As of last week, Glacier County’s auditor, Anderson Bros. CPAs, was still waiting for updated financials and other “open items” to complete the Glacier County audits for FY 2015 and FY 2016.
In an email dated June 5, Toni Hackwith, who is conducting the audit for the Idaho-based firm, said she is shooting to hold an exit conference call with county officials during their regular meeting on Thursday, June 28. According to the terms of the contract, the conference must be held prior to the final audit report being issued.
In the email to Glacier County Clerk and Recorder Glenda Hall, Hackwith said she was “in the process of reviewing the audit work” performed by her staff. She also requested Hall send “updated financials (for FY 2015 and FY 2016) after you have made the adjustments to the cash accounts…” She pointed out the adjustments are “material” to the county’s financial statement.
Hackwith added she would also email Hall a list of all “open items that we are currently showing that we are waiting on…”
The audit contract between Glacier County and Anderson Bros. CPA’s, PA, stipulated Oct. 31, 2017, as the date the final audit report for FY 2015 and FY 2016 would be submitted to state and county officials. The audit is now more than seven months delinquent.
As for the status of the FY 2017 and FY 2018 audits, Hackwith emailed Hall that her firm would be able to perform those audits for Glacier County “if your accounts are adjusted and ready to be audited no later than Aug. 31, 2018.”
Hackwith did not include the cost for Anderson Brothers to perform those audits.