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Revision as of 12:45, 15 July 2013

Rhode Island

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The Auditor General of Rhode Island is an appointed position in the Rhode Island state government. The auditor performs audits of the state's departments and agencies, and reports to the Rhode Island General Assembly.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Dennis Hoyle.

Authority

The office of the auditor general was created in 1974 by the Rhode Island General Assembly. Audits are conducted as required by statute or as directed by the Joint Committee on Legislative Services.[1]

Qualifications

Title 22, Section 13 of the Rhode Island general laws establishes the qualifications of the office:

    • (a) The auditor general shall be appointed by the joint committee on legislative services, referred to in this chapter as "the committee." At the time of appointment, the auditor general shall have had active experience in general accounting principles and practices in this state for a total period of at least five (5) years. Vacancies in the office shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
    • (b) The committee shall employ qualified persons necessary for the efficient operation of the office and shall fix their duties and compensation and those persons shall be in the unclassified service.
  1. No person shall be employed as an auditor who does not have adequate technical training and proficiency, and a baccalaureate degree from a college or university, and no person shall be employed or retained as legal advisor on either a full-time or a part-time basis who is not a member of the Rhode Island bar. ...
  • active experience in general accounting principles and practices for at least 5 years
  • adequate technical training and proficiency
  • baccalaureate degree from a college or university

Appointments

Title 22 of the Rhode Island general specifies that the auditor is appointed by the joint committee on legislative services of the general assembly.[2]

Vacancies

Title 22 also stipulates that vacancies in the office of auditor shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment: appointed by the joint committee on legislative services of the general assembly.[2]

Duties

The office of the auditor general serves as a liaison between the state government of Rhode Island and its municipalities. It evaluates state government programs and financial operations for the general assembly.

The specific duties of the auditor are outlined in Title 22, Section 13 of the Rhode Island general laws. The auditor has the authority to make post-audits and performance audits of:

  • public records
  • all state agencies, including the board of governors for higher education and the board of regents for elementary and secondary education
  • accounts and records of any other public body or political subdivision
  • accounts and records of any association or corporation created or established by any general or special law
  • accounts and records of any person, association, or corporation to which monies of the state have been appropriated by the general assembly[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Rhode Island Auditor General was paid an estimated $140,050. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Contact information

Rhode Island

Office of the Rhode Island Auditor General
86 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903-2800

Phone: (401) 222-2435
Fax: (401) 222-2111
E-mail: Auditor General

See also

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