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Auditing

Auditing

We prepare complete and accurate statements of the City’s financial condition.

We prepare the City's annual financial statements, and review and process all financial transactions for accuracy, completeness, and compliance. We also implement fiscal controls over departmental spending, and provide technical assistance to City departments and agencies.

Auditing
Contact
617-635-4660
1 City Hall Square
Room M-4
Boston, MA 02201-2001
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Annual Financial Reports

Annual Financial Reports
Past Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
Find information on reports before the 2008 fiscal year
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Before the 2008 fiscal year, we presented the report in three sections:

  1. the Introductory Section, which includes general information about the City and summarizes financial activity for the fiscal year
  2. the Financial Section, which includes the Independent Auditors’ Report on the City’s Basic Financial Statements, Management’s Discussion and Analysis, the Basic Financial Statements, the Combining and Individual Fund Financial Statements, and schedules for the various funds, including required supplemental information, and
  3. the Statistical Section, which includes financial data, debt computations, and a variety of demographic, economic, and supplemental statistical information concerning the City. 
2007: Fiscal year ended: 6/30/07 - Published: 12/3/07
2006: Fiscal year ended: 6/30/06 - Published: 12/15/06
2005: Fiscal Year Ended: 6/30/05 - Published: 12/22/05
2004: Fiscal Year Ended: 6/30/04 - Published: 12/17/04
2003: Fiscal Year Ended: 6/30/03 - Published: 12/19/03
Basic Financial Statements
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A firm of independent Certified Public Accountants audits the report and publishes it within six months of the end of the fiscal year. The publication of these reports represents the final closing of the books on the statutory basis and the conclusion of financial activity.

These reports are presented in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. They are intended to satisfy the requirements in state finance law and the Government Auditing Standards Board, to present fairly the results of governmental activities, the business-type activities, the aggregate discretely presented component units, each major fund and the aggregate remaining fund information.

Statements