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Division Director

Paul Whitfield

Assistant Directors

Rachael Lieblick

Mark Merry

Accounting and Auditing
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318

(850) 413-5510


The Florida Accounting Information Resource subsystem (FLAIR) has been performing the state’s accounting and payroll functions for thirty years.

The FLAIR Study project was conducted in accordance with proviso in the 2013 General Appropriations Act (GAA) requiring the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to:

  • Prepare an inventory of all agency systems interfacing with FLAIR
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of enhancing FLAIR
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of replacing:
    –  FLAIR;
    –  FLAIR and the Cash Management System (CMS);
    –  FLAIR, CMS, and the procurement (MyFloridaMarketPlace) and personnel information subsystems (PeopleFirst)
  • Assess the feasibility of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for the State of Florida
  • Identify any specific changes needed in the Florida Statutes and the state’s financial business practices to facilitate the recommended option
  • Prepare a Final Report that adheres to the requirements set forth in the 2013 GAA Proviso and section 287.0571(4), F.S.


Key Project Deliverables include: