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Mission
To act as a vigorous guardian of taxpayer dollars, providing the accountability, integrity, and leadership for Kentucky to thrive in the 21st century.

Overview
Every taxpayer dollar wasted to fraud, abuse and negligence in Kentucky is one less our Commonwealth can use to invest in its future. The Auditor of Public Accounts ensures that public resources are protected, accurately valued, properly accounted for, and effectively employed to raise the quality of life for all Kentuckians.

General Duties
We are an independent and impartial elected-office charged with auditing the accounts and financial transactions of all spending agencies of the Commonwealth. Our office oversees more than 600 audits annually, including:
• Accounts, financial transactions and performance of state agencies;
• Public and quasi-private agencies that receive state funds;
• Performance, management, conduct and condition of state-owned or operated institutions, such as prisons and public works;
• Fiscal courts, county sheriffs, county clerks and educational cooperatives.

Mike Harmon was sworn in as Kentucky’s 47th Auditor of Public Accounts on Jan. 4, 2016.