About the Auditor
Tera K. Klutz is the 57th Indiana Auditor of State and the first Certified Public Accountant to serve as the state’s Chief Financial Officer. Appointed by Governor Eric J. Holcomb in January 2017, elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2022, Klutz is focused on providing accurate information, maintaining and enhancing government transparency, and delivering great customer service to ALL Hoosiers.
Prior to becoming the Auditor of State, Klutz served as the County Auditor in Allen County, the third largest county in the state by population and the largest geographically. First elected in 2010 and again in 2014, Klutz streamlined local government processes, reduced debt, and maintained a balanced budget with responsible reserves. Between 2013 and 2016, Klutz was very active in the Association of Indiana Counties’ Legislative Committee serving as the Chairwoman where she oversaw and directed the Association’s legislative priorities.
In 2016, Klutz was named Auditor of the Year by the Indiana Auditors’ Association for her dedicated and tireless work. Before serving in the public sector, Klutz was as a Senior Accountant at Crowe and PwC in Ft. Wayne.
As State Auditor, Klutz manages the Indiana Transparency Portal to provide Hoosiers an easily accessible and in-depth look at Indiana’s finances and assets. In addition, she created an Internal Controls Department to review and document the processes within the office to reduce the risk of misstatement and opportunities for fraud.
Klutz holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne. She is a member of the Indiana CPA Society, the American Institute of CPAs, and Cornerstone Lutheran Church. She and her husband Zach have two daughters, Alyx and Julian, along with two Goldendoodles, Margo and Leo.
About the Auditor’s Office
The Auditor of State’s office has four main areas — Accounts Payable, Accounting and Reporting, Local Government, and Payroll. Each of these departments plays a crucial role in the functionality of state government. From paying state employees to balancing the state’s checkbook to working with locals and developing year-end financial reports, these departments and the employees within them are dedicated to accurate and transparent accounting on behalf of Hoosiers across the state. To learn more about these specific departments, click here.
As State Auditor, Klutz has four primary responsibilities including:
- Accounting for all state funds
- Overseeing and disbursing county, city, town, and school tax distributions
- Paying the state’s bills and state employees
- Administering Indiana’s Deferred Compensation Plan, known as Hoosier START
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