Roosevelt earns audit award


January 29, 2020

PORTALES — Roosevelt County had a clean audit for Fiscal Year 2018, scoring the county a second Audit Accountability Award from New Mexico Counties organization and the New Mexico state auditor this year.

The county had zero findings in its FY2018 audit, maintaining the improvements made over the last few years.

“There was a time when we had a really rough audit with 14 findings and a modified opinion,” Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton said. “It was a bad place for the county and the best part about these types of awards is to show how far we’ve come.”

This is the county’s third award in recent years, the first being a “most improved” award recognizing its efforts to improve its audit results for FY2016 and another “accountability award” received last year for FY2017.

These awards are given to counties that routinely show clean audit results and make noticeable efforts to improve their financial situations.

No findings and an unmodified opinion is the best opinion that can be given for an audit, and means that the financial statements are presented fairly in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

“The county has continued to focus on financial management and accounting and this award reflects the hard work of all our department heads and elected officials, specifically the treasurer and finance specialist,” Hamilton said. “It takes all of us working together to achieve this.”


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