KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County has released the results of its 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which shows continued improvement in the county’s financial oversight. The results were revealed at the Jackson County Legislative meeting on Monday, August 9.
The 2009 report is an unqualified audit which is the highest financial standard that can be met by a public or private organization.
“This audit reflects the hard work of Troy Thomas, the Jackson County Director of Finance and all the people who have worked so hard to make that department what it is,” said Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders. “Our Finance Department performs to the highest standards among government agencies in this region.”
When Sanders took office in January 2007, he made financial oversight and accountability a top priority of his administration.
“We have accomplished a lot in a short period of time. We have an organization that is functioning and meeting the criteria to which first class institutions should operate,” said Jackson County Chief Administrative Officer Fred Siems.
The audit was performed by KPMG of Omaha, Nebraska and Partner in Charge Shelley Stromp.
“The county did a very nice job,” said Stromp. “Things have improved and gotten better.”