About the Auditor's Office
Auditor - Randall
Rice, CPA, CITP, CISA, CIO, CBM, DABFA, CGMA, (409)
The position of County
Auditor is filled by appointment by the State District Judges for a term of two
years. The County Auditor's appointment, duties and authority are set by state
law, primarily in the Local Government Code, Chapter 84.
The Auditor is also
the Fiscal Officer for the Galveston County Community Supervision and
First Assistant County
Auditor - Kristin Bulanek, BBA, CIA (409) 770-5408
Mrs. Bulanek is
responsible for managing the day to day operations of the County Auditor's
Office including the Internal Audit, Accounting and Accounts Payable. She provides technical guidance and
supervision to the employees of the Auditor's Office. Mrs. Bulanek develops
goals and objectives of the office and ensures plans are set in place to
accomplish these goals and objectives.
Internal Audit Manager
– Lori McWhirter, BS, (409) 770-5356
The Internal Audit
Division performs procedures relative to elected and appointed County
Officials, external entities, financial processes and general ledger account
balances. Engagements are selected for inclusion on the annual audit plan based
upon the perceived level of inherent and control risk.
Accounting Manager -
Lauren Swift, BS, (409) 770-5366
Division performs accounting procedures to maintain the county’s financial
accounts and ensure the integrity and accuracy of county assets. The Accounting Division also generates and
publishes the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, for which it has
won the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement
for Excellence in Financial Reporting every year beginning with 1997.
Accounts Payable Supervisor – Taylor Lee, BS, (409) 770-5308
The Accounts Payable
Division is responsible for auditing and coding all claims submitted for
payment. The claims are audited for Court approval, budget, management
approvals, and all required supporting documentation.