Role of the Comptroller
Comptroller Elaine Phillips is the Independent Protector of the Taxpayers and Residents of Nassau County.
Nassau County has a population more than 1.35 million people and an annual budget of approximately $3.68 billion. Comptroller Phillips and her dedicated staff:
- Monitor Nassau's budget and financial operations
- Proactively advocate for government operational efficiencies and improvements on behalf of the taxpayers
- Audit government departments and agencies that are doing business with county to uncover and prevent waste, fraud, and inefficiencies
- Review thousands of county contracts and claims
- Review and approve payments to 55,000 vendors every year
- Report on matters that affect Nassau's financial health and operations
- Work with the administration and legislature to help the county overcome its fiscal challenges
- Prepare Nassau's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report
- Administer county payroll and employee health benefits functions
What You Will Find
On this website taxpayers and residents will find a wealth of information about Nassau's finances and operations, including the complete text of all audits and financial statements. Visitors will also find timely reports about important issues facing the county.