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McNairy County Audit Reveals Continuing Problems

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 09:00am

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has completed its annual audit of McNairy County government, and the results indicate there is much room for improvement.

The county’s audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 includes 11 findings of noncompliance or significant deficiency within county government offices. Eight of those findings were reported in the prior year’s audit and have not been corrected.

Comptroller auditors found problems in the offices of the County Mayor, Sheriff, Highway Commissioner, and Director of Schools. These findings included expenditures exceeding approved appropriations, accounting deficiencies, a cash overdraft, and inadequate internal controls over software programs.

McNairy County has had at least nine audit findings in each of the last five fiscal years. Meanwhile, other Tennessee counties have experienced improved audit results.

“What is most concerning to me is the number of repeat problems noted in this report,” said Comptroller Justin P. Wilson. “County leaders must commit to resolving these findings so they won’t occur again. I urge McNairy County’s audit committee to insist on appropriate corrective action.”

To view the McNairy County Audit Report click here.

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