The chief accounting and auditing officer of the county performs the following:
- Chairman of the Audit Committee which reviews the annual audit of the financial statements and all regulations, policy and procedures affecting the accounting and financial procedures of Dutchess County.
- Provides for audit of Dutchess County Financial Statements by independent outside CPA firm.
- Audits all county departments and outside agencies funded by the county.
- Audits and approves for payment all payments to vendors and provides for all processing and record keeping required by federal, state and local law for encumbrance, payment and reporting of financial transactions.
- Reports audit results to County Executive and Legislature and recommends action to strengthen internal controls to curb expenses, enhance revenues and protect the taxpayers’ interests throughout all county activities.
- Sees that all applicable federal, state and local laws are adhered to in the handling of county funds and in their application to providing services to the general public.
- Seeks out and reports financial irregularities and misuse of county funds and reports all such activity to responsible officials.
- Audit the financial records and accounts of all units of County government charged with any duty relating to funds of the County or for which the County is responsible.
- Prepare and submit to the County Executive, annually and on such date and on such forms as the County Executive shall prescribe, the information required by the County Executive in the preparation of the tentative county budget.