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Office of the New York State Comptroller

Internal Control Task Force

Organization & Staffing Workgroup

This group develops guidance on organizational issues related to the operation of internal audit units established within the agency organizational structure. Focus areas include both the quantitative and qualitative factors related to the resources assigned to the function, including reporting relationships and other issues related to independence. This group also explores the potential for alternative means of providing internal audit coverage, both within the listed agencies and for agencies that are not required to maintain their own internal audit function.

Work Group Goals and Objectives

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Guidance on Internal Audit Director Qaulifications

Guidance on staffing levels for agency internal audit units

Guidance on organizational placement and independence

Guidance on internal audit outsourcing and shared services

Work Group Members




Task Force Contact



Ann Foster

Division of the Budget

(518) 473-7414




Mike Abbott

State University of New York

(518) 443-5533

James Nellegar

Taxation and Finance

(518) 457-3124




Mark Anderson

Alcohol Beverage Control

(518) 474-4139

Joel Biederman

Office of the State Comptroller

(518) 474-3271

Bill Gritsavage

Criminal Justice

(518) 457-1417

Thomas Howe

Department of Health

(518) 473-3920

Dave Koschnick

Real Property Services

(518) 474-7848

Phil Maher

Temporary & Disability Assistance

(518) 473-5858

Theresa Vottis


(518) 457-4680