Indiana Approves Renaming State Auditor as State Comptroller

Indiana’s State Auditor will soon be known as State Comptroller. Language in the budget legislation signed by Governor Eric Holcomb allows the name change to take effect July 1, 2023, with the understanding all previous documents with “Auditor” remain valid, a news release said. “I want to thank the members of the General Assembly in helping to clear up common and frequent confusion as to what the office does,” said State Auditor Tera Klutz. She says Indiana’s founders created Treasurer of State to manage the cash and Auditor of State to issue checks and report on state operations, but the term ‘auditor’ means something entirely different to people now, Klutz said. “The name change does not change the functionality of the office,” said Klutz. “The State Comptroller will continue with the same duties the office has had for more than two hundred years.” Indiana will join 19 other states that also refer to their state’s chief financial officer as Comptroller or Controller.