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May 1, 2023
Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips announced refunds totaling $1,583,000 to the City of Glen Cove and the Glen Cove City School District. The refunds resolved Glen Cove’s overpayment of Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) to the County from 2010 to 2021. Read more here.
April 25, 2023
Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips has announced that her office will commence a review of Nassau County’s utilization of local motels and hotels for emergency shelter for eligible County residents. In 2022, 17 hotel/motels were used by the Nassau County Department of Social Services for emergency housing placements at a total cost of $3,053,278 to the County. Read more about the upcoming audit here.
March 24, 2023
Nassau County Comptroller’s Office Announces Audit Results for Town of Hempstead Sanitary District No. 7
Results and Recommendations Will Guide District Leadership Toward Better Management. Read more here.
January 12, 2023
Review of the 2020/2021 Reassessment
The Office of Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips has completed a Review of the 2020/2021 Reassessment of properties. Read more here.
December 21, 2022
Nassau County Comptroller’s Office Announces Audit Results for Broken But Not Destroyed Emergency Shelter Provider
The audit of the Franklin Square, NY based non-profit organization exposed numerous significant issues in the organization’s operations, including ongoing violations of contractual and regulatory requirements. Read more here.
November 23, 2022
The Nassau County Comptroller’s Office is working hard to get money into the hands of non-profit organizations who serve the County’s most vulnerable residents. We’re improving efficiency in our office and reducing the time it takes to issue funds to health and human service providers, social services and housing assistance programs.
Comptroller Elaine Phillips announces a new initiative to replace NIFS, the Nassau Integrated Financial System.
August 22, 2022
Statement by Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips: Numbers Don't Lie... But They May Not Tell the Whole Truth
It is time to allow the officials who were elected by the people of Nassau County to govern.
August 5, 2022
Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips Releases the 2022 Mid-Year Report on the County’s Financial Condition
On August 4, 2022, Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips released the 2022 Mid-Year Report on the County’s Financial Condition, which provides year-to-date financial results using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), compares them to the 2022 Adopted Budget, and offers projections for the remainder of fiscal year 2022. The report shows the County is on track to generate a GAAP surplus, estimated at $32.8 million in the three primary operating funds, which will further strengthen the County’s overall financial condition. The report is focused on the County’s “three primary operating funds,” consistent with GAAP accounting, and identifies potential risks and opportunities to the fiscal year’s adopted budget.
July 14, 2022
Nassau County Comptroller: Report on the First Six Months: Eliminating Waste, Fraud and Inefficiency – Restoring Integrity and Trust in Government
In her first six months in office, Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips assembled an expert team with deep and broad financial and government experience and began to tackle some of the County’s most significant financial issues. Work is underway to replace the antiquated Nassau County Integrated Financial System (NIFS) and audits are underway in the Department of Assessment, Department of Consumer Affairs and more. Read more here.
June 30, 2022
The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Closes the County’s 2021 Books with a $480 Million Surplus
On June 30, 2022, the Nassau County Comptroller’s Office released the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (“ACFR”) for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2021. The County’s fiscal year 2021 ended with a surplus of $480 million in the Governmental Funds, attributed primarily to higher sales tax revenues and savings related to lower debt service.
June 22, 2022Nassau County Comptroller’s Office Delivers $300,000 in Back Pay to City of Long Beach
On May 3, 2022, Long Beach City Council President Karen McInnis, Council member John Bendo and former Council member Michael Delury, met with Comptroller Phillips to discuss $300,000 owed to the City of Long Beach for bus service from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021. The payment for the bus service, which connects the barrier island’s east end with the Long Beach LIRR station and downtown area, was approved and released on May 21, less than three weeks later.
May 11, 2022Comptroller Elaine Phillips Meets with the Nassau County Living Wage Law Advisory Committee: Nassau County Living Wage 2021 Annual Report Released
At a meeting of the Nassau County Living Wage Advisory Committee on May 10, 2022, Comptroller Elaine Phillips presented the County’s Living Wage Law 2021 Annual Report. Members of the committee, Comptroller Elaine Phillips and members of the Comptroller’s staff discussed recent advances in compensation for County employees and employees of vendors working under contract with the County.
March 2nd, 2022
Comptroller Elaine Phillips Announces Audit of the Backlogged Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs
Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips announced today that she has directed her office to audit the Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs. The audit will examine the operation of the Department including licensing procedures, management and staffing under the previous administration in light of reports of backlogs and mismanagement that appears to have negatively impacted the way business owners operate in Nassau County.
February 15th, 2022
Comptroller Elaine Phillips Announces New Review of Nassau County's Confusing and Complex Property Assessment System
Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips today announced a number of new reviews relating to the county's Department of Assessment. The audit will cover Assessment Rolls for the years 2021 through 2021, as well as the department's application of the five-year phase-in.
January 26, 2022
Elaine Phillips Becomes First Woman to Serve as Nassau County Comptroller
As the first woman elected to serve as Nassau County Comptroller, I am an example that with hard work and determination anyone can enjoy success and achieve their dreams. It is truly an honor and a privilege to once again serve the residents of Nassau County.
In the News
On May 1, 2023, Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips announced refunds totaling $1,583,000 for the City of Glen Cove and the Glen Cove City School District. The refunds resolved Glen Cove's accidental overpayment of Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) to the County from 2010 to 2021.
______________________Comptroller Elaine Phillips Talks with Residents and Business Owners About the 2020-21 Reassessment of Property Values
Manhasset Times, March 24, 2023
Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips has been meeting with civic groups and chambers of commerce across the County to talk with residents and business owners about the 2020-21 Reassessment of property values. Here’s a write up of one of her recent talks, all of which have been followed by lively and candid Q&As.
On November 17, 2022, Comptroller Elaine Phillips was honored by Long Island Business News (LIBN) as a recipient of the LIBN 2022 Business and Finance Awards. The awards recognize leadership and contributions of Long Island's top business and finance professionals.
Comptroller Phillips highlights the problem with the Nassau County Interim Financial Authority (NIFA)'s Control Period. Newsday, October 30, 2022
"Phillips Is The Taxpayers' Advocate"
by Frank Rizzo, Anton Media Group. April 6-12, 2022
March 25th, 2022
Comptroller Elaine Phillips with The Voice of Nassau Community College Interview
NCC 90.3 WHPC
Bill McIntyre and Jon Gallo talk with newly elected Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips about issues affecting her office, including reassessment, payroll and more.
March 2nd, 2022
News 12 Video - Comptroller Elaine Phillips on Power and Politics
Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips was on News 12 Long Island's Power and Politics with Rich Barrabi to discuss her first audits as Nassau County Comptroller.
February 15th, 2022
Comptroller Elaine Phillips announces audit of tax reassessment Video
Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips on Feb. 15th announced a number of new reviews relating to the county's Department of Assessment. The audit will cover Assessment Rolls for the years 2021 through 2021, as well as the department's application of the five-year phase-in.
February 15th, 2022
Phillips announces audit of tax reassessment
Nassau County Comptroller Elaine Phillips said, she will begin an audit of the Department of Assessment on Feb. 15. Joined by County Executive Bruce Blakeman, who campaigned on transparency and change for the reassessment, Phillips reiterated her own promise to independently investigate the reassessment process and how to improve it.