JEFFERSON CITY — McDonald County government will have a regularly scheduled audit by Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, it was announced Monday.

JEFFERSON CITY — McDonald County government will have a regularly scheduled audit by Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, it was announced Monday.
The county was audited most recently in December 2012. Because the county received an overall performance rating of “poor,” the office issued a follow-up report in May 2013.
“Our team will conduct a thorough review of McDonald County’s operations and procedures and, if necessary, offer recommendations for increased transparency and efficiency,” Galloway said. “I look forward to sharing our findings with the county’s residents.”
In the 2012 report, auditors identified numerous concerning practices with the sheriff’s accounting procedures, including dormant bank accounts that needed to be closed, insufficient documentation for some payments from a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) bank account and inadequate procedures relating to seized property. The county also failed to solicit bids for major purchases as required by state law, while county collector miscalculations resulted in incorrect amounts being withheld from fire and school districts.
The complete 2012 audit is available at auditor.mo.gov. Individuals with information for consideration during an audit are invited to contact the state auditor’s office at moaudit@auditor.mo.gov or (800) 347-8597.