England College (MBA). He became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He started his career in Public Accounting in the Hartford office of Price Waterhouse then spent many years with United Technologies Corporation in both audit and finance roles.

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Internal Audit Location

Internal Audit Department
550 Main Street
Room 304
Hartford, CT 06103
Office: 860.757.9950
Fax: 860.722.6026

Office Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM