Beth Wood is a Certified Public Accountant in her fourth term as North Carolina’s elected State Auditor. She is a long-time public servant with nearly 30 years of auditing experience, having worked in the Auditor’s Office for nearly 10 years before her election in 2008 and also in the State Treasurer’s Office. Before that, she worked 10 years for several companies in the private sector.
Auditor Wood is the first woman to serve as the State Auditor in North Carolina.
Through her work as State Auditor, Beth has worked to strengthen and improve state government. By focusing in the areas of Medicaid, Information Technology, Transportation, and agency accountability for the spending of taxpayer dollars, her administration has identified hundreds of millions of dollars in wasteful spending. These audits have resulted in legislation to improve the oversight and efficiency of state government, earning her office the nickname of the “Taxpayers’ Watchdog.”
Awards and Recognition
Women Business Owners 2020 Hall of Fame
Women in Business 2019 Public Policy
August 2019 NASACT (The National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers) President’s Award
NCACPA 2016 Outstanding Conference Speaker
Most Powerful Women in Public Accounting; 2014, 2013
North Carolina Woman of Achievement, General Federation of Women’s Clubs of NC; 2009, 2010
Governor’s Award 101-250 Employees (Highest Percentage Increase); 2003