News & Notices

  • Auditor's Office Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting For the 19th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the State Auditor's Office the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2017, 7:27 AM by
  • 3.11 WOLFS New Enhancement Forum "Only as a Pack, Can We Reach the Stars"SAO is proud to announce the 3.11 WOLFS New Enhancement Forum will be held on May 16, 2017 at Laramie ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 12:53 PM by
  • NEW! Public Records Rule Required under W.S. 16-3-103(j)(ii), the State Auditor's Office has adopted the Department of Administration and Information's uniform rules pertaining to procedures, fees, costs ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2017, 3:08 PM by
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The office of the State Auditor has existed since Wyoming's territorial days, and has been a constitutional position since Wyoming's statehood. One of the five elected officials for the state of Wyoming, the State Auditor serves as the chief comptroller and payroll officer. The Auditor protects public money by ensuring that it is properly accounted for in the most efficient and cost effective means at all times. Promoting transparency and financial accountability are the Auditor's top priorities. For a history of Wyoming State Auditors please click, here

The State Auditor's Office is divided into four divisions:

The CAFR Division is responsible for producing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the State of Wyoming, as well as, serving as the main contact for the annual audit. This division is also responsible for fixed asset reporting and overseeing the appropriation level budget information.

Fiscal Management oversees both WOLFS (Wyoming Online Financial System) and Payroll operations. This division processes all payments made by State agencies to businesses and individuals, including State employees, patient and inmate workers at the State’s institutions, legislators, judges and members of the Wyoming National Guard.

The Quality Assurance Division provides training to State employees on the State's financial systems, i.e., WOLFS, HRM Payroll and infoAdvantage. Through pre-audit sample selection and transaction reviews, Quality Assurance monitors agencies' compliance with accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.

The Technical Division is responsible for the system operations of statewide financial applications. The Technical Division works with all divisions of the Auditor's Office to provide support based on the business requirements of the Office and State Agency users.

Cynthia I. Cloud, State Auditor

Cynthia was elected in November 2010 to serve as Wyoming’s 20th State Auditor. In November 2014, she was reelected to her second term. She is the first certified public accountant to serve as State Auditor.

Cynthia has over 16 years in public accounting and is a successful business owner. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Sandy Urbanek, Deputy State Auditor

Sandy was appointed Deputy State Auditor in November 2014. She has over 26 years of State Service. She worked for the Chief Information Officer's office, Department of Health, Department of Transportation, Department of Family Services, University of Wyoming and Department of Revenue.

Sandy received her Project Management Professional certification in February 2009. She attended Northwest Community College, University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College.

Sandy was born in Cheyenne, graduated from Cheyenne Central High and has lived her entire life in Wyoming. Sandy and her husband, George, have four daughters: Kasey, Marti, Heather and Nicole, and nine grandchildren.