Julie Kiley has been appointed to serve as the Williamson County auditor following the retirement of County Auditor Jerri Jones in December. Under Texas law, the county auditor is appointed by the Williamson County district judges.
Julie Kiley currently serves as the first assistant county auditor, a position she has held since 2004. Kiley has been with the Williamson County Auditor’s Office for 28 years. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the Texas Association of County Auditors, Government Finance Officers Association, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Government Finance Officers Association of Texas. She is the 2010 recipient of the Denise Linch Award from the Texas Association of County Auditors.
“The county auditor’s role is unique in county government,” said Judge Betsy Lambeth, who serves as local administrative district judge. “She is trusted advisor to county officials and an independent monitor to ensure that we are good stewards of the public’s resources. The judges are excited about the knowledge and experience Julie brings to this role, and we look forward to working with her in the years to come.”
“I would like to thank the district judges for entrusting me to serve as the next county auditor of Williamson County. I look forward to serving the citizens and working alongside the elected and appointed officials and department heads of the county,” said Kiley.
During Kiley’s time with the county, the County Auditor’s Office has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report for 31 years and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence for their popular annual financial report for 17 years. The office also received the Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle Award from 2010 through 2015 for its financial online transparency. The office also received the Government Finance Officers Association Louisville Award for innovation in government finance for the implementation of the Auditor’s Office Performance Center reporting tool for elected officials and department heads in 2014.
Julie Kiley will serve as the county’s sixth county auditor.