|Financial Audit Division Report 09-20||Released May 29, 2009|
The Office of the State Auditor’s internal controls were generally adequate to ensure that it safeguarded assets, produced reliable financial information, and complied with finance-related legal requirements. For the items tested, the office complied with finance-related legal requirements over its financial activities. The office had one weakness in internal control, as noted below.
||January 1, 2007, through January 31, 2009|
The Office of the State Auditor was established by Article V of the Minnesota Constitution and operates under Minnesota Statutes 2008, Chapter 6. The Office of the State Auditor is charged with overseeing funds spent by local governments in Minnesota. It performs audits of local governments’ financial statements and reviews documents, data, reports, and complaints reported to the office. The office is primarily funded through General Fund appropriations. The office deposits audit practice revenue to the General Fund; this revenue is not available to the office to fund its operations. Rebecca Otto was elected the State Auditor in November 2006 and took office on January 2, 2007.