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    The State Auditor is a constitutionally established position within Colorado's Legislative Branch. The General Assembly appoints the State Auditor, without regard to political affiliation, to serve a 5-year term. The State Auditor must be a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in Colorado.

    Section 2-3-103, C.R.S., grants the State Auditor broad authority to conduct performance, financial, and IT audits of all state departments and agencies, public colleges and universities, the Judicial Branch, most special purpose authorities, any state entity designated as an enterprise, and other political subdivisions as required by law. The State Auditor also has responsibility for ensuring local governments' compliance with the Local Government Audit Law.

    The State Auditor oversees the Office of the State Auditor (OSA), which comprises approximately 75 nonpartisan staff who perform audits and other activities in support of the State Auditor's constitutional and statutory responsibilities. Collectively, the OSA's auditors possess more than 400 years of auditing experience. The OSA's auditors are highly educated, with many auditors holding graduate degrees. Additionally, 39 percent of the OSA's auditors hold a professional license or certification, including:

    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Certified Fraud Examiner
    • Certified Global Management Accountant
    • Certified Government Auditing Professional
    • Certified Government Finance Officer
    • Certified Government Financial Manager
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor
    • Certified Information Security Manager
    • Certified Information Technology Professional
    • Certified Internal Auditor
    • Certification in Risk and Information Systems Control
    • Certification in Risk Management Assurance

    Staff Photo: June 2018

    COVID-19 Resources

    Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

    The House will meet in limited session on Thursday, April 2nd. The Senate adjourned. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.