DiNapoli's Office Completes Audit of The Village of Schuylerville
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit: Village of Schuylerville - Internal Control Over Claims Processing.
“My office’s audits of local governments improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for local officials to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars. The Village of Schuylerville failed to implement effective controls over claims processing. The board should properly audit all claims to ensure they represent actual village expenses.”
DiNapoli’s auditors found that only one or two of the four board members audited claims at the village. Additionally, the board did not audit claims for utilities, freight and express charges after they were paid.
Auditors from DiNapoli’s office reviewed 30 claims totaling $158,475 paid by the village and found various deficiencies. For example, 19 claims totaling $55,541 for construction and maintenance projects and equipment purchases were audited by only one or two board members.
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