Ulster comptroller to conduct county-wide risk assessment

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KINGSTON – Ulster County Comptroller
Elliott Auerbach has launched a risk assessment survey to be completed
by units of county government in an effort to ensure best practices and
to safeguard against waste, loss and misuse of taxpayer money.
The survey draws from standards and practices recommended by the state comptroller and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said Auerbach.
“We feel that we have the talent on our team to conduct this, have reached out to some outside consultants to help us formulate what we felt was viable survey and then institute it as a baseline so as we go forward in future years, we can look back at the initial survey and compare changes,” he said.
The goal of the risk assessment is to have the report “serve as a vital tool for the legislature and executive in ensuring the best possible controls are in place,” said Deputy Comptroller Joseph Eriole.