Louisiana State Auditor

Financial Auditing

Financial auditors perform audits of state agencies and universities in conformance with professional auditing standards adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the standards issued by the United States Government Accountability Office. These audits are intended to assess the stewardship of public officials and to instill public confidence in government.  In addition, information technology auditors and professionals analyze computer systems at government agencies to ensure data integrity and security as well as provide necessary data analysis assistance and support.

Approximately 55% of the employees who perform financial audit services are certified public accountants. The auditors operate from the main office in Baton Rouge and the area office in New Orleans, with staff also located in Alexandria, Lafayette, Monroe, and Shreveport.

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Thomas H. Cole, CPA

Assistant Legislative Auditor and

Director of Financial Audit Services


1600 North Third Street
P.O. Box 94397
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9397

225-339-3882 Phone
225-339-3988 Fax