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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Taxpayers' Guide to State and Local Audits

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Town of Rush – Board Oversight (2014M-193)


Released: October 10, 2014 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to examine the Board’s oversight of financial operations for the period January 1, 2012 through April 30, 2014.

Background

The Town of Rush is located in Monroe County and has approximately 3,250 residents. The Town is governed by an elected five-member Town Board comprising the Town Supervisor and four council members. Budgeted appropriations for 2014 total approximately $2.6 million.

Key Findings

  • The Board did not audit claims prior to payment during fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
  • The Board did not conduct an annual audit of the financial records of all Town officers who received and disbursed cash for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

Key Recommendations

  • Conduct a thorough and deliberate audit of all claims for payment against the Town before payments are disbursed.
  • Conduct or provide for an annual audit of the financial records of all Town officers who received or disbursed money during the preceding fiscal year.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: localgov@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236