Pursuant to the County Charter, the Comptroller's Office is responsible for auditing county departments and entities that receive funding from Dutchess County. Comptroller audits examine financial records and accounts for accuracy and verify that the business of the County is being transacted in compliance with local, county, and state law. Auditors follow professional auditing standards as defined by the Comptroller General of the United States. Audits generally include a review of an organization's expenditures, revenues, internal controls, reimbursement procedures, accounting procedures, petty cash, payroll and inventory. During an audit, auditors perform research and information gathering, do fieldwork, develop audit findings and prepare a final report.
Source: Dutchess County Comptroller's Office