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As Connecticut’s state auditors, we provide independent, unbiased and objective opinions and recommendations on the operations of state government and the protection against waste, fraud, and abuse.

Our office does much more than accounting. Our auditors serve as the legislature’s eyes and ears in state and quasi-public agencies. They determine whether the agencies are following laws, regulations, internal policies or prudent business practices; whether they are following federal requirements on major federal programs through our work on the Statewide Single Audit; and whether state programs or systems are operating efficiently and effectively through our performance audits and program reviews. Our office also receives and reviews whistleblower complaints from state employees and the public to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.

The Auditors of Public Accounts (APA) is a legislative agency of the State of Connecticut with the primary mission to audit state agencies. The office is under the direction of two state auditors appointed by the state legislature. Our professional staff of just over one hundred includes many certified public accountants (CPA), certified information system auditors (CISA), certified internal auditors (CIA), and certified fraud examiners (CFE).

As the state’s important fiscal watchdogs, the Auditors of Public Accounts serves the legislature, the public and the media to inform them of areas of concern in state government. It is our goal to make government work better and protect taxpayers from waste, fraud, and abuse.

We hope that you find the information useful and informative, and welcome any comments as we always strive to better communicate the wonderful work our auditors do.

  LATEST REPORTS

sortorder Title Issued Type Fiscal Years Report Link
20201203 Elections Enforcement Commission 12/03/2020 Audit pdf
20201201 State Education Resource Center 12/01/2020 Audit 2017,2018 pdf
20201124 Consumer Protection, Department of 11/24/2020 Audit 2015,2016,2017 pdf
20201110 Developmental Services, Department of 11/10/2020 Audit 2017,2018 pdf
20201105 Connecticut Airport Authority 11/05/2020 Audit 2016,2017 pdf
20201104 Attorney General, Office of the 11/04/2020 Audit 2018,2019 pdf
20201028 Chief Medical Examiner, Office of the 10/28/2020 Audit 2018,2019 pdf
20201026 Connecticut Heritage Foundation, Inc. 10/26/2020 Audit 2017,2018,2019 pdf
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Our Audit Report of the Department of Consumer Protection for FY15, 16, 17... https://wp.cga.ct.gov/apa/wp-content/cgacustom/reports/Consumer%20Protection,%20Department%20of_20201124_FY2015,2016,2017.pdf
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Our Audit Report of the CT Airport Authority for FY16-17... https://wp.cga.ct.gov/apa/wp-content/cgacustom/reports/Connecticut%20Airport%20Authority_20201105_FY2016,2017.pdf
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