The Auditor General watches over the administration of Ontario's finances to help the Legislature hold the government accountable. The Auditor does this by carrying out detailed scrutiny of government spending and then producing Annual and Special reports that provide MPPs with the information they need to judge how well public resources are being used. The Auditor General Act (Act) mandates the Auditor to examine the government's financial accounts and transactions, known as the Public Accounts, and to report to the Legislature her findings, including any instances of misuse or mismanagement of public funds.
The Auditor is also required to assess whether government and broader public-sector activities operate with due regard for economy and efficiency, and whether procedures to measure and report on the effectiveness of programs and organizations exist and function properly. This is known as the "value-for-money mandate. For more detailed information on the Auditor General's role and responsibilities, visit our Reports page here and see Chapter 6 of our most recent Annual Report here. – less–ZoomInfo