As Auditor General, Michael Pickup is an independent officer of the legislature, appointed by the elected members of the Legislative Assembly for a single term of eight years. Together with his staff, the Auditor General performs financial audits, performance audits and issues other non-audit reports.
These audits and reports serve the people of British Columbia and their elected representatives by reporting on how well government is managing its responsibilities and resources.
Under the Auditor General Act, the Auditor General has a mandate to audit the government reporting entity consisting of ministries, Crown corporations and other organizations controlled by, or accountable to, the provincial government. This includes school districts, universities, colleges, health societies and health authorities.
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