Auditors recommend Secretary of State’s office create procedures to avoid misstatements
The Illinois Auditor General has released its compliance examination for the Office of the Secretary of State for the fiscal year ending June 30.
The report was released March 6.
According to the report’s summary, the Secretary of State’s office turned in financial statements that erroneously misstated governmentwide adjustments by some $340 million because of incorrect pension adjustments.
As a result, the auditors recommended new internal controls be used going forward to avoid such mistakes. The Secretary of State’s office agreed with the recommendation.
Another problem was discovered concerning cash handling procedures at driver’s license facilities in which multiple employees had access to the cash drawers. The auditors recommended that employees have their own cash drawer.
The audit was overseen by Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP.