In Florida, the Auditor General is a constitutional officer appointed by
the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. His appointment is confirmed
by both houses of the Legislature.
Mission: As the State’s
independent auditor, the Auditor General provides unbiased, timely, and relevant
information which can be used by the Legislature, Florida’s citizens, public
entity management, and other stakeholders 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 local
- 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.