The roles and responsibilities are defined in the Audit Act 2008 (refer to section "Auditor-General's Role"). The Auditor-General is the administrative head of the Tasmanian Audit Office.
The Auditor-General forms part of the accountability mechanism whereby Parliament holds the Government accountable for fulfilling its responsibilities. The Audit Office assists the Auditor-General in fulfilling this role.
Mike Blake is the current Auditor-General.
The role of the Deputy Auditor-General is to provide policy advice to the Auditor-General on auditing and accounting issues and act as the Auditor-General in his/her absence. The Deputy Auditor-General manages the financial audit services division in accordance with contemporary audit practices.
Ric De Santi is the current Deputy Auditor-General.
The Audit Office has four divisions to provide its services: