The view from Gordon Wilmoth’s office hasn’t changed much the past six months … but it’s about to.
Wilmoth became acting Controller in September when David Tolman vacated the position to become acting administrator for the Division of Administration. After Tolman’s position became permanent, Wilmoth sought to make his official as well. That happened last week, Dec. 5, when he was introduced as ITD’s new Controller.
He assumed the title and the responsibilities but remains in the same third-floor office until stacks of boxes, papers and books are cleared out for his relocation.
Wilmoth’s career at ITD dates to January 1981 when he became a claims and disbursements supervisor, working on accounts payable, payroll and receivables. The 27-year journey to Controller included work in Transportation Resource Management Systems, project accounting for highway programming, project accounting and general ledger and financial reporting.
He has helped the department transition through three financial management systems, including Oracle and now ITD Advantage and will be involved in introducing a major upgrade to Advantage next year.
As Controller, Wilmoth and his staff are responsible for bill payment, accounts receivable, payroll processing and financial reporting – both internally and to outside agencies such as the Federal Highway Administration and State Controller’s Office.
also include project accounting and GARVEE financial reports.
The challenges immediately ahead, Wilmoth says, include upgrading ITD Advantage – which functions as ITD’s financial, human resources and procurement computer system – and providing timely financial information about the GARVEE program.
The role of Financial Services, he explains, is to compile the best, most accurate information available as a foundation for administrative decisions.
Wilmoth is a life-long Treasure Valley resident. He grew up in the Kuna area, graduated from Kuna High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boise State University.