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Comptroller releases municipal, charter school audits

ALBANY - State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office completed the audits of the Town of Fenton, the Town of Troupsburg and the Buffalo United Charter School.

Town of Fenton – Selected Town Clerk’s Receipts (Broome County)
The town clerk did not ensure that receipts were properly recorded and deposited timely and intact, nor did she provide adequate oversight of the employees that collect money in her office. The town board has not adopted any policies to adequately address the risks identified in the audit.

Town of Troupsburg – Internal Controls Over Information Technology (Steuben County)
The town board has not established adequate internal controls over the town’s information technology system. The town lacks policies and procedures related to acceptable use, data backup and computer security, and the board has not adopted a disaster recovery plan. Further, the town board has not adopted a data breach policy as required by law.

Buffalo United Charter School – Financial Management (Erie County)
The school board has entered into a management agreement with a privately held for-profit corporation. Because the school board relies almost exclusively on the corporation to handle the charter school’s finances, the school treasurer cannot adequately fulfill certain duties as prescribed. The corporation’s failure to disclose detailed information about its internal costs and how they are allocated to the school limits the board’s ability to verify that these charges are accurate and appropriate.