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September 23, 2011


DiNapoli’s Office Completes School Audit

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audit of the Phoenix Central School District.

“My office’s audits of school districts and BOCES help schools improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said. “These audits are tools for schools to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide students with the best possible education.”

Phoenix Central School District - Internal Controls Over Payroll (Oswego and Onondaga Counties)
Although the payroll clerk has developed an informal system to process payroll, the board has not established written policies and procedures for payroll processing. District officials have not adequately segregated payroll duties and employee responsibilities have not been defined. Management has not instituted mitigating controls, such as verification of payroll changes, or conducting a payroll audit.


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