Washington County earns clean report in state audit

A recent financial audit of Washington County by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. The Washington County Auditor’s Office’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award.

Washington County Auditor Bill McFarland credited the obtaining of this award to the high level of communication and cooperation between his and the other offices in the county and especially to the quality of the work produced day in and day out by the County Auditor’s Office Fiscal Staff.

The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report.

¯ The entity must file timely reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);

¯ The audit report does not contain any findings of recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;

The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:

¯ Ethics referrals.

¯ Questioned costs less than $10,000.

¯ Lack of timely report submission.

¯ Reconciliation.

¯ Failure to obtain a timely Single Adult.

¯ Findings for recovery less than $100.

¯ Public meetings or public records.