|2014 FY Budget:||$10,881,200|
|Length of term:||Serves at pleasure of governor|
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The Alaska Comptroller's powers are derived from Title 39, Chapter 25.
Chapter 25, Section 120:
| Partially exempt service.
(a) Positions in the partially exempt service are included in the position classification plan established under this chapter and are compensated according to the pay plan under AS 39.27.011 .
(b) A person holding a position in the partially exempt service is not required to complete an assessment and is not eligible for a hearing by the personnel board in case of dismissal, demotion, or suspension. Positions in the partially exempt service are specifically exempt from the rules established under AS 39.25.150 (3) - (10), (12), (13), and (16).
(c) The following positions in the state service constitute the partially exempt service: [...]
[...] (10) the comptroller in the division of treasury, Department of Revenue;[...]
According to the Job Class Specifications, the following criteria must be met to qualify for Alaska Comptroller:
- Bachelors degree from an accredited college with a major in accounting or finance with an accounting emphasis;
- Five years professional experience in accounting, two of which must be in a supervisory position;
- And, current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certificate.
Alaska Comptroller is a classified position in the Alaska state government. Appointments to the position are governed by the general rules for all classified positions. These are largely outlined in the Alaska Administrative Code, Title 2, Chapter 7.
Article 5, Section 170:
|Selection for appointment
Additionally, Comptroller is part of the executive branch of Alaska state government, and falls under the general rules for appointments with in that branch. These appointments are done by the governor or, alternatively, the governor may delegate this power to another official. The authority for the governor to appoint the comptroller is derived from Alaska Statute Title 39, Chapter 25, Section 20.
[...](2) the governor is the appointing authority for all officers and employees of the executive branch, but the authority to make appointments may be delegated;[...]
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The duties of the Alaska Comptroller are laid out in the Job Class Specifications as follows:
- Produce monthly and annual financial statements for all State and Retirement System funds and certify their integrity.
- Produce quarterly and annual reports on investment activities for the Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Trust Funds.
- Coordinate accounting and financial reporting requirements and activities with the Portfolio Management and Cash Management Sections of the Treasury Division, the State's custodial bank, mortgage seller-servicers, the Department of Administration, and other State agencies.
- Represent the Treasury Division at meetings of the Alaska State Pension Investment Board, Public Employees' Retirement System Board and Teachers' Retirement System Board as well as legislative hearings.
- Prepare the Annual Report for the Alaska State Pension Investment Board.
- Develop and continually monitor Treasury's annual operating budget; supports the budget at legislative and other hearings; establishes and manages a cost center budget reporting system for the Division which is used for operational decisions.
- Initiate and administer contractual relationships with the State's custodial bank, the Treasury Division's external audit firm and other professional organizations.
- Monitor the activities of external money managers and serve as operational liaison between the audit firm and the Treasury staff during audit fieldwork.
- Develop Treasury's data processing goals, objectives, procedures, and requirements for hardware, software, and training; direct activities of the division's data processing function.
- Conduct special assignments, studies, or analyses at the request of the Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner, Legislature, pension boards, or Governor. This may result in oral and/or written testimony before various government or nongovernment audiences. Assist other divisions on evaluation of vendor proposals and related contract awards.
- Serve as financial and accounting adviser to the Deputy Commissioner.
- Information Technology
The budget for the Treasury Division, which falls under the State Department of Revenue, in Fiscal Year 2014 is $10,881,200.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
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P.O. Box 110405
333 West Willoughby
11th Floor SOB
Anchorage, AK 99501
- Project Vote Smart "Pam Green" Accessed September 26, 2012
- Alaska Statutes, "Title 39, Chapter 25, Section 120," accessed August 14, 2013
- Workplace Alaska, "Job Class Specifications, Class Title: State Comptroller," accessed August 14, 2013
- Alaska Statutes, "Title 39, Chapter 25, Section 20," accessed August 14, 2013
- Alaska Office of Management and Budget, "FY 2014 Operating Budget," May 21, 2013
- "Council of State Governments, Book of States Table 4.11, "Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries," accessed January 29, 2014