Office of the State Comptroller
- The State Comptroller is one of the six State officers elected to hold office for a term
of four years. The office of the State Comptroller was established in 1786 by an act of
the General Assembly. The Constitutional Amendment of 1836 provided that the Comptroller
be elected by the people in a manner similar to that of other State officers. Since 1838
this method has been in effect.
- The Comptroller prescribes the mode of keeping and rendering all public accounts. She is
required to adjust and settle all public accounts and demands, excepting grants and orders
of the General Assembly. The Comptroller also renders a monthly accounting of the
State's financial condition.
- In addition, the Comptroller approves and records all obligations against the State. She
maintains all official accounting records and is responsible for the employee payrolls for
all State agencies, departments, and institutions. Her office administers all Retirement
Systems other than Teachers' retirement. Additionally, the Comptroller administers
numerous miscellaneous appropriations of the State.
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