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STATEHOUSE – Auditor of State Tera Klutz, whose operating title was recently changed by state law to State Comptroller, submitted her resignation to Governor J. Eric Holcomb earlier today and notified her staff that she would be stepping away from public service.
“The past 20 years of leading and serving the financial offices of state and local government have been challenging, rewarding and the opportunity of a lifetime,” Comptroller Klutz said about her career in public service.
“In 2002, I left public accounting to join the Allen County Auditor’s office because I was looking for more flexibility for my young family. What I found was my dream job. My career in government started as the state was dramatically changing the way property was assessed and taxed resulting in tax bill delays in all 92 counties. While working through those early challenges, I learned I had a passion for solving problems and helping people, which ultimately led me to run for office at the local and then state levels.”
Comptroller Klutz was appointed by Gov. Holcomb in 2017 as State Auditor. In nearly seven years, she has implemented a more efficient way to pay the state’s bills in half the time, modernized the state’s payroll system and overhauled the Indiana Transparency Portal to include easier access to government finance information.
“The highlight of my public service career has been working with my team of dedicated public servants who provide accountable and reliable back-office functions that keep our State running efficiently and successfully.
“My service as the State Comptroller afforded me the opportunity to travel the state and meet so many Hoosiers. I am especially grateful for the welcome and respect our local and state officials have shown me.”
Comptroller Klutz will continue her service through November 30.
“I am excited about my next chapter - spending more time with family and friends, and returning to a career in the private sector,” said Comptroller Klutz. “I have committed to helping the Governor, if so desired, to find a qualified individual to serve as Indiana’s next State Comptroller and assist in a smooth transition of responsibilities.”
Tera K. Klutz is the 57th Indiana Auditor of State and the first Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to serve as the state’s Chief Financial Officer. Effective July 1, 2023, Klutz became the first State Comptroller for Indiana, per House Enrolled Act 1001-2023.
Comptroller Klutz was appointed by Gov. Eric J. Holcomb in 2017 and then elected in 2018. During her time, she has been focused on providing accurate information, maintaining and enhancing government transparency and delivering great customer service to all Hoosiers.
Her full bio and headshot are available here.
Media Contact: Emily Boesen