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 15 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 10 years.
Fiscal Officer Scalise 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, Summit County IT 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 GIS Advisory Board and the Statewide Legislative Committee for the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio (CAAO) since 2013. In 2014, she 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.
Her 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 the direction of Fiscal Officer Scalise, 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.
Fiscal Officer Scalise 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, Fiscal Officer Scalise earned the designation of Chartered Global Management Accounting (CGMA) from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).