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Veteran State Accounting Manager Named Chief of Accounts

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 05:02am

NASHVILLE – A veteran state accounting manager has been promoted to chief accounting officer in the Dept. of Finance and Administration.  Mike Corricelli has been with the department since 1995, serving in various accounting positions with increasing responsibilities.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Mike’s caliber in the division to step into this role,” Commissioner Larry Martin said.  “Mike has been invaluable to the division and has outperformed expectations in every role we’ve asked him to fill. I know he’ll continue the success this division has enjoyed.”

The Chief of Accounts is responsible for maintaining the state’s centralized accounting records, processing state payments and payroll, preparing the state’s financial statements and developing state accounting policy. 

Corricelli succeeds Jan Sylvis, who held the position from 1995 to this month, when she retires from state service to serve as vice-chair of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). The GASB ( is responsible for establishing and improving financial accounting and reporting standards for state and local governments.

Before coming to the State of Tennessee, Mike held financial management positions with the Cumberland Museum in Nashville, the State of Indiana, the Indiana State Fair Board, among others. 

Corricelli holds a BS in Accounting from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

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