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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.

The Fiscal Management division oversees the WOLFS (Wyoming Online Financial System) application. This includes management of the State's vendor file and oversight of the operations of WOLFS including all payments made by the State of Wyoming to businesses as well as individuals. The division provides support and training to all state agency fiscal staff. The division is also responsible for the annual 1099 tax reporting.

The Payroll Division oversees the State of Wyoming's payroll system including the Human Resource Management (HRM), Employee Self Service (ESS), and Manager Self Service (MSS) systems. This division provides assistance and payroll training to all agency users and state employees. The Payroll Division processes all payroll for state employees, patient and inmate workers at the state’s institutions, legislators, judges, members of the Wyoming National Guard, and all payments to payroll vendors. This division is also responsible for all payroll tax reporting.

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.

Kristi Racines, State Auditor

Kristi Racines was elected in November 2018 as Wyoming’s 21st State Auditor. The State Auditor serves as the state’s chief accountant and payroll officer, and also is a member of the State Loan and Investment Board, the Board of Land Commissioners, and the State Building Commission. Kristi is a fourth generation Wyomingite with family roots in ranching and the oil and gas industries. She was raised in Bar Nunn, Evanston, and Riverton. After graduating from Riverton High School, she attended the University of Wyoming, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. She became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and worked as an auditor in the private sector before beginning her State service career in 2010. Until her election, she served as the Chief Fiscal Officer and Director of Human Resources of Wyoming’s judicial branch. She has served on the State Employee Compensation Commission, the Government Efficiency Commission, and currently serves on the board of Goodwill of Wyoming.

Eydie Trautwein, Deputy State Auditor

Eydie Trautwein, J.D. was appointed Deputy State Auditor in January, 2019. Eydie is an attorney  and received both her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Wyoming. Following law school, she was in private practice for several years before joining state government. Eydie worked for the Wyoming Supreme Court, Wyoming Department of Health, Wyoming Department of Family Services, and Wyoming Guardian ad Litem Division before joining the State Auditor's Office. Eydie is originally from Wheatland and has lived in Cheyenne since 2007.