Division of Local Government and School Accountability:
The New York State Office of the State Comptroller’s Division of Local Government and School Accountability provides a variety of services to local governments and school districts to help them improve their operations. These services include: performance audits designed to identify cost savings and improve fiscal operations; accountability audits; training and technical assistance to local government officials; and publications to assist local officials in carrying out their fiscal responsibilities.
Goals of the Division:
Local Official Training Unit:
The goal of the Local Official Training Unit is to support the Division’s mission by providing high quality training to local officials throughout the State. Such training is provided through a number of low cost methods which include the newly created Local Government Leadership Institute, seminars, workshops, accounting schools, teleconferences and online training. In providing these services, the Local Official Training Unit collaborates with various associations and State agencies to ensure that local officials receive up-to-date information which will allow them to perform their duties. The unit provides training through the development and use of core curricula and standards for presentation materials. In addition, the Training Unit conducts assessments of all training that is offered and assists with the logistics associated with planning training events when necessary.