About the Office of the State Auditor

At OSA, we perform impactful audits and investigations. We make recommendations that result in meaningful change to improve government services, identify wasteful spending, and ensure programs such as health, education and economic growth are delivering what they should.

  • Audits more than $100 billion in state assets and liabilities each year.
  • Audits programs that contribute tens of billions of dollars in federal money to the state.
  • Conducts the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report to maintain the state’s AAA rating.
  • Investigated hundreds of cases of alleged fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayer dollars. 
  • Identified millions of dollars in wasteful spending and uncollected revenues.
  • Receives an average of 800 tips of government waste, fraud, and abuse each year.

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.