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My Florida C F O

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.

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  • Director Christina B. Smith
  • Assistant Director Rick Sweet

Contact Us

  • Address Division of Accounting and Auditing, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0353
  • Telephone 850/413-5510

Bureaus and Offices

Bureau Chief: Tim Hsieh

Bureau of Accounting

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.

Bureau Chief: Mark Merry

Bureau of Auditing

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.

Bureau Chief: Vacant

Bureau of Local Government

Promoting the financial integrity and fiscal accountability of Florida's local government entities.

Bureau Chief: John Bennett

Bureau of State Payrolls

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

Bureau of Unclaimed Property

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

Office Of Fiscal Integrity

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

Enterprise Education

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.