Kristopher Knight CPA

Deputy Secretary of State, State of Delaware

Mr. Knight serves as Deputy Secretary of State and Director of the Delaware Division of Corporations. In that role, he oversees the state’s $1 billion corporate franchise and servicing of the 1.2 million business entities that make their legal home in Delaware. 

Kris joined the Division of Accounting in February of 2011 from KPMG, LLP in Philadelphia, a leading US audit, tax, and advisory services firm, where he worked for eight years. In his position with KPMG, LLP, as a Senior Manager, Kris was responsible for audit engagements of various clients, including the University of Delaware and the State of Delaware. Mr. Knight has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is a licensed CPA in Delaware.

As Director of the Division of Accounting (DOA), Kris oversees internal controls, payroll compliance and financial reporting for all State of Delaware agencies. He provides leadership and direction in the management of all financial accounting for the State. Kris works with the DOA Management Team in three key areas. 1) Ensuring effective controls exist in the daily operations of the thirteen modules of Delaware's Enterprise Resource Planning system, First State Financials (FSF). 2) Managing State compliance with all payroll laws, rules and regulations. 3) The release of timely and accurate State financial data to other State management and for public reporting; including, but not limited to, Delaware's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Single Audit Report (A133), which together outline the state's financial activities and balances each fiscal year.


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