[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Union 12-6-1972 by L.L. No. 3-1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Union does hereby establish the Department of Audit and Control for the Town of Union.
The head of the Department of Audit and Control shall be known as the "Comptroller" and shall be charged with the responsibility of administrative control and coordination of the Department and the following divisions:
Data Processing Division.
Editor's Note: The office of Town Comptroller was established by resolution 12-16-1970 in accordance with the authority set forth in Town Law § 20, Subdivision 3(b).
The Comptroller shall have the following duties. The Comptroller shall:
Audit, allow or reject all accounts, charges, claims or demands against the Town or its improvement districts and prepare and post lists of all such accounts, charges, claims or demands after audit or rejection.
Annually audit the fiscal affairs of each improvement district within the Town and make a report of this audit in writing to the Town Board.
See that no appropriation account is overdrawn nor any account charged for a bill that should be paid from another account.
Be the chief accounting officer of the Town and do the following:
Keep all accounts on appropriations.
Prepare a monthly report of all Town receipts and disbursements.
Prepare the annual financial report which is filed with the State Department of Audit and Control and the Town Clerk.
Prepare the annual report of indebtedness to the county legislature.
Assist any department in preparation of feasibility studies which the Supervisor or Town Board may request.
Assist the Supervisor in the preparation and/or application for all types of financial aid which are essential to the operation of the Town.
Manage and coordinate the operation of all insurance matters of the Town.
Exercise all duties imposed on him by law.
The Comptroller shall have the following powers:
The power to assign any of the employees within the Department of Audit and Control and its divisions to any function requiring services appropriate to the classification of the employee so assigned.
The power to administer rules and regulations necessary or expedient for the proper conduct of the Department of Audit and Control and its divisions.
The power to recommend to any Town department or agency proper methods of public accounting practices which are deemed proper by the State Department of Audit and Control.
Such other powers and duties imposed on him by law and/or as may be delegated to him from time to time by resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Union.
The budgets to meet the expenses for the Department of Audit and Control and its divisions shall be Town-wide charges.
[Added 3-7-2012 by L.L. No. 3-2012]
The Comptroller of the Town of Union is not required to be a resident of the Town of Union, provided that the Comptroller resides in the County of Broome.