Cortland County was included in the latest round of municipal audits by the State Comptroller’s Office.
A recent report looked at financial disbursements from January 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018 within the County Legislature, in order to determine whether or not its officials ensured they were for proper County purposes.
According to the Comptroller’s report, the Cortland County Legislature has not audited its claims since 2015.
It was also found that the Finance Office clerks have access rights in the financial software to enter disbursements and apply the Treasurer’s signature to checks at the time of printing, without direct supervision.
The report says the Treasurer did not control his signature sufficiently during check printing.
Moving forward, the Comptroller’s Office made several recommendations to tighten up on the County’s claims process, including the establishment of a County auditor or comptroller, in accordance with law.
It also indicated that Cortland County officials have already agreed with the recommendations and have said they plan to take corrective action.