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County To Hire Finance Officer

The BOC heard from interim manager Leonard Myers at the 9/19/05 meeting.  He recommended that the County hire a CFO.  Mr. Myers told the commissioners the right person would pay for himself by proper management of county funds.  He gave an example of the billable hours the CPA will be charging to get the financial records in shape in order to get the audit done.  With a CFO that can actually handle the finances of the County, the work would be done for the auditor to review; he should not have to reconstruct the accounts as has been done in the past few years enabling the auditor to charge additional costs to the County.  The finance committee has told the BOC repeatedly that the financial statements were not correct and there were numerous posting errors.  Mr. Myers backed up these statements when he said, “The documents are ineffective” meaning the financial statements are not giving the BOC or the Departments information they need.  It is our understanding the BOC hopes to have someone in place within a few weeks.  All 5 Commissioners voted FOR this new position.  The TWG concurs—this is a good idea that Mr. Myers has presented.  The BOC has been operating in the dark for the last 8 months and has no idea where they actually stand financially at this time.
 

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