Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 10, 2013
Grantsville gets clean audit score

Grantsville City’s annual audit has come back with a clean slate.

In a presentation to the Grantsville City Council last Wednesday, the independent audit, conducted by Jones Simpkins LLC in Logan, showed no findings of non-compliance for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

“In our opinion, Grantsville City Corporation complied, in all material respects, with the general compliance requirements identified above for the year ended June 30, 2013,” the report stated. “We did not identify any deficiencies in internal control over compliance that we consider to be material weaknesses.”

The report did acknowledge that some deficiencies might exist that were not caught by the audit.

Grantsville City Financial Director Sherrie Broadbent said the achievement was due to an effort throughout city offices, especially in those departments that had to catch up to new or altered laws.

“We were really excited,” she said. “I know the court’s done a good job working with the new state rules that have gone into effect, and our public works department has done a really good job with our inventory. I know they’ve worked really hard to make sure that’s improved over prior years.”

Grantsville City Mayor Brent Marshall also emphasized the collaborative effort on the part of city employees.

“I think it speaks highly of the people we’ve had and the efforts they’ve put forth,” he said. “It’s definitely a team process here and I think it shows that everybody’s been working to the same goal, and that is to be correct in all of our paperwork.”

He added, “In municipality government, the accounting is different from what people do with their own accounts, so it’s a unique animal to itself.”

In the past, Grantsville’s audits have had a handful of minor violations. Marshall said, to his knowledge, this is the first time the city has had a totally perfect report.

“I cherished it to know that all our books are in order,” he said. “There’s been some with some very minor findings, but this is the first time that I know of that the city has had a perfect audit. It speaks very highly of the people and shows we’re trying to do the right thing.”

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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