Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
|Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$212,749,100|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Texas Constitution, Article 4|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other Texas Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Comptroller • Auditor • Education Commissioner • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Land Commissioner • Workforce Commission • Public Utility Commission • Railroad Commission|
|The Executive Department of the State shall consist of a Governor, who shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the State, a Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Commissioner of the General Land Office, and Attorney General.|
There are no specific qualifications for this position.
The State Controller is elected every four years to a four-year term.
- Property Tax Assistance Division:
The Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) conducts and publishes a biennial property value study (PVS), of all school districts and county appraisal districts.
- Criminal Investigation Division:
The Criminal Investigation Division is to deter intentional criminal conduct against the state tax laws administered by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
- Strategic Sourcing Divison:
The Strategic Sourcing and Contract Monitoring Division employs sound and tested business methodologies to establish enterprise contracts that result in increased quality and service; reduced total cost of goods and services; improved relationships with contracted vendors; simplification of the requisition-through-payment process.
The Comptroller is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the state. The office of Comptroller pays bills, writes checks, and manages the books for the multi-billion dollar business of Texas state government.
- Taxes-The Texas Comptroller's office serves the state by collecting more than 60 separate taxes, fees and assessments 
- Education-The Comptroller's office administers the state's 529 plans and promotes local economic growth by identifying and fostering work force development initiatives across the state. 
- Revenue Estimates-The Comptrollers office produces the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) before each session of the Texas Legislature. The report gives the Legislature a formal estimate of future available funds so that a budget may be made. The most recent BRE was published in 2011. 
The budget for the Comptroller of Public Accounts in Fiscal Year 2013 was $ 212,749,100.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2010, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts was paid $150,000 according to the Texas Tribune. 
PO Box 13528, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3528
- Phone: 1-800-531-5441
- Susan Combs
- Texas Governor Rick Perry
- Lieutenant Governor of Texas
- Attorney General of Texas
- Texas Secretary of State