What do we do?

We conduct financial, performance, and investigative audits, as well as other non-audit services, for all branches, departments, offices, boards, commissions, agencies, authorities, and institutions of the State.

  • Financial audits are audits of the fair presentation of financial statements.  Like a CPA firm, we issue an independent auditor’s opinion. Annually, we audit the State’s financial statements and its Statewide use of federal dollars.
  • Performance audits, including information technology audits, are audits of the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs.  They provide findings and recommendations that address identified weaknesses and opportunities for improvement.  We conduct audits of programs such as Child Protective Services, Veteran Homes, Network and Cybersecurity, Marijuana Licensing, and Virtual Education.
  • Investigative audits are limited in scope to specific allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse. We have audited issues related to improper use of State resources and contracting irregularities.

The audits we conduct have an impact on the daily lives of Michigan citizens and sometimes even end up in the news. For example, Audit Criticizes State’s Security Protocol Around Use of COVID-19 Funds (The Detroit News) and Audit of Child Protective Services Finds Pattern of Failure to Meet Requirements (Michigan Radio). If you would like to learn more about our office or see reports we have published, please visit our Web site at audgen.michigan.gov.

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