Who audits the Auditor? Office of the State Auditor successfully completes 2023 peer review

The Office of the State Auditor (Office) provides Utah taxpayers and government officials with an independent assessment of financial operation, statutory compliance, and performance management for state and local government.  This includes responsibility for auditing state agencies and ensuring Utah’s local government entities are following proper government accounting standards.  But who audits the Auditor? 

Every 3 years, the Office undergoes an external quality control review, also called a “Peer Review,” required by professional auditing standards. In that process, a team of auditors from across the United States review various audit engagements to ensure the Office complies with professional and government audit standards.

The Office is pleased to announce the successful completion of its 2023 Peer Review

The review was performed by an external review team affiliated with the National State Auditors Association.  The Peer Review focused specifically on the Office’s audits and system of quality control for the period April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023. 

State Auditor John Dougall explains, “This year the Office of the State Auditor received a passing grade from our Peer Review. This continues a long tradition of our financial audit staff being recognized for their consistent, high-quality audit work.  Each successful Peer Review reflects the effort of a hard-working team of professionals who are dedicated to serving Utah taxpayers.”