STATE AUDIT Warren Water Department


Here are some weaknesses outlined in a special state audit that was to be released today:
Office manager Richard Griffing failed to document receipt of financial reports from cashiers.
Receipts issued for miscellaneous items, such as water deposits, were not dated.
Math errors were noted on deposit slips and a shortage of cash funds, varying from 5 cents to $13,080, was found.
Some department cashiers cash personal checks for city employees, meaning checks and cash in these cashiers' drawers did not add up with totals on day-end reports.
Two cashiers made numerous adjustments to revenue amounts, in both cash and checks, without approval from a supervisor. The audit says this & quot;lends itself to a poor internal control environment. & quot;
Source: Ohio Auditor's Office

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