About the Louisiana Legislative Auditor

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Michael J. Waguespack was elected Legislative Auditor on April 19, 2021. A native of Louisiana, Mr. Waguespack has had a long and varied career. He graduated from LSU in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and took a job with PricewaterhouseCoopers (then Coopers & Lybrand) in Houston, TX. He moved back to Louisiana to the firm’s New Orleans office and worked there for four years before opening his own accounting firm in 1993 in Napoleonville. In 1999, Mr. Waguespack ran for and won the position of Sheriff of Assumption Parish. He took over as sheriff in 2000 and held the position until 2016, when he returned to the private sector. Since then, Mr. Waguespack has worked as the managing member of an accounting firm and chief financial officer for an industrial contractor, and has served as a member and vice chairman of the Louisiana Tax Commission. Mr. Waguespack is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and has more than 25 years of experience performing governmental audits, reviews, and compilations.


Our purpose is to help ensure that government is responsive to the needs of the people of Louisiana – a government that is accountable, efficient, and effective. As one of the Legislature’s most objective resources, we provide independent assessment and proactive guidance, resulting in accurate reporting of the fiscal condition and performance of government and the sources and uses of its financial resources. We are an excellent resource in matters ranging from local fiscal issues to the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).