Comptroller

Buffalo City Comptroller Mark J. F. Schroeder

Welcome to the City of Buffalo Comptroller's webpage. This site is a valuable resource of information on the financial affairs of the City. The Comptroller is the City of Buffalo's top fiscal watchdog, responsible for ensuring that your tax dollars are spent wisely, efficiently, and in ways that make your neighborhood a better place to live. This Department is responsible for all accounting services for the City of Buffalo, in addition to conducting audits to eliminate waste, fraud, and mismanagement in city government. It also is responsible for managing the City of Buffalo's investments and selling its municipal bonds.

Thanks for visiting the "digital" Comptroller's office. If there is any financial information about the City of Buffalo that you can't find on this webpage, please feel free to contact me. I am honored to serve the citizens of Buffalo, and privileged for the opportunity to protect their tax dollars as City Comptroller.

Mission Statement

"The Department of Audit and Control will protect, report, and strengthen the City's finances to help ensure an efficient, effective, and transparent government that will better serve the citizens and taxpayers of Buffalo." 

Watch a video of our mission statement unveiling.

  1. Fitch upgrades Buffalo's Bond Rating to "AA-"

    Fitch Ratings has upgraded the City of Buffalo's bond rating to "AA-" in its latest rating report, the highest rating the city has received from the agency. Read on...
  2. Schroeder Puts Financials in User-Friendly Format

    In an effort to share Buffalo's financial information in a user-friendly format, Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder has issued the city's latest Popular Annual Financial Report (PDF). Read on...
  3. Schroeder Launches Open Book Buffalo

    In an effort to make Buffalo's finances more transparent and accessible to the public, Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder has launched Open Book Buffalo, an interactive tool that allows citizens to see how the city is spending their tax dollars. Read on...
  4. National Grid Refunds Buffalo $1 Million

    The City of Buffalo has been refunded more than $1 million by National Grid as a result of an audit of street light and electricity costs by Buffalo Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder. Read on...
  5. Schroeder Unveils Watchdog Hotline

    Buffalo Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder unveiled the Watchdog Hotline, a phone number and website dedicated to exposing waste, fraud, and mismanagement in city government. Read on...
  6. Arbitration Panel Awards Buffalo $200,000

    An arbitration panel has awarded the City of Buffalo $198,144, plus 9% interest, as a result of Buffalo Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder's audit that found that the former operator of the Erie Basin Marina had been underpaying its rent. Read on...
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