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County gets clean audit, picks up after storm
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Mar 28, 2013 | 908 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The fences at Jones County’s Central Recreation Complex on Highway 18 East testify to the strength of the storm.
The fences at Jones County’s Central Recreation Complex on Highway 18 East testify to the strength of the storm.
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Last week’s meeting of the Jones County Board of Commissioners started with the results of its annual audit.

Auditor David Irwin of the firm of Mauldin and Jenkins presented the audit report to board members at their March 21 meeting. He began by stating the county had a clean audit.

“That is what you want,” he said.

Irwin added that the county’s financial department is top-notch, and LaVita Crutchfield and staff are a joy to work with.

“They are receptive to change, and we don’t get that a lot,” he commented.

The auditor gave a quick overview of accounts and said the General Fund balance is strong. He said the purpose of audit recommendations to the county are to make sure everything is property reported.

Irwin noted one issue is segregation of duties for financial accounts. He explained the staff members reconciling the accounts should not be the same people who maintain them.

“You need different people reporting and balancing statements. This is a common occurrence in small government offices,” he stated.

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