DES MOINES, IOWA (November 22, 2022) — The National State Auditors Association (NSAA) has awarded the Iowa Auditor of State Office its highest rating following an external peer review for the period October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

“This rating is no small feat,” said Iowa Auditor of State Rob Sand. “I want to congratulate everyone in the Auditor’s Office and thank them for their hard work and commitment to Iowa tax-payers.”

NSAA performs peer reviews of Auditors of State Offices every three years. The peer review team for the Iowa Auditor of State Office examination was made up of representatives from Auditors of State Offices from Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio, and West Virginia, as well as a representative from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General.

“It’s important that the Auditor’s Office be audited too,” said Sand. “This review, conducted by our peers from across the country, shows that our work is of the highest quality and in compliance with all generally-accepted accounting principles.”

In performing the review, the NSAA tested quality-control measures and policies established by the Iowa Auditor of State Office and examined workpapers and reports from several engagements. It determined the Iowa Auditor of State Office conformed with Government Auditing Standards in all material respects.

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