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Iowa State Auditor
Taxpayers’ Watchdog

The Office of Auditor of State serves the citizens of Iowa as the “taxpayers’ watchdog.” We provide accurate and timely audits of the financial operations of Iowa’s state and local governments to help ensure that government is open and accountable to its citizens.

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Constitutional Official

The Auditor of State is a constitutional official, elected every four years. The Auditor is required to annually make a complete audit of the books, records and accounts of every department of state government.

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Auditor’s Responsibilities

The Auditor of State has responsibility for audits of counties, cities, school districts and other governmental subdivisions and is required to provide guidance to CPA firms performing such audits.

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RFP Bids

Active RFPs


The Office of Auditor of State is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for audit services relating to the City Periodic Examinations as required by Chapter 11 of the Code of Iowa for the period ended March 31, 2024. Deadline for RFP submission has been extended to July 1st, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.

The final agreed-upon procedures report deadline has been extended to March 31, 2025, and not the November 29, 2024 date listed in the RFP.



Our Mission

To serve as the Taxpayers' Watchdog. Our work is to help ensure government officials use taxpayer dollars for the intended purposes to benefit the public.

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