Jacqueline Thompson is the new deputy comptroller for accountancy in New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office.
Thompson had been bureau chief in the bureau of accountancy. Her appointment to Stringer’s 13-member leadership team takes effect immediately.
“To lead this division, you need to be smart and diligent, and that’s why I’m thrilled that Jacqueline is in this role,” Stringer said Thursday. “She brings a wealth of experience to the job that will allow her to hit the ground running.”
The Bureau of Accountancy is responsible for all aspects of the city’s financial accounting and reporting. It prepares the comptroller’s comprehensive annual financial report, which contains the city’s charter-mandated audited financial statements.
It is also responsible for ensuring accuracy in city agency accounting, reconciling more than 100 city bank accounts, servicing 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 11 variable supplement funds, along with other duties.
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. While there, she was 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.
Stringer was elected Comptroller in 2013. Before that, he was Manhattan's borough president, and prior to that he spent 13 years in the New York State Assembly.