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Dinolfo Appoints Jennifer Cesario as Monroe County Controller

Dinolfo Appoints Jennifer Cesario as Monroe County Controller

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced the appointment of Jennifer Cesario as Monroe County Controller. Cesario formerly served the 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,” said Dinolfo. “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, and then joined the Office of the Controller in 2001 as an Assistant Supervisor of Claims and Accounts. Promoted to Director of Administrative Services for the Department of Human Services in 2013, 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 B.S. in Accounting from St. John Fisher College. She lives in Greece with her husband, Tom and they have three children.

Cesario replaces retiring Controller Anthony (Tony) Feroce. Anthony has worked for Monroe County for 26 years, and was most recently appointed as Controller in 2008.

“I want to thank Tony Feroce for his longstanding service and commitment to the Office of the Controller and the residents of Monroe County,” said Dinolfo. “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.”

Cesario will assume responsibilities as Controller immediately.

Appointed by the County Executive, Monroe County’s Controller is the Chief Accounting Officer for the County. The Controller's primary duties include operating and maintaining the County's centralized financial system. Their responsibilities include 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.