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We help government work better by analyzing governmental operations and recommending improvements. In fiscal year 2023, we issued:






Fraud uncovered


Felony charges

* reports include audits, reviews, investigations, alerts, and followups.

To read more about our fiscal year 2023 efforts, click here to read our annual report.

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District’s important internal controls were insufficient, and it did not comply with requirements in multiple areas, putting public monies, sensitive data, and student safety at risk

District spent nearly $3 million on career and technical education (CTE) programs in fiscal year 2021 but lacked a comprehensive plan for its central CTE programs, lacked key outcome data...

For the year ended December 31, 2023, we issued 4 financial investigations that led to prosecuting agencies obtaining 34 criminal charges against 5 individuals for potential losses totaling $1,833,925. These...

As part of their responsibility to prevent and detect fraud, Arizona State University (ASU) officials took appropriate action by reporting to us alleged financial misconduct by Carlos Urrea, former University...

This special report provides summary information and 4 interactive dashboards with Arizona school districts’ and charter schools’ reported spending in fiscal year 2022 and through June 30, 2022, and planned...

Request for proposal

The Arizona Auditor General (Office) is requesting proposals from certified public accounting firms (Firms) to perform annual financial statement and single audits and annual expenditure limitation report examinations for each of the following auditees:

  • La Paz County for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, with options for 2 additional years.
  • Coconino County Community College District, Graham County, Navajo County Community College District, Navajo County, Mohave County, Mohave County Community College District, Pinal County, Pinal County Community College District, Yavapai County Community College District, and Yuma and LaPaz Counties Community College District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, with options for 2 additional years.

Firms must bid on each auditee individually and may bid for 1 or more of the auditees. Each auditee will be awarded separately. Each engagement must be completed, and a report of its work, including findings and recommendations, must be submitted to the Office no later than March 31, 2025. Earlier completion of each engagement is encouraged. Awards for each engagement will be determined on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualifications to perform the required audit and examination work for reasonable compensation.

Click here to view more detailed information and dates regarding this RFP.

Featured Reports

Arizona State House
COVID-19 Spending Reports

Followup—Arizona school districts’ and charter schools’, and ADE’s discretionary, COVID-19 federal relief spending—through June 30, 2022...

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Arizona Auditor General Special COVID-19 Funding Report, November 2022...

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Arizona State House
School District Financial Risk Analysis

As of December 2023, 4 Arizona school districts are at higher financial risk of not being able to operate within their available cash resources and budget constraints...

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Arizona State House
School District Spending Report

In FY 2022, dollars spent on instruction and total per-student spending increased from the prior year, but the State-wide instructional spending percentage decreased by 0.8 percentage points because districts allocated a smaller proportion of the increased operational spending to instruction than in prior years. The State average teacher salary increased to $58,366 and districts used COVID-19 federal relief monies to help fund a portion of the increase...

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