Non-partisan and independent of government, the auditor general reports to the Legislative Assembly and provides assurance about government’s overall operations. The auditor general serves an eight-year term as mandated by the Auditor General Act.
The work of the office includes auditing over 160 organizations that make up the government reporting entity, including ministries, Crown corporations, universities, colleges, school districts and health organizations. These are organizations that are controlled by, or accountable to, the provincial government. The office's work contributes to improved financial reporting, programs, and services for the benefit of the people in B.C.
The auditor general’s financial audits, performance audits, and reports provide accurate, objective, and trusted information to report users that supports confidence and improvements in public sector reporting, programs, and services. In addition to prioritizing areas of risk and significance when selecting audits, the auditor general is attentive to the priorities of the Legislative Assembly and the people of British Columbia in planning audit work.
The auditor general communicates the work of the office through public reports which are issued to the Legislative Assembly. Our audit reports are referred to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts for review and follow-up.