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The State Auditor
Honorable Pola Buckley, CPA, CISA
Pola Buckley was sworn in on January 7, 2013 and was elected to a second four year term on December 7, 2016. She serves as Maine's 20th State Auditor. Pola earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Thomas College and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Boston College. State Auditor Buckley is a CPA licensed in the State of Maine and she also holds a worldwide CISA certification in electronic information systems auditing issued by ISACA. Pola has been employed by Maine's Office of the State Auditor since March 2000. As a Boston College graduate Auditor Buckley received early training in the philosophy of service to others and the importance of professional excellence.
She is a member of the National Association of State Auditors, Controllers, and Treasurers (NASACT) and is an active member of the Training, Professional Development, Human Resources, and Single Audit Committees. Auditor Buckley participates annually on the panel of judges for NASACT’s highly coveted Annual Award for Large Performance Audits. She has also participated as a Peer Reviewer for NASACT.
Auditor Buckley focuses her attention on the audit of the State's financial statements, information systems, and federal programs administered by the State such as Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance, and Highway Planning and Construction. Prior to joining the Office of the State Auditor, Pola worked as a financial and systems consultant to Maine's paper industry from 1993 to 2000 during a period of significant corporate reorganizations. She was also the Chief Financial Officer of a manufacturing company employing 150 people in Androscoggin County from 1988 to 1993. Prior to 1988, Pola worked ten years for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a Fortune 500 corporation, working initially as a Cost Analyst. She was then promoted to Supervisor of Cost Analysis and upwards to Mill Financial Manager. Auditor Buckley brings forty years of public and private professional experience to the important position of State Auditor.
Pola has two sons, Michael and Daniel who attended Bowdoin College and the University of Maine. She resides in Hallowell.