Services Offered

Ensuring Accountability

Financial Audit Services staff members audit state agencies and higher education according to the professional auditing standards adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the standards issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Audit State Agencies
Audit Higher Education
Evaluate Controls over Public Funds
Evaluate Compliance with Laws, Regulations, and Grant Agreements
Examine IT Operations
Evaluate Data Integrity and Security
Your Trusted Advisor

Ernie Summerville


First Assistant Legislative Auditor, Director of Financial Audit Services

Ernie Summerville is a Certified Public Accountant who is a long-time public servant with more than 30 years of auditing experience with the LLA. Ernie has been the Director of Financial Audit Services since January 2015 and was also chosen First Assistant Legislative Auditor in May 2021. As Director, Ernie is responsible for various engagements on state agencies, boards, commissions, and higher education to ensure accurate financial reporting, compliance with laws and regulations, and to provide accountability over public funds. As First Assistant, Ernie provides assistance and advice to the Legislative Auditor regarding administration of the LLA. He has found the most rewarding part of his career is working with dedicated and talented professionals to achieve LLA’s goals and make a positive impact on the state. A native of Louisiana, Ernie graduated from LSU in August 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and accepted a job with Pennzoil in Houston, Texas. He moved back to Louisiana in September 1990 to begin working at the LLA.

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