November 26, 2010
DiNapoli's Office Completes Audit of the Village of Altmar
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit: Village of Altmar: Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Activities.
“As Comptroller, I’m committed to using the audit process to make sure state and local governments run as efficiently as possible,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools governments should use to better protect taxpayer dollars. Altmar officials need to be much more vigilant in protecting the village’s finances and in establishing policies to make sure taxpayer dollars are well accounted for. ”
DiNapoli’s auditors found the town board had not established adequate internal controls over cash receipts and disbursements with an insufficient segregation of duties within the clerk-treasurer’s office.
Auditors also found the board had not adopted any written policies regarding the receipt and disbursement of cash, did not have the records and reports of the clerk-treasurer audited as required by law and did not ensure the timely submission of the village’s annual financial report.
For a full copy of the audit, see: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/villages/2010/altmar.pdf
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