Trends and Issues for State Auditors and Comptrollers

It is an old cliché—the only given in life is change. Not all change is bad, however painful it may be. State auditors and state comptrollers are learning to accept and embrace change as they face an evolving professional landscape that includes a new, younger work force, a plethora of new accounting and auditing standards, fluctuations in funding and leadership, and a daunting array of innovative technologies and related security threats.

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About the Author
Jan I. Sylvis was appointed chief of accounts of Tennessee’s Department of Finance and Administration in 1995. She is past president of the National Association of State Comptrollers and is currently president of NASACT. Sylvis received her B.B.A. from Memphis State University and is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager.