The Resource Agency history of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts

Agency history of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts

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Agency history of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts
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Agency history of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts
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  • The office of the Auditor of Public Accounts was established in 1776 at the first session of the General Assembly. On 18 April 1927, the General Assembly passed an act providing for a sweeping reorganization of state government, which dramatically changed the responsibilities of the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts.
  • In the 1927 reorganization, the responsibilities of the Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) and the responsibilities of the Office of the Second Auditor were transferred to the Office of the Comptroller. The Office of the Second Auditor was abolished.
  • The "new" office of the Auditor of Public Accounts assumed the responsibilities formerly performed by the State Accountant. In addition to these responsibilities, the Auditor of Public Accounts is the chief auditor and accountant of the General Assembly Auditing Committee. The Auditor of Public Accounts is responsible for conducing audits on all accounts of the Department of Finance and all state entities that handle state funds. Additionally, the governor may direct the Auditor of Public Accounts to examine the accounts of any "institution maintained in whole or in part by the Commonwealth." Additionally, the Auditor of Public Accounts is responsible for ensuring proper payments to localities and that those payments are issued in accordance with established rules and procedures.
  • The Auditor of Public Accounts is responsible for reporting audit findings to the General Assembly in an annual report. The Auditor of Public Accounts also maintains historic expenditure and revenue data on the Auditor of Public Accounts website.
  • The Auditor of Public Accounts is elected by the General Assembly, and is authorized to hire a staff of certified public accountants and support staff to fulfill the responsibilities of the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts as described within the Code of Virginia.
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Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
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Agency history of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts
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  • This is not a record. This is background information for Virginia's state government records
  • Record Group 81
  • Agency history compiled in 2009
  • The office of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts is not to be confused with the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928)
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