Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has served as the Summit County Fiscal Officer since May 2011. She manages the county divisions of Auditor, Recorder and Treasurer.
Utilizing her skills as a CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner, Fiscal Officer Scalise has been a part of the fiscal accountability of the Summit County Fiscal Office for more than 16 years. Prior to being elected Fiscal Officer, she served as Chief Deputy Fiscal Officer for 11 years. She was also employed as a Certified Public Accountant in the private sector for 11 years.
Kristen is a strong leader in county government and has been recognized at the state level for her commitment to professional development. She currently serves as chairperson of the Summit County Investment Board and Summit County Land Reutilization Corporation; she is an active board member for the Summit County Internal Audit Committee, Summit County Board of Control, Summit County Board of Revision, Summit County IT Board, Summit County GIS Advisory Board and the Statewide Legislative Committee for the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio (CAAO) since 2013. In 2014, Kristen earned the Distinguished County Auditor Award from the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio (CAAO) for completing more than 100 hours of continued education during her term.
She has also been recognized by local and national organizations, earning the 2014 Past Unforgotten Award from the Greater Bethel Church, 2014 Harold K. Stubbs Humanitarian Award for Distinguished Service in Government from the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 2015 Women of Power Award from the Akron Urban League, and 2016 Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award at the local level from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Kristen’s professional affiliations include the National Tax Lien Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, County Treasurers Association of Ohio, Ohio Public Treasurer Association, International Association of Assessing Officers, County Auditors’ Association of Ohio, Ohio Recorders’ Association and Government Finance Officers Association.
Under her direction, the Summit County Fiscal Office has continued to be the recipient of the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) and the Ohio Auditor of State (AOS) Award with Distinction.
Kristen is a graduate of the University of Akron and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (conferred in 1992), a Certified Fraud Examiner (conferred in 2008), and she holds an Ohio Financial Accountability Certificate. In 2012, she earned the designation of Chartered Global Management Accounting (CGMA) from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).