The Office of the Auditor General serves as an independent source of impartial
information concerning state and local governmental entities and provides
specific recommendations to improve the operations of those entities. To
fulfill its statutory duties, the Office must
ascertain whether public entities
are making wise use of their resources—public money, personnel, property,
equipment, and space;
The Joint Legislative Audit
Committee, which oversees all audit functions of the Arizona Legislature,
provides direction for the Auditor General’s Office. Subject to approval by a
majority vote of both legislative houses, the Committee also appoints the
Auditor General for a 5-year renewable term.
General is assisted in fulfilling office responsibilities by a
Deputy and nearly 200 employees organized into four operating divisions:
Financial Audit, Performance Audit,
Accounting Services, and School Audits. These
divisions are supported by a general counsel and administrative, information
technology services, and quality control groups.
The Office has audit responsibility for
school districts. The Office also completes highly
specific research and investigative projects in response to legislative
The Office of the Auditor General is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency.