New York, NY — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has announced that Jacqueline Thompson, Bureau Chief in the Bureau of Accountancy, has been promoted and will serve as the new Deputy Comptroller for Accountancy. “The Bureau of Accountancy is critical to achieving strong financial management citywide – and ensuring transparency, integrity, and accountability in agency accounting. To lead this division, you need to be smart and diligent – and that’s why I’m thrilled that Jacqueline is in this role,” said New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. “She brings a wealth of experience to the job that will allow her to hit the ground running.
The Comptroller’s Office, and the New Yorkers we serve, are lucky to have her in this important position.” The Bureau of Accountancy is responsible for all aspects of the City’s financial accounting and reporting. The Bureau prepares the Comptroller’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which contains the City’s Charter-mandated audited financial statements, and is also responsible for ensuring accuracy in City agency accounting, reconciling more than 100 City bank accounts, servicing the City’s general obligation debt, approving vendor information in the City’s Financial Management System, and provide accounting guidance and support for the City’s five main pension plans and eleven variable supplement funds, along with other duties.
Ms. Thompson has worked in the Comptroller’s Office since 2000, starting in the Audit Bureau as a staff auditor and then supervisor, before moving to the Bureau of Accountancy in 2007. During her time in the Bureau of Accountancy, Ms. Thompson served as a Division Chief for both Fiscal Services and Accounting Compliance, and was promoted to Deputy Bureau Chief in 2011 and to Bureau Chief in 2013.