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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Certified accounting firm RubinBrown LLP has completed an audit report of Springfield-Municipal Court for transactions from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The firm reported that the court’s operations have adequate internal controls.
The City hired RubinBrown in 2014 to create a three-year audit plan of the City’s departments. Visit the City’s Open Data page to view audits completed.
The audit report identified best practices already in place and made observations and recommendations on how to improve processes.
The following procedures were completed as part of the audit:
Based on RubinBrown’s review, the court has adequate internal controls.
The following are some of the observations indicative of the court’s adherence to best practice internal controls:
Observations and Recommendations
Zone 3 Councilman Mike Schilling is the chair of City Council's Finance and Administration Committee, which reviewed the audit. Other members of the committee include Zone 4 Councilman Matthew Simpson and general councilmen Richard Ollis and Craig Hosmer. The committee’s areas of responsibility are:
“Internal audits provide important information to the City’s leadership team, as well as accountability to the taxpayers,” Mayor Ken McClure said.
The Municipal Court audit is part of Council's approved annual audit plan and is available on the City's website.
About the Municipal Court
The City of Springfield Municipal Court is a division of the 31st judicial circuit of Greene County. The court’s judges are appointed by City Council. The annual budget is about $2 million, or 2 percent of the City’s General Fund budget. The majority of violations dealt with by the court are traffic related.
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