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May 14, 2014 - 2:54pm

City Council seeks volunteers for the Audit Advisory, Housing Authority, Centennial committees

posted by Billie Owens in batavia.

Press release:

The Batavia City Council is seeking City residents who are interested in volunteering as a member of the following:

  • Audit Advisory Committee
  • Batavia Housing Authority
  • Centennial Committee

***The Audit Advisory Committee was established to provide oversight to the financial and compliance reporting process and external audit process. The Committee aids in the communication between the City Manager and the independent auditor in areas including integrity of the City’s financial statement, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the performance, qualifications and independence of the auditors. The Committee will be responsible for meeting with the auditor’s prior to the audit, reviewing risk assessment, reviewing the draft financial statements and making a recommendation on acceptance of the external audit reports to the City Council.

Additional responsibilities include reviewing the management letter and establishing internal controls. The Committee is made up of five members, two of whom are City Council members. The qualifications for audit advisory committee members are: an understanding of GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles; an understanding of GASB (Government Accounting Standards Board); a financial background in Municipal Reporting; recognition of significant deficiencies and risk exposures.

***Batavia Housing Authority -- Residents interested in applying can obtain an application from the City Clerk’s Office or can visit our Web site at www.batavianewyork.com/Files and download a Committee/Board Volunteer Application under Documents. 

***Applications for the Centennial Committee are being accepted by the Vibrant Batavia Committee. It is a planning committee for the City’s Centennial Celebrations in 2015.

Residents interested in applying to volunteer for a Committee or Board can obtain an application from the City Clerk’s Office or can visit our Web site at www.batavianewyork.com/Files.

Applications are due to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, May 30.

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