Missouri State Auditor

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Missouri State Auditor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $8,275,567
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Missouri Constitution, Article IV, Section 13 the Executive Department
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Thomas Schweich
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  2011
Compensation:  $107,746
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Missouri Executive Offices
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The Missouri State Auditor is a state executive position in the Missouri state government.

The Office of State Auditor acts as Missouri's independent watchdog agency, working to ensure the proper use of public funds and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Missouri government. This is achieved through auditing of state agencies, boards and commissions, the circuit court system, the counties in Missouri that do not have a county auditor and other political subdivisions upon request.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Thomas Schweich (R). He was elected in 2010.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the state auditor in Article IV, the Executive Department.

Under Article IV, Section 13:

The state auditor shall have the same qualifications as the governor...

Qualifications

A candidate for auditor must be:

  • at least thirty years old
  • a citizen of the United States for at least fifteen years
  • a resident of Missouri for at least ten years

Elections

Missouri state government organizational chart

Missouri elects state auditors in off-year elections, when the Presidency is not on the ballot. For Missouri, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all state auditor election years.

Vacancies

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Duties

Article IV, Section 13 of the state Constitution outlines the following duties of the auditor:

  • "Establish appropriate systems of accounting for all public officials of the state, post-audit the accounts of all state agencies and audit the treasury at least once annually."
  • "Make all other audits and investigations required by law, and shall make an annual report to the governor and general assembly."
  • "Establish appropriate systems of accounting for the political subdivisions of the state, supervise their budgeting systems, and audit their accounts as provided by law."
  • "No duty shall be imposed on him by law which is not related to the supervising and auditing of the receipt and expenditure of public funds."

Divisions

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State budget

The State Auditor's budget for 2012-2013 was $8,275,567.[2]

Compensation

Article IV, Section 21 of the state Constitution addresses compensation of executive officials:

Under Article IV, Section 21:

The officers named in this article shall receive for their services salaries fixed by law, which shall not be increased or diminished during their terms.

2013

In 2013, the auditor's salary remained at $107,744.[3]

2010

In 2010, the Missouri State Auditor was paid an estimated $107,744 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Jefferson City Office Building
301 West High Street
Office 880
P.O. Box 869
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Phone: (573) 751-4213

State Capitol Office
State Capitol, Rm 121
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 751-4824

Email: moaudit@auditor.mo.gov

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