OUR STRATEGIC GOALS:
To give citizens a greater ability and means to assess government accountability, we will:
Broaden citizens’ understanding of the role of the State Auditor. Advocate policy changes that ensure citizens have access to government and have a forum to effect change.
To achieve greater accountability among state and local governments, we will:
Perform timely and relevant financial and legal compliance audits of state and local government. Continue to be a nationally recognized leader in financial and legal compliance auditing and in the use of computer-assisted auditing techniques. Ensure accuracy and consistency of our audits. Increase awareness of the state employee Whistleblower Program and encourage state employees to report improper governmental actions.
To ensure the most efficient and effective use of public resources allocated to the State Auditor’s Office, we will:
Strengthen our highly skilled, diversified workforce. Receive an unqualified financial and legal compliance audit report biennially (independently arranged by the Office of Financial Management). Receive an unqualified external peer review every three years (conducted by the National State Auditors Association). Enhance our risk management program. Ensure the efficient and effective management of facilities statewide, promoting the safety and well being of our employees. Be the employer of choice for financial professionals. Provide effective resources for employees to do their jobs.
To reduce the overall number of findings, management letter and exit items in audits of state and local governments, we will:
Strengthen positive, cooperative relationships with governments we audit to help them improve their financial management and accountability. Continue to plan and deliver relevant training and technical assistance to local government financial officers. Facilitate the timely resolution of audit issues.