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State auditor's office begins review of Hattiesburg audit

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The state auditor's office has begun the process of reviewing the city of Hattiesburg's annual audit, according to spokesperson Brett Kittredge.

"There were some serious findings, and that's why they [city officials] wanted this done," said Kittredge. "We are certainly happy to do that when cities request it."

A letter dated July 11to auditor Stacey Pickering from council president Kim Bradley said the independent review was sought "to verify the audit findings and to determine whether the qualified opinions are merited."

This year's annual audit included three qualified opinions, something that has never been included in the 37 years the city has received an audit by Hattiesburg's Nicholson and Company.

Once the audit review is complete, the results will be discussed with city officials.

Kittredge said the state auditor's office cannot criticize the company's audit but can help the city conduct best accounting practices.

The review is expected to be complete by next week. For more information on the audit, visit this link: http://www.wdam.com/story/25981417/hattiesburg-audit-concerns-council-members-additional-audit-sought?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

To view all the audit documents, visit these links: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ay61wrg63gvruf3/KB-letter%20to%20State%20Auditor%2C%202013%20City%20Audit_1%20copy.pdf

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2oria557m6juza3/2013%20COH%20Audit%20copy.pdf

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ti3rzcjwuoh4pru/2013%20COH%20Combined%20Water%20and%20Sewer%20System%20copy.pdf

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dwk38auzlfuwz7l/Nicholson%20%26%20company%20letter%20to%20Council%2C%202013%20Audit%20Findings_1%20copy.pdf

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