County Comptroller's Office

  1. Why the Hempstead Animal Shelter Needs an Operational Audit

    Recently, I was very disappointed by the court’s decision to limit our audit of the Hempstead Animal Shelter (“Shelter”) to only a fiscal examination and not to the more comprehensive operational review. Read on...
  2. MARAGOS: COUNTY IS LIKELY TO END 2016 WITH $38 MILLION UNAUDITED GAAP SURPLUS

    Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos released the 2016 unaudited fiscal results today and reported that the County is expected to end the year with a $38 million surplus in the primary operating funds based on Read on...
  3. Maragos: County Juvenile Detention Center Vendor Staff Lacked Required

    Certifications and Child Abuse Clearances. JDC Errors Lost $1.3M Read on...
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Role of the Comptroller
Comptroller Maragos serves as the fiscal watchdog for Nassau County, which has a population of 1.3 million people and an annual budget of $2.6 billion. Comptroller Maragos and his staff: 

  • Monitor Nassau’s budget and financial operations
  • Audit government agencies and agencies with county contracts to uncover waste and abuse
  • Review county contracts and claims
  • Report on matters that significantly affect Nassau’s financial health and operations
  • Work with the administration and legislature to help the county overcome its fiscal challenges
  • Prepare Nassau’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Administer the county payroll and employee health benefits functions
What You Will Find
On this website you will find a wealth of information about Nassau’s finances and operations, including the complete text of all our audits and financial statements. You will also find timely reports about serious issues facing the county.