Blount and Williamson Counties Receive Clean Audit Reports
Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson is pleased to announce that two additional Tennessee counties have achieved a distinctive honor. Blount and Williamson counties have each received a clean audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
Both audits were completed without any findings. Only a select number of Tennessee counties will receive an audit report without a finding indicating weaknesses or deficiencies in government operations.
These audits each revealed a strong system that allows for accurate financial reporting and clear checks and balances that help protect taxpayer money. Blount and Williamson County residents should be encouraged that county leaders and elected officials are taking their responsibilities seriously.
This achievement is especially significant for Blount County which has received a clean audit report for the third year in a row. Williamson County has received its second consecutive clean audit.
“A clean audit is a positive sign that a county government is on track,” said Comptroller Justin P. Wilson. “I commend all of the elected officials, leaders, and county staff who have committed to a well-run government. This is an accomplishment worth celebrating.”
Only 12 counties audited by the Comptroller’s Office received clean audit reports in fiscal year 2016. To date, ten counties have received clean audit reports in fiscal year 2017. The Comptroller’s Office will continue to release fiscal year 2017 audits through March of 2018.
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