Vermont State Auditor

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Vermont State Auditor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2010 FY Budget:  $3,171,680
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   2 years
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Doug Hoffer
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 10, 2013
Compensation:  $90,376
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 6, 2012
Other Vermont Executive Offices
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The Vermont State Auditor an elected executive position in the Vermont state government. The auditor leads a staff of professional auditors in conducting financial and performance of the state government and its agencies.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Doug Hoffer, a Democrat. First elected to the position on November 6, 2012, he succeeded former Republican auditor Thomas Salmon on January 10, 2013.

Authority

The Vermont State Auditor's office is established in the Vermont Constitution. Chapter 2, Section 43 describes the officers to be elected in biennially.

Chapter 2, Section 43:

Biennial Elections
The Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts, Senators, Town Representatives, Assistant Judges of the County Court, Sheriffs, High Bailiffs, State's Attorneys, Judges of Probate and Justices of the Peace, shall be elected biennially on the first Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, beginning in A.D. 1914.

Qualifications

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Elections

The governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor are elected every two years, on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

In Vermont, state executives are elected in even numbered years; 2010, 2012, and 2014 are all election years.

Full History


Vacancies

Section 20 of the Vermont Constitution, grants the governor the power to fill a vacancy in the office by appointment. The appointee shall serve until the next regularly scheduled election.

Duties

The office of the auditor is responsible for conducting three major types of audits, all of which focus on the state's accountability to its citizens from both a financial and service delivery perspective:

  1. Performance audits
  2. Vermont's financial statement audit (CAFR)
  3. Vermont's single audit
  • Looks at the state's usage of federal funds.[1]

The official duties of the Vermont auditor of accounts are outlined in Title 32, Chapter 3, § 163 of the Vermont State Code:

  1. Annually perform or contract for the audit of the basic financial statements of the state of Vermont and, at his or her discretion, conduct governmental audits as defined by governmental auditing standards issued by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), of every department, institution, and agency of the state including trustees or custodians of retirement and other trust funds held by the state or any officer or officers of the state, and also including every county officer who receives or disburses funds of the state or for the benefit of the state or any county.
  2. In his or her discretion, conduct a continuing post audit of all disbursements made through the office of the commissioner of finance and management or the office of the state treasurer, including disbursements to a municipality, school supervisory union, school district, or county.
  3. From time to time, as audits are completed, report his or her audit findings first to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tempore of the senate, then to the governor, the secretary of administration, the commissioner of finance and management, and the head of the department, institution, or agency covered by the report. The audit reports shall be public records and 10 copies of each report shall be furnished to and kept in the state library for public use.
  4. Make special audits of any department, institution, and agency as the governor may from time to time require.
  5. Report on or before February 15 of each year to the house and senate committees on appropriations in which he or she shall summarize significant findings, and make such comments and recommendations as he or she finds necessary.
  6. Subject to the provisions of chapter 13 of Title 3, employ and set the compensation of such assistants, clerical or otherwise, as he or she deems necessary for the proper and efficient administration of his or her office. However, he or she shall not expend or authorize expenditure of funds for his or her office in excess of the amount appropriated for his or her office in any fiscal year.
  7. Require all state departments and agencies to file with the auditor of accounts all audit reports and reports of findings and recommendations received as a result of audits and examinations conducted by or for any federal agency.
  8. Perform, or contract with independent public accountants licensed in the state of Vermont to perform, financial and compliance audits as required by the Federal Single Audit Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C. { 7501 et seq. This subdivision shall not apply to the University of Vermont and the Vermont State Colleges.[2]

Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the Auditor of Accounts in Fiscal Year 2010 was $3,171,680.[3]

Compensation

In 2010, the Vermont Auditor was paid an estimated $90,376 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Vermont

Vermont State Auditor
132 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-5105

  • Phone: (802) 828-2281

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