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Jun 15, 2014 3:39 PM by AP

Audit urges St. Francisville to tighten policies

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Francisville's finance department lacks effective policies to provide proper internal control of the town's finances, according to an audit released by the state Legislative Auditor's Office that otherwise painted a strong financial picture.

Mayor William "Billy" D'Aquilla tells The Advocate he's heard similar critiques from auditors in the past.

D'Aquila says the small size of the finance staff makes it difficult to segregate duties, but possible solutions are under consideration.

The audit of the town's finances from Sept. 1, 2012, to Aug. 31, 2013 was performed by the firm Postlethwaite & Netterville.

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