Skip to main content
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.

Learn More

Learn more about Taxpayers’ Watchdog
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.

Learn More

Learn more about Constitutional Official
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.

Learn More

Learn more about Auditor’s Responsibilities
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.

© 2024 State of Iowa Auditor of State. All rights reserved.