About the Office of the State Auditor

Our Mission

We are the State’s Independent Auditor. We provide unbiased and irrefutable audit and investigative reports so stakeholders can make informed decisions, hold entities accountable, and ensure good stewardship of public funds. 

Our Vision

To protect the future of North Carolinians by devoting the majority of our resources toward eliminating wasteful government spending and improving government services.

We do not audit individuals for tax compliance or examine individual tax returns.  Our work is focused on improving state government and uncovering waste and abuse of state tax dollars by state agencies or private entities that receive state funds.