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.
See also 
- Governor (United States)
- Lieutenant governor (United States)
- State attorney general
- Secretary of state (U.S. state government)