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Office of the New York State Comptroller

Internal Control Task Force

Internal Audit Process Work Group

Under the leadership of staff drawn from State agency internal audit operations, this group is charged with developing and maintaining guidance and identifying best practices concerning most issues related to implementing the operational aspects of the audit standards of the Act. Major focus areas include audit planning and fieldwork processes to ensure appropriate coverage of internal control risks, audit documentation requirements and monitoring the implementation of audit recommendations.

Work Group Goals and Objectives

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Guidance on risk-based audit planning

Guidance on reviewing internal controls

Guidance on monitoring audit findings

Guidance on maintaining audit documentation

Work Group Members




Task Force Contact



John Buyce

Office of the State Comptroller

(518) 437-8757




Richard Kaplan

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

(518) 485-2039

John McNulty


(518) 388-3340




Kenneth Lawrence

Mental Health

(518) 474-7653

Kimberly McDonough

Housing & Community Renewal

(518) 473-8443

James Mitchell

Alcoholic Beverage Control

(518) 473-2641

Samuel Sonenberg

Department of Civil Service

(518) 485-6411

David Paniccia

Mental Health

(518) 474-7653

Robert Kosky

Office of the State Comptroller

(518) 286-2622

Michael Gammans

Temporary & Disability Assistance

(518) 473-1598

Phyllis Linker

Insurance Department

(212) 480-2317