Office of the Auditor





Contact Information

401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Email: AuditorofAccounts@delaware.gov
Phone: (302) 739-4241



News


Governor Carney Appoints Dennis Greenhouse as Auditor of Accounts

Governor Carney on Thursday announced that he will appoint Dennis Greenhouse to serve as Auditor of Accounts for the State of Delaware. Greenhouse will serve in this role until such time as the person duly elected at the upcoming election on November 8th takes office in January 2023. Learn more

Duties


Defined by the Delaware Code

§ 2906. Duties of the Auditor of Accounts.

(a) The Auditor of Accounts shall conduct postaudits of all the financial transactions of all state agencies. Insofar as possible the audits shall be made no less frequently than biennially.

(b) At least quarterly during each fiscal year, the Auditor of Accounts shall arrange for an audit to determine that the books and records maintained by the office of the Secretary of Finance are kept in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and are reconciled with the various bank accounts. In conjunction therewith, the Auditor of Accounts shall reconcile the records maintained by the office of the Secretary of Finance with the fund balances maintained and reported by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

(c) The Auditor of Accounts shall have sole responsibility for the arrangements under which the agency postaudits shall be conducted and for the selection of certified public accountants who shall make the postaudits. No other state agency or member, official or employee thereof shall have any part in, or responsibility for, the selection of the certified public accountants, nor shall they make any arrangements, agreements or contracts for the employment of the certified public accountants for the purpose of making agency postaudits.

(d) The expenses incurred for the performance of such agency postaudits upon authorization of the Auditor of Accounts shall be charged:

  1. To general fund appropriations of the General Assembly to the Office of Auditor of Accounts for Audits of general fund activity;
  2. To capital appropriations of the General Assembly to the several agencies for audits of capital fund activity; and
  3. To general fund appropriations and/or special fund accounts for audits of special fund activity. If there is any question as to the proper accounts to be charged, the question shall be resolved by agreement between the Auditor of Accounts and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
  4. This section shall not affect § 5109 of Title 14 which shall remain in full force and effect; however, any other provision which stands in conflict with this section shall be null and void.

(f) The Auditor of Accounts shall conduct postaudits of local school district tax funds budget and expenditures annually. The results of the audit shall be submitted to the local board, the State Board of Education, the office of Controller General and the local libraries within said school district. Expenses incurred for such postaudits herein authorized shall be borne by the local school districts.

(g) The Auditor of Accounts shall conduct postaudits of all agencies, associations and funds created directly or indirectly by the provisions of Title 18 or by the Insurance Commissioner.

(h) The Auditor of Accounts shall conduct audits of the State-funded portion of the finances of the University of Delaware as authorized by § 5109 of Title 14. The contractor conducting the audit shall be selected jointly by the University of Delaware and the Auditor of Accounts.

Peer Review


Peer Review Report - March 4, 2020

Reports


View FY 2023 reports from the previous Auditor of Accounts on the Wayback Machine.

Upcoming reports will post here.

FOIA Requests


The Auditor of Accounts is committed to transparency and openness. Persons submitting requests under Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act (29 Del.C. §§ 10001 et seq.) may use the State of Delaware’s Online FOIA Request Form.

Alternatively, FOIA requests (PDF form) may be filled out and submitted via:

 

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Auditor of Accounts
Townsend Building
401 Federal Street | Dover, DE 19901

 

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Auditor of Accounts
Townsend Building
401 Federal Street | Dover, DE 19901

Wayback Machine


Wayback Machine

Here's an archived view of the Office of the Auditor's website on October 17, 2022

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