Andrew A. SanFilippo
Executive Deputy Comptroller Office of State and Local Government Accountability
NYS Office of the State Comptroller Director MBBA, TSFC
Andrew A. SanFilippo was appointed Executive Deputy Comptroller for the Office of State and Local Government Accountability on March 17, 2011, by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
The Office of State and Local Government Accountability consists of two divisions: State Government Accountability and Local Government and School Accountability. These two divisions collectively perform the Comptroller’s constitutional and statutory obligations as State Auditor. We oversee all state and local government functions to assure that taxpayer dollars are spent properly and effectively. The results of our audits are used to provide state, local officials and citizens the information that they need to effectively assess the cost/benefit of government services.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. SanFilippo held various positions in the City of Buffalo, New York. Mr. SanFilippo first joined the City of Buffalo Comptroller's office in 1973 as Assistant to then-Comptroller George D. O'Connell. In 1980, he was named Investment and Debt Management Officer, responsible for the day-to-day management of the city's revenues and expenditures and the investment of the idle funds for both the City and the Board of Education. As Investment Officer he managed the City's General Fund, Capital Projects and Debt Service Funds, presided over the issuance of short and long-term notes and bonds, and provided cash flow forecasting along with the investment of funds for the Buffalo Water Board and Authority, Buffalo Sewer Authority, and Solid Waste Enterprise.
In 2003, Mr. SanFilippo was designated interim City Comptroller, and in 2004, he won election as Buffalo City Comptroller. In November 2007 he ran unopposed, winning reelection to a second four-year term.
Mr. SanFilippo has implemented strong fiscal initiatives and oversight that has helped the city steadily increase its fund balance to record levels. As a result, the City of Buffalo enjoys “A” bond classifications by all rating agencies, the highest ratings in recent memory.
Mr. SanFilippo also served as a member of the city’s Joint Schools Construction Board, overseeing the $1.5 billion dollar reconstruction and rehabilitating Buffalo’s aging school system.
Besides being a Director for MBBA and TSFC, Mr. SanFilippo is a member of several government financial organizations that include:
• Director of NYS Municipal Bond Bank Agency
• Director of NYS Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation
• Director of NYS Government Finance Officers Association – Western Region
• Member NYS Government Finance Officers Association
• Member National Government Finance Officers Association
• Member New York Conference of Mayors
• Former Board Member of NYS Society of Municipal Finance Officers
Mr. SanFilippo has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brockport State College and is a proud life-long resident of Western New York.
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