Greene County Sheriff responds to audit rating

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Greene County Sheriff’s Office received a “good” rating in an audit which was released Monday, June 7, from Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway.

In 2019 the Greene County Commission requested the Missouri State Auditor to conduct an audit of all Greene County government operations. Over the past 16 months, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office has been the subject of this audit process. The department has devoted over 3,000 man-hours and has provided thousands of documents to the Missouri State Auditor.

“I wasn’t too concerned,” said Sheriff Jim Arnott. ” We have a Greene County Auditor, and that’s all she does. She and her staff do that full-time. We are audited by the FBI and we are audited by the state. And then we are audited by an outside auditor.”

The Greene County is planning to implement multiple recommendations from the audit.

Some of the finding and recommendations include:

  • Accounting duties are not adequately segregated.
  • A supervisory review of the division’s financial records is needed.
  • Receipting and depositing procedures in several office divisions also need better controls.
  • Improvement is needed in the reconciliation process for several office bank accounts.

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