Putnam receives clean state audit

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

COOKEVILLE– It was just announced by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office that Putnam County has achieved the distinctive honor of receiving a clean audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. This is the second consecutive year that Putnam has received a clean audit report.

“A clean audit is a good indication that government business is on track,” said Comptroller Justin P. Wilson. “I commend all of the elected officials, leaders, and county staff who have committed to provide accountability and reliability in government. This is quite an accomplishment.”

“I want to thank our elected officials, department heads and county employees, especially the ones who deal with the finances of the county, for an excellent job again this year,” said Putnam County Executive Randy Porter. “The clean audit is a team effort. We were pretty sure last year that Putnam County had never received a clean audit and we are almost positive it has never happened two consecutive years in a row.”

Only 13 counties received clean audit reports in fiscal year 2017. Putnam County was the only county in the Upper Cumberland to have a clean audit report.

“We continually work to achieve the best financial records possible for the county and to always be transparent to the citizens our county,” Porter explained. “We have a great group of people and we are all ecstatic at the success we have had in fixing past findings and receiving a clean audit for two years in a row.

“I think this speaks very highly of Putnam County’s finances, and the great job that everyone is doing,” added Porter.

The audit report can be found at comptroller.tn.gov.

Michelle Price is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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