City will submit to audit to uncover inconsistencies in payments

The town of Colerain, Ohio, will submit to an accounts payable audit to uncover why officials have been consistently late on making payments, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Last week, Colerain's township fiscal officer, Heather Harlow, received approval to spend $2,000 for a third party to conduct an audit.

Town trustees signed onto the audit and agreed that flaws in the system must be uncovered before the town can add any more employees. However, one opponent of the audit says it is unnecessary and claims the problems would be resolved if the town observed one basic tenet.

"The bills come in, you pay them. I don’t see why we have to pay someone. I worked accounts payable for years. I will volunteer my services to look at the process and identify the problem," trustee Joseph Wolterman told the Enquirer, adding that he sees the audit as another unnecessary expense.

Meanwhile, an accounts payable audit of the Ann Arbor (Michigan) Transportation Authority was approved by the agency, according to the Ann Arbor Chronicle. The third-party source gave the Authority a "clean opinion" during an annual examination of its books.  

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