Illinois Auditor General
|Illinois Auditor General|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||10 years|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the Illinois General Assembly|
|Assumed office:||August 1, 1992|
|Other Illinois Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Comptroller • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Director • Insurance Director • Natural Resources Director • Labor Director • Illinois Commerce Commission|
- 1 Current officeholder
- 2 Authority
- 3 Qualifications
- 4 Appointments
- 5 Vacancies
- 6 Duties
- 7 Divisions
- 8 Compensation
- 9 Historical officeholders
- 10 Recent news
- 11 Contact Information
- 12 See also
- 13 External links
- 14 References
The current officeholder is William Holland. First appointed by the Illinois General Assembly on August 1, 1992, he was re-appointed for a second ten-year term on August 1, 2002, and unanimously re-appointed to a third ten-year term in 2012.
Article VI, Section III:
|The General Assembly shall provide by law for the audit of the obligation, receipt and use of public funds of the State...|
Chapter 30, Article II, Section 2-1 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes establishes the qualifications of the office:
|The Auditor General must be a person qualified under the Constitution and determined by the General Assembly to be experienced and competent in governmental auditing, financial management, or government operation and knowledgeable in the subject of state government.|
- meets Constitutional requirements.
- deemed experienced and competent in auditing, related tasks and the state government by General Assembly.
Article VI, Section III:
|The General Assembly, by a vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house, shall appoint an Auditor General and may remove him for cause by a similar vote. The Auditor General shall serve for a term of ten years.|
Additionally, Chapter 30, Article II, Sections 2-2 and 2-3 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes states that:
|Sec. 2-2. Term of office.
Sec. 2-3. Appointment-Procedure.
The General Assembly fills vacancies for the office of Auditor General with the regular appointment process outlined in the previous section.
Chapter 30, Article II, Sections 2-5 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes details the definition of a vacancy and how the position is temporarily filled given the death, end of term, disqualification from office, or removal from office.
The auditor general's office performs several types of audits to review State agencies. Financial audits and compliance examinations are mandated by law. They disclose the obligation, expenditure, receipt, and use of public funds. They also provide agencies with specific recommendations to ensure full compliance with State statutes, rules, and regulations. The auditor general also reviews compliance with federal statutes, and rules and regulations for those agencies subject to the Federal Single Audit Act of 1984.
There audits performed by the Auditor General's office are divided into three divisions based on the different areas the office is assigned to audit.
- Performance Audits Division
- Financial/Compliance Audit Division
- Information Systems Audits Division
Performance Audits Division
- The Performance Audit Division conducts audits including management audits and program audits.
Financial/Compliance Audit Division
- According to the Auditor General's website, "The Compliance Audit Division conducts financial audits and compliance examinations of each State agency at least once every two years. Some agencies are audited annually. Other responsibilities include the audit of the State’s combined annual financial statement prepared by the State Comptroller, a review of the State’s centralized accounting system, and single audits of federally funded programs."
Information Systems Audits Division
- The Information Systems Audits Division reviews the information system controls of State agencies, and facilitates the Auditor General’s Office with computing and networking issues.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
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The Office of the Auditor General has two locations:
Iles Park Plaza
740 East Ash St.
Springfield, IL 62703-3154
Phone: (217) 782-6046
Fax: (217) 785-8222
TTY number: (888) 261-2887
Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3103
Phone: (312) 814-4000
Fax: (312) 814-4006 (fax)
- Illinois Auditor "Description" Accessed December 20, 2012
- Illinois Auditor General, "Description," accessed September 4, 2012
- Illinois Auditor General "Description" Accessed December 28, 2012
- Illinois Auditor General, "FOIA Facts About the Office of the Auditor General," accessed July 27, 2013
- The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved September 5, 2012
- Illinois Auditor "Contact Information" Accessed December 20, 2012