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Comptroller Releases Three Clean Audit Reports

Friday, March 16, 2018 | 09:00am

Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson is pleased to announce that three more Tennessee counties have achieved a distinctive honor. Lincoln, Loudon and Putnam counties have each received a clean audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

These three annual audits were completed without any findings. Only the strongest of Tennessee county governments receive an audit report without a finding indicating weaknesses or deficiencies in government operations.

These audits are indicative of a system that allows for accurate financial reporting and clear checks and balances that help protect taxpayer money. The residents of these three counties should be encouraged that county leaders and elected officials are taking their responsibilities seriously.

This achievement is even more significant for Lincoln County which has received a clean audit report for the second year in a row.

“A clean audit is a positive sign that a county government in 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.”

13 of the 90 Tennessee counties audited by the Comptroller’s Office received a clean audit report in fiscal year 2017. The 13 counties are Bedford, Blount, Franklin, Gibson, Giles, Lincoln, Loudon, Marshall, Putnam, Rutherford, Tipton, Unicoi, and Williamson.

The 90 Tennessee counties audited by the Comptroller’s Office received a total of 338 findings in fiscal year 2017. This represents an average of 3.76 findings per county. Last year, Tennessee counties received an average of 4.26 findings in their annual audit reports.

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