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Megan Gaillard, M.S.

Megan Gaillard




Accounting and Taxation

Megan Gaillard also has returned to the Collier County Board of County Commissioners as the Division Director for Corporate Compliance and Continuous Improvement. In this capacity she helps improvement operations and controls for county-wide and division operations. She is also currently serving as the Public Utilities Department Utilities Finance Division Director. In this capacity she is responsible for finance and operations for the utilities.

Megan Gaillard is serving as an auditor and consultant for Auditing, Forensics, and Consulting, LLC. In this capacity, she completes governmental special reviews for financial and budget information. Additionally, she teaches at the graduate level for Florida Atlantic University for Accounting Fraud Examination Conduct and Procedures.

Megan Gaillard previously served as an Assistant City Auditor III / Quality Control Audit Manager for the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Interim City Auditor. In this capacity, she helps the government improve and enhance internal controls to make City operations more effective and efficient.

Megan Gaillard previously was the Director of Audit for the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General. In this capacity, she directed and managed complex audits and forensic audits of departments, offices, agencies, and activities of governmental units under the OIG’s jurisdiction. These audits found over $24,000,000 in questioned, identified, and avoidable costs. The OIG jurisdiction includes 42 governmental entities and oversight for approximately $8 billion dollars of government funds.

Megan Gaillard previously served as a Senior Internal Auditor for the Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. In this capacity, she managed audits, forensic reviews, and investigations of Collier County Board of County Commissioner Divisions and Departments, as well as, for the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Departments. Audits were completed to evaluate internal controls and ensure the legality of payments made with taxpayer dollars.

Megan Gaillard earned her Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University in Accounting with a minor in Psychology. She went on to obtain her Master of Science Summa Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University in Accounting and Taxation. She has obtained the following professional designations: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Inspector General Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Government Audit Professional, and Certification in Risk Management Assurance. She completed the leadership program Growing Associates in Naples, FL (GAIN) in 2015.

She serves on the Association of Government Accountants Professional Ethics Board and the Professional Development Training committees. She is the Vice President for the Palm Beach County Institute of Internal Auditors Chapter. Ms. Gaillard is a frequent speaker at national and local conferences for accountants, auditors, and government professionals on topics, such as, data analytics, fraud, information technology, internal controls, risk management and assessment, and investigations.

  • M.S. - Florida Gulf Coast University - Accounting and Taxation
  • B.S. - Florida Gulf Coast University - Accounting, minor in Psychology

ACT 2031 Foundation of Financial Accounting

ACT 4050 Accounting Information Systems

ACT 5731 Accounting Information Systems

Ethics. AGA National webinar. 2023.

Forensics for Auditors. AGA Albany Chapter Annual Conference. 2022

Purchasing Cards. AGA Albany Chapter Annual Conference. 2022

Information Technology Audits for Everyone. AGA Albany Chapter Annual Conference “The Conference That Counts”. 2022.

Leadership Challenges and Techniques for Women. 2022 AGA Women’s Forum (National). 2022

Your Ethics Radar Should Always be ON!, 2022 AGA National Leadership Training Conference, 2022

Profile of a Fraudster, Fraud has No Boundaries, Procurement Pitfalls and Fraud, Internal Control and Fraud Prevention Training National Conference, 2021

Auditing Into the Next Decade and Beyond, Association of Government Accountants Mid-Missouri Chapter Annual Conference, 2021

Procurement Pitfalls, Association of Government Accountants Mid-Missouri Chapter Annual Conference, 2021

Improper Payments: One Size Will Not Fit All!; Build and Lead Awe-Inspiring Government Teams, 2021 Professional Development Training (PDT) National Conference, 2021

Data Analytics for Fraud, Association of Government Accountants Tallahassee Chapter Annual Conference, 2021

Fighting Fraud, Association of Government Accountants Tallahassee Chapter Annual Conference, 2020

Create a Positive Environment and Workforce; 5th Annual AGA Women's Forum - The Power of Being You: Insights Influence, and Innovation; Presentation "Procurement Pitfalls"; Data Analytics to Detect Fraud; Data Security - Protect Yourself, 2019 Professional Development Training (PDT) National Conference, 2019

Managing Change; What Caused My Risk; Data Analytics for Fraud and Protect Taxpayer Dollars, Professional Development Training (PDT) National Conference, 2018

Control the Risk of Asset Misappropriation, Internal Controls and Fraud National Conference, 2016