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Office of State Auditor

Article III, State Constitution; RCW 42.40, 43.09, 43.88

The Office of State Auditor, established by the Washington State Constitution, is one of nine elected executive offices. The Constitution provides that "the Auditor shall be auditor of public accounts and shall have such powers and perform such duties in connection therewith as may be prescribed by law."

Agency Mission

Provide citizens with independent and transparent examinations of how state and local governments use public funds, and develop strategies that make government more efficient and effective.
Request 99,502,000
Net change from current biennium (4,161,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (4.0%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
60,000 General Fund - State 60,000 60,000 60,000
13,492,000 Auditing Services Revolving Account - State 10,864,395 13,492,000 13,662,000
2,502,000 Performance Audits of Government - State 2,945,463 2,502,000 1,582,000
16,054,000 Total Appropriated Funds 13,869,858 16,054,000 15,304,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(62,674,000) Municipal Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 61,951,186 62,674,000 60,270,000
(24,935,000) Performance Audits of Government - Nonappropriated 20,400,664 24,935,000 23,928,000
(87,609,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 82,351,850 87,609,000 84,198,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 50,447,604 49,227,906 20,239,816 48,864,000 50,638,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
12,842,713 15.4% (26,753,985) (27.8%) 30,034,278 43.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 424.9 413.5 388.8 344.6 345.9