Accounting and Auditing
Carrying out the Chief Financial Officer's constitutional duty to "settle and
approve accounts against the state" by monitoring the expenditure of all
appropriated public funds. The Division pays all the state's bills, including
employees' salaries, payments for goods and services used by state agencies and
benefit payments, promotes financial accountability throughout state government
by providing information about its fiscal soundness, and investigates
allegations of waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayers' money.
- Director Christina B. Smith
- Assistant Director Rick Sweet
- Address Division of Accounting and Auditing, 200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0353
- Telephone 850/413-5510
Public Records Requests
Bureaus and Offices
Providing the public with timely, accurate, and comprehensive information on
the financial status of the State and its component units. Providing prompt and
professional service in the accounting for, and the management of, State funds.
Providing reasonable assurance to the taxpayers of Florida that funds
disbursed from the State Treasury are valid obligations of the State and are in
general compliance with State Statute.
Promoting the financial integrity and fiscal accountability of Florida's
local government entities.
Bureau Chief: John Bennett
Dedicated to paying state employees on time and accurately, properly
reporting and remitting tax and retirement contributions and withholdings to all
regulatory agencies, maintaining and protecting official state employee payroll
records and other bureau assets, conducting payroll related audits, and
providing outstanding customer service.
Bureau Chief: Walter Graham
The CFO holds money and securities, mostly from dormant accounts in financial
institutions, insurance and utility companies, and securities and trust
holdings, and tangible unclaimed property such as watches, jewelry, coins,
currency, stamps, historical items and other miscellaneous articles from
abandoned safe deposit boxes. Unclaimed money is deposited into the state school
fund, where it is used for public education. There is no statute of limitations
and citizens have the right to claim their property any time at no cost.
Program Manager: Steven Horn
A criminal justice agency detecting and investigating the misappropriation or
misuse of state assets in a manner that safeguards the interests of the State of
Florida and its taxpayers.
Program Manager: Ella Hinson
Provide state agencies with resources and effective instructional programs to
enable them to have greater knowledge, skills, and responsibility for fiscal
management and accurate reporting of the state's resources in order to provide
services to the citizens of Florida.