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Lisa R. Collier, CPA, CFE, CIDA

Ms. Collier is the First Assistant State Auditor for the Texas State Auditor's Office. She joined the State Auditor's Office in 1997, has served as the First Assistant State Auditor since 2014, and has been the Acting State Auditor since January 2016. Ms. Collier leads a professional staff of approximately 200 auditors and support personnel with an annual budget of $22 million. Ms. Collier is responsible for overseeing all work performed by the State Auditor's Office. She works with the Legislative Audit Committee, members of the Legislature, and executive management for state agencies and institutions of higher education.

In her 22 years with the State Auditor's Office, Ms. Collier has worked on and led many types of audits, investigations, and special projects. Several of the assignments overseen by Ms. Collier have resulted in significant legislative changes. Additionally, she supervisors and signs the auditor opinion for state agency financial statement audits including the State of Texas Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which reported a net position of $99.5 billion for state fiscal year 2018.

Prior to working at the State Auditor's Office, Ms. Collier worked as an accountant at various private sector companies in Texas and Oklahoma. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor, and a graduate of the 2010 Texas Fiscal Officers' Academy. In addition, Ms. Collier is the Vice-Chair for the National State Auditor’s Association Peer Review Committee and the Chair for the Southwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum.