The State Controller’s Office (SCO) released a Review Report (PDF) regarding the City’s Administrative and Internal Accounting Controls between the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. The detailed report outlines a series of recommendations intended to further strengthen the City’s ongoing effort to rebuild and reform its administrative processes and internal accounting controls.
As background, the City has been working to strengthening its administrative processes and internal accounting controls since December of 2015 after the release of a letter by its auditors, Van Lant and Fankhanel in September 2015. Soon thereafter, the City Council hired a Forensice Auditor (Singerlewak, LLC) to further address Van Lant and Fankhanel’s concerns. Review the Singerlewak Audit and Report (PDF) for more information.
The City has been and is currently in the process of developing further corrective actions and implementing the SCOs recommendations. The SCO has stated in its report that
…the city should be commended for taking these matters seriously and being proactive in resolving the noted deficiencies. We would like to express our thanks to the city staff and management, who were helpful throughout the review process.