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State auditors (also state comptrollers or state controllers) are executive officers of U.S. states who serve as auditors and comptrollers for state funds.
The office of state auditor is often a constitutional office (that is, it is created by the state constitution). The state auditor often heads a state agency. In some states auditor is an elected office, while in others auditors are appointed by the state governor and are confirmed by the state senate.