Welcome to the Office of the Auditor

Welcome to the Office of the Auditor for the State of Hawaiʻi. Our mission is to improve government through independent and objective analyses. We provide audit reports to the Legislature and the public about how effectively state agencies are providing services and using public money, thereby keeping government transparent and accountable.

Recent Reports

Report No. 21-09 Follow-Up Recommendations from Report No. 18-09, Audit of the Department of the Attorney General’s Asset Forfeiture Program

We found that the department implemented two of the recommendations; two recommendations were partially implemented; and three were not implemented and remain open. Recommendations that remained not implemented were directed at ensuring petitions for administrative forfeiture are processed timely and consistently, among other things.

Full Report or Original


Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Health

June 30, 2020 Financial Statements and Single Audit Report

The auditors from KMH LLP identified one material weakness and one significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards. They also identified three material weaknesses in internal control over compliance that are required to be reported in accordance with the Uniform Guidance.

Full Report or Summary


DCCA BuildingFinancial Audit of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

June 30, 2019 Financial Statements

The auditors from N&K CPAs, Inc. reported two material weaknesses and four significant deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting that were required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards.

Full Report or Summary


What is an audit?

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Audit Expectations

Other Reports & Publications

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