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NY Comptroller Finds Issues With Town of Marathon Town Clerk

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New York State Comptroller’s Office of Thomas DiNapoli found several issues with the Town of Marathon Town Clerk during a recent government audit.

The audit found the Town Clerk did not record, deposit, remit or report collections in a timely or accurate manner. Due to the findings of the audit, the Board’s ability to monitor financial operations were hindered. The audit reports that if the Board conducted the required annual audits, the Board may have been able to recognize the issues and take corrective action.

Overall the audit found the Clerk “Did not maintain adequate records and supporting documentation, including a cash book or duplicate receipts for all transactions and Did not prepare monthly bank reconciliations and verify the accuracy of the financial records. As a result, the Clerk’s bank account balance was $6,251 more than it should have been as of April 21, 2022.”

The state Comptroller’s Officer recommended several improvements to adjust the issues found during the audit including maintaining adequate records, books and related supporting documentation and deposit, remit and report collections to the appropriate parties in a timely manner, be able to prepare monthly bank reconciliations, and audit the Clerk’s records as required by state law.

The audit took place between January 1st of 2022 through April 30th.

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