In Florida, the Auditor General is a constitutional
officer appointed by the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee and confirmed
by both houses of the Legislature.
Mission: As the State’s
independent external auditor, the Auditor General provides unbiased, timely,
and relevant information that the Legislature, Florida’s citizens, public entity
management, and other stakeholders can use to promote government accountability
and stewardship and improve government operations.
- Conducts financial audits of the accounts and
records of State agencies; State universities; State Colleges; district
school boards; and, as directed by the Legislative Auditing Committee, of
- Conducts operational and performance audits of
public records and information technology systems and performs related duties
as prescribed by law or concurrent resolution of the Legislature.
- Adopts rules for financial audits performed by
independent certified public accountants of local governmental entities,
charter schools, district school boards, and Florida Single Audit Act nonprofit
and for-profit organizations.
- Reviews all audit reports of local governmental
entities, charter schools, charter technical career centers, and district
school boards submitted pursuant to Section 218.39, Florida Statutes.