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Lisa R. Collier, CPA, CFE, CIDA

The Legislative Audit Committee appointed Ms. Collier as State Auditor, effective November 1, 2021. Ms. Collier has been responsible for overseeing all work performed by the State Auditor’s Office as the Acting State Auditor since January 2016. Ms. Collier is the first female State Auditor for the Texas State Auditor’s Office.

Ms. Collier leads a professional staff of approximately 200 auditors and support personnel with an annual budget of $22 million. She works with the Legislative Audit Committee, members of the Legislature, and executive management for state agencies and institutions of higher education.

During her career 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. The Legislature has trusted her leadership by assigning the State Auditor’s Office several significant projects to complete. Some of those include:

  • Performing Contract Monitoring Assessment of Certain State Agencies.
  • Developing Reports on the Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assaults in Texas.
  • An Audit of Correctional Managed Health Care at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
  • Numerous requests by Legislators, including audits of appropriations for the Alamo Complex, contracting at the Department of Information Resources, and procurement processes at the Health and Human Services Commission.

Additionally, she supervises and signs the auditor opinion for state agency financial statement audits, including the State of Texas Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.

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 Chair of the Southwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum.