Hello! Welcome to the Online Office of the County Comptroller. I am Joseph Sawicki, Jr., your Suffolk County Comptroller.
It is my duty as authorized by the Suffolk County Charter Law, to provide you with information specific to the duties of this office and all the services we provide. You should know that I have put forth certain platforms as your County Comptroller.
I guarantee my office will provide quality auditing of County government-related agencies. Since I was elected to this office from January l, 2003 through August 4, 2010, we have uncovered $12.6 million in audit findings; $10.4 million of which are monetary findings and $2.2 million are recovered property. $7.6 million has been repaid by those entities audited and returned to the County general fund which benefits you - - the County taxpayers.
I am dedicated to promoting the fiscal stability of Suffolk County's credit rating. While Suffolk County borrows money from federal and state agencies on a quarterly basis for various projects, a higher credit rating means lower interest rates, which in turn saves money for the County across the board. Our bond ratings from Wall Street's most respected agencies are higher than they have ever been in the last 25 years.
It is also imperative that the Comptroller's Office produce and maintain quality financial statements. When reporting the results of an audit, it is necessary to explain the process that was undertaken in intricate detail. Wall Street agencies scrutinize these statements. Because of these efforts, Suffolk County is held in very high regard by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
Do you or your child wish to take college courses at an out -of -County college? Visit my Certificate of Residence section, where your questions on how to obtain a certificate necessary to offset the out-of-county double tuition for such courses, you will encounter. My staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding this topic.
Thank you for electing me as your County Comptroller this past November 2010. As I enter my third term, the Office of the Comptroller remains dedicated to all residents and acts as a fiscal watchdog in making sure your County dollars are accounted for and spent properly.