About Us

Responsibilities of the State Controller.

The Controller is the Chief Fiscal Officer (CFO) of the state and is responsible for administering the stateís accounting system, settling all claims against the state and collecting debts owed to the state. The Controller processes and records the stateís financial transactions, conducts the final audit and ensures compliance with our constitution, federal laws and state statutes. The Controller also provides the citizens, state agencies, local governments and legislators with accurate and impartial financial information. Nevadaís State Controller protects the citizensí money by ensuring that it is properly accounted for and spent in the most efficient and cost effective manner at all times.

The State Controller is one of the six Constitutional Officers of the State and is elected to a four year term. The authority of the Controller is set by the Nevada State Constitution Article 5, Section 19 and Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 227.

Mission of the Controller's Office

To advance accountability, continuity and efficiency in the stateís financial operations.

Publications of the Controllerís Office

- The State of Nevada Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

- The Citizen Centric Annual Financial Report (CCR)

- The Quarterly Financial Statements of the Permanent School Fund

- The Single Audit Report

- The Quarterly ARRA Report to our Citizens

- The Annual Intergovernmental Financial Dependency Report

All of these reports are available through this website.

Accomplishments and Current Projects in the Controllerís Office.

Our state had been vulnerable to the loss of our financial data and ability to function if a disaster struck our State Capitol. The Controllerís Office has established a fully operational disaster recovery site in Las Vegas for our statewide accounting system. This protects the stateís financial records and allows us to continue our financial operations in the event of a serious emergency.

Nevada was losing money in the form of unpaid debts owed to the state.

New policies have increased debt collections between 155 to 250%. The percentage collected is now at 28% our goal is to collect 75% or more of all debts owed to the state.

Because most citizens are not accountants or financial professionals, we have developed a simple four-page Citizen Centric Annual Financial Report (CCR). This report is written in plain language so that all of our citizens can have a basic understanding our stateís finances. This report is also distributed as hard copies to universities, schools, libraries and senior centers.

We also have begun publishing a simple two page quarterly update on federal stimulus money received through the American  Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This report shows how much money Nevada has received, where it has been spent and how much more we are eligible to receive. It also provides information about opportunities for citizens to receive ARRA grants.

Another useful report we now publish is the Annual Intergovernmental Financial Dependency Report. This report explains how all  levels of government depend on each other financially and how this affects us all as individual citizens. Some of the topics in this  yearís report include: the effect of the rising federal deficit, Nevadaís dependence on Federal dollars, effect of the ARRA on  Nevada and how you can reduce your personal level of debt to improve your own fiscal health.


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