The Office of the Auditor General was established in 1974 to
independently evaluate state government programs and financial
operations for the legislature. Established under R.I.G.L. § 22-13-1
et seq., the office performs a variety of auditing and accounting
services for the State of Rhode Island’s departments and agencies.
The office provides information to the General Assembly on the
operation of state government and provides the General Assembly with
an ongoing legislative oversight capability.
By statute, the Auditor General conducts and/or approves audits of
state departments and agencies as required by federal programs.
Audits are also conducted as required by Rhode Island statute or as
directed by the Joint Committee on Legislative Services.
The primary responsibility of the Auditor General is to issue an
annual report on the financial condition of the State of Rhode
Island and all of its funds and entities. In addition, the office
serves as a liaison between the state and municipalities on
financial and accounting matters and serves in an oversight capacity
for quasi-public corporations.
Dennis E. Hoyle CPA, MBA
Phone: (401) 222-2435