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Auditor’s office receives award

Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Washington County Auditor’s Office was awarded an Auditor of State Award for the audit conducted in 2020, for Fiscal Year 2019.

Eligible entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

¯ The entity must file financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, via the Hinkle System and in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);

¯ The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;

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

¯ Ethics referrals

¯ Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance

¯ Lack of timely report submission

¯ Bank reconciliation issues

¯ Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance

¯ Findings for recovery less than $500

¯ Public meetings or public records issues

¯ The entity has no other financial or other concerns

Livengood emphasized that the Award recognizes the dedication of his staff and the county as a whole. “The processes and procedures that are in place are being followed” by other county offices.

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