The SAO's report identified problems with county workers' ability to reconcile bank statement accurately and promptly, communicate between departments and use the county's accounting software properly.
As a result the state was unable to express an opinion on the county's 2012 finances, which in turn led to the loss of the county's credit rating.
None of this is new.
Last year, the SAO identified similar issues with the 2011 audit: the county claimed technical issues were at fault and promised to get it fixed -- the same response it made this year.
In 2010, former county Finance Director
"This same condition occurred during the prior two audits, resulting in no opinion on the county's financial activities for 2004 and 2005," the 2008 SAO report said.
So, the commissioners are talking about paying between
The commissioners seem to be worried the GFOA might recommend they scrap their
That's got us a little worried, too.
Every new system is aggravating, at first. Why would departments or employees who fail to use the existing relatively new system properly do any better with a really new one?
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