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Tim Keller Steps Down As State Auditor, Names Kevin Sourisseau As Acting Deputy State Auditor

on December 4, 2017 - 6:10am
Former State Auditor Tim Keller
SANTA FE  Tim Keller officially submitted his resignation Thursday to step down as New Mexico State Auditor in order to be sworn in as Mayor of Albuquerque.
Keller was elected to the position in 2014, becoming one of the youngest State Auditors in the country. He has focused on making government work better by providing transparency and accountability for public funds in New Mexico. Keller appointed the office’s Director of Special Investigations Kevin Sourisseau to serve as Acting Deputy State Auditor.
“Serving as New Mexico’s State Auditor has been one of the greatest honors of my life; we worked every day to make the office a force for change in advancing good government,” Keller said. “The work of the State Auditor’s office is critical to bringing transparency and accountability to public funds and tackling fraud, waste and abuse. I’m pleased to pass the torch to Kevin Sourisseau to lead the office. During the transition, Kevin brings expertise in both accounting and special investigations to continue the office’s core good government work.”
Sourisseau has served as the Office of the State Auditor’s Director of Special Investigations since March of 2015. He has rebuilt the Special Investigations Division allowing the division to close well over 900 cases and complete several special audits. Sourisseau leads the agency’s efforts to stamp out fraud, waste and abuse of tax dollars in New Mexico.
Sourisseau started his career in government as an auditor with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) in 1998. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2000 and served in various roles at TRD until leaving to the New Mexico Office of the State Auditor in 2004. Kevin moved to a finance position in local government in 2006 as a financial administrator for Bernalillo County.
At the County, he was responsible for the oversight of financial statements for various funds including the County’s general fund. While at the County, Kevin spent two years on the enterprise resources planning team assisting with the implementation of a new financial system. He became the Chief Financial Administrator at the County’s Metropolitan Detention Center in 2014, before serving as the Deputy Director of Audit at TRD.
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