A county auditor in Texas has the following duties:
Appointed by the district judges
Prepares and administers accounting records for all county funds
Audits the records and accounts of the various county departments
Verifies the validity and legality of all county disbursements
Forecasts financial data for budgetary formulation purposes
Serves as budget officer in counties with more than 225,000 residents (Counties with more than 125,000 residents may opt for an appointed budget officer.) For more complete information about the responsibilities of the county auditor and other county officials, see the "Guide to Texas Laws for County Officials."