Phyllis S. Taynton, CPA

Phyllis S. Taynton currently serves as Auditor-Controller of Solano County. She was re-elected to a second four-year term beginning January 2023. 

Phyllis joined the County as an internal auditor in January 1990 after working with KPMG Peat Marwick for two years. She transferred to a Senior Accountant/Trainer position in 1995 before being promoted to Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller in September 1997. Phyllis was appointed as Assistant Auditor-Controller in January 2005, where she served until her elected term began in January 2019. 

Phyllis received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University at Sacramento, in 1987. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

Phyllis is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the California State Association of County Auditors, where she serves on the Association’s Legislative Committee and has served as past chair of both the Policies & Interpretations Committee and Accounting Standards and Procedures Committee. In January 2019, Phyllis was appointed by State Controller Betty Yee to serve on the Advisory Committee on County Accounting Procedures, which is responsible for reviewing, and approving county accounting and budgeting procedures before the State Controller prescribes them in regulation.