Our mission is to foster accountability and transparency in Louisiana government by providing the Legislature and others with audit services, fiscal advice, and other useful information.
The legislatively-appointed State Auditor is one of the largest public accounting practices in the State of Louisiana and certainly one of the largest employers of certified public accountants. However, in addition to accountants, the State Auditor also employs public administrators, attorneys, actuaries, computer analysts, Information Technology auditors, and many other individuals who offer the public a broad spectrum of skills.
The State Auditor serves as the watchdog of public spending, overseeing more than 3,500 audits of state and local governments and their related quasi-public enterprises. Conducting independent financial and performance audits of the State's agencies, colleges, and universities, our auditors find ways to improve government and identify critical issues to protect public resources and tighten government control systems. When necessary, we follow up on allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse. Audits are contained in the Web site and can be easily searched by choosing Audit Reports.