State Auditor's office releases Follow-Up Report on Knox County

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich Wednesday released the follow-up report to his Dec. 2012 audit of Knox County. Here are the findings from Schweich's audit and their current status:

Financial Condition: In Progress

Property Taxes: Implemented

Account Book and Annual Settlements: In Progress

Tax Books: Implemented

Receipts: In Progress

Capital Improvement Sales Tax: Implemented

Fuel and Vehicle Use: In Progress

Employee Leave Records/Compensatory Time: Implemented

Prosecuting Attorney/Supervisory Review Implemented

Receipts and Deposits Implemented

Disbursements Implemented

Liabilities and Unidentified Balances: In Progress

Donations: Not Implemented

Schweich is the first state auditor in Missouri to implement a follow-up program. The audit follow-up program, AFTER, monitors the implementation of audit recommendations. The State Auditor's Office works with audited entities to establish a reasonable timeline for the implementation of audit recommendations, with a particular focus on those findings requiring immediate management attention. AFTER is responsible for following-up with audited entities when their implementation commitments are not kept. As part of this follow-up initiative, the State Auditor's Office will publish an annual status report to track implementation of audit recommendations, and, when needed, the State Auditor's Office will not hesitate to use all of the tools available to it by law, including subpoena power or the initiation of a new audit.

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