State of California State Auditor John Chiang says Mayer Hoffman McCann did a bum job. Mayer Hoffman McCann says they were deceived. IMO (in my opinion) it is ridiculous that an auditee (say the City of Bell) get’s to pick their own auditor. The job of the auditor in this situation is to please the client (who’s paying the bill) and attempt to stay within “professional standard” (albeit minimally). By the way … choosing the “low bid” also is asking for trouble. John Chiang’s report. I wonder who the insurance company is that will handle these subsequent claims?