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Meeting Notification: Meeting of the Advisory Board to the Comptroller – June 30, 2023 at 10:30am

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WHO: The Advisory Board to the Comptroller, Auditors from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ independent external auditors, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (CLA) 

WHAT: Meeting to receive draft of Statewide Single Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2022 

WHEN: Friday, June 30, 2023 at 10:30am 

WHERE: Virtually, via Zoom
Dial-in: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 849 5550 4255 
Passcode: 949011 

The Advisory Board to the Comptroller (the “Board”) will hold a virtual meeting on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 10:30am, via Zoom.  The Board is expected to receive a briefing on the draft of the Statewide Single Audit Report, which is prepared by the state’s independent external auditors, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (CLA).  This is a public meeting subject to the Open Meeting Law. 

The formal meeting notification is available at this link. 

The Statewide Single Audit Report is an entity-wide audit of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that includes its financial statements, and the expenditures of federal awards by all state agencies, excluding institutions of higher education.  

The Statewide Single Audit is conducted by an external audit firm, in accordance with the federal Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and Government Auditing Standards. The Statewide Single Audit reviews internal controls and compliance over financial reporting and federal programs. 

About the Advisory Board to the Comptroller

The Board was created pursuant to M.G.L. c. 7A, § 2.  

The Board meets to provide advice and counsel to the Comptroller in the performance of his duties.  The Board is responsible for reviewing any rules or regulations promulgated by the Comptroller prior to their implementation.  The Board also reviews, prior to publication, the annual financial report of the Commonwealth, published by the Comptroller. 

About the Office of the Comptroller

The Office of the Comptroller ensures that the more than $50 billion in annual transactions authorized by the general appropriations act and supplemental appropriations are executed in accordance with all statutory requirements and recorded in compliance with accounting standards.  We also oversee capital assets, federal funding inflows, and other transactions.  We also own and maintain statewide payments and payroll systems, safeguarding critical financial information.  We operate in support of our partners, the financial staff at more than 150 departments and agencies across the Commonwealth.  

As stewards of the public trust, we aspire to inspire confidence by maintaining our core principles: clarity, integrity, and accountability.  

The powers and obligations of the Office of the Comptroller are generally dictated by M.G.L. c. 7A.  

The Comptroller of the Commonwealth is William McNamara, who has served as the 20th Comptroller since February 2020.