Comptroller: Grundy County Has Failed to Address ‘Serious Issues’

Press release from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury; October 29, 2014:

Grundy County government leaders need to fix numerous problems detailed in a new audit report from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.

The annual audit resulted in 14 findings, 10 of which were also identified in last year’s audit report.

The highway superintendent’s office and the director of schools’ office were once again the source of numerous deficiencies and weaknesses.

The variety of problems included noncompliant purchasing procedures in several departments, inadequate segregation of financial duties, poor recordkeeping, and failure to follow policies.

Grundy County created an Audit Committee on May 20, 2013, however there were no minutes to document that this committee has ever met or conducted any business.

“Grundy County government has serious issues that need to be corrected,” Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said. “For two years in a row we have raised concerns about the substantial number of audit findings that have gone uncorrected. It’s beyond time for the Audit Committee to meet and address these significant deficiencies that put taxpayer dollars at risk.”

To view the audit online, go to: http://www.comptroller.tn.gov/la/