Robert Dawes

Adjunct Professor of Accounting

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M. S., International Finance
American Graduate School of International Management, 1975
Glendale, Arizona

B. S., German
San Jose State University, 
San Jose, California, 1974


Duke Hall
P: 909.748.8453

Courses Taught

ACCT 400: Financial Report Theory I

ACCT 401: Financial Report Theory II


University of Redlands, 9/2017 – 5/2018
Adjunct Professor of Accounting

Taught the University’s Capstone Course, a required course for Accounting majors in their senior year.  

2.  City of Redlands CA, 12/2012 - present
Elected City Treasurer

Manages the City’s $138 million investment portfolio, sits on the city budget committee, and advises the city council on financial management matters.

3.  US Air Force, 8/2004 – 8/2008
Auditor General of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

Directed audit activities for the $100+ billion US Air Force.  Led the 750 person Air Force Audit Agency in conducting audits in a wide variety of activities including financial management, acquisition, logistics, maintenance, personnel, civil engineering, environmental management, health care, readiness, and information systems development.  Produced over 1,200 audit reports annually leading to nearly $3 billion in savings and substantial improvements in critical processes and controls. 

Supervisor: Michael W. Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force.  Phone: 703-697-7376

4.  US Air Force, 4/2004 - 8/2004
Deputy Auditor General, Pentagon, Washington DC 

Deputy to the Auditor General, acting as the Auditor General when the principal was absent.  Managed a major Audit Agency reorganization and represented the Agency in dealings with the GAO, DoD Inspector General, and Air Force HQ.  Responsible for the business side of the Agency including budget, payroll, computer management, management information systems, and internal review. 

Supervisor: Ron Speer, Phone: 703-218-1226

5.  US Air Force, 8/2000 - 4/2004
Assistant Auditor General for Financial and Systems Audits, March Air Force Base, California and Baghdad, Iraq

Responsible for all audits within the Air Force concerning financial management, financial reporting under the Chief Financial Officers Act, Computer Systems Development, and Information Security.  Directly responsible for supervision of 250 audit professionals at 25 locations in the US and abroad.  On a special assignment, served as the Inspector General for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad from November 2003 until April 2004.  While in Baghdad, managed the establishment of inspectors general in 24 Iraqi ministries, which included authoring the law establishing inspectors general; recruiting, appointing, and training the inspectors general; and coordinating with other institutions responsible for anti-corruption activities.  

Supervisor's: Mr. Ron Speer, (Phone: 703-218-1226); Mr. Paul Bremer (Phone unknown)

6.  US Air Force, 4/1983 - 8/2000
Auditor, Audit Manager, Program Manager, Associate Director, US and Germany 

Performed in a variety of audit positions of increasing responsibility.  Focused on audits in the areas of Chief Financial Officer Act compliance, environmental management, civil engineering, and personnel management.  Supervised staffs of up to 50 professional auditors.

7.  US General Accounting Office, 3/1976 - 4/1983
GAO Evaluator, Los Angeles and Frankfurt 

Performed management reviews in the areas of weapon system acquisition, law enforcement, space programs, foreign assistance, and financial management.

8.  US Army, 3/1968 - 8/1972
Infantry Officer, US, Vietnam, Germany

Progressed from enlisted member to Captain, serving in various leadership roles. Assignments were in US locations as well as tours in Vietnam and Germany


1.  Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership at the Peak, 2006 

2.  Federal Executive Institute, 1999

3.  Carnegie-Mellon University, Executive Development, 1996

4.  Becker CPA Review Course, 1994

5.  Professional Military Comptroller School, 1985


1. Certified Public Accountant, California (Inactive)

2. Officer of several non-profit organizations including the University of Redlands Town & Gown

3. Received Presidential Rank Award in 2008