WILLIAMSPORT -- A draft of a recent audit of Williamsport's government identified several "conditions" and made recommendations for addressing them, according to the report that was reviewed Tuesday night by the mayor and Williamsport Town Council members.
The audit said a front desk clerk is involved in several parts of the cash receipts process, including receiving the cash, processing it, filling out a deposit slip and taking the money to the bank. Those duties should be separated so no person has complete control over the process and there is a less chance of fraud or error, the report said.
The report said the town clerk should verify bank deposits and deposit the daily receipts into the bank.
The second condition related to several invoices that were not authorized for payment as indicated by the signatures of the town clerk and mayor. Fraud or unauthorized expenditures could occur in those situations, the report said.