Cheryl Dinolfo, county executive, recently appointed Jennifer Cesario, of Greece, as Monroe County controller.
Cesario formerly served as director of administrative services in the Monroe County Department of Human Services.
“With 20 years of experience in operational and accounting management for Monroe County, Jennifer Cesario is uniquely qualified to serve as our new controller,” Dinolfo said. “I am excited to welcome Jennifer to her new position, and I’m confident she will continue to uphold a high standard for integrity and professionalism in the controller’s office as we work to best serve Monroe County taxpayers.”
Cesario first joined Monroe County in 1998, working for the department of transportation. She joined the controller’s office in 2001 as an assistant supervisor of claims and accounts. She was promoted to director of administrative services for the HR department in 2013, where she prepared and managed the department’s $540 million operating budget. This included the direct operations of all business, records management, systems support and fraud investigation.
She received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. John Fisher College in Pittsford.
Cesario replaces retiring Controller Anthony Feroce. Feroce worked for Monroe County for 26 years, and was appointed controller in 2008.
“I want to thank Tony Feroce for his long-standing service and commitment to the office of the controller and the residents of Monroe County,” Dinolfo said. “For 26 years, Tony has played an integral role in the outstanding management and operation of the office of the controller. His professionalism and dedication has made a difference in Monroe County government and for our community at large. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
The controller is the chief accounting officer for the county. The position’s primary duties include operating and maintaining the county’s centralized financial system; keeping primary and subsidiary ledgers; maintaining detailed accounts showing the status of budgetary appropriations, including original appropriations, amendments, encumbrances and expenditures; exercising accounting control over county revenues and expenditures; and employing systems and internal controls to secure and protect county resources.