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  • AUDITOR RACINES ANNOUNCES DEPUTY APPOINTMENT Wyoming State Auditor Kristi Racines announced today the appointment of her Deputy Director. Racines has chosen Eydie Trautwein, the current Director of Legal Resources and Judicial Education at the Wyoming ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 8:58 AM by Christian Dorr
  • Auditor's Office Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting For the 21st 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 in ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2019, 12:53 PM by Christian Dorr
  • 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 vfe_sao_caitlin.argyle@wyo.gov
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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.

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.