Sep 8, 2011 9:40 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council has agreed to hire an accounting firm to conduct an extended audit of town finances after the state legislative auditor said more information is needed.
Mayor Wilson Longanecker Jr. said during Tuesday's council meeting the state requested Faulk & Winkler LLC, the same accounting firm that performed the town's audit last fiscal year, spend between 20 and 40 additional hours further examining financial procedures, including the municipality's system of checks and balances.
For example, officials say the fact the town has one debit card that can be used by only one person, a town clerk, could be deemed problematic by the state.
Longanecker tells The Advocate the audit will begin next week and conclude by the end of the month.