Welcome to the home page of Iowa's Office of Auditor of State
State Auditor Mary Mosiman, the “Taxpayers’ Watchdog”, announced her Office has completed over 100 special investigations during her tenure as State Auditor. Auditor Mosiman reached this milestone faster than any other State Auditor in Iowa history with the recent release of investigative reports for the City of Richland, the City of Yale and the City of Bayard. The State Auditor's Office is the leading CPA firm investigating fraud in Iowa’s governmental entities.
The 102 fraud investigations identified over $13 million of waste, fraud and abuse. A full list of reports can be found here:
We serve the citizens of Iowa as the "Taxpayers Watchdog." To help ensure that government is open and accountable to its citizens, we provide independent, accurate, and timely audits of the financial operations of Iowa's state and local governments. We review government activities to help ensure they are conducted in an effective, efficient and legal manner. In addition, we work with government officials, CPA firms conducting government audits, and individual citizens as they strive to obtain information, answer questions, and resolve issues, all with the objective of making government work better for its citizens.
The information on our website describes our office and its duties, provides accounting and technical updates, and lets you know "what's happening" in the Auditor's Office. The Auditor of State website allows you to view reports, download information, link to related sites, and e-mail questions or comments to our office.
Special Interest Reports
The Office of Auditor of State will post notice of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for various audit services on this page. A RFP for City Periodic Examinations will be issued at least annually. Additional RFPs will be issued as necessary. Please check this page recurrently if interested in bidding.