New York Comptroller
|New York Comptroller|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||New York Constitution, Article V, Section I|
|Assumed office:||February 7, 2007|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other New York Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Comptroller • Commissioner of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Financial Services Superintendent • Environmental Conservation Commissioner•Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission • Insurance|
The Comptroller is responsible for managing the State’s pension fund, for auditing the spending practices of all State agencies and local governments, to oversee the New York State and Local Retirement System, review the New York State and City budgets, approve State contracts and administer the State Oil Spill Fund when needed.
The State Controller is elected to a four-year term.
The current state controller is Thomas P. DiNapoli (D). He has served since February 2007.
Under Article V, Section I:
The comptroller and attorney-general shall be chosen at the same general election as the governor and hold office for the same term, and shall possess the qualifications provided in section 2 of article IV...
The following requirements must be met in order to serve as comptroller:
- a citizen of the United States
- thirty years of age
- a resident of New York for at least five years preceding the election
New York elects comptrollers in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For New York, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all comptroller election years.
- To audit all vouchers before payment and all official accounts
- to audit the accrual and collection of all revenues and receipts
- to prescribe such methods of accounting as are necessary for the performance of the foregoing duties.
Additionally, the legislature may also assign the following duties to the comptroller:
- supervision of the accounts of any political subdivision of the state
- powers and duties pertaining to or connected with the assessment and taxation of real estate
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
110 State Street
Albany, NY 12236
- Thomas P. DiNapoli
- New York Governor David Paterson
- Lieutenant Governor of New York
- New York Attorney General
- New York Secretary of State