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November 26, 2010

 

DiNapoli's Office Completes Audit of the Village of Cedarhurst

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit: Village of Cedarhurst: Internal Controls Over Procurement, Claims Processing and Information Technology.

“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. Cedarhurst needs to improve its practices in several areas to make sure taxpayers are getting the most for their money and that crucial village data is protected from loss or theft.”

DiNapoli’s auditors determined that village officials needed to improve controls over the procurement of goods and services, the claims audit process and information technology.

Village officials procured goods and services totaling $150,944 without soliciting competition, vendors cashed checks totaling $148,023 before the underlying claims were approved for payment, and the district’s IT resources are at risk of loss or misuse in the event of a disaster or inappropriate activity.

For a full copy of the audit, see: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/villages/2010/cedarhurst.pdf

If you have any questions, or would like a comment from the Comptroller’s press office regarding this audit, please call 518-474-4015, or send an email to press@osc.state.ny.us.




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