(Santa Ana, CA) – The Orange County Auditor-Controller’s Office has released this year’s Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), also known as the Citizens’ Report, a summarized guide to the in-depth County Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). Both reports reflect information from the 2022-23 Fiscal Year which began on July 1, 2022 and ended on June 30, 2023.
“I am pleased to present the 2022-23 Citizens’ Report for the County of Orange,” said Orange County Auditor-Controller Andrew Hamilton. “In my tenure as the elected Auditor-Controller, this is the first Citizens’ Report I have the pleasure of overseeing. I am proud this year to highlight the CEO Budget and Finance Office whose tremendous work is leading to long term strength and stability for Orange County’s operations.”

Each year the Auditor-Controller’s Office chooses a County agency to highlight as part of the report’s theme. This year’s report focuses on the County CEO Budget and Finance Office, with an in-depth look at the department that is carried throughout this report using photographs, infographics and fun facts along with an overview of the crucial role the department plays in the financial planning for the County of Orange.
The prior report, for FY 2021-22, once again received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 20th consecutive year.
To download a copy of the Citizens’ Report or view the report online, click here, or visit the Auditor-Controller’s website at ocauditor.gov/reports/citizens-reports. A hard copy of the report is available upon request at pioac@ac.ocgov.com.
The Orange County Auditor-Controller’s Office and its 400+ employees work to ensure the County operates financially responsibly and effectively. Duties including payroll for over 18,000 employees, general accounting services, property tax allocation, budget control and financial reporting are just a few of the mandated responsibilities of the Office.