The Auditor General is an officer of the House of Assembly, and is responsible to the House and to the people of Nova Scotia for providing independent and objective assurance concerning the operations of government, the use of public funds and the integrity of financial and performance reports.
As an independent non-partisan officer of the House, he and his Office help to hold the government to account for its management of public funds and contribute to a well-performing public sector.
The Auditor General Act stipulates that the Auditor General shall:
- Provide an annual opinion on the government’s financial statements;
- Provide an opinion on the revenue estimates in the government’s annual budget address;
- Examine the management, use and control of public funds; and
- Report to the House at least once, and up to three times annually, on the work of the Office.
The Auditor General is Jacques R. Lapointe.
For more information, visit the website of the Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia: