California State Controller's Office
The Controller is the Chief Fiscal Officer of California, the eighth-largest economy in the world. Elected every four years, the Controller makes sure the State’s $100 billion budget is spent properly, helps administer two of the nation's largest public pension funds, and serves on 78 State boards and commissions. These are charged with everything from protecting our coastline to overseeing crime victim compensation. The Controller is the state’s independent fiscal watchdog, offering fiscal guidance to local governments and uncovering fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars.