In serving the people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Auditor General must audit and report on the public accounts of Trinidad and Tobago and of all officers, courts and authorities of Trinidad and Tobago and is also empowered to carry out audits on financial statements of all state-owned or controlled enterprises. The Reports of the Auditor General must be submitted annually to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate and the Minister of Finance. (Sections 116(2) to (4) of the Constitution).
The staff of the Office of the Auditor General are public officers who form the Auditor General’s Department. Their role is to ensure that Auditor General efficiently discharges these functions thereby enhancing public accountability. (Sections 117(5) to (6) of the Constitution).