Hawaii State Auditor
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||8 years|
|Authority:||Hawaii Constitution, Article VII, Section 10|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the Hawaii State Legislature|
|Other Hawaii Executive Offices|
|Governor•Lieutenant Governor•Attorney General•Director of Finance•Auditor•Superintendent of Education•Agriculture Commissioner•Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs•Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources•Director of Labor and Industrial Relations•Public Utilities Commission|
The legislature, by a majority vote of each house in joint session, shall appoint an auditor who shall serve for a period of eight years and thereafter until a successor shall have been appointed. The legislature, by a two-thirds vote of the members in joint session, may remove the auditor from office at any time for cause.
There are no specific qualifications to hold the office of Hawaii State Auditor.
"The legislature, by a majority vote of each house in joint session, shall appoint an auditor who shall serve for a period of eight years and thereafter until a successor shall have been appointed. The legislature, by a two-thirds vote of the members in joint session, may remove the auditor from office at any time for cause."
"It shall be the duty of the auditor to conduct post-audits of the transactions, accounts, programs and performance of all departments, offices and agencies of the State and its political subdivisions, to certify to the accuracy of all financial statements issued by the respective accounting officers and to report the auditor's findings and recommendations to the governor and to the legislature at such times as shall be provided by law. The auditor shall also make such additional reports and conduct such other investigations as may be directed by the legislature."
The state auditor is supported by a deputy auditor, five other managers, 14 analysts, and four office services staff.
The Hawaii State Auditor's salary was $108,972 for 2013, according to The Council for State Governments.
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465 South King Street, Suite 500
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2917
Phone: (808) 587-0800
Fax: (808) 587-0830
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time)
- Hawaii Constitution, "Article 7, Section 10" accessed July 27, 2012 (dead link)
- Pacific Business News, "Marion Higa to retire from Hawaii state auditor post," November 29, 2012
- OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR "Office Description" accessed July 27, 2012
- Knowledge Center, The Council for State Governments, "Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries By Region," accessed August 15, 2013