I’m pleased to report that the posting of the City’s “clean” audit on the State Auditor’s web site concludes another successful State Audit for us.
After such a long process, it feels a bit anti-climatic but in the City finance world anti-climatic is the gold standard.
There’s no ribbon cuttings or grand openings with clean audits — it’s just a final statement from the Auditor’s Office — but frankly there’s no better news a city can have than to get external validation that we run our City business in full conformance with all laws and regulations.
Without that, all those ribbon cuttings and grand openings don’t mean too much, so I wanted to take a moment to publicly thank the Finance Director, Dave Coffee, City Comptroller, Brian Huff, and all of the staff that contribute to this annual rite of passage.
Throw some confetti up in the air as we give Budget and Finance a well deserved a city finance version of a “ticker-tape” parade.