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Comptroller's Office

Mailing Address Office Hours Department Contact
Comptroller's Office
Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 110
Newton, MA 02459
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

David C. Wilkinson
(617) 796-1300
(617) 796-1196 Fax

Major Responsibilities

Provide oversight of all financial activities of the City for purposes of:

  • Assuring financial transactions are undertaken in accordance with federal, state, and local law, regulation, contract, and policy; and that City assets are protected from misuse or misappropriation.
  • Assuring that financial transactions are properly documented and approved.
  • Assuring that financial transactions are properly recorded in the City's accounting system

Prepare and distribute accurate and timely financial reports from data maintained in the accounting system in order to meet reporting needs of:

  • The Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and School Committee;
    • City departments;
    • Boards and committees;
    • State & federal grant and oversight agencies;
    • Trustees of City trust funds;
    • Independent financial auditors;
    • Financial Markets, citizens & taxpayers.
  • Oversee day-to-day administration of the City's contributory retirement system and serve as one of five trustees of the system
  • Administer the City' property insurance program
  • Assist the Mayor's Office in the preparation of the annual budget
  • Assist the Board of Aldermen in the analysis and approval of the annual budget
  • Coordinate the completion of the annual independent financial audit Provide financial research and analysis assistance to the Board of Aldermen, as requested

Independent External Financial Audit

Financial Audit Advisory Committee

  • Alderman Ruthanne Fuller, Chair
  • Alderman Leonard Gentile, Ex Officio Member and Chair of the Finance Committee
  • Alderman Scott Lennon, President of the Board of Aldermen
  • Alderman Vicki Danberg
  • Gail Deegan, Citizen member
  • Robert Fox, Citizen member
  • Anthony Logalbo, Citizen Member
  • Howard Merkowitz, Citizen Member
  • Matt Hills, School Committee Member

Independent External Auditors
Sullivan, Rogers & Company, LLC
Corporate Place I, Suite 204
99 South Bedford Street
Burlington, MA 01803