The Controller is the Chief Fiscal Officer (CFO) of the state and is responsible for administering the state’s accounting system, settling all claims against the state and collecting debts owed to the state. The Controller processes and records the state’s 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. Nevada’s State Controller protects the citizens’ 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.