Resignation of Internal Auditor Reignites Oversight Debate

After only nine months on the job, David James, Internal Auditor and Controller at City College, resigned, citing family reasons. His departure raises questions about who will monitor the financial situation of the college, which is struggling to resolve its structural budget deficit.

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City College Ups Financial Oversight with Monthly Budget Updates

City College is on track to hit its $5.6 million budget deficit target for the current academic year, though 12 of 30 line items are trending above target spending, according to Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration John al-Amin’s monthly budget update to the Board of Trustees on Feb. 25.

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A Many-Faceted Financial Fiasco

The pandemic has exacerbated the College’s financial woes, with decreased tax revenues and delayed funding from the state, but it is not the genesis of the problem.

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