BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.—Mike Hewitt told the Brownsville Press that he planned on delivering an electronic copy of Brownsville’s 2016/2017 audit to Mayor Bill Rawls yesterday. He said the paper copies would follow probably today.
Hewitt’s accounting firm, Alexander, Arnold and Thompson, has been working on the year-end 2017 audit for months. Annual audits are usually delivered by December 31, making the accounting almost 10 months overdue.
Based on comments Hewitt made during a meeting this summer, the report is likely to include several irregularities called “findings.” Hewitt said spending outside of budgets and accounting mistakes will be included in the findings.
Leaders hope the numbers, now more than 13 months old, will help city government better understand its cash position relative to prior years.