Brentwood Court Audited by State
In the areas audited, the Brentwood Municipal Court received a "Good" rating from the Missouri State Auditor's office.
The Brentwood Municipal Court received a "Good" rating from the Missouri State Auditor's office on Tuesday.
The announcement was made by the Missouri State Auditor's office on the department's website. While the report was mostly good, the office issued a few concerns:
"Accounting duties are not adequately segregated, which increases the risk of loss or misuse of funds. If proper segregation cannot be achieved because of limited court personnel, the court administrator should expand her supervisory reviews. At minimum, a documented independent review of the municipal division records should be conducted.
The listing of outstanding bonds is not reconciled to the bond account balance, so there is little assurance bond monies are accounted for properly. As of Dec. 31, 2011, the bond account contained $580 more than the total of bonds outstanding, which the city finance officer indicated might be due to interest earned on the bond account, but she had no supporting documentation to explain the difference. Unidentified differences should be investigated and addressed immediately."
The audit of the Brentwood Municipal Court is over, but the state audit of Brentwood's books continues.