JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Stacy Neal, Director of Accounting for the Office of Administration, was recently appointed as the president for the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC). She has served on its executive committee since 2016, where she previously served as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President. She was appointed as president of the NASC in March 2019 and will serve a one-year term.
Neal, a certified public accountant, has more than 17 years of professional experience with the State of Missouri, serving as the assistant director of the Division of Accounting from 2008 until taking over as director in 2011. She is the state’s first female director of the Division of Accounting.
During her tenure, Neal has worked closely with all aspects of financial reporting, including Missouri’s comprehensive annual financial report. She is also responsible for the management of the statewide accounting system and developing of the State of Missouri’s transparency site, the Missouri Accountability Portal.
Most recently, Neal has been responsible for managing the state’s debt portfolio of $1.1 billion of general obligation and special revenue bonds. She has extensive experience working with elected officials and members of the General Assembly.
“I look forward to taking on this new role working with fellow comptrollers from across the country to address current issues and changes so that we may help improve government effectiveness,” said Stacy Neal. “It is also an honor to have our next annual conference here in Missouri, and I cannot wait to show our nation’s comptrollers what Missouri has to offer.”
In addition to her appointment as president, Neal is also one of three comptrollers that serve on the executive committee for the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT).
“Comptrollers will face a number of challenges in the coming year, as states continue to grapple with issues like emerging technologies, automation and implementing new accounting standards,” said Kinney Poynter, NASACT Executive Director. “Working together, under Stacy’s leadership as NASC president, the association will continue its efforts to improve state government financial management.”
“We are excited to work with Stacy to bring the state comptrollers’ annual conference to Missouri in March 2020,” said Kim O’Ryan, NASC Director.
Neal graduated magna cum laude from Missouri State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She is also a member of the Government Finance Officers Association.