State Controller's OFfice

The Division of Audits team determines the legality and accuracy of all claims against the State through the performance of prepayment audits. We assure the accuracy of local government claims and financial statements submitted to the state and federal governments by annually reviewing and revising audit guidelines, reviewing audits performed by independent local auditors under these guidelines, and performing field audits of a variety of state and federal programs. Through field audit activity our Division identifies improper expenditures of state and federal funds. Our Division also assists and advises local government officials in effective and uniform tax collecting procedures to preserve the local property tax base.