Camas puts plan in place to address state audit issues
Solutions are expected to cost $26,000 this year
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
In the wake of its first Washington State Audit finding in 35 years, the city of Camas is now in the throes of working to strengthen its finance department.
During a recent Camas City Council workshop, Camas City Administrator Lloyd Halverson and Finance Director Joan Durgin presented a work plan that includes making changes to elements of its cash reconciliation process, improving internal control procedures and reducing the workload of several key finance department employees. The estimated cost in 2012 of accomplishing these goals is $26,000.
"This is our effort to address and improve things to be sure we don't have a subsequent finding to bring to you," Halverson said.
On July 30, the Washington State Auditor’s Office released to the public the results of its 2011 audit of city finances, which found that when costs are shared between one city department and another, those actions were not being adequately documented.