That audit was rejected by the county, which supplements independent departments throughout Onslow.
The department, which has 42 active firefighters, had not provided a financial audit of Fiscal Year 2015 prepared by a certified public accountant until
So far, the department had not received its quarterly county supplement of about
A new audit found
The new audit was prepared by
During a meeting
He said citizens in the coverage area should not fear the department's future.
"As we stated before, we're not going to shut our doors," Papp told
Bostic advised the department's Board of Directors in a memo in August that the nonprofit's lack of documentation arose from "significant deficiency" of invoice retention.
"Without significant and appropriate recordkeeping and invoice documentation retention, the department is subject to a higher risk of misstatement regarding financial activities," Bostic wrote to the department board. "During the course of audit fieldwork, I determined a significant number of invoices to be missing."
But after review, Bostic was able to categorize appropriate account categories.
His findings reflected a much smaller deficiency than alleged by a previous, uncertified audit.
"I still was unable to determine categories for
That cash withdrawal spurred discussion during the
The withdrawal was
"Most of (the uncategorized) expenses are what you would expect to see in a fire department," Bostic said of insurance payments, among others.
"We've been rolling through this quite a while now," Bryson said. "From the county's standpoint, we want to make sure that you are putting measures in place so you don't have a fifth audit in the future."
Bostic completed the FY15 audit. He also will complete the department's FY16 audit. For FY17, the audit would be conducted by someone else while Bostic served as the agency's bookkeeper.
Bryson did not have an exact amount but estimated the department would receive about
"There's a lot of departments with
"You can't project day-to-day situations. It's impossible," Williams said, adding that his agency needs the chance to rectify lack of receipts. "We just can't get past the past."
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