County Manager Kelly Kuenstler said that although four findings – or things needing correcting – were revealed during the latest independent county audit, auditors were able to give the county another unqualified audit report with no material weaknesses for the year.
An unqualified report is issued when auditors have reviewed financial statements and the statements are free of material misstatements and accepted accounting principles have been followed.
Kuenstler said two of the deficiencies revealed had to do with personnel. In one finding, involuntary termination was not paid out in accordance with employment law, and in the other, several employees’ personnel files did not contain PERA exclusion forms as required.
Another deficiency stemmed from a lack of control and oversight in the grant’s department, although Kuenstler said that problem was recognized a year ago and software was purchased during the 2012 fiscal year to correct the problem.
And the final deficiency was that the county’s audit report was not submitted in a timely fashion, although the auditor stated in the finding that it was the auditor who had not completed the report by the due date.