Auditor raps Fire District 6 for accounting problems

first_imgClark County Fire District 6’s internal accounting system led to more than $9 million in errors in calculating its liabilities in 2015 and 2016, according to the State Auditor’s Office, which blamed the problems on district staff’s lack of training in the system and knowledge of state reporting requirements.The errors were ultimately fixed, according to a finding released Tuesday by the auditor’s office, and, according to the fire district, didn’t impact taxpayers.The auditor’s office regular examination of the district’s financial reporting found a few problems with the fire district’s accounting system, problems that affected the district’s ability to provide reliable financial information.First, the audit found that the software vendor the district uses for preparing financial statements doesn’t have sufficient understanding of the district’s larger transactions.Also, the district doesn’t maintain all reporting information in its accounting system, with employee leave balances tracked on another worksheet.Finally, the district did not notice significant issues with its statements during an internal review, according to the auditor’s office.Because of those problems, the district overstated its loan and bonds liability by $9.06 million, when it incorrectly recorded a 2017 bond issuance on its 2016 listing of liabilities.last_img