What We Do

The auditor general has a unique role in B.C. Non-partisan and independent of government, the auditor general reports directly 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 office serves the people of B.C. and their elected representatives and is:

  • responsible for auditing over 150 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
  • attentive to the needs, expectations, and priorities of the Legislature
  • responsive to the needs and expectations of the people of British Columbia

The auditor general’s financial audits and performance audits provide audited entities with sound advice and recommendations for improvement.

Learn about the role of the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts