Grundy County Receives “Fair” Rating in Audit

TRENTON, MO – Grundy County received a rating of “Fair” in its most recent audit by the Missouri State Auditor.

Findings in the audit include the Sheriff’s office does not conduct periodic physical inventories of seized property, has not established procedures to dispose of seized property held for long time periods, and did not maintain disposal forms for all disposed items. The Sheriff also has not established procedures to routinely follow up on outstanding checks in the inmate bank account.

The audit also found the Ambulance Department Director has not adequately segregate accounting duties. Accounts receivable are not adequately monitored and written procedures for collection of past due amounts are not always followed.

Electronic data security was also an issue in the audit. The County Assessor, Collector-Treasurer, Clerk and Sheriff have not established adequate password controls to reduce risk of unauthorized access to computers and data.

A rating of “Fair” indicates the county needs to improve operations in several areas. Each County office agreed with the recommendations and agreed to take steps to correct the findings.