The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor examines and evaluates the operations of city agencies for the purpose of ensuring proper and efficient use of state and local resources. The office reviews and approves various contracts and grants within the state. In addition, the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor monitors financial transactions, as well as approves separation payments. The office oversees the city s comprehensive annual financial reports. The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor additionally ensures compliance with city wage ordinances, throughout the state. Its audit division oversees the city operations, as well as receives the results of internal audits conducted by the auditor. The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor operates administrative services, investigation, information technologies, and performance and property audits divisions. The office maintains a location in Jackson, Miss.