NASACT originated in Washington, D.C. in 1915. At that time, a group of state auditors and comptrollers came together and decided to institute an annual meeting for state governmental finance officials from around the country. Thus, NASACT’s technical network of government finance professionals was born.

Since the 1970s, NASACT has actively expanded its role as a representative of state interests in financial management by providing leadership and training to meet the increasingly complex challenges faced by state governments. Although NASACT has a major interest in national issues, it does not engage in any partisan political activity and no staff or organizational resources are used to support any such activity.

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The NASACT Community

NASACT serves as the premier organization working to bring together state auditors, state comptrollers and state treasurers to cooperatively address government financial management issues. NASACT also manages two secretariats - the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) and the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC). Both NSAA and NASC are included under the umbrella of NASACT’s budget and utilize staff hired by NASACT.