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Centre County Controller

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    Jason Moser

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If elected, what will be your three top priorities, and how will you address them?

Date of Birth April 21, 1961
Education > Rutgers Business School, M.S. in Financial Accounting > Pace University, B.B.A. in Accounting
Qualifications Currently serving as the Deputy Controller. Prior to joining the Controller’s office, spent twenty plus years in the private sector with two companies, AOL Time Warner and Medimedia USA. Held multiple senior-level finance and operations positions. Member of Government Finance Officers Association.
1. Utilize the experience/knowledge I’ve gained as Deputy Controller to ensure a seamless transition to the role of Controller. I’ll continue to acquire the expertise needed to perform the Controller’s specific job duties, so I can immediately provide the effective leadership needed to operate efficiently and be responsive to the needs of our citizens.

2. Continue to earn the Government Finance Officers’ Association’s “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” for our Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. I’ll work hard to ensure the Controller’s Office provides the required oversight needed to uphold the high standards of fiscal reporting that Centre County constituents deserve.

3. Create user-friendly, online versions of the county’s complex financial statements to help promote a better understanding of how our tax dollars are spent. By providing more simplified reporting formats, residents will be able to readily access information regarding the county’s revenues, expenditures, and services provided throughout our community.
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Date of Birth November 21, 1980
Education Bachelor's Degree & Graduate Program in Public Budgeting and Financial Management from Penn State University
Qualifications 10+ years with multi-million dollar budgetary responsibilities; oversee dozens of employees with focus on accountability; past-president of Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association's Keystone Chapter, statewide Membership committee chair; and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County Board member with strong knowledge of non-profit and government accounting; 2013 Leadership Centre County Graduate with strong ties to the community
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My top priorities as Centre County Controller are modernization, accountability, and transparency. I will work to modernize the infrastructure of the County's financial system. There have been significant improvements in budget and financial tracking software over the past decade that will help streamline collection and retention of County financial records. I will strengthen accountability and transparency by making the Fraud and Abuse Tip Line visible for employees and residents of Centre County to report any suspected wrongdoing and ensure that County resources are used legally and responsibly. I will create transparency in the Controller's office by making County audits and financial reports accessible to taxpayers by making sure they are up-to-date and available online.