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About the Comptroller

About the Indiana State Comptroller

Elise M. Nieshalla is the Indiana State Comptroller, fulfilling the duties of the Constitutional Office of State Auditor. Appointed by Governor Eric J. Holcomb on December 1, 2023, Comptroller Nieshalla is committed to serving our state and local governments by upholding the highest standards of fiscal responsibility in the:

  • provision of accurate accounting and reporting of state funds
  • disbursement of tax revenues to local units of government
  • payment of Indiana’s employees and vendors
  • administration of the state’s deferred compensation plan
  • enhancement of information delivered through the Indiana Transparency Portal.

Prior to becoming the State Comptroller, Nieshalla served on the fiscal side of local government as President of the Boone County Council, and President of the Indiana County Councils Association. In addition, Comptroller Nieshalla served as Chairwoman of the Association of Indiana Counties 2023 Legislative Committee and was named 2018 Indiana County Councilor of the Year.

As a hard-working entrepreneur and economic development professional, Comptroller Nieshalla has also worked over 20 years in real estate overseeing property acquisitions and business management for a portfolio of investments. From managing and appropriating millions within her local county budget, to reviewing revenue projections and planning for future needs, Comptroller Nieshalla has a proven record of trusted fiscal stewardship of hard-earned tax dollars, and she is a strong proponent for the essential combination of transparency and fiscal responsibility to undergird our birthright of freedom.

Click here to watch Comptroller Nieshalla’s interview with Jon Schwantes on “Indiana Lawmakers” at the Statehouse.

Comptroller Nieshalla earned her bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University and a master’s degree from Indiana University where she also taught as an adjunct faculty member in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She resides with her husband, Chris, in Zionsville where they have raised their four children.

About the Comptroller’s Office

The State Comptroller’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.

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Elise Nieshalla Headshot