McKee, Marburger and Fagnant auditor Tim Fixter at Tuesday’s Lander City Council meeting. Joshua Scheer photo.
(Lander, Wyo.) – On Tuesday, the Lander City Council was informed that it received a clean audit for the fiscal year starting in July 2012 and ending in June 2013.
“We’re always impressed,” McKee, Marburger and Fagnant auditor Tim Fixter said on Tuesday.
He said that the audit team found no major flaws that the council needed to know about. Fixter did say that there are some cash accounts run by various departments that probably should be treated with the same internal controls as other funds, but aren’t right now.
Fixter said there no findings of fraud in the city’s books either.
Over the year before, assets increased while liabilities decreased.
In an interview, Treasurer Charri Lara said the big take away is that the city lived within its means the last year, not dipping into its reserves at all. Citywide, revenues exceeded expenditures by more than $1.7 million. Lara said a large portion of that was because of insurance funds received from the original community center, which burned down in June 2012.
Fixter advised the council to “hope for the best, plan for the worst.”