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Department of the Auditor General

The auditor general is responsible for ensuring that all state money is spent legally and properly.

Types of Audits

  • Financial - provides users of financial reports with assurance concerning reliability.
  • Performance - gauges whether government programs and activities are meeting stated goals and objectives, and if tax dollars are being spent efficiently and effectively.

Who/What Gets Audited

  • Corporate tax returns
  • County public assistance offices
  • Federal funds received by the commonwealth
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Liquid fuels funds
  • Liquor stores
  • Municipal pension plans
  • School districts
  • State agencies
  • State-aided and -owned medical facilities
  • State-related universities
  • Volunteer Firefighters' Relief Associations
  • Other individuals and entities receiving state funds