Responsibilities that fall directly under the chief financial officer include: ▪ Overseeing the state’s accounting and auditing functions, including review of state contracts and safeguarding unclaimed property. ▪ Monitoring the investment of state funds and managing the deferred compensation program for state employees. ▪ Investigating fraud, including identity theft and insurance fraud. ▪ Overseeing cemeteries and funeral homes that sell pre-need contracts. ▪ Licensing and oversight of insurance agents and agencies. ▪ Ensuring businesses have workers’ compensation coverage in place for employees and helping injured workers with benefit payments and re-employment. ▪ As state fire marshal, investigating fires and suppressing arson.