County audit overdue

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

Grenada County officials are awaiting the return of it’s FY 2017 audit, and it lies in the hands of their accountant.
Circuit Clerk Johnny Hayward said the audit is currently in the possession of longtime county contracted firm Windham and Lacey, certified public accountants of Pearl.
“After Windam and Lacey is finished with the audit, it’s then sent to the auditors for them to look at it,” Hayward said. “We’ve done it that way a few years now.”
According to Hayward, he has not been informed by the firm as to when the audit will be completed and sent to the auditor and later to the board of supervisors, but he has confidence in the Windham firm.
“We got it back last year in November, and it was voted on and approved by the board,” Hayward said. “We’ve always held the county to a high standard, and we’re continuing to do so.”
The audit for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2017, was due, by state law, on or before Oct. 1, 2018.
Tom Windham, who has performed the audit for Grenada County in the past eight years said there are no issues.
“Just time that’s all, we’ve got everything coming right along and we are working to get it back as soon as we can,” Windham said.

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