The New Jersey State Comptroller is an office of the Government of New Jersey recreated by an act of the state legislature in 2007. The Comptroller is appointed by the Governor of New Jersey, with the advice and consent of the New Jersey Senate, to a renewable six-year term. Prior to the 2007 recreation, the office was filled by direct election.
Responsibilities of the State Comptroller
The State Comptroller audits government finances, examining government contracts, reviews the efficiency and performance of various state government programs, and provides audit training to government entities. The State Comptroller has the authority to conduct audits of the executive branch of state government, public institutions of higher education, independent state authorities, local governments, and boards of education. The State Comptroller also has the authority to investigate and uncover misconduct, waste and abuse at all levels of New Jersey Government and within New Jersey's Medicaid program.
- Philip Degnan 2015 to present, appointed by Governor Chris Christie
- Marc Larkins 2013 to 2015 (Acting), appointed by Governor Chris Christie
- Matthew Boxer 2008 to 2013, first under recreation
- John McCutcheon (New Jersey politician) circa 1934
- Newton Albert Kendall Bugbee circa 1929
- W. S. Hancock ? to 1902
- "Senate Approves Creating a Comptroller's Post in New Jersey". New York Times. January 26, 2007. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
New Jersey could, for the first time, have a state comptroller with broad powers to audit and conduct performance reviews of state agencies, authorities, local governments and school districts under a bill that was narrowly approved by the Senate on Thursday. The creation of the comptroller as a fiscal watchdog was part of Gov. Jon S. Corzine's legislative program, which also included a 20 percent tax cut for most homeowners. The Assembly must still act on the proposal. The Senate's approval of the comptroller, who will be appointed by the governor, came after many complained it had been watered down to exempt several government agencies from scrutiny.
- New Jersey General Assembly. "N.J.S.A. 52:15c-1". Statutes of New Jersey. New Jersey. et seq.
- "McCutcheon Now Only Candidate for Jersey Controller". New York Times. February 12, 1929. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
In doing so he asked support for John McCutcheon, Passaic County Clerk, now the only aspirant for the place. The incumbent, Newton AK Bugbee of this city, ...
- "New Jersey State Comptroller Tenders His Resignation". Philadelphia Record. February 11, 1902. Retrieved 2011-10-06.