Comptroller: Annual Crockett County Audit Reveals 8 Findings Uncorrected Since Last Year

Press release from the Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury; January 2, 2015:

The Comptroller’s annual audit of Crockett County government identifies 13 areas of concern related to management, accounting and bookkeeping practices. Eight of the findings were also noted in last year’s report but had not been corrected.

The findings are spread across several different departments of the county government. The issues included deficiencies in purchasing procedures and expenditures exceeding appropriations. There were also examples of inadequate internal safeguards, such as employees using the same cash drawer and a failure to separate financial transaction responsibilities.

County leaders were given an opportunity to respond to the findings and recommendations in the report, however management did not provide any responses.

“I am concerned that more than half of these findings were previously reported by our office, but have gone uncorrected,” Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said. “Crockett County leaders and the Audit Committee should be working to make the appropriate changes. Many of these corrections will reduce the chances public funds will be wasted, misspent or stolen.”

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