The county auditor maintains the financial integrity of the county government.
The county auditor's primary duty is to oversee financial record-keeping for the county and to assure that all expenditures comply with the county budget. The county auditor, by law, has continuous access to all books and financial records. The county auditor also conducts detailed reviews of all county financial operations.
County Auditor and the County Government
The Office of County Auditor is neither created by nor under the hierarchical control of the administrative body, the Commissioner’s Court. While the Commissioners' Court is the budgeting body in county government, both the county auditor and Commissioners' Court are required, by law, to approve or reject claims for disbursement of county funds.
The integrity of county financial administration is entrusted to a dual control system of checks and balances. The county auditor has general oversight of all the books and records of all county officials and is charged with strictly enforcing laws governing county finances.
Ellis County Auditor
Ms. Miykael Reeve is the County Auditor for Ellis County. A long-term resident of Ellis County, she received her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Northwood University and earned her Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) certificate in January 2013. She began her career working as an Auditor for Shaw, Witherspoon and Company, P.C. She soon after joined Government Finance Officer Associates of Texas (GFOAT) as an active member. On September 1, 2017, she was sworn in as the Ellis County Auditor. Prior to that, Ms. Reeve was hired in 2008 as the Finance Director for the City of Red Oak. Ms. Reeve was nominated by GFOAT for the Co-chair of the Ethics committee in 2012, where she currently serves. In 2015, she was also nominated to serve on the GFOAT Board of Directors where she served until April of 2017 as North Texas Rep. She currently resides in Ennis, Texas with her two children.