Auditor Galloway releases follow-up report for Clinton County Collector and Property Tax System audit

Clinton County Collector has acted on majority of recommendations
September 11, 2015

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released the Clinton County Collector and Property Tax System follow-up report on audit findings.

The Clinton County Collector and Property Tax System audit was issued in February 2015 and earned an overall performance rating of "poor." The follow-up report, which does not include an overall rating, highlights the steps Clinton County officials have taken to implement audit recommendations and notes areas where concerns remain.

"Local officials have acted on recommendations to improve operations in the Clinton County Collector's Office and restore confidence in its handling of taxpayer dollars," Galloway said. "The residents of Clinton County benefit from a government that operates efficiently and transparently in order to best serve its citizens."

For follow-up reporting purposes, audit findings are prioritized and selected recommendations are evaluated and ranked as implemented, in progress, partially implemented or not implemented.

In the Clinton County Collector follow-up report, eight recommendations were selected for evaluation. At the time of the follow-up review, two recommendations were implemented, five recommendations were in progress and one recommendation was partially implemented.

The follow-up review found the newly elected County Collector has taken steps to properly account for receipts and deposits, reconcile bank accounts, disburse tax collections timely and supervise daily office operations.

The follow-up review for the Clinton County Collector and Property Tax System audit was primarily conducted in June and July 2015. The information in the report is deemed accurate through that time. A link to the complete follow-up report is available here.

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Auditor Nicole R. Galloway, CPA, is the 38th auditor of the State of Missouri. She is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner. Prior to becoming State Auditor, Galloway served as Treasurer of Boone County, and has worked in the private sector as a corporate auditor, accountant and actuarial analyst. She has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri and degrees in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Missouri University of Science and Technology.