Mrs. Elena Tercero CGFM, CPA, CGMA

Co-Deputy State Auditor, NM Office of the State Auditor

Elena Tercero has over ten years of experience working in New Mexico State government. She is currently an audit manager with the Office of the State Auditor. She served as Administrative Services Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Finance and Administration where she oversaw the agency's budget and finance staff. She previously was the Chief Financial Officer of Children, Youth and Family. She also has over 10 years of experience in non-profit accounting working as the Chief Financial Officer of a private high school as well as being a member of the accounting staff for New Mexico’s only family homeless shelter. Elena holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s degree in Finance from the College of Santa Fe. She is also a Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Public Accountant, and Charted Global Managerial Accountant. Elena is currently the President of the New Mexico AGA Chapter, the chair of the AGA Professional Certification Board, a member of the AGA National Governing Board and a board member of New Mexico DECA. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have four children. In her spare time she enjoys training others as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and precision nutrition level 1 nutrition coach.